Artist Pamelina H started a Kickstarter campaign. She is offering five exclusive handpaintedguitars and a very brutal line of Tarot cards, she dubbed ‘The Wicked Tarot’. She is responsible for creating the iconic Marilyn Monroe Playboy Fender Strat and has done the artwork for many recognizable guitars for Fender, Ibanez and she created the Bare Bones Religion series and the Absinthe guitar of Diamond Guitars line. As an artist she created art for Jennifer Batten, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and more. If you want a share in this and help her make it happen, or just check out her sinister artwork involved in this project, go to this Kickstarter location for more information:
ALTER BRIDGE will enter the studio in January 2016 to begin recording the follow-up to 2013's ‘Fortress’.
Brazilian heavy/power metallers SHADOWSIDE have announced the addition of bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL) to the group's ranks. The band is currently in the songwriting process for the new SHADOWSIDE album, which is set to be recorded between June and August 2016.
DEVIL YOU KNOW — the band featuring Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH & GAYS), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — will release its sophomore album, ‘They Bleed Red’, on November 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘The Way We Die’ can be seen below.
BLITZKRIEG are celebrating the 35tth anniversary this year. The band has re-recorded their classic 1985 album, ‘A Time Of Change’, to be released in November. The album includes two bonus tracks: ‘Too Wild To Tame’, which should have made the LP back in 1985 but did not fit due to vinyl time restrictions, and ‘Jealous Love’, which was written at the same time as the rest of the album. The album will be released in via Metal Nation Records, with the vinyl version via High Roller Records. The set comes with a new artwork, a new 12-page booklet full of sleeve notes by vocalist Brian Ross, lyrics and new photos from the past and present line-up.
RUSH will release the ‘R40 Live’ concert film on November 20. The performance of the song ‘Roll The Bones’ is available below. More details to be revealed soon.
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's ‘Live At Finsbury Park’ (filmed in high definition at London's Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010) on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16. The performance of the songs ‘Bulls On Parade’ and ‘Testify’ are available below.
SWALLOW THE SUN will release a triple album titled ‘Songs From The North I, II & III’ on November 13 via Century Media Records. Part I continues in the vein of the albums before it — first-rate death-doom in the typical style of the band. Part II is an acoustic foray representing the group’s ability to unplug and revel in the darkness, and part III is the most extreme album of the three with conscience-crushing funeral doom. The official lyric video for the song ‘Heartstrings Shattering’ (from part I) can be seen below.
PHANTASMA – the new symphonic rock musical featuring Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN), Georg Neuhauser (SERENITY) and Oliver Philipps (EVERON) – will release its debut album, ‘The Deviant Hearts’, on November 20 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘Enter Dreamscape’ can be seen below.
SATYRICON vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
BLOOD FEAST have signed a deal with Hells Headbangers. The band is currently recording its new album, ‘The Future State Of Wicked’, for a 2016 release.
Vocalist Waylon Reavis has severed all ties with MUSHROOMHEAD and the group's record label, Filthy Hands.
TEN COMMANDOS – a new project featuring SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron, SOUNDGARDEN bassist Ben Shepherd, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE guitarist Alain Johannes and SCREAMING TREES singer Mark Lanegan – released its debut single ‘Staring Down The Dust’ on October 9. The band’s full-length debut album will arrive in November.
MASTERPLAN released its first-ever concert DVD/CD, ‘Keep Your Dream aLive’, on October 9. The set is available as DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD sets, both including the entire show from Masters Of Rock festival, recordings from Wacken Open Air, footage from the band's latest Asian tour and ProgPower USA, as well as all five official MASTERPLAN video clips. The Masters Of Rock show is featured on the CD. A performance clip of the song ‘Spirit Never Die’ from the DVD can be seen below.
Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, ALLEN/LANDE, STARBREAKER, BOB CATLEY, KISKE/SOMERVILLE) will release his new MAGNUS KARLSSON'S FREEFALL album, ‘Kingdom Of Rock’, on November 6 via Frontiers Records. The final list of musicians includes Tony Harnell (SKID ROW, TNT, STARBREAKER), Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN, AT VANCE), David Readman (PINK CREAM 69, VOODOO CIRCLE), Jorn Lande, Jakob Samuel (THE POODLES), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEEP PURPLE), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH), Harry Hess (HAREM SCAREM) and Rebecca De La Motte. Rounding out the line-up on the album is Jaime Salazar on drums, with production duties handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, AMARANTHE, PRETTY MAIDS). The song ‘No Control’, featuring Joe Lynn Turner, can be streamed below.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA released its new album, ‘The Color Before The Sun’, on October 9 via 300 Entertainment. The official lyric video for the song ‘Eraser’ can be seen below.
