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August 18th, 2017

A new trailer for BLACK SABBATH's upcoming film, "The End Of The End", can be seen below. "The End Of The End" chronicles the final tour from the band that spawned the metal genre — BLACK SABBATH. On February 4, 2017, SABBATH stormed the stage in their hometown of Birmingham, to play the 81st and final triumphant gig of "The End" tour. This monumental show brought down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.

SAMAEL will release their tenth album, "Hegemony", on October 13 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the track "Red Planet" can be seen below.
The band states: "The creative process that led to the completion of 'Hegemony' took over four years. Throughout that time, we lived with and saw each song growing into what they finally became.


SEPTICFLESH are releasing a lyric video for the third new song taken from their forthcoming tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega', which has been scheduled for release on September 1st by Season Of Mist. The band is now streaming "Enemy of Truth" via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel and can be viewed at the link below.


ALTARAGE are unveiling the second track taken from their forthcoming album, 'Endinghent', which has been scheduled for release on October 13th. Check it out below.


August 17th, 2017

Video footage of Slayer members Tom Araya (bass, vocals), Gary Holt (guitar) and Paul Bostaph (drums) playing cover versions of Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" and ZZ Top's "Tush" while soundchecking before the band's concerts on August 14 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canadan and July 20 in Raleigh, North Carolina can be seen below. SLAYER's six-week North American tour with Lamb of God and BEHEMOTH! kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota and will run through August 20 in Phoenix, Arizona. The band's August 5 concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California was reportedly filmed for a forthcoming DVD.


PÄNZER recently announced the release of their record entitled »Fatal Command« on October 6th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the pre-order start, PÄNZER have launched a special lyric video for 'We Can Not Be Silenced', featuring several fellow musicians (see below!) in the form of mugshots.
Schmier | vocals, bass
Pontus Norgren | guitars
V.O. Pulver | guitars
Stefan Schwarzmann | drums


August 15th, 2017

On September 1st, PARADISE LOST will release their album »Medusa« and now the British band reveal the fourth video trailer in support of this 15th studio release. In this clip, the band's producer Jaime Gomez Arellano speaks about the recording process of »Medusa« in his new studio, the raw sound he wanted to achieve and the similarities to the band's classic »Gothic«. Watch it below.
PARADISE LOST will embark for an extensive European journey and bring their label mates and US doomsters PALLBEARER, as well as SINISTRO from Portugal:
01.09. D Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Medusa in its entirety and exclusive setlist voting*
08.09. UAE Dubai - The Music Room (Majestic Hotel)
27.09. LUX Esch-Sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
28.09. D Herford - X
29.09. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
30.09. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
01.10. N Oslo - John Dee
03.10. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
05.10. S Uppsala - Katalin
06.10 S Karlstad - Nöjesfabriken
07.10. DK Aarhus - VoxHall
09.10. PL Krakow - Kwadrat *NEW*
10.10. CZ Brno - Fléda Club
11.10. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
13.10. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
14.10. HR Zagreb - Boogaloo Club
15.10. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
16.10. A Vienna - Simm City
18.10. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
19.10. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
20.10. D Saarbrücken - Garage
21.10. CH Geneva - L'Usine
23.10. E Barcelona - Razzamatazz 2
24.10. E Madrid - But
25.10. E Bilbao - Santana 27
27.10. F Grenoble - La Belle Electrique
28.10. I Fontaneto D'Agogna - Phenomenon
29.10. D Munich - Theaterfabrik
30.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
31.10. F Paris - Le Trabendo
03.11. UK London - Electric Ballroom
04.11. UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
06.11. NL Utrecht - Pandora
07.11. NL Tilburg - 013
08.11. D Cologne - Live Music Hall
09.11. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
10.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand / Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise*
12.12. F Tourcoing - Le Grand Mix
Or see the band this summer on the following festivals:
18. - 20.08. F Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival
25./26.08. D Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air


WINTERSUN will embark on a European headline run with their brand-new record »The Forest Season«, in early September. Starting at Meh Suff! Metal Festival in Hüttikon, Switzerland, the tour will come to an end at Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia on October 9th. Today, the band led by Jari Mäenpää can finally present the support acts for this extensive trek! Finnish Samurai metallers WHISPERED and melodic death metallers BLACK THERAPY will be joining the Finns on their journey across the Continent. Additionally, new dates have been added to WINTERSUN's 2018 tour with ARCH ENEMY, TRIBULATION and JINJER, all dates can be found below.
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More than Fest
24.08. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
25.08. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
26.08. FIN Turku - Apollo
31.08. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
01.09. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi
02.09. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko
»Forest Tour 2017«
08.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser (Extented Show)
10.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
11.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja
12.09. PL Gdansk - B90
14.09. EST Tallinn -Rockclub Tapper
15.09. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
16.09. LT Vilnius - Rock River Club
17.09. BY Minsk - Re:public
18.09. UA Kiev - Sentrum
20.09. PL Krakow - Kwadrat
21.09. A Graz - PPC
22.09. H Budapest - Barba Negra
23.09. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport
24.09. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
25.09. SLO Ljubljana - Cvetlicarna
27.09. F Colmar- Le Grillen
28.09. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
29.09. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.09. A Innsbruck - Hafen
01.10. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.10. I Rome - Planet Club
04.10. GR Athens - Piräus 117 Academy
05.10. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
06.10. BG Sofia - Club Mixtape 5
07.10. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane
09.10. HR Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture NEW!
»Will To Power Tour 2018«
12.01. D Munich - TonHalle
13.01. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
14.01. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin NEW!
15.01. CH Zurich - Komplex
17.01. I Milan - Alcatraz
18.01. F Lyon - Transbordeur
19.01. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz NEW!
20.01. E Madrid - La Riviera NEW!
22.01. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.01. F Paris - Bataclan
24.01. B Antwerp - Trix
26.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01. D Geiselwind - Music Hall
28.01. NL Tilburg - 013 NEW!
29.01. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit
31.01. S Malmö - KB
01.02. N Oslo - Rockefeller
02.02. S Stockholm - Arenan
03.02. S Gothenburg - Trädgarn
05.02. D Berlin - Huxleys
06.02. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
07.02. D Saarbrücken - Garage
09.02. UK Glasgow - o2 ABC* NEW!
10.02. UK Nottingham - Rock City* NEW!
11.02. UK London - Koko* NEW!
13.02. UK Manchester - o2 Ritz* NEW!
14.02. UK Bristol - o2 Academy* NEW!
Check out the song 'Beautiful Death' live below


ENSLAVED will release their new studio album »E« on October 13th, 2017, which will be their 14th full-length record. The band now released their debut music video for the 10 minute long single 'Storm Son', which can be seen below.
Witness ENSLAVED live for the first time with their new songs on these exclusive release shows, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and get two unique gig posters for free:
AISA & Time Out Agency presents:
12.10 N Oslo - Blå
13.10 N Bergen – Garage
Later, ENSLAVED will also embark on a full European tour:
10.11. D Hamburg - Logo
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke
12.11. D Cologne - Underground
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz*
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands*
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1*
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy *
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy*
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute*
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Val
*supporting OPETH
Get tickets for the German shows at this location
Or see them at the following festival shows:
13.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24.08. N Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25.08. N Moss - Festivalen Sin
16.09. BR Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28.09. CN Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26.10. S Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1.-5.02. USA Miami - 70.000 Tons Of Metal


SATYRICON have revealed their ninth studio album, 'Deep calleth upon Deep' is set for release on 22nd September on Napalm Records. The album will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl and is now available for pre-order at the Napalm Records webshop. The duo fronted by Satyr has unveiled a lyric video for the album title track and first single from the band's upcoming album.


Chilean metallers Bólido have just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the official release of their second album, Heavy Bombers, which was released earlier this year only on digital format. Now the album will see the light on CD for the first time on October 10th internationally. In the leadup to the release of Heavy Bombers on CD on October 10th, hear a radio edit of the new track "The Absolute Dominion of the Skies" at Fighter Records' official YouTube channel below.


August 11th, 2017

DEF LEPPARD is planning to embark on a special tour in 2018 during which it will perform its classic "Hysteria" album in its entirety. The news was confirmed last week by DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen during an appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles. You can also head over to the band site below and play the Hysteria Game.


Prophecy Productions have announced that they will reissue the debut album from ALCEST ten years after its original release. 'Souvenirs d'un autre monde' was originally released via the label in August 2007 - which marked the starting point of the band's career. In celebration of the anniversary of this release, Prophecy Productions will release two special, limited editions of Souvenirs d'un autre monde in September. Both Souvenirs d'un autre monde special editions will be released on September 22 and are available for pre-order at this location.


ACCEPT unleashed their brand-new studio album »The Rise Of Chaos«, last Friday! In celebration of this release, the band played an impressive show at Wacken Open Air in front of 85,000+ fans on the evening before, where some songs were also performed with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. To show the fans who couldn't be there, how massive this show was, ACCEPT have launched the album's opening track, 'Die By The Sword', from the mentioned show over on YouTube. Check it out below


OLD MAN WIZARD have teamed up with The Obelisk to reveal their new video for "Innocent Hands". The track is taken from the band's upcoming 7" vinyl which will be released on August 25th 2017.


SEPTICFLESH are releasing a lyric video for "Enemy of Truth", the third new song taken from their forthcoming tenth full-length, 'Codex Omega', which has been scheduled for release on September 1st.


Agonia Records recent signees ANTARKTIS (featuring IN MOURNING and ex-OCTOBER TIDE members), reveal details of their debut album "Ildlaante". Set to be released on October 6th, the record features six tracks with a playing time of 52 minutes. Watch a video for the first single, "Svalbard", below. ANTARKTIS was co-founded by guitarists Björn Pettersson (In Mourning) and Tobias Netzell (In Mourning, ex-October Tide). "Ildlaante" was recorded between September 2016 and February 2017 in three different studios in Sweden. Drums were tracked with Alexander Backlund and Sebastian Svalland at Nailvillage Studio. Guitars, bass, vocals and keyboards at Studio Libra, while additional vocals at Ikhon HQ. The record was mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Breach, Terra Tenebrosa, The Old Wind). Artwork was created by Emy Rojas of Arrache-toi Un Oeil (Converge, Sunn O))) and Clutch).


"Betray and Degrade", Seether's newest music video from their seventh full-length studio album Poison the Parish, premiered today. This is the second music video the band released from their latest album. Poison the Parish, recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, marks the first album produced entirely by front man Shaun Morgan.
Seether on European Tour:
9/10 - Ekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
9/12 - Moscow, Russia - Red
9/13 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation - Clubzal
9/15 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
9/16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
9/18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
9/19 - Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany - Markthalle
9/20 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
9/22 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Max
9/23 - Grogingen, Netherlands - De Oosterpoort
9/24 - Tillburg, Netherlands - 013
9/26 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt
9/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
9/29 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
9/30 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
10/1 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer
10/3 - Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria - Arena Wien
10/4 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/6 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk
10/7 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm
10/9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Xtra
10/10 - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany - Batschkapp
10/11 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA-Longhorn
10/13 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan
10/15 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Forum Kentish Town
10/16 - Manchester, United Kingdom - O2 Ritz Manchester
10/17 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - O2 ABC Glasgow
10/18 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - O2 Institute Birmingham


AETHERIAN reveal the first song of their debut album "The Untamed Wilderness" with 'Seeds of Deception' , which is set to be released in November 2017. See the lyric video for 'Seeds of Deception' below.


CANNABIS CORPSE guitar player Ray Suhy, is now streaming a new play-through video of the new CANNABIS CORPSE track 'Chronic Breed' from their upcoming release 'Left Hand Pass'. (pass the Dutchie on the left hand side).


August 10th, 2017

Black metal originators VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length album, »Avé«, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the fifth installment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on »Avé«. This video discusses the band's history and evolution through time - the dark and twisted roots of VENOM INC. Watch it below
Autumn Dates:
27.10. FIN Helsinki - Heavy Metal Cauldron
28.10. F Vouziers - Festival de Vouziers
UK/IRL Dates:
10.11. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
11.11. UK Glasgow - Audio
12.11. UK Manchester - Ruby Lounge
13.11. UK Bristol - Fleece
14.11. UK London - Underworld
Jeff "Mantas" Dunn | guitars
Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan | bass, vocals
Anthony "Abaddon" Bray | drums


KORPIKLAANI's first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled »Live at Masters of Rock« will finally be in stores on August 25th (Nuclear Blast). In support of this upcoming release, another trailer has been released today. Watch frontman Jonne revealing more details on »Live at Masters of Rock«, giving an insight into why this festival was chosen for the recordings and why he decided to mix it himself among others. Sami also explains how the show captures the energy of the band and why he is very happy with the end result, below.
11.08. RO Brasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
09.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
07.10. FIN Helsinki - Heavy Metal Heart Festival
14.10. FIN Lahti - Sibelius Hall

01. - 05.02. USA Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL - 70000 Tons of Metal

15.02. B Antwerp - Trix
16.02. D Hamburg - Markthalle*
17.02. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2*
18.02. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
19.02. D Saarbrücken - Roxy/Garage
20.02. F Paris - Elysée Montmartre
21.02. F Nantes - Stereolux
22.02. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.02. E Madrid - Sala But
24.02. E Barcelona - Salamandra 1
25.02. F Lyon - Transbordeur
26.02. CH Vevey - The Rocking Chair
27.02. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
28.02. D Berlin - Columbia Theater
01.03. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
02.03. D Munich - Backstage*
03.03. D Stuttgart - LKA*
04.03. CH Pratteln - Z7*
05.03. I Milan - Magazzini Generali
06.03. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
07.03. A Graz - Orpheum
08.03. A Vienna - Simm City
09.03. D Leipzig - Hellraiser*
10.03. D Geiselwind - Musichall*
11.03. D Hanover - Capitol
*extended shows - more info coming soon...!


