LIGHT THE TORCH – TRAILER

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW) have released the first video trailer for their upcoming new album Revival. In the trailer, the band introduce new drummer Mike “Scuzz” Sciulara. Watch the trailer here. Revival will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30. “‘Die Alone’ is basically a note I had written to myself a couple years ago, and it seemed to really fit the music,”said frontman Howard Jones. “We are more than excited to release our album »Revival«, and we all feel it’s been worth every bit of the struggle to get it done. See you all soon on the road.” The Los Angeles, CA… Continue reading

BLACK SALVATION – In A Casket’s Ride

Relapse Records is proud to announce the official signing of German psychedelic, hard rock trio BLACK SALVATION! BLACK SALVATION (Featuring Uno Bruniusson formerly of In Solitude and Grave Pleasures and currently of Death Alley), challenge the listener to open wide the doors of perception and slowly drift away amongst their transcendental compositions and deeply hypnotic tales of magic and mysticism. Across eight tracks and 40+ minutes, BLACK SALVATION exquisitely blend hard rock, doom and psychedelia into an intoxicating synthesis of rock n’ roll alchemy. Uncertainty Is Bliss is surely one of the most captivating rock debuts in years. The band commented on the signing and new album: “Our… Continue reading

AURI – TRAILER #1

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. AURI was born when three friends united through their shared need to hear a kind of a music which can‘t be described by words alone: a magical kind of sound to be heard whilst falling down Alice’s rabbit hole. Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela lent her unique vocals and spoken word, whilst Troy Donockley and Tuomas Holopainen (both NIGHTWISH) cast their spell with the help of a selection of varied instruments. Featuring guest musicians and friends, the album finally took its ultimate form under… Continue reading

Twitching Tongues – Kill for You

Twitching Tongues will release their new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’, via Metal Blade Records. For another preview of ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred’, the new single ‘Kill For You’ can be heard here! –CD –Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive) –Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive) –Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive) –Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket) –Black w/… Continue reading

The Crown – Cobra Speed Venom

 Swedish Death Metal legends THE CROWN will release their new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to Death Metal speed and darkness in full glory! THE CROWN have now released the 2nd single taken off ‘Cobra Speed Venom’. Click the following link to watch the full production videoclip for the title track ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ – A 5 minute Death Metal Grindcore Opera! Take a deep breath before the plunge – This will drag you… Continue reading

EARTHLESS – TRAILER #6

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: http://nblast.de/EarthlessShop Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://nblast.de/EarthlessVinyl Limited Edition Digipack CDPre-order the album on various limited edition formats:  nuclearblast.com/earthless-blackheaven: http://nblast.de/EarthlessDigipack Digital album from iTunes:  http://nblast.de/EarthlessBlackHeavenIT 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

FOLLOW THE CIPHER – TRAILER #1

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 RevolverMag.com 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