BLACK STONE CHERRY will release their debut live DVD+CD, Blu+ray+CD, Digital Video and Digital Audio, ‘Thank You: Livin' Live’, on October 30 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. In other new, the has signed a deal with the Mascot Label Group, and has begun recording its second album.
As a Halloween special, SLIPKNOT is selling face masks worn by the band's nine members via the band’s official webstore.
SAXON will release its new studio album, ‘Battering Ram’, on October 16 via UDR Music. The official video for the title track, and the lyric video for the song ‘Queen Of Hearts’ can be viewed below.
RAMMSTEIN has begun working on their first new material in six years.
British rockers THE TREATMENT have signed a deal with Frontiers Records.
PARADISE LOST will release the ‘Symphony For The Lost’ live DVD/2CD on November 20 via Century Media Records.
The set contains the band's September 2014 performance at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv and Rodna Pesen Choir. A trailer for the effort can be seen below.
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has created an imprint called EMP Records through the Megaforce. The imprint's first release will be the six-song debut EP, ‘In Your Face’, from US all-female rock quartet DOLL SKIN.
WHITECHAPEL will release their new DVD, ‘The Brotherhood Of The Blade’, on October 30 via Metal Blade Records. The DVD contains a documentary and an entire live performance; a hometown gig filmed at The International. The concert is also featured on audio CD, along with a bonus track. A trailer for the DVD can be seen below.
KILLSWITCH & GAYS is in the final stages of recording its next studio album, tentatively due in early 2016 via Roadrunner Records.
GRAVE will release its new album, ‘Out Of Respect For The Dead’, on October 16 via Century Media Records. The song ‘Plain Pine Box’ is available for streaming below.
REDEMPTION – the US progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder – will release its new album, ‘The Art of Loss’, in early 2016 via Metal Blade Records. The album contains guest appearances from ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, Chris Poland and Chris Broderick.
Corpse Flower Records will release the ‘Morbid Tales: A Tribute To CELTIC FROST’, on vinyl in November. The LP serves as the supplement to the ‘Morbid Tales! An Illustrated Tribute To Celtic Frost’ comic with illustrations and illustrated anecdotes from an eclectic assemblage of metal musicians and authors, which released last year via Corpse Flower, in cooperation with CV Comics.
Metal Blade Records announce the signing of NECROMANCING THE STONE. Featuring former and current members of Arsis, The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Brimstone Coven, NECROMANCING THE STONE may be considered a "supergroup" or "studio project" by some, but that is not the intent of this quintet. Upon unleashing their upcoming debut full-length in 2016 via Metal Blade, the band plans to take their unique brand of no-nonsense, traditional heavy metal out on the road.
Finland's avant-garde death metal outfit CORAXO will release its debut album "Neptune" soon!
The tracklisting of "Neptune" is as follows:
1. Sol Oriens Sum
4. The Bastion
5. The Citadel
6. In Adoration
8. Signal Detected
10. Ending Credits
REVOLTED MASSES are set to release their second album “Age Of Descent” in November. The music video for “Waltz For The Fallen” is out now.
PAGAN`S MIND release a new live video "Hallo Spaceboy", taken from their forthcoming Live DVD/CD "Full Circle - Live At Center Stage":
ABBATH have now released the final live cover version, as announced while releasing the live clip for the new track "Fenrir Hunts". The Norwegians have recorded a video featuring a cover of the IMMORTAL song "Nebular Ravens Winter", which was originally released on the album 'Blizzard Beasts' by Osmose in 1997. ABBATH published the "Nebular Ravens Winter" cover version on their own Youtube channel:
RAGE will release a 4-track EP on January 22nd – right on time for the start of their tour with HELLOWEEN.
HATESPHERE will release their new album, ‘New Hell’, on November 20 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded in August at producer Tue Madsen's Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. A teaser for ‘New Hell’ is available below:
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the band led by former Pantera and current Down and Superjoint frontman Philip Anselmo, has parted ways with guitarist Marzi Montazeri and has replaced him with Mike DeLeon.
SUICIDAL ANGELS is currently working on the follow up to their 2014 album, 'Divide and Conquer'. The band just released the first studio trailer now. Check out the clip about the drum recordings here:
TOMBSTONES return with their 4th full-length album. "Vargariis", the successor of "Red Skies and Dead Eyes” (2013) will be released on December 4th 2015 via Soulseller Records on CD, vinyl and digitally. Check out the album opener "Barren Fields" below:
FROZEN OCEAN have signed a 3 album worldwide deal with exciting new label Apocalyptic Witchcraft. Pre sale of the record at this location.