SORCERER will release a 7" with two brand new songs on September 8th. The 7" features the title track 'Sirens' as well as the exclusive B-side 'Disciples Of The Dark'. The 7" will be available in three colours and is strictly limited, all versions hand-numbered. Black vinyl (300 copies), turquoise blue (200 copies) and clear (100 copies). Pre-order at the EMP webshop.


Season of Mist announce the signing of ÁRSTÍÐIR. The folk rock act will release their next album through Season of Mist in 2018.


August 25th, the release date of NERVECELL's new album "Past, Present...Torture" is coming close. Lifeforce Records therfore offer another new track off the forthcoming effort. See the lyric video for 'D.N.A. (Diruo Nocens Acervus)' HERE


THRESHOLD are set to release their double album »Legends Of The Shires« on September 8th via Nuclear Blast. The band released the first track featuring new / old singer Glynn Morgan recently and the 10 minute epic, 'Lost In Translation', can be heard over on YouTube below. Today the band have announced that the new album features a guest appearance by one of THRESHOLD's founder members Jon Jeary, who last performed with the band in 2002. Jon can be heard performing vocals on 'The Shire (Part 3)'.


EXHUMED re-emerge with their new album 'Death Revenge'. The band's 6th full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album; "a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims' cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery". Listen to the new song "Defenders of the Grave" via YouTube below. Death Revenge is set for release on October 13th on CD/LP/DLX LP w/CASS/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital order are available via and Bandcamp.


Last Rites's the new studio album "Nemesis" is now available in digital format on Bandcamp and soon on other digital stores. Check it out at this location. The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered at Blackwave Studio by Fabio Palombi (Nerve, Ritual of Rebirth).


DECREPIT BIRTH have shared a new playthrough video for the song "Hieroglyphic", taken from their new album "Axis Mundi", out now via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). Watch the video below.


Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, has hired the artist and sculptor Wayne Toth to create a statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman to be placed somewhere in Seattle, where the singer was born and nurtured his music career. "He has already given me a design and the children and I love it," Vicky said of Toth, who created the statue of Johnny Ramone that stands at his grave at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Chris Cornell is buried". Vicky said that it will take Toth about seven months to create to create the statue, for which Seattle attorney and family friend Mark Johnson is working with the city to find a location. "He is Seattle's son," she said, "and we will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support." Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room the previous night. SOUNDGARDEN had played a show earlier that evening.

SEVEN SISTERS have signed with Dissonance Productions.


PRIMITIVE MAN returns with 'Caustic', their second full-length album, whcih was produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation et al). Caustic is twelve songs and over seventy-five minutes long. Listen to opening track, "My Will," via YouTube below. Caustic is set for release on October 6th on CD, 2xLP, cassette, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via


Legendary AOR singer/songwriter (Emmy Award winning recording artist) and melodic rocker STAN BUSH is set to release his 13th studio album, 'Change The World', on September 22nd via L.A. Records/Cargo Records worldwide. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Holger Fath at The Barn Studios, Moorpark, CA and mastered at Aftermaster Audio, Hollywood.


BOOL have published a brand new video for the track "Soul Train", which is taken off the band's upcoming album "Fly With Me". Pre-orders for "Fly With Me", which is set to be released on August 25th via Boersma-Records, are now available. The album was produced by Jon Caffery (Die Toten Hosen, Einstürzende Neubauten, T.V. Smith).

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August 9th, 2017

GORGUTS will kick off their European summer dates at Brutal Assault Festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic today, August 9th. Right after, the Canadian death metal pioneers will perform at Belgiums Ieper Festival, Vagos Metal Fest in Portugal, and Germany's Summerbreeze before embarking on four special package shows, which are featuring GORGUTS alongside FALLUJAH, HAVOK, REVOCATION, and opener VENOM PRISON. After these special dates, the rampage continues with a regular tour in support of CONVERGE together with HAVOC and REVOCATION.
09 Aug 17 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault
11 Aug 17 Ieper (BE) Ieper Festival
13 Aug 17 Vagos (PT) Vagos Metal Fest
18 Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl (DE) Summer Breeze
+Fallujah +Revocation +Havok +Venom Prison
14 Aug 17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
15 Aug 17 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
16 Aug 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
17 Aug 17 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel (Fallujah, Revocation, Havok, Venom Prison)
+Converge +Havok +Revocation
20 Aug 17 Wrocław (PL) Zaklęte Rewiry
21 Aug 17 Bratislava (SK) Majestic Music Club
22 Aug 17 Wien (AT) Arena
23 Aug 17 München (DE) Backstage Halle
24 Aug 17 Aarau (CH) Kiff
25 Aug 17 Paris (FR) Trabendo
GORGUTS will be performing in support of their previous albums as well as their latest EP 'Pleiades' Dust', which is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop and streaming in its entirety below.


CRADLE OF FILTH have released the second single off of their 12th album, »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. Watch the official lyric video for 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw' below. Furthermore the band also announced to release the dates for the upcoming European tour in support of »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay« on Thursday, August 17.
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church - Leeds
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller


Cort Guitars introduces the G280DX electric guitar as the new flagship model of their revamped G Series. Drawing on decades of pickup winding, Cort’s engineers developed the new Voiced Tone VTH-59 bridge humbucker and VTS-63 single-coil pickups to "complement the G280DX’s big robust acoustic sound with modern clarity, transparency and vintage warmth. The high-grade components and winding techniques ensure that the natural character of the guitar is delivered faithfully to the amp".


ACT OF DEFIANCE are set to release their new full-length album, 'Old Scars, New Wounds', on September 29th via Metalblade Records. You can listen to the new single at this location, or watch it below. The band is featuring Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass. It was founded right after Broderick and Drover left Megadeth.

Band Twitter
Chris Broderick Twitter
Shwan Drover Twitter

PYRAMAZE announce "Pyramaze - The Game", an official video game that can be played at the Pyramaze website. The game was developed by Impawsible Games. Jonah Weingarten of Pyramaze comments: "We are pleased to announce that we now have an official Pyramaze video game on our website! It was developed by the wonderful Impawsible Games from Germany, and we cant thank them enough for their hard work and creativity that was involved in making this possible. We look forward to seeing who can get the highest scores!"


ENSLAVED have announced the release of their new studio album "E" for October 13th, 2017. Pre-orders for the digital version can be placed at]]atthe Nuclear Blast webshop[/url].
Later, ENSLAVED will also embark on a full European tour:
10.11. D Hamburg - Logo
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke
12.11. D Cologne - Underground
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz*
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands*
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1*
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy *
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy*
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute*
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Val
*supporting OPETH
Or see them at the following festival shows:
13.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24.08. N Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25.08. N Moss - Festivalen Sin
16.09. BR Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28.09. CN Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26.10. S Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1.-5.02. USA Miami - 70.000 Tons Of Metal


"Pursuit of Destruction", the new video by Bloody Times is now officially out on YouTube. The band is featuring members of Iced Earth John Greely (vocals on "Night of the Stormrider") and Raphael Saini (drums on "Plages of Babylon").

August 7th, 2017

PARADISE LOST have unveiled their brand new music video to their previously announced 7'' single 'Blood & Chaos', which is out in stores today. With this clip, the band presents a dystopian short film about the struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.


Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.


Avenged Sevenfold’s evolution of new the album 'THE STAGE' continues with their latest release, a cover of Del Shannon’s 1961 No. 1 hit, “Runaway,” featuring a guest appearance by Vandals’ guitarist Warren Fitzgerald and lead vocals by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance – to listen, go to this location. THE STAGE is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records.


ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album - the record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos« is out now. ACCEPT also reveal their third track-by-track trailer, in which Wolf Hoffmann talks about the songs 'What's Done Is Done', 'Worlds Colliding', 'Carry The Weight' and 'Race To Extinction'. Watch it below
»The Rise Of Chaos« is available in the following formats:
BOX (DIGI, 2LP PIC, slipmat, poster, photo card)
2LP 180g (black) in gatefold
12.01.18 DE Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13.01.18 DE Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14.01.18 DE Munich - TonHalle
16.01.18 DE Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17.01.18 DE Berlin - Huxleys
19.01.18 DE Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20.01.18 CZ Zlín - Euronics
21.01.18 HU Budapest - Barba Negra
23.01.18 IT Milano - Live Music Club
24.01.18 CH Zurich - Komplex 457
26.01.18 ES Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27.01.18 ES Madrid - La Riviera
28.01.18 ES Bilbao - Santana 27
30.01.18 FR Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
01.02.18 FR Lille - L'Aéronef
02.02.18 DE Saarbrücken - Garage
03.02.18 CH Lausanne - Les Docks
04.02.18 DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
06.02.18 NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
07.02.18 BE Antwerpen - Trix
08.02.18 UK London - Koko
09.02.18 DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11.02.18 DK Copenhagen - Vega
12.02.18 NO Oslo - Rockefeller
14.02.18 SE Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15.02.18 SE Stockholm - Cruise
17.02.18 FI Turku - Logomo
18.02.18 FI Helsinki - The Circus


Anneke van Giersbergen's new band VUUR have unveiled the tracklist for their forthcoming debut album, 'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities'. The 11-track LP is due for release on October 20th via InsideOut Music and includes 'Days Go By - London', which the band released early June and can be heard below.
'In This Moment We Are Free - Cities' tracklist:
01. My Champion - Berlin
02. Time - Rotterdam
03. The Martyr And The Saint - Beirut
04. The Fire - San Francisco
05. Freedom - Rio
06. Days Go By - London
07. Sail Away - Santiago
08. Valley Of Diamonds - Mexico City
09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine - Helsinki
10. Save Me - Istanbul
11. Reunite! - Paris
VUUR live
7 – Le Trabendo Paris (FRA)
8 – Biebob Vosselaar (BE)
9 – The Dome London (UK)
10 – TivoliVredenburg Utrecht (NL)


KADAVAR have released the first single off of their fourth studio album, »Rough Times«. The 7" vinyl single 'Die Baby Die' including the BEATLES cover 'Helter Skelter' is available now via the Nuclear Blast webshop. The official music video for the 'Die Baby Die' can be seen below. »Rough Times« will be released on September 29 via Nuclear Blast.

THEN COMES SILENCE have released the second single off of the band's upcoming, fourth full-length studio album, entitled »Blood«.


Papa Roach has canceled its previously announced shows in the Oregon, Illinois and Alaska so that singer Jacoby Shaddix can undergo vocal cord surgery. Says the band in a statement: "This week, Jacoby was advised by his doctors and vocal specialists to have surgery on his vocal cord and to give his vocal muscles enough time to heal before PAPA ROACH resumes their current touring schedule in September. Jacoby had a similar surgery about five years ago. Fortunately, the diagnosis was made early and full recovery should be soon. The vocal cords are a muscle and like any athlete, muscles can get injured in the course of their profession and we appreciate your understanding this diagnosis. We wish to thank all of our fans in advance for your prayers and good wishes. We know some of you had travel plans and we will return next year to perform for you."


CONTRIVE, consisting of the brothers Paul and Andrew Haug, return with a new album, called 'Slow Dissolve'. Dave is also the guitarist for the Devin Townsend Project. The album will be released on September 1st. Listen to the first single from the album Connect-Dead at Soundcloud.


SALEM have signed a deal with Dissonance Productions to release their third full length studio album 'Attrition' in 2018.


Hot on the heels of their 23rd full-length album release, Dear (Sargent House), Japanese power trio Boris are this week embarking on a European tour, also to commemorate their 25th anniversary as a band. To mark the occasion, they're sharing a live version of new album track "The Power", capturing Boris in their element. Full dates below...
03/08 - Moscow, Volta - RU
04/08 - St. Petersburg, ClubZal - RU
05/08 - Vienna, Szene - AT
06/08 - Katowice, OFF Festival - PL
07/08 - Leipzig, Naumans - DE
08/08 - Berlin, Lido - DE
09/08 - Jaromer, Brutal Assault - CZ
10/08 - Munich, Backstage - DE
11/08 - Frankfurt, Das Bett - DE
12/08 - Lausanne, Rock Altitude - CH
13/08 - Ieper, Ieperfest - BE
15/08 - Cologne, Underground - DE
16/08 - Hamburg, Hafenklang - DE
17/08 - Bielefeld, Forum - DE
18/08 - Amstelveen, P60 - NL
19/08 - Bristol, Arctangent Festival - UK
20/08 - Dublin, Whelans - IE
21/08 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue - IE
23/08 - Belfast - Limelight - UK
25/08 - Helsinki - Nosturi - FI
Dear is out now on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats.


Signal Rex sets October 13th as the international release date for Megalith Grave's 'From Effigies Past', a compilation of the band's super-rare demo tapes. Strictly limited to 200 copies, the From Effigies Past CD compiles the demos Insidious Dark (2011), Through Clandestine Thickets (2012), and Embittered Isolation (2013), totaling 14 tracks in an hour.


DECAPITATED have announced a run of 29 dates across Europe, and the Poles will be bringing tracks from their new record »Anticult« to the stages. Supporting DECAPITATED on the dates will be Melbourne's KING PARROT, British death metallers VENOM PRISON and Polish industrial groove metallers THY DISEASE.
»Anticult European Tour 2017«
16.10. D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
17.10. D Hamburg - Logo
18.10. D Cologne - MTC
19.10. D Karlsruhe - Die Stadtmitte
20.10. D Dresden - Chemiefabrik
21.10. CZ Prague - Futurum
23.10. A Vienna - Szene
24.10. D Munich - Backstage
25.10. CH Geneva - L'Usine
26.10. CH Zurich - Club Komplex
27.10. I Milan - Legend Club
28.10. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
30.10. E Barcelona - Salamandra
31.10. E Murcia - Garaje Beat Club
01.11. E Madrid - Sala Caracol
03.11. F Niort - L'Alternateur
04.11. F St Germaine en Laye - La Clef
05.11. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
06.11. B Sint-Niklaas - De Casino
08.11. UK Norwich - Waterfront*
09.11. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms*
10.11. UK Bristol - Thekla*
11.11. UK Birmingham - Academy 2*
12.11. UK Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms*
13.11. UK Stoke - Sugarmill*
14.11. UK Glasgow - Classic Grand*
15.11. UK Leeds - Key Club*
16.11. UK Manchester - Academy 3*
17.11. UK London - Underworld*


Ukrainian (initially Russian) black metal horde NABAATH will release its new "Firestorm Bringer" EP on August 17 via Noizr Productions. Watch "Firestorm Bringer" trailer below.


Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, have today confirmed details of their upcoming, third full length album. With 'Mirror Reaper' BELL WITCH have created one continuous 83-minute piece unfolding as a single track. The album will be released on October 20, 2017 by Profound Lore Records.


WINTERSUN released their long-awaited third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, on July 21st through Nuclear Blast. Today, the Finns led by Jari Mäenpää can proudly present several chart entries from all over the world. Positions as follows:
#1 Finland
#7 Sweden (Hard Rock)
#10 Sweden (Physical)
#14 Germany
#16 Switzerland
#16 UK (Indie)
#18 UK (Rock)
#20 Austria
#119 France
#124 Belgium (Flanders)
#170 Belgium (Wallonia)
#8 USA (Hard Music)
#19 USA (Rock)
#50 USA (Top Current Albums)
In celebration of this huge success, the band has launched the 4th and final lyric video from »The Forest Seasons«. Check out the emotional album closing track, 'Loneliness (Winter)':


Rising progressive stars and Aristides Guitars protogees NOVELISTS have released a guitar playthrough for their brand new song 'Under Different Welkins'. The song comes off of their upcoming second album »Noir« which will be released on the 8th of September via Arising Empire & SharpTone Records. Watch the guitar playthrough below.


ALAZKA have released the brand new music video for their single 'Ghost'. The song comes off the upcoming debut album, »Phoenix«, which will be released on the 1st of September via Arising Empire & SharpTone Records.


August 4th, 2017

Periphery parts ways with bassist Adam 'Nolly' Getgood. After about a year of not touring with the band. Adam was a member of the fold since 2012, handling bass and production duty on each Periphery album since their 2012 sophomore full-length "Periphery II: This Time It's Personal." And even on the band's 2010 self-titled debut, Nolly performed a guest solo on the "Totla Mad" track.


UNSEEN FAITH delivers dark and brutal deathcore in an atmospheric universe, and they're now ready with their debut album "WAVER" – a power demonstration with compositions that move from neck breaking breakdowns to exalted musical breathing halts. Their 2nd single from the upcoming full-lenght is called 'Lost World', and you can listen to it right below:

"Program", a new song from LIVING COLOUR, can be streamed through this link. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Shade", which will be released on September 8 via Megaforce Records. Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun recorded the follow-up to 2009's "The Chair In The Doorway" with producer Andre Betts.

ALL THAT REMAINS's video for its cover version of Garth Brooks's "The Thunder Rolls" can be seen below. The original song, which was a No. 1 Hot Country Songs hit during the spring of 1991, was written "about somebody who's cheating on his wife, and every time he does it, the thunder rolls," according to Brooks.

ALL THAT REMAINS's version of "The Thunder Rolls" appears on the band's latest album, "Madness", which was released on April 28 via Razor & Tie in the U.S. and Eleven Seven Music in Europe. The disc was recorded at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California with producer Howard Benson, who has previously worked with such acts as MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, FLYLEAF, P.O.D. and HALESTORM.

"Wall Of Sound", the new solo album from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records.

Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), "Wall Of Sound" "expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music," according to a press release. Legendary QUEEN producer Mack came on board to handle the mixing on two tracks, "Streetlight" and "For A Friend", which Friedman proclaimed was "an honor for me, for sure."

On September 15th BELPHEGOR will release their new, 11th full-length album »Totenritual« with nine obscure compositions! BELPHEGOR has conjured forth the most vicious release of their 24 year band-career so far. Today, the band release another studio trailer showing founding member, front man and guitarist Helmuth Lehner during the recording process of leads, overdubs and concert guitars. Check out the shredding below:

After an intense 6-month voting campaign, EPICA are honored to announce that they've won the contest of Holland's famous and most prestigious "Metropole Orkest"! Over 650 artists of all possible music genres competed, amongst them popular Dutch acts like WITHIN TEMPTATION, CARO EMERALD and KENSINGTONS, yet it was none other than our dearest Dutch Symphonic Metallers EPICA who pulled the longest straw!

After working with world's top artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bono and Dizzy Gillespie, "The Metropole Orkest" is being considered the biggest professional pop and jazz orchestra in the world. Now remarkably, it's up to our very own Symphonic Metal sextet EPICA to show what they're made of and who will have the privilege to write and record an EPICA track together with this amazing orchestra.

VENOM INC. will release their upcoming full-length album, »Avé«, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the fourth instalment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on »Avé«. This video discusses the album's recording process.

Wild Rose feel proud to release their sixth and last single from their latest album "4" which is a power ballad called "Save The Night". Wild Rose "4" has been released on 6 May 2016 through Lions Pride Music worldwide.

AUTOGRAPH have signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will release their forthcoming album GET OFF YOUR ASS October 6th on CD and Digital, with a limited edition vinyl LP version available in November. GET OFF YOUR ASS is the first official studio LP from the revamped quartet, featuring original/founding members guitarist Steve Lynch and bassist Randy Rand, alongside new vocalist/rhythm guitarist Simon Daniels, and drummer Marc Wieland.


DIABLO BLVD has just launched 2 brand new music videos. 'Animal' and 'Sing From The Gallows' are the first 2 singles taken from the highly awaited new album, »Zero Hour«, which is scheduled worldwide for September 22th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, PEARL EUROPE premieres the drum playthrough for 'Animal' by Kris Martens. Check out the video here.

Going back to Official Motörhead's debut single, a revved-up cover of the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic "Leaving Here," Lemmy Kilmister & Co. enjoyed flexing their rock & roll side on other artists' songs. A new compilation, Under Cöver, collects 11 of the group's gritty renditions of tunes originally recorded by Judas Priest, Sex Pistols, Metallica and others, dating back to 1992. The one previously unreleased redux finds the trio adding some scuzz to @David Bowie's 1977 anthem "Heroes."

A new video for the track combines live footage of the trio from recent years with offstage footage and candid photos of Kilmister, who died in 2015. The group performed "Heroes" live only one time, in June 2015, as an encore at Germany's Aftershock festival.

"It's such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be," Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell said of the tune, which the band recorded in 2015 during the sessions for their final LP, Bad Magic. "Lemmy ended up loving our version."

"He was very, very proud of it not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun," drummer Mikkey Dee said. "Which is what projects like this should be – fun."

Under Cöver will come out on September 1st, and it will be available digitally as well as on CD and vinyl, and in a box set that includes both the CD and vinyl along with a patch and VIP guest pass.

August 3rd, 2017

GUTGRINDER release their first video clip "Sacrilegus Prophetiae" as support for their acclaimed debut album "A prophecy of Sacrilege", available on HateWorks. The video summarizes the story told on the album, the tale of two brothers who share a perverted duality originated in their personalities, while they walk a path in which the concepts of good and evil are presented at every step.

CRADLE OF FILTH have released the first official video trailer for their eagerly awaited 12th album, »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. Watch Dani Filth talk about the inspiration that is Victorian horror below:

EXIT EDEN is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album "Rhapsodies in Black" will be released this Friday, August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch). Just in time for the album release EXIT EDEN unveils a brand new music video and Backstreet Boys cover "Incomplete".

German black metal outfit GRABAK has signed with Massacre Records and will release its new album "Bloodline Divine" in mid-November 2017! GRABAK certainly aren't rookies anymore. They're around since 1995 and have already released a demo as well as 5 studio albums. A few video impressions from the recordings are available on their Facebook page.

The Night Flight Orchestra (featuring members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy) have announced a bunch of European shows or fall/winter 2017.

"We are extremely excited to go out on our first real tour with THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. The response has been massive and by public demand and with our throbbing classic rock hearts, we'll give you a real rock show, the way it was meant to be. Buckle up, we're taking off!"

- Björn Strid

20.10. DK Copenhagen, High Voltage
21.10. SE Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers
13.12. NL Utrecht, De Helling
14.12. DE Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex
15.12. DE Cologne, Luxor
16.12. FR Paris, Nouveau Casino
19.12. DE Munich, Backstage Club
20.12. DE Berlin, Frannz Club

WATAIN will release their new album on January 5, 2018. To coincide with the disc's release, the band will embark on short European tour, consisting of shows in Stockholm, Sweden; Berlin, Germany; Tilburg, Netherlands; London, England; and Paris, France. WATAIN's next album will be the follow-up to "The Wild Hunt", which came out in August 2013 via Season Of Mist.

"Whiteworm", the new video from former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records.

Relapse Records announces the new album from HAEMORRHAGE, aptly titled We Are The Gore, for October release, issuing the album's lead track "Nauseating Employments" for streaming.

Spanish goregrind stalwarts HAEMORRHAGE return to spew forth their most ferociously (de)composed album to date with their seventh studio album We Are The Gore. Embalmed at Mpire Studio in Madrid by Alfredo and Javi Ustara and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Nails, Skinless), We Are The Gore embodies fourteen tracks over thirty-five blood-soaked minutes of pathological gore, ideal for listening to in mortuaries and mausoleums. With numerous guest appearances from current and former members of Carcass, Impaled, Dead Infection, Ghoul, Gruesome Stuff Relish, and others, HAEMORRHAGE takes their nauseating blend of scalpel-sharp riffs, triple threat guttural vocals, and bone-scraping rhythms to a new extreme. One listen to We Are The Gore will leave you soaked in buckets of bile and feeling like a freshly made cadaver.

MAUSOLEUM GATE have released the lyric video for "Solomon's Key". The song is culled from their forthcoming sophomore "Into A Dark Divinity" album, which is set for a September 8 release by Cruz Del Sur Music.

August 2nd, 2017

CELLAR DARLING has become unstoppable! After the release of their debut album »This Is The Sound«, Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi have relentlessly played festival shows and even an exclusive concert with EVANESCENCE in Pratteln and their chart success (#16 in the Swiss album charts, #19 in the UK Rock Charts...) only spurred them on. So this autumn, the founders of the New Wave of Folk Rock will not only support DELAIN on several dates, but also join the Italian Gothfathers LACUNA COIL on their extensive European tour!

CELLAR DARLING states: "»This Is The Sound« has been out for a month, and we're at a complete lack of words. We're incredibly thankful for glowing reviews, for video views and comments beyond our wildest hopes, for amazing first festival shows, and most importantly, for the deluge of awesome feedback from the best fans in the world.

Now we have one priority, and one priority only: getting back on the road, and making it our mission to visit each and every one of our fans to celebrate our music live together. We're already excited about hitting the road with DELAIN in the fall, after premiering our club show with two dates in Switzerland, and are proud and happy to announce that we've added another 27 shows with none other than the amazing LACUNA COIL!"