November 13th-15th, at USF Verftet in Bergen, they turn back the time to before 1994, to the old mood, the old feeling, the art, the people, the bands,with the one time The BlekkMetal event..... This is a tribute to the birth of the Norwegian Black Metal scene, and also a trade of skills between bands and tattooers with their heart in metal. And it will only happen this once!
- Old Funeral, Gaahls Wyrd, Enslaved, Taake, Kampfar, Helheim, Aeternus, Hades Almighty, Gehenna and The C.L.A.S.P. Ritual /Dirge Rep (A Tributeband consisting of legendary musicians such as Dirge Rep himself, Skagg, Gaahl, Garm and many more!)
-German Angst, NEKRomantik 1&2, Der Todesking, Eraserhead (1977) and Freaks (1932)!
Jörg Buttgereit himself, the director of several of these movies, are coming to BlekkMetal to be part of a Q&A about his movies and to screen his latest movie, German Angst!
Live from the stage at daytime!
Live interviews on stage with band members of the early era, spoken word about the production of the old legendary albums, tattoo contest, and more.
Details and band schedule to be announced shortly!
NOX AETERNA presents its new 'The Exorcists'. Complemtary they shot a video for the song, with a Halloween theme to matchthe vibe.
Croatian band MONOX published their debut album "Perception changes". A video for the son 'Perfect Sky'is now released.
This year Orange Amplification will be sponsoring the Best New Act Award at the 2015 Q Awards, in association with Absolute Radio, to be held on the 19th October in London. Christian O’Connell, multi-award winning DJ, TV presenter and sell-out stand-up comedian will host this year’s star-studded pageantry. Previous years have seen many of the world’s greatest rockstars in attendance at this prestigious event including Ed Sheeran, Kasabian and U2. 2015 is expected to feature equally big names from a list of nominees that includes Florence & the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Muse and Royal Blood.
REDEMPTION's sixth album, 'The Art of Loss', has been completed and will be released early in 2016 by Metal Blade Records. Featuring groundbreaking guest performances from a number of legendary musicians, the CD's nine tracks contain over 70 minutes of REDEMPTION's unique blend of passion, melody, aggression and complexity. The band recruited several of the finest guitarists in metal to complement van Dyk's playing. "We're fortunate to have worked with a number of amazing musicians," begins van Dyk. "To start with, I'm extremely proud to announce that Chris Poland has lent his immense talent as a special guest on this record, contributing his unique playing on the majority of the songs and elevating our music into extremely interesting territory while calling to mind his work in his previous bands, who need not be named. Additionally, we are fortunate enough to have mind-blowing guest performances from Marty Friedman, Chris Broderick and Simone Mularoni, all of whom are amazing guitarists who add so much to this record."
Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) joins AVANTASIA. He will not only appear on the new AVANTASIA album “Ghostlights” (out January 29th via Nuclear Blast), he will also join the massive all-star lineup on stage around the globe during the “Ghostlights” World Tour 2016.
On October 30th, WHITECHAPEL will release their new feature length video release, 'The Brotherhood of the Blade'.
EXODUS are pleased to announce another European touring track in support of their newest album, “Blood In Blood Out”(out: October 2014 via Nuclear Blast).
EXODUS – “Blood In Blood Out” - Europe 2016
25.02. UK Birmingham - Asylum
26.02. UK Newcastle - Riverside
27.02. UK Aberdeen - The Tunnels
28.02. UK Glasgow - The Cathouse
29.02. UK Belfast - Limelight
01.03. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
02.03. UK Liverpool - o2 Academy
03.03. UK York - Fibbers
04.03. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.03. UK London - Underworld
06.03. UK Brighton - The Haunt
08.03. UK Southampton - Talking Heads
09.03. UK Bristol - The Fleece
10.03. UK Plymouth - The Hub
11.03. UK Cardiff - The Globe
12.03. UK Gwynedd - Hammerfest
13.03. UK Southend - Chinnerys
14.03. B Vosselaar - Biebon
15.03. DK Copenhagen - Lille Vega
16.03. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
18.03. FIN Seinajoki - Rytmikorjaamo
19.03. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
22.03. S Uppsala - Katalin And All That Jazz
23.03. N Oslo - Inferno Festival
24.03. S Malmö - KB
25.03. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
28.03. D Munich - Backstage Halle