These are the freshly announced dates of CELLAR DARLING supporting LACUNA COIL:
11.11. D Andernach - Live Club
12.11. AT Wörgl - Komma
13.11. RS Belgrad - Dom Omladine
15.11. RO Bukarest - Quantic Club -
17.11. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
18.11. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Theater Club
19.11. GR Athen - Piraeus Academy 117
22.11. CH Aarburg - Musigburg
24.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
25.11. D Hellraiser - Leipzig
26.11. D Weinheim - Café Central
28.11. F Toulouse - Le Metronum
29.11. E Zaragoza - CC Delicias
01.12. PO Lisboa - Lisboa ao Vivo
02.12. PO Hard Club - Porto
03.12. E Sevilla - Custom
04.12. E Murcia - Garaje
06.12. LU Esch Sur Alzette - Kulturfabrik
07.12. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
08.12. F Vaureal - Le Forum
09.12. B Diest - Moonlight Music Hall
10.12. F Nancy - Chez Paulette
11.12. D Bochum - Zeche
13.12. F Angers - La Chabada
14.12. F Colmar - Le Grillen
15.12. NL Hengelo - Metropol
16.12. F Limoges - Festival De Noel

Or catch the band even before on the following shows:

18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
13.09. CH Kulturfabrik Kofmehl, Solothurn *HEADLINE SHOW*
14.09. CH Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich *HEADLINE SHOW*

26.10. F Paris - Alhambra
27.10. CH Pratteln - Z7
28.10. D Bochum - Zeche
29.10. D Munich - Backstage
31.10. NL Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
01.11. UK London, Koko

Visit their homepage for all dates and tickets!

SILIUS recently revealed the artwork and track list of their upcoming album "Hell Awakening", which will be released on September 1, 2017 via Massacre Records! The video for the single and album opener "Seven Demons" was directed by Kriss Jakob of AuroraMotionPictures, and is available for your viewing pleasure below:

CHASTAIN has released a new video for the song "I Live For Today". That song is on the album "We Bleed Metal 17", which will be release August 25th, 2017 via PURE STEEL RECORDS.

Mastercastle have released a video for the song 'Space Of Variations', the new single from the band's new album 'Wine Of Heaven', available on Scarlet Records.

Immolation recently presented their current opus titled »Atonement« (February 24th via Nuclear Blast on their co-headline tour with label mates Vader in April. But now the band along with bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan will come across the pond to crush European stages once again - this time as headliner! Support will come from their Sumerian black/thrash label mates in Melechesh and Poland's AZARATH. This touring package is not to be missed!

07.09. D Munich - Backstage
08.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. F Paris - Fall of Summer Festival
10.09. B Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest
11.09. D Oberhausen - Helvete
13.09. TBC
14.09. TBC
15.09. I Brescia - Corcolo Colony
16.09. I San Dona di Piave - Revolver Club
17.09. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
18.09. RO Bucharest - Fabrica
19.09. RO Cluj-Napoca - Flying Circus
20.09. H Budapest - Dürer Kert
21.09. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
22.09. CZ Prague - Nová Chmelnice
23.09. SK Kosice - Collosseum
24.09. CZ Ostrava - Barrak
26.09. PL Krakow - ZetPeTe
27.09. PL Wroclaw - Pralnia
28.09. PL Gdynia - Ucho
29.09. PL Warsaw - Proxima
30.09. S Hultsfred - Mörkaste Småland*


MASTODON have released an audio/visual clip for "Streambreather", a song from their latest album, "Emperor Of Sand". The video, created by Aaron Hymes, can be seen below.

STEELHEART — the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic, whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band — will release its new album, "Through Worlds Of Stardust", on September 15 via Frontiers Music. The official video for the second single from the disc, "You Got Me Twisted", can be seen below.

WITHERFALL — the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, WHITE WIZZARD), singer Joseph Michael (WHITE WIZZARD) and the late Adam Sagan (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, INTO ETERNITY)— have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. "Nocturnes And Requiems" will receive a European release on October 6 as a limited CD digipak version with three stickers, a noble LP version with gatefold sleeve, inlay, poster and CD as well as digital download/stream.

Frontiers Music will release TYKETTO's "Live From Milan 2017" on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and MP3 (audio only) on October 13.

THE RAVEN AGE are delighted to confirm a string of headline shows around the UK and Europe in October and November. Following their set at Download Festival in June, Kerrang! enthused, "The London metal mob make a muscular display with low-slung riffs that dig into the crowd like a gravedigger's pickaxe." Perfect for a Halloween tour!

The full list of dates is as follows:
Mon 23rd Oct - Glasgow, UK - The Attic
Tue 24th Oct - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter
Wed 25th Oct - Birmingham O2, UK - Institute 3
Thu 26th Oct - London, UK - Boston Music Rooms
Sat 28th Oct - Bristol, UK - Louisiana
Mon 30th Oct - Dublin, UK - Academy 2
Tue 31st Oct - Belfast, UK - Limelight 2
Thu 2nd Nov - Tilburg, NL - 013
Fri 3rd Nov - Bochum DE - Rockpalast
Sun 5th Nov - Hamburg, DE - Logo
Mon 6th Nov - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia
Tue 7th Nov - Munich, DE - Backstage Club

Italian 70's hard rockers WITCHWOOD just released "A Grave is the River" official video. The song is taken from their latest release "Handful of Stars" published by Jolly Roger Records in November 2016. Witchwood will perform live at next Hammer of Doom Festival (Germany) in November with Cirith Ungol, Lucifer's Friend, Count Raven & more and at Malta Doom Festival (Malta) in October, with Hell, Atlantean Kodex & more.

WINTERSUN recently announced that they'll be supporting ARCH ENEMY with TRIBULATION and JINJER in early 2018. Today it's time for the band to present the third lyric video from their brand-new studio album titled »The Forest Seasons« (Finland #1, Germany #14; more entries to be revealed soon!) - 'Eternal Darkness (Autumn)'! Check out this blastbeat dominated, but also enormously melancholic track below.

Pittsburgh, PA traditional metal force ARGUS have released the lyric video for "You Are The Curse", which is taken from their forthcoming "From Fields Of Fire" album. The LP is set for a September 8 release via Cruz Del Sur Music.

August 1st, 2017

Two and a half years after »Send Them All To Hell«, PÄNZER have returned to the scene. »Fatal Command« will be released on October 6th via Nuclear Blast, and the record stands for what all four members have in common - the love for pure fuckin' heavy metal.

"We pay tribute to our early days and the era of NWOBHM," comments Schmier. "The new songs are faster, heavier, catchy and even more melodic, without being commercial at all. We wanna keep the old and original metal spirit alive."

After the departure of Herman Frank (ACCEPT), PÄNZER recruited Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL to aid their warfare, as well as V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar, who already helped out for their latest live shows and now became a fulltime member of PÄNZER. "After producing the debut with PANZER, the guys asked me to help them out live to provide the double axe-attack on stage," remembers V.O. Pulver. "Of course I took the chance to rock out with my buddies. And when the opportunity came up to join them permanently, I didn't hesitate to accept and now I can't wait to play the sound of my youth!" Also Pontus was just as excited to join the heavy metal war machine: "It was not a hard decision when I got asked to join PÄNZER, it was a straight YES! To be able to create music with good friends is the most important thing in my world and in this band, having fun when making music, is number one."

The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN unveiled today the fourth single and second music video from their brand new (13th) studio album entitled "Gothica", which was released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Music srl. Inspired by Robert Luis Stevenson's classic science gothic novel "Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (1886), "Jekyll and Hyde" is a classic rock track, which lyrics describe mr.Hyde's search for his next victim in the dark streets, lit only by the light of the moon.

"Gothica" was produced by Gary Hughes and mixed/mastered by Dennis Ward, a longstanding professional association which has been ongoing since Dennis mixed TEN's 2011 album, "Stormwarning".

For the past few months, rumours have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO. Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, will be released October 20 on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic's YouTube page:

Last Friday (July 28th), Byzantine released their new album, The Cicada Tree, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of The Cicada Tree, a video for the new single, "Vile Maxim" (directed/edited by Holly Mollohan, and produced by Screaming Butterfly Entertainment), has been launched online:

UFO offer up their first ever covers album paying homage to a dozen of their personal favorites! "The Salentino Cuts" includes several unexpected choices such as Mad Seasons's "River Of Deceit," John Mellencamp's "Paper In Fire," and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" alongside more traditional but nonetheless thrilling versions such as The Yardbirds' "Heartful Of Soul," ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" and lots more!

UFO's current line-up features original members Phil Mogg on vocals and Andy Parker on drums. Keyboardist/guitarist Paul Raymond joined the band in 1976. Lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, and American bassist Rob De Luca joined the fold in 2012.

Vinnie says, "Making this covers record was a blast for me. I thoroughly enjoyed putting a little of my own spin on these tunes that I grew up with. I played ZZ Top and Robin Trower songs about a gazzilion times onstage over the years. it was great to actually get to record some of my old faves."

UFO's "The Salentino Cuts" will be released on September 29th and will be available on both CD & 2 limited vinyl pressings, one splatter vinyl and one white vinyl!

Track List:
1. Heartful Of Soul
2. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. River Of Deceit
4. The Pusher
5. Paper In Fire
6. Rock Candy
7. Mississippi Queen
8. Ain't No Sunshine
9. Honey-Bee
10. Too Rolling Stoned
11. Just Got Paid
12. It's My Life

In September & October, the band will be embarking on a monster tour of North America with fellow classic rockers Saxon!

UFO European tour dates:

August 11 - Leyendas del Rock Festival XII - Villena - Spain
August 13 - Alcatraz Open Air- Kortrijk - Belgium
September 7 - Germany - Dortmund - Musiktheater Piano
September 8 - Holland - Eindhoven - Cityrock Festival
September 9 - Holland - Leeuwarden - Cityrock Festival
September 10 - France - Raismes - Raismes Fest
September 12 - England - Southampton - The Brook
September 14 - England - Dorking - Dorking Halls
September 15 - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
September 16 - England - Northampton - Roadmender

UFO & SAXON US Tour Dates - Round 2:

September 22 - Newton, NJ - Newton Theater
September 23 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
September 24 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of The Living Arts
September 28 - Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey
September 29 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 30 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
October 1 - Portland, ME - Aura
October 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 4 - Montreal, QU - Corona Theatre
October 6 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
October 7 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
October 8 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
October 9 - Akron, OH - Tangier Cabaret Room
October 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Jergels
October 12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
October 13 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza
October 14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Egyptian


On August 25th, Finnish Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the new single, "Mother of Unbelievers", see below.

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal legends MASTER'S HAMMER, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting​ 2017 is now complete! The ninth edition of Netherlands' longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday 15 & Saturday 16th of December 2017 at the renowned Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

My Dying Bride​ (UK)

Saturday 16th December 2017

Venom​ (UK)
Coroner​ (CH)
MERCILESS (SE) - Last show ever!
Darkane​ (SE)

A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi- and daytickets are available on the official festival website.


Blood Red Throne have released a brand new single entitled 'Gore Encore', you can watch it below. It is available for download this location.

On September 29th internationally, Svart Records proudly present the New Wave of Japanese-Language British Heavy Metal: Coven's The Advent! Coven, the dynamic duo of Akihiro Ito and TAKA, began in 2016. The Tokyo-based heavy metal band worship at the altar of the likes of Iron Maiden and other NWOBHM bands, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, and Manowar. However, the band's approach is an original one in the sense that they bring in their Japanese heritage to the mix. "We want to retain our Japanese identity and originality. We want to bring our own Japanese metal to the world," the band comments. The duo are hard at work on their debut full-length as we speak, and it will be released in 2018. The Advent is the band's Svart debut, a very limited four-song cycle of 20 minutes. It is available on CD as well as limited vinyl. Hear the new track "Wings of Glory" at Svart's Soundcloud this location.


"Stentor Of Doom", the new video from LENG TCH'E, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Razorgrind", which will be released on August 25 via Season Of Mist.

TRIVIUM have released the official music video for their new song "The Sin And The Sentence". The track, which has also been made available for purchase as a digital single through online retailers, marks the band's first recording with drummer Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH), who joined TRIVIUM in late 2016.

Five years after their debut album Litanie au mal, out on Mortis Humanae Productions, French power-duo Sombre Croisade are ready to unleash the follow-up, a second full-length material. Balancier des Âmes is set to be released on Pest Records this September, a new album to take the French Traditional Black Metal banner one step further, a personal and emotional yet uncompromising and abrasive album to impress through its honest approach. The track Midiane taken off Balancier des Âmes, is now streaming below.

July 31st, 2017

Today, Damnation Defaced present the title-track as a first glimpse into their new concept album "Invader From Beyond" which will be unveiled on October 6th, 2017.

SAINT VITUS have announced a new string of European dates for the coming autumn. The godfathers of American doom metal will be joined by MOS GENERATOR for all headlining shows and they will also perform at several festivals on this trip. More dates will be announced in due time.

SAINT VITUS admat EU 2017 autumn
01 Oct 17 London (UK) Underworld
02 Oct 17 Coventry (UK) Phoenix
03 Oct 17 Glasgow (UK) Audio
04 Oct 17 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
09 Oct 17 Wien (AT) Viper Room
10 Oct 17 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
11 Oct 17 Roma (IT) Traffic Live
12 Oct 17 Mezaggo (IT) Bloom
17 Oct 17 Frankfurt (DE) Zoom
19 Oct 17 Chemnitz (DE) Talschock
23 Oct 17 Berlin (DE) Lido

SAINT VITUS festivals
08 Sep 17 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
30 Sep 17 Sheffield (UK) Academy (HRH Doom & Stoner)
07 Oct 17 Pratteln (CH) Z7 (Up in Smoke Festival 2017)
08 Oct 17 Athens (GR) Lera Odos (Desertfest 2017)
14 Oct 17 Helsinki (FI) Korjaamo (Blowup Vol. 3)
15 Oct 17 Antwerpen (BE) Trix (Desertfest 2017)
20 Oct 17 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn (Into the Void Festival)
22 Oct 17 München (DE) Feierwerk (Keep It Low Festival)

WINTERSUN will play a few festival shows as well as a Finland and a European tour. As if this wasn't enough, the band with Jari Mäenpää can announce that they'll be supporting melodic death giants ARCH ENEMY on their upcoming European tour early 2018. This already impressive touring package will be completed by Sweden's TRIBULATION and Ukrainian progressive groove metallers JINJER. All dates can be found below!

The band commented:
"We're super excited to announce that we will be supporting the mighty ARCH ENEMY on their European tour in January/February 2018! Hope to see you all there!"

»Will To Power Tour 2018«
12.01. D Munich - TonHalle
13.01. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
15.01. CH Zurich - Komplex
17.01. I Milan - Alcatraz
18.01. F Lyon - Transbordeur
22.01. F Toulouse - Le Bikini
23.01. F Paris - Bataclan
24.01. B Antwerp - Trix
26.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01. D Geiselwind - Music Hall
29.01. D Hamburg - Große Freiheit
31.01. S Malmö - KB
01.02. N Oslo - Rockefeller
02.02. S Stockholm - Arenan
03.02. S Gothenburg - Trädgarn
05.02. D Berlin - Huxleys
06.02. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
07.02. D Saarbrücken - Garage

More WINTERSUN dates:

09.08. CZ Josefov - Brutal Assault
11.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
13.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air (
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More than Fest

24.08. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
25.08. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
26.08. FIN Turku - Apollo
31.08. FIN Helsinki - The Circus
01.09. FIN Joensuu - Kerubi
02.09. FIN Jyväskylä - Lutakko

»Forest Tour 2017«
w/ special guest
08.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser (Extented Show)
10.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
11.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja
12.09. PL Gdansk - B90
14.09. EST Tallinn -Rockclub Tapper
15.09. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
16.09. LT Vilnius - Rock River Club
17.09. BY Minsk - Re:public
18.09. UA Kiev - Sentrum
20.09. PL Cracow - Kwadrat
21.09. A Graz - PPC
22.09. H Budapest - Barba Negra
23.09. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport
24.09. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
25.09. SLO Ljubljana - Cvetlicarna
27.09. F Colmar- Le Grillen
28.09. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
29.09. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.09. A Innsbruck - Hafen
01.10. I Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.10. I Rome - Planet Club
04.10. GR Athens - Piräus 117 Academy
05.10. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
06.10. BG Sofia - Club Mixtape 5
07.10. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane

Finnish WACKEN METAL BATTLE winner FROM THE VOID released their brutal music video 'MAN CREATED GOD'. Formed in the early winter of 2009, FROM THE VOID is a black metal group from northern Finland bringing forth their gospel of the end times, fire, light, ashes and truth.

ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed this upcoming friday, on August 4th, 2017! This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« - with grandeur and precision.

Today, ACCEPT reveal their first track-by-track trailer, in which Wolf Hoffmann talks about the songs 'Die By The Sword', 'Hole In The Head' and 'The Rise Of Chaos'.

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV", via Mascot Records on Friday, September 22. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow".

All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa. Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song "The Last Song For My Resting Place", which was written by Joe.

"BCCIV" track listing:

01. Collide (4:07)
02. Over My Head (4:06)
03. The Last Song For My Resting Place (7:57)
04. Sway (5:24)
05. The Cove (7:11)
06. The Crow (6:00)
07. Wanderlust (8:18)
08. Love Remains (4:53)
09. Awake (4:42)
10. When The Morning Comes (7:56)
11. With You I Go (bonus track on vinyl edition only)

MADAME MAYHEM announces her new album „Ready For Me“ (Metalville / street day Oct 20th). She'll be on tour with „Fozzy“ and „Hardcore Superstar“ in October / November.

Heretic has just completed recording their forthcoming release entitled "A Game You Can Not Win" with a release date of October 27th on Dissonance Productions. Heretic was born during the early 80's Metal scene in Southern California. They were one of the top acts in the LA area. This drew the attention of Metal Blade Records who went on to sign them. They were first featured on the Metal Massacre 7 compilation. Later they released the EP Torture Knows No Boundary, and the full length LP Breaking Point. After the release of Breaking Point the band split up when their lead singer joined the band Metal Church. Instead of continuing on guitarist Brian Korban, and bassist Dennis O'Hara went on to form the band Reverend with former Metal Church singer David Wayne.

Flash forward 20+ years, Heretic is back with their Classic Metal/Thrash sound. The band released "A Time Of Crisis" on Metal On Metal Records in 2012, their first release in over two decades.

Angelo/Heretic comments:
Heretic is proud and excited to become part of the Dissonance Productions UK family. We are honoured to be associated with a record label that has such a great line up of "Classic" metal acts. We are eager to dig in and get our hands dirty. Cheers!!

Steve Beatty/Dissonance label boss comments:
I am stoked to have this great band on the label. This record blew me away and is a fast lane favourite. I hope I don't get another speeding ticket! A combination of precision and muscle, not to be messed with!


Here's the second videoclip for the new Dead Cross album, a tune called “Seizure And Desist”.

July 29th, 2017

36 CRAZYFISTS will release their new album, "Lanterns", on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow-up to 2015's "Time And Trauma".

MISTHERIA - Featuring Steve Di Giorgio - Reveal Official Album Trailer For "Gemini"! GEMINI is an instrumental metal album which collects 13 songs written and/or arranged by Mistheria in the metal, neo-classical, prog-metal genres. See below the complete list of featuring artists.

MISTHERIA - music, arrangements, keyboards

Special Guests:
ROY Z - guitar

July 28th, 2017

KATAKLYSM will celebrate their 25th band anniversary in 2017 and embark on a big headline tour through Europe in autumn. In support of these upcoming shows, the band now releases their lyric video to their mindblowing classic 'Blood Of The Swans' off the re-release of »Shadows & Dust«/»Serenity In Fire« in one box.

During their all too brief existence, California's HOLY TERROR quickly took the underground of the '80s by storm. The two albums they released back in the day, "Terror And Submission" from 1987, and "Mind Wars" from 1988, quickly became the classics of the Speed Thrash Metal. Dissonance Productions are set to release the HOLY TERROR 5 disc box set "Total Terror". The boxset contains every album the thrash legends released ("Terror And Submission" 1987, Mind Wars "1988", "El Revengo" 2006 and "Live Terror" 2006), plus a DVD containing live sets from Milwaukee, Chicago and Anaheim, and the official video for "Judas Reward". This collection contains Thrash classics that easily stood the test of time and therefore should be owned by every fan of the Metal genre. Except that, each of the albums will be reissed on vinyl, via Back On Black Records. The reissues will be available on October 27, 2017.

Dissonance Productions

Eight years after ELUVEITIE released their acoustic album »Evocation I«, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. »Evocation II - Pantheon« will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a video clip and second digital single "Lvgvs".

Just one month to go until KORPIKLAANI's first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled »Live at Masters of Rock« will see the light of day on August 25th through Nuclear Blast. Last week the band's folk section revealed interesting info on the special show they played at Masters of Rock in 2016 (Disc 1), but today it's about time for the Folk Metal Superstars to unveil another musical appetizer from this upcoming live release. Check out a brand-new live clip of 'Erämaan ärjyt' over on YouTube:

Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, release the official music video for the song 'JudasStein' today. Watch the sick flick here:

ANUBIS GATE releases first teaser video for the upcoming album. "COVERED IN BLACK" is being released to the world on Nightmare Records on September 1st.

»Der Rote Reiter« (engl.: »The Red Rider«), the tenth studio album of DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER will be released August 25th, 2017. Today, the band has released a video clip of the title track and second digital single "Der Rote Reiter".

ALPHA TIGER release a new single and video for the song "Comatose" today. The track is taken from their forthcoming studio album "Alpha Tiger". Guitar player Peter Langforth: "is it just me or is the world completely out of mind?" In a time when smart-phones dominate everyday life, I'm afraid that this question is becoming more and more common. We approached this issue with a wink and asked ourselves, how people would have responded to it more than a hundred years ago. The song COMATOSE forms the musical bridge between our third record iDentity and the new album, and thus reflects the traditional side of the album. We wish you a lot of fun with the clip!"

Australian thrash/grind five-piece, KING PARROT, reveal details of their new album "Ugly Produce". The band's 3rd studio effort will arrive on September 22nd via Agonia Records (Europe), Housecore Records (North America) and Rocket/EVP in their native country. Watch the music video for the first single, "Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag", directed by long time video producer Dan Farmer of Farmwalker Films, here:

Today up and coming modern progressive metal outfit NOVELISTS have released their brand new song 'Under Different Welkins'. The song comes off of their upcoming second album »Noir« which will be released on the 8th of September via Arising Empire & SharpTone Records. The pre-order for »Noir« also started today! The band comments: "We thought it was important to release this song as our second single, "The light, The fire" showed some big changes in our sound so this one may please the old fans more!"

LIGHT THE TORCH is a burgeoning new force within the hard rock/metal community who just inked a new world-wide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The group, formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW, features the iconic Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on vocals, Francesco Artusato (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) on guitars and Ryan Wombacher (ex-BLEEDING THROUGH) on bass. The new full-length album is currently in the mixing stages and showcases the band in an all new light, as Jones delivers the most poignant performance of his storied career. With no more song-writing restrictions, the band are reaching greater heights trying out a plethora of new ideas, which you will all hear in the coming months.


INCERTAIN will release their debut album “Rats In Palaces” on September 22nd, 2017 on Pride & Joy Music. In advance, the band releases a video clip and single for the track “Amok” today.

Today the American Sleaze rock band Kickin Valentina releases the first music video and single "Turns Me On" from the upcoming album "Imaginary Creatures", released worldwide by Mighty Music on LP, CD and digital (ex Japan by Bickee Music) on the 11th of August.

RAGE deliver their new 23rd studio album called »Seasons Of The Black« today! »Seasons Of The Black« was recorded in February/March 2017 at Megafon Studios (Burscheid, Germany) and at Soundchaser Studios (Zandhoven, Belgium). Its production was handled by RAGE, whilst the renowned Dan Swanö (MARDUK, OPETH, KATATONIA) took care of mix and mastering at Unisound Studios (Grefrath, Germany).

RAGE live:
05.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
10.08. E Villena - Leyendas del Rock
12.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
20.08. SK Zvolenska Slatina - More than Fest (RAGE meets REFUGE)
26.08. I Gradisca D'isonzo - Ciaoluca Festival
02.09. D Dormagen/Zons - Zons Rockt (RAGE meets REFUGE)
16.09. L Vianden – Nordic Rock Festival
15.12. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
16.12. GR Athens - Gagarin 205
23.12. D Burglengenfeld - X-Mas Dynamite Night

»Seasons Of The Black Tour« 2018 - Part I

04.01. D Bochum - Zeche
05.01. D Speyer - Halle 101
06.01. I Milan - Legend Club
07.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
09.01. D Munich - Backstage
10.01. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.01. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
13.01. CZ Zlin - Masters of Rock Café
14.01. SK Kosice - Collosseum
15.01. H Budapest - A38
16.01. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
21.01. UK London Underworld
22.01. UK Sheffield Corporation
26.01. RUS St Petersburg Aurora-Hall
27.01. RUS Moscow Yotaspace
28.01. RUS Yekaterinburg Tele-Club

17.03. D Marsberg - Metal Diver Festival
02.-08.04. A Tröpolach - Full Metal Mountain
15.-20.04. E Palma de Mallorca - Full Metal Cruise

GODS OF SILENCE have released a digital single and lyric video for the song 'Full Moon'. The track is taken from their debut album 'Neverland', due out on September 8, 2017 via ROAR! Rock Of Angles Records.

The Finnish melodic death/doom metal band Fractured Spine releases "The Price of Retribution" EP, shortly followed by three more upcoming EPs "Failed Pieces", "Stolen Pieces" and "Remains". Celebrating 10 years since the first demo, "Anniversary Editions" of the first two studio albums "Songs of Slumber" and "Memoirs of a Shattered Mind" are also out this August, followed by a compilation album in 2018. The Price Of Retribution EP can be found on Spotify here.

Greek Symphonic Black / Goth Metallers from W.E.B. have unveiled a new short video of the process of making their upcoming album. 'Tartarus' will be released on November 10th via Apathia Records. Watch the second part of documentary, focused on the female voices of « Tartarus » below.

July 27th, 2017

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of MARK DEUTROM. The prolific musician from Texas and former MELVINS member will not only release his next album via Season of Mist, but he will also reissue solo-material as well as albums published under the BELLRINGER banner. Mark comments: "I am delighted to be working with Season of Mist, and to be a part of their diverse and accomplished cabal. I'm also looking forward to a new chapter for my back catalog, as well as exploring new and uncharted sonic landscapes." If you are not yet familiar with this amazing musician, we strongly recommend to check out MARK DEUTROM and BELLRINGER on Bandcamp.

Two months ago, the German thrash metal legends TANKARD played the Eintracht Frankfurt club anthem 'Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee' in front of over 30.000 enthusiastic Frankfurt supporters, a short time before the kick-off of the German cup final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

Today, the band announces a new version of the EP "Schwarz-Weiß wie Schnee" (which has been completely sold out for over ten years). The EP will be released on CD and "7 Vinyl" on 15 September 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

The Eintracht anthem, which has been played in the stadium for ten years before every home game of Eintracht Frankfurt, has now been completely re-recorded by the band. The thrashers were supported by Henni Nachtsheim (Badesalz), Ande Werner (Mundstuhl) and Roy Hammer (Roy Hammer & Die Pralinées), who can be heard in the backing choir.

The tracklist of the new EP:
1. Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee (Studioversion 2017)
2. Forza SGE
3. Schwarz-weiß wie Schnee (1999er Version)
4. One Foot in The Grave
5. A Girl Called Cerveza
6. (Empty) Tankard (live, 2016)

TANKARD - Tourdates 2017:
05.08. D Wacken - Wacken Open Air
12.08. E Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
26.08. D Cham - L.A. Moshclub-Festival
02.09. D Katzenbach - Metallergrillen
22.09. D Weinheim - Café Central
23.09. D Annaberg-Buchholz - Alte Brauerei
06.10. D Erfurt - From Hell
07.10. D Rostock - M.A.U. Club
08.10. D Braunschweig - B58 *SOLD OUT*
20.10. F Sélestat - Rock Your Brain Fest NEW!
28.10. GE Tiflis - tba
25.11. MAL Johore - Rockin
01.12. D Nuremberg - K4-Festsaal
02.12. D Berlin - BiNuu
16.12. NL Eindhoven - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
29.12. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp (TANKARD & Friends-Festival)
30.12. D Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark

PAIN, led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, LINDEMANN), announced the final leg of their highly successful touring-cycle (for their multi-chartbreaking album "Coming Home") a few weeks ago. They will be accompanied by their Swedish modern-rock-comrades from CORRODED and Italian thashers SAWTHIS.

CORRODED said: "People of Europe, hear ye hear ye!! We are proud to tell you all that we will be the direct support act of PAINs European tour this fall. So drop everything in your hands, and run towards the nearest computer, phone or what have you and book your tickets ASAP. This is something that you really don't want to miss".

SAWTHIS stated: "We are extremely happy and honoured to take part in this tour. We've always followed both Pain and Peter Tägtgren's career as a major source of inspiration and being on tour with them makes us even more motivated to set the stage on fire! We really can't wait to meet you all on the road, be there!"

PAIN/PETER TÄGTGREN on the tour & supports: "We're doing the final lap of touring in EU for the "Coming Home" album, and are excited to go back out together with our friends Corroded (Sweden) and Sawthis (Italy). Last call for Central Europe! Be there or be "not"!"

»Coming Home again Tour «
26.10.17 DE Münster, Sputnikhalle
27.10.17 FR Paris, Petit Bain
28.10.17 FR Lyon, CCO Villeurbanne
30.10.17 DE Siegburg, Kubana
31.10.17 AT Wörgl, Komma
01.11.17 FR Colmar, LE Grillen
02.11.17 DE Jena, F-Haus
03.11.17 DE Geiselwind, Music Hall
04.11.17 DE Mannheim, MS CONNEXION COMPLEX
05.11.17 DE Obertraubling, Eventhall Airport
06.11.17 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
07.11.17 CH Luzern, Schüür
08.11.17 DE Stuttgart, Universum
09.11.17 DE Bremen, Tivoli
10.11.17 NL Hengelo, Metropool
11.11.17 BE Koksijde, Casino

More PAIN dates:
28.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
29.07. CH Lottstetten - Meet the Beat
04.08. FIN Mikkeli - Jurassic Rock
05.08. S Nynäshamn - Svandammsparken
17.08. S Falun - Sabaton Open Air
18.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More Than Fest
19.08. UKR Lviv - Zaxidfest

ENDSEEKER presents a fist single from „Flesh Hammer Prophecy", a video for the song „Possessed By The Flame" from the upcoming album. The band says: „We wrote „Possessed By The Flame" around the middle of our songwriting process when we thought about the duration of the record. We felt the album needed some groovy mid tempo songs besides all the faster stuff. The song evolved onto the massive monster it is now and in rehearsals we like to call it our „Doom Song", mainly because it's the slowest track on the record - not really doom though. It turned out to be one of our favourite songs. Writing some parts we thought of slow Slayer stuff or the fantastic „False" album by Gorefest which also is more mid tempo and heavy riffs. But in the same moment „Possessed By The Flame" is absolutely ENDSEEKER and will be a huge headbanger on our future live shows." "Flesh Hammer Prophecy" will hit the stores 10/20/2017 on CD, LP and Digital Download by FDA Records/ Soulfood Music.

Bliss Of Flesh released a new video. "The Music video "Renunciation" enlightens Dante's last step in his quest of God. Woken from the dead, he goes through temptation and lust to reach the Light of God. Then, will he accept his blessing or renounce in order to find the Truth... ?"

CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official making of the music video for the first single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. Watch the music video here.

The French true heavy metal outfit LONEWOLF will release its new album "Raised On Metal" on September 22, 2017 via Massacre Records! It will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks, as well as limited edition vinyl LP. The 9th studio album was mixed and mastered by Powerwolf's guitarist Charles Greywolf and comes with a killer artwork created by Peter Sallai (Mortpaintgraphics), the vocalist/bassist of Bornholm. The new album is full of straight, uncompromising heavy metal; fast songs with catchy choruses meet mid-tempo tracks and epic songs, among others. "Raised On Metal" will especially please fans of Grave Digger, Running Wild and Accept.

Within the past few weeks, ALMANAC has completed the recordings of their second longplayer entitled »Kingslayer«, recorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany. "Our second strike is done," reveals guitar player Victor Smolski and explains, that "»Kingslayer« is the logical follow-up to »Tsar«, just more compact, heavier and faster. Our previous live experiences could be perfectly permitted during the recordings. The band got closer and well attuned, you can feel this unified energy within the new tracks. We took a lot of time and gave our very best. »Kingslayer« is a crafted metal album with a lively power sound!". »Kingslayer« will be released on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (ACCEPT, DESTRUCTION a.o.).

Siege have released their new lyric video for "Mr. Skortikon", taken from their latest album "Spirit of Agony Pt.1: Nailed Torment".

Black Stone Cherry are thrilled to announce the release of their long time coming blues EP, 'Black to Blues' which is out on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 29th September. Listen to the track 'Built For Comfort' here.

BATTLE BEAST vocalist Noora Louhimo has crossed the realm of mere mortals into the world of computer games. Having recently recorded the vocals for League Of Legends band PENTAKILL, Noora is proud to announce that Riot Games has created a new skin for her, titled "Pentakill Kayle". The new skin will be available in League of Legends soon but until then, listen to Noora's vocals on the new PENTAKILL track 'Tear of the Goddess', over on YouTube:

MYRKUR's stunning new video "Ulvinde", directed by Mats Ek, beautifully captures her longing for a place in nature, in peace, away from the 'real' world - a world that she explains "often feels I cannot and was never meant to function in." Inner and outer demons all come to life in breathtaking footage captured across Norwegian landscapes and scenery. It is the second single from MYRKUR's impending album 'Mareridt' coming September 15 on Relapse.

Italy-based thrash-death metal group Last Rites released the music video for the single "Ancient Spirit". The song is taken from the upcoming album "Nemesis" scheduled to be released on August, 10th in digital format.

July 26th, 2017

Europe are pleased to announce the release of a new studio album “Walk The Earth”. It will released through Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music) on 20th October 2017. Europe tour with Deep Purple in late 2017. Full dates are below.

Fri 17th Nov 2017 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK
Sat 18th Nov Manchester Arena, Manchester UK
Mon 20th Nov Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK
Wed 22nd Nov The SSE Hydro, Glasgow UK
Thurs 23rd Nov The o2 Arena, London UK

European Tour Dates for November and December to announced imminently


DIRKSCHNEIDER release a new live clip "Restless And Wild" from their upcoming DVD/2CD "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!", out on August 4th (EU) / August 18th (USA).

On September 1st, PARADISE LOST abruptly end summer with the release of their 15th studio album »Medusa«. And in order to shorten the waiting time until their doomy onset of winter, the band now unveils the third trailer. In this video, singer Nick Holmes explains the writing process for his lyrics and why he would suggest Stephen King, the latest KREATOR and a trip to Yorkshire to all of his fans:

ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed in only 1,5 weeks, on August 4th, 2017! This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« - with grandeur and precision.

Today, ACCEPT announce the dates of their European tour, which will start on January 12th in Hamburg:

12.01.18 DE Hamburg - Mehr! Theater
13.01.18 DE Filderstadt - Filharmonie
14.01.18 DE Munich - TonHalle
16.01.18 DE Leipzig - Haus Auensee
17.01.18 DE Berlin - Huxleys
19.01.18 DE Geiselwind - Eventzentrum
20.01.18 CZ Zlín - Euronics
21.01.18 HU Budapest - Barba Negra
23.01.18 IT Milano - Live Music Club
24.01.18 CH Zurich - Komplex 457
26.01.18 ES Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
27.01.18 ES Madrid - La Riviera
28.01.18 ES Bilbao - Santana 27
30.01.18 FR Saint-Étienne - Le FIL
01.02.18 FR Lille - L'Aéronef
02.02.18 DE Saarbrücken - Garage
03.02.18 CH Lausanne - Les Docks
04.02.18 DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp
06.02.18 NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
07.02.18 BE Antwerpen - Trix
08.02.18 UK London - Koko
09.02.18 DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
11.02.18 DK Copenhagen - Vega
12.02.18 NO Oslo - Rockefeller
14.02.18 SE Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
15.02.18 SE Stockholm - Cruise
17.02.18 FI Turku - Logomo
18.02.18 FI Helsinki - The Circus

Last week, the band has released their second digital single 'Koolaid', off their new album »The Rise Of Chaos«. Check out the lyric video for the track below.

SHAMAN'S HARVEST reveal the new video for 'The Come Up', taken from the upcoming album Red Hands Black Deeds. Out July 28th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.

Orange Goblin have finally officially announced that writing has begun for a brand new album, to be released around May/June 2018. The new record will be their first for the Candlelight label since being acquired by Spinefarm/Universal and will be recorded early next year at Orgone Studios, UK, with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Angel Witch etc). It is the band's first album since 2014's 'Back From The Abyss' and although there is no information on the album title or track listing, the band can reveal that the record will feature a guest appearance by the legendary Motorhead guitarist, Phil Campbell.

As well as working on the new album, the band are currently enjoying a massive year having played the main stage at Download Festival, Resurrection Fest in Spain and receiving a nomination for 'Best UK Band' at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. The remainder of 2017 sees Orange Goblin continue to play across Europe at the likes of Woodstock Poland, Wacken Open Air, Desertfest Athens, Helldorado Eindhoven, Up In Smoke Festival and the HRH Doom V Stoner Festival in the UK. On top of this they have been invited to open the main stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in California, USA in November.

Full list of dates is as follows:

Fri 04 Aug - Woodstock, Kostrzyn, Poland
Sat 05 Aug - Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
Sat 12 Aug - Sonic Blast Fest, Moledo, Portugal
Sat 09 Sep - Fall of Summer Fest, Torcy, France
Sat 30 Sep - HRH Doom v Stoner, Sheffield, UK
Fri 06 Oct - Desertfest, Athens, Greece
Sat 07 Oct - Up In Smoke Fest, Pratteln, Switzerland
Fri 27 Oct - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland
Sat 28 Oct - Limelight, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sun 29 Oct - Siege Of Limerick Fest, Limerick, Ireland
Sat 04 Nov – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, California, USA
Sat 18 Nov - Helldorado Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sat 25 Nov - MMC Fest @ Slade Rooms, Wolves, UK


SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — will release its sophomore album this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. The first song from the new disc, "Promised Land", will be made available this Friday, July 28.

July 25th, 2017

"Obedience School", the new Dennis Bersales-directed video from DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), can be seen below. The song is taken from DEAD CROSS's self-titled debut album, which will be released on August 4 via Ipecac Recordings. The effort was helmed by producer Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORN, DEFTONES, SEPULTURA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and was mastered at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California.

BLACK ANVIL have announced European tour dates for this Fall. The sixteen date tour commences in Belgium on September 21 and ends in Switzerland on October 7. BLACK ANVIL will also perform on August 18 at this year's Psycho Las Vegas Festival. A full tour schedule is listed below. Additionally, watch BLACK ANVIL perform their new album As Was in full at the Knitting Factory from their record release show in Brooklyn, NY last week below. Filmed by Maximum Volume Silence.

BLACK ANVIL tour dates:
Aug 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Las Vegas
Sep 21 - Antwerp, BE - Het Bos
Sep 22 - Tilburg, NL - Little Devil
Sep 23 - Goes, NL - t Beest
Sep 24 - Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg
Sep 25 - Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
Sep 26 - Koblenz, DE - Sk2
Sep 27 - Leipzig, DE - La Plaque
Sep 28 - Warsaw, PL - Poglos
Sep 29 - Krakow, PL - APOTEKA
Sep 30 - Gdansk, PL - Smoke Over Dock II
Oct 01 - Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, PL - Chili
Oct 02 - Prague, CZ - Modra Vopice
Oct 03 - Wien, AT - Viper Room
Oct 04 - Feldkirch, AT - Graf Hugo
Oct 06 - Trieste, IT - Tetris
Oct 07 - Winterthur, CH - Gaswerk!

The Austrian crossover/thrashmetal band Insanity Alert made a new video for the song "Pact With Satan". See the band live at the shows below.

EMP Persistence Tour (w/ Hatebreed + Madball + Power Trip + Broken Teeth + Insanity Alert)
Th 18.01.18 @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin (DE)
Fr 19.01.18@ Tivoli Ronda, Utrecht (NL)
Sa 20.01.18 @ Eventwerk, Dresden (DE)
Su 21.01.18 @ Backstage, München (DE)
Mo 22.01.18 @ Komplex, Zürich (CH)
Tu 23.01.18 @ Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (DE)
We 24.01.18 @ Sono, Brno (CZ)
Th 25.01.18 @ Stadthalle, Lichtenfels (DE)
Fr 26.01.18 @ De Mast, Torhout (BE)
Sa 27.01.18 @ Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (DE)
Su 28.01.18 @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (UK)

Here's Alice Cooper - The Official Paranormal Pre-Listening - The new album "Paranormal" out July 28, 2017

Czech´s blackened metal gang SOLFERNUS will release the second full length album called „Neoantichrist" in October via Satanath Records (Europe + Asia) and Azermedoth Records (Latin + North America). The „Neoantichrist" front cover is a charcoal drawing created by young artist Thomas Bruno. The band recorded all songs at Moravian Ch-Records Studio. New lyric video from SOLFERNUS (with two ROOT members in a line-up) is online and you can „Pray for Chaos!".

The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Ignis ~ Dominion
02. Glorifired
03. Mistresserpent
04. Pray for Chaos!
05. That One Night
06. Between Two Deaths
07. Once Upon A Time In The East
08. My Aurorae
09. Neoantichrist
10. Stone In A River

July 24th, 2017

A new SLIPKNOT documentary brought to you by MusicScreen will be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a one-night-only cinematic spectacle on September 6. Directed by SLIPKNOT's own M. Shawn Crahan, a.k.a. Clown, "Day Of The Gusano" documents the Iowa band's first-ever visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT's members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band's long-awaited first-ever show in Mexico City. A preview clip of the rehearsals for the Mexico concert, taken from "Day Of The Gusano", can be seen below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE have completed work on their new album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006's "Kill", 2009's "Evisceration Plague" and 2012's "Torture".

After the 2015 release of the self-titled debut album by REVOLUTION SAINTS --Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)— rock fans around the world rejoiced at the inspired musical offering. Those fans will, once again, have cause for celebration as REVOLUTION SAINTS will be releasing their second album later this year. Today, the band has released a video for the title track to the new album, which can be seen below:

DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now releasing the opening song taken from their forthcoming fourth album, 'Finisterre' wich will be released on August 25th. The harsh track, "Aufbruch" is streaming at the link below.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled "Psychosis". The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:v"The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer - an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from GODFLESH - just a great NAILBOMB, GODFLESH, CAVALERA kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from TOXIC HOLOCAUST; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."

Just recently Max and Iggor have also left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio.

MUNICIPAL WASTE delivers a new music video in the form of the most epic rager. Directed by Rob "Whitey" McConnaughy, "Breathe Grease" is the epitome of all things you would expect from a MUNICIPAL WASTE party and then some. Watch the music video for "Breathe Grease" below.

BELPHEGOR will headline European territory once again, this time in support of the new album entitled »Totenritual«. It'll be released worldwide via Nuclear Blast on September 15th. Supporting bands on this festival tour will be a billing of dangerous acts from the current Death/ Black Metal scene such as ENTHRONED, DESTRÖYER 666, NERVOCHAOS and NORDJEVEL. The raid will kick off September 28th in Copenhagen, Denmark at Pumpehuset and conclude October 21st in Vienna, Austria at Szene.

28.09.2017 - DEN - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
29.09.2017 - GER - Dresden, Puschkin
30.09.2017 - NL - Amstelveen, P60
01.10.2017 - NL - Apeldoorn, Gigant
03.10.2017 - GER - Erfurt, From Hell
04.10.2017 - GER - Berlin, SO36
05.10.2017 - GER - Oberhausen, Helvete
06.10.2017 - BEL - Bruges, Het Entrepot
07.10.2017 - BEL - Marbehan, Bois-Des-Isles
08.10.2017 - UK - London, The Dome
10.10.2017 - UK - Glasgow, Audio
11.10.2017 - UK - Newcastle, The Riverside
12.10.2017 - IRE - Belfast, Limelight 2
13.10.2017 - IRE - Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
15.10.2017 - FR - Paris, Gibus Live
16.10.2017 - FR - Grenoble, L'ilyade
17.10.2017 - FR - Marseille, Jas' Rod
18.10.2017 - CH - Lucerne, Konzerthaus Schüür
19.10.2017 - IT - Brescia, Circolo Colony
20.10.2017 - AUT - Graz, Explosiv
21.10.2017 - AUT - Vienna, Szene

More dates 2017:
02.08. A Vienna - Jolly Roger Festival
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
24.08. D Crispendorf - Wolfszeit Festival
26.08. CZ Brezova u Sokolova - Brezovska Metalova Noc X
15./16.12. S Norrköping - Black Christmas

Couple days ago diabolical death tyrants BELPHEGOR have released their debut new single entitled 'BAPHOMET'.

July 23d, 2017

THY ART IS MURDER will release their new album »Dear Desolation« on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The Australian band has just dropped another sonic thunderbolt from the album in the form of the fiery video for 'The Son of Misery'.

ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed in only two weeks, on August 4th, 2017! This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« - with grandeur and precision. Today, the band has released their digital single 'Koolaid', off their new album »The Rise Of Chaos«.

WINTERSUN finally release their third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, today via Nuclear Blast. Additionally, »Wintersun live at Tuska 2013« is purchasable on vinyl as well. To mark this occasion, the band led by Jari Mäenpää has launched a lyric video for the album's opening track, 'Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring)'.

JAG PANZER release a new lyric video for the song "Far Beyond All Fear" today. The track is taken from their forthcoming album "The Deviant Chord".vThe lyric video was created by Jag Panzer guitarist Mark Briody: "I wanted the video to be a Jules Verne style adventure, like the kind we grew up with. I always wanted to set the lyric video in the same time period as the cover (late 1800s) so I could give some back story to the album artwork!".

"The Earth Collapses Behind" is the first single off "To Be Drawn And To Drown" by Sign Of Cain. The band around scene-icon Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg (At The Gates, The Lurking Fear) presents a song totally lives up to its name. Starting with sounds of thunder, the song leads into a double-bass-laden riff-storm, which turns into a more and more groove-driven passage that merges into sinister death doom. The perfectly summarizes what the album comes up with!

Besides Tompa, the band consists of scene-veterans Tomer Hasenfratz (guitar, backing vocals: Viscera Trail), Tomy Minas (guitar: The Sin), Tuval Refaeli (drums: Viscera Trail, Equilibrium) and David Mauritzon (bass: Razor Rape). 18 years after its formation the band finally unleashes its debut "To Be Drawn And To Drown". „To Be Drawn And To Drown" will be released on September 22nd, 2017 via Apostasy Records.

DYNAMITE have just released a new song from their up and coming album "Big Bang" (September 1st). Commented the band: "Bring It On is a song that captures the essence of what DYNAMITE is all about. 'This life is full of roadblocks but you're gonna pass them one by one' - It's about that feeling that nothing can stop you if you work hard and believe in what you do" Additionally, DYNAMITE will release a brand new video on August 4th that visualizes the song "Turn Up The Heat"!You can listen to "Bring It On" here.

July 21th, 2017

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, has set "Psychosis" as the title of its recently completed fourth album, tentatively due in October via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, was recorded primarily at a studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

The brand new longform Craig Hooper-directed video for the song "Johnny's Band" from legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE can be seen below. Following the four-minute video clip for the song, the thirteen-minute longform serves as a fictional documentary about JOHNNY'S BAND. Its title, "From Here To By There", is a clear reference to DEEP PURPLE's movie documentary "From Here To InFinite", which is part of the limited edition of the band's recent worldwide success, "InFinite".

The video (and song) is an in-depth, affectionate portrait of a fictional band that quickly gains success — and as quickly loses it. Having been scripted and directed by Craig Hooper and Collin Games, who are also responsible for the original DEEP PURPLE documentary, it gives a lot of attention to detail and doesn't take itself too seriously.

A special and limited anniversary version of "The Rack", the classic debut album from Dutch doom/death metallers ASPHYX, will be made available on November 17 as a double album, containing both the original LP as well as a special bonus version of the entire record covered by friends and peers of the group. More details and formats of this project will be unveiled soon.

VENOM INC. will unleash their upcoming full-length album, »Avé«, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, you can watch the third installment of the band's one-on-one video interview series describing behind-the-scenes details on »Avé«. This video discusses the album's intricate album art.

July 20th, 2017

CHESTER Bennington, lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, has died aged 41.

TMZ is reporting that the star was found dead in a private residence in Palo Verdes Estates Los Angeles. His body was discovered this morning just before 9am and it is believed that he hanged himself. The singer is survived by his wife, Talinda Ann Bentley, and six children – Jamie, 21, Isaiah, 19, Draven, 15, Tyler Lee, 11, and Lily and Lila, 7. He was previously married to Samantha Marie Olit from 1996 – 2005.

Chester, whose band Linkin Park spawned hit rock songs including Numb and Breaking the Habit, often focused his lyrics on personal struggle, depression and addiction. One of the band’s last singles, Heavy, released four months ago, focused on the topic of depression. It contained haunting lyrics including: “I don’t like my mind right now // Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary // Wish that I could slow things down” In the chorus, he talks about how he is dragging around issues that are bringing him down before chillingly adding: “If I just let go, I’d be set free.”

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French black metallers DIKTATUR have published a video for the track "Revanche". Featuring studio footage, the track is taken off "La Voie Du Sang", which is set to be reissued via Melancholia Records on August 15th, 2017.

Originally released in 2010, the band already had their sophomore album finished by the time "La Voie Du Sang" was out, so they turned their attention to the new record. The album ended up forgotten, never got promoted and Diktatur's sophomore album was never released as well due to a rupture on the band's line-up. Now, seven years later, the band is ready to show their work to the masses: they have created new artwork, changed the tracklist order, remastered all tracks and included two exclusive bonus tracks from that album that never saw daylight.

KORPIKLAANI will release their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled »Live at Masters of Rock«, on August 25th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast. After releasing the first single 'Pilli on pajusta tehty (live)', the band has revealed the first trailer today. Watch accordionist Sami Perttula and fiddler Tuomas Rounakari talking about their special folk show with two additional musicians in 2016 and more, here:

WINTERSUN are set to unleash their long-awaited third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, tomorrow Nuclear Blast. Additionally, »Wintersun live at Tuska 2013« will be released on vinyl on the same day. Today sees the release of a new album trailer, in which Jari Mäenpää discusses the inspirations behind the artwork for the band's new album »The Forest Seasons«.


Up to this point, the true Norwegian black avant-gardists ENSLAVED have only revealed dates for their European headline tour, starting in Germany on November 10th. It is time to announce two very special Norwegian release shows in support of their new album! Witness ENSLAVED live, performing songs from their upcoming studio release on the following dates:

AISA & Time Out Agency presents:
12.10 N Oslo - Blå
13.10 N Bergen – Garage

Support: SIBIIR

Both shows have their own uniquely designed posters, the price of which is included in the entry fee: Tor Ola Svennevig from Ihuda Tattoo designed the Oslo poster, while Jannicke Wiese-Hansen from Nidhogg Tattoo designed the poster for Bergen! In both cities you can meet the band at the merch stand, and for those attending the Oslo show you will have the chance to purchase the record the day before it officially comes out. These shows will be unique and intimate release shows; up close and personal!

Ivar says: "The making of this new album has been the most intense experience ever, from writing till completion. Now that it is finished, it just dawned on me that we will play these songs live in the near future. I cannot wait! This new record is such a big step for us a band and we are immensely proud of it! Playing it live will be like detonating 1400 firecrackers inside a wormhole! -Not really sure what that entails, but it sounds awesome, and so does the album."

ENSLAVED also recently announced a European tour:

10.11. D Hamburg - Logo
11.11. D Berlin - Nuke
12.11. D Cologne - Underground
13.11. NL Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz*
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands*
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1*
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy *
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy*
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute*
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall
25.11. F Paris - Trabendo
26.11. B Vosselaar - Biebob
28.11. F Rezé - Barakason
29.11. F Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30.11. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
01.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
02.12. D Frankfurt - Das Bett
03.12. CZ Prague - Chelmnice
16.12. RU Moscow - Volta
17.12. RU St. Petersburg - Club Val
*supporting OPETH

Get tickets for the German shows here in our shop here. You can catch the band live before these tour dates at one of the following festival shows, and only last week, ENSLAVED announced their show at the legendary 70.000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

13.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24.08. N Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25.08. N Moss - Festivalen Sin
16.09. BR Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28.09. CN Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26.10. S Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21

1.-5.02. USA Miami - 70.000 Tons Of Metal


The Austrian thrash metal outfit SILIUS is going to release its debut album "Hell Awakening" on September 8, 2017 via Massacre Records. The album was mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis and C. Schmid at The Prophecy Studios in Hegge, Germany. Anestis Goudas has created the cover artwork as well as the illustrations in the booklet. The album release show will take place on September 23rd at the Altes Kino in Landeck, Austria. The band about the album: "Hell Awakening is a wake-up call for everyone, who thinks that metal is a dying art!" SILIUS are soon going to release the official video for the single and album opener "Seven Demons".


The German pirate metal horde THE PRIVATEER will release their upcoming third album
»The Goldsteen Lay« on July 28, 2017 via NoiseArt Records. THE PRIVATEER states: "Background info, statements and tales regarding all the tracks of our new LP (save the date: Piratefest 2017 Release Show Freiburg). Just for you, we took the effort to get respectably drunk, so you just get to watch us in our best state, because where would we be without you. in this spirit: Navigation means reaching the spot, noone ask's how. Your Crew." Today, the band has released the first track-by-track video for the upcoming album.

The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. Only 14 months after the successful »The Devil Strikes Again« neckbreaker, RAGE deliver their new, 23rd studio album called »Seasons Of The Black«, which will be released on July 28th! Today, they release their second track by track documentary, in which the trio talks about the songs 'Septic Bite', 'Walk Among The Dead' and 'All We Know Is Not'.


Darkness in the skies – absolute darkness on stage! Triptykon (Official) will grace the Party.San Metal Open Air and take over the role of headliner from Morbid Angel! We are particularly proud of this to happen since Tom Gabriel Fischer and his fellow musicians have rarely performed extended headlining shows in recent times. TRIPTYKON have released two excellent albums (“Eparistera Daimones” und “Melana Chasmata”) as well as an EP (“Shatter”), which enabled them to win a prominent position in black/death metal. Yet the Swiss-German band furthermore represents the heritage of the Swiss black/avantgarde metal legend Celtic Frost in a worthy manner. Their main songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist is now the frontman and mastermind of TRYPTIKON. An unforgettable night is awaiting us and you!


Los Angeles power trio SINICLE will release new album Angels & Demons on September 22. The band combines the groove of Heavy Metal, the angst of Rock, and the soul of Blues, setting them in a world of their own. The band has just released the official video for first single "Baltimore."


BLACK STAR RIDERS are currently coming to the end of a run of well-received European summer festival dates with new drummer Chad Szeliga. Just prior to their "special guest" slot at the Ramblin' Man Fair on July 29th, BLACK STAR RIDERS are pleased to present the official lyric video for the track 'Cold War Love'. The song is a smouldering and reflective ballad, packed with the band's signature sound and soaring riffs. Check it out below.


Fighter Records is proud to announce the sngning of one of Portugal's finest and most promising Heavy Metal act called LYZZÄRD, for the official release of their debut album "Savage", originally self-financed earlier this year on a limited CD-R pressing. Official release date for "Savage" will be 27th of September through Fighter Records on CD format. LYZZÄRD will re-launch an official video-clip of the song "Katana" next month, so watch out for it. IN the meantime , check out the band's official Facebook site here and listen to an advance song from the album below.

British Steel - The Rising Force Of British Heavy Metal

Dissonance Productions, the home to legendary British acts Diamond Head and Grim Reaper is putting it's money where it's mouth is and heralding a new dawn of British metal acts. Acts eager to follow in the size 12's of one-time hopefuls who struck out over the past decades, some of whom went stratospheric, some who didn't but command mega-cult status worldwide. Bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Raven, Girlschool, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Judas Priest and a host of others. Having breathed life back into seminal old favourites from the likes of Raven, Vardis, Onslaught, Samson, Venom, Girlschool, Marshall Law, Blitzkrieg, Cloven Hoof, Jaguar, Xentrix, Amebix, Slammer, Deathwish and more it's now time to unleash the ravenous new breed. On BRITISH STEEL you'll hear Amulet, Aggressive Perfector, Eliminator, Dungeon, Dark Forest, Toledo Steel, Vuil, Seven Sisters, Insurgency, Neuronspoiler and Wytch Hazel. Hits the streets running on August 22, 2017. Check out the album teaser below

"The Raven Eyes", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Five", which was released last September via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded with producer Mike Plotnikoff, who has previously worked with BUCKCHERRY, OTEP, HALESTORM, DROWNING POOL, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, 3 DOORS DOWN, FEAR FACTORY, FLYLEAF and SKILLET, among others.

July 19th, 2017


Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that "Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla," a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store. Game download link to App Store here:

The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs "Halls of Valhalla," "Breaking the Law", "Turbo Lover", "Electric Eye", and "Painkiller" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming."

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 'Battle Cry' album available to players exclusively within the game. Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill "stem meters" to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.

"When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience" said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game.

"For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog."

"Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla" is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.

"Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?"

Have a blast and enjoy!
Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

On September 15th, ENSIFERUM will release their seventh full-length, 'Two Paths', worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. To hear the first single, 'For Those About to Fight for Metal', please visit this location. To view the vinyl master tape cutting, fans can watch a video by T. Ruotsalainen and A. Kippo below.

FALLUJAH have released the following statement:

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of our vocalist and friend, Alex Hofmann. A decade-long journey has just ended for one of our founding members, and now he begins a new path separate from our own. His dedication and creativity have been a vital part of FALLUJAH for the last ten years, but we respect his decision and support him wholeheartedly.

The Dreamless touring cycle has been our longest and most challenging yet; taking us across the planet with bands we respect and admire while molding this band into a brotherhood. These experiences have brought us together and proven that this is what we are meant for. Alex's departure will bring a new period of growth and we intend to come out of it with something groundbreaking for our fans.

We will have a special guest taking over vocals for our festival run in Europe as well as our North American tour with DECAPITATED and THY ART IS MURDER. When we return to California, we will continue writing our new album and begin our search for a new vocalist. We invite all of our local friends and fans to join us in sending Alex off at Bay Area Death Fest; his last show, but a new beginning for us in FALLUJAH."

Hofmann adds:
"The reasons for my departure are both complicated and difficult to summarize; but one thing I know now is that in order to begin a new chapter in life, you must inevitably close the previous one.

FALLUJAH is currently on a nonstop skyward trajectory and my departure will not compromise this in the slightest. I love my band mates to death and I will still be involved in a certain respect after my replacement is solidified. I have to also take the time to thank our manager and mentor EJ Johantgen, our A&R Monte Conner and everyone else at Nuclear Blast, our agents JJ Cassiere and Marco Walzel, Karim at Indiemerch and Florian at Impericon, as well as all the others who've ever worked with me behind the scenes keeping this band going.

Thank you to our fans for 10 years of wild nights, stage dives, bloody noses, circle pits and hangovers. To my friends in the touring world, I'm not going anywhere, you will all see me around still. My last show with the band will be Bay Area Death Fest in San Francisco, and I cannot think of a better way to go out!"


20.07. USA San Francisco, CA - Bay Area Death Fest
02.08. USA Reno, NV - Jub Jub's
05.08. USA Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live
06.08. USA Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
07.08. USA Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo

11.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault
12.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
13.08. B Ieper - Ieper Fest

14.08. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
15.08. D Leipzig - Naumanns
16.08. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
17.08. D Oberhausen - Kulttempel

18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. D Allstedt - Destruction Derby

21.08. USA Richmond, VA - Canal Club
22.08. USA Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
23.08. USA Atlanta, GA - The New Masquerade
25.08. USA Houston, TX - Scout Bar
26.08. USA Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
27.08. USA Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
29.08. USA Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
30.08. USA Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
01.09. USA Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
03.09. USA Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
06.09. USA San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
07.09. USA West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre
08.09. USA Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
09.09. USA Mesa, AZ - Club Red
10.09. USA El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11.09. USA Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
13.09. USA Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
14.09. USA Joliet, FL - The Forge
15.09. USA Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
16.09. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House
17.09. CDN Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
19.09. USA Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
20.09. USA Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
21.09. USA New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
22.09. USA Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
23.09. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage

04.11. USA San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest

On August 25th Swedish Heavy Metallers PORTRAIT will release their new album 'Burn The World' worldwide via Metal Blade Records. PORTRAIT has now released the 2nd single taken off album 'Burn The World'. The new song is entitled 'Martyrs' and can be streamed below:

ACCEPT are back in the game with a new studio album! The record entitled »The Rise Of Chaos«, will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017. This will be the band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast and continues the tradition of its three predecessors - »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« - with grandeur and precision.

Today, the band releases their third album trailer in which Wolf Hoffmann explains the album title and why it fits so perfectly in today's world. If you want to find out about the connection between the new ACCEPT album and the rise of chaos in our world, watch the clip here:

NAILS have announced their live return to Europe with a headline tour scheduled for this November and a slot at Leeds' premier heavy metal festival Damnation. Renowned for the raw DIY energy of their live shows, these dates are not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now!

»Europe in Pain 2017 - Time to Die«

03.11. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
04.11. UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
05.11. UK London - The Underworld
06.11. B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
07.11. NL Utrecht - De Helling
08.11. D Cologne - Gebäude 9
09.11. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
10.11. D Berlin - Cassiopeia
11.11. RUS Moscow - Fassbinder


Since May, AVATARIUM's latest storm »Hurricanes And Halos« rages through the world and after their highly anticipated show at Finland's Tuska Festival, the Swedish doom virtuosi can't wait to take the stage again and present their new songs live to their European fans on the "Hurricanes And Halos Tour" in September. The band now unveils a tour trailer that you can watch here:


15.09. D Langen - Stadthalle
16.09. D Essen - Turock
17.09. D Nuremberg - Hirsch
18.09. D Berlin - Musik und Frieden (Black Room)
19.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
20.09. D Erfurt - From Hell
21.09. D Siegburg - Kubana
22.09. NL Oss - Groene Engel
23.09. B Vosselaar - Biebob
24.09. NL Zaandam - Podium De Flux
25.09. F Paris - Glazart
26.09. D Stuttgart - Universum
27.09. I Milan - Legend Club
28.09. D Munich - Backstage
29.09. A Vienna - Viper Room
30.09. H Budapest - Dürer Kert

Massacre Records is happy to welcome the French melodic death metal outfit TEMNEIN to its artist roster! The band is around since 2009, and has already released a demo ("Time To Avenge", 2010) as well as their debut "404B.C." (2014). The latter received great reviews, and allowed the band to share the stage with bands like Mors Principium Est, Primordial, Powerwolf or Eluveitie, among others. TEMNEIN are now ready to unleash their new album "White Stained Inferno" in late October via Massacre Records! The band stated that it will be darker and more atmospheric than the debut. Additional album details will be revealed soon.


Italian black/doom metallers FORGOTTEN TOMB have finished recording their new album, "We Owe You Nothing". It will include 6 songs for approx. 40 minutes of music. The album recording-sessions started in December 2016 with drums being tracked at Big Pine Creek studio in Italy, but were abruptly interrupted when singer/guitarist Ferdinando "HM" M. was involved in a life-threatening car accident that left him unable to play for months. Recording-sessions were resumed and completed in May 2017 at SPVN Studio in Italy, while mix and mastering were done in June 2017 at Planet-Z studio (Hadley, Massachussets, USA) by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Six Feet Under, Crowbar, Soulfly, Hatebreed, etc.). The album is due in fall 2017 on Agonia Records.


On September 1st, PARADISE LOST abruptly end summer with the release of their 15th studio album »Medusa«. And while winter is approaching, the band now presents their second interview trailer, in which bassist Steve Edmondson speaks about the work with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, the band's influences and how the music scene changed since the band's inception almost 3 decades ago. Watch the clip here:

Spanish modern melodeath metallers Rise To Fall just released the video of the song "Burning Signs".

Milwaukee's KHAZADDUM have released the official video for new single "The Deathless Crown," a track from forthcoming album Plagues Upon Arda. Get your Dwarven Death Metal fix below. KHAZADDUM will release sophomore album Plagues Upon Arda August 19. Following the 2015 In Dwarven Halls EP, the album offers a deeper glimpse into the tragic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.


July 18th, 2017

Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters ELUVEITIE released their acoustic album »Evocation I«, the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. »Evocation II - Pantheon« will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, front man Chrigel and his eight loyal colleagues grant a look behind the scenes. In this new trailer, the band gives an insight into their studio routine and their new form of working, which has brought lots of fresh energy into the recording process.


Morbid Angel Cancels European Summer Festival Appearances

MORBID ANGEL have been forced to cancel their European summer festival appearances slated for late July and August due to "unfortunate and last minute, unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band."

MORBID ANGEL's management, World Management, said in a statement: "In well over thirty years, we have never had an incident like this, nor have we ever canceled shows in our past. We have been advised by the U.S. State Department / passport agency that a new passport will not be forthcoming in time for any of the upcoming festivals.

"MORBID ANGEL are extremely unhappy about this loss of shows and want to apologize to all the fans, promoters, and vendors in Europe! We are working to have this issue remedied for the future and are looking forward to coming back to Europe and playing for all of our fans in November!"

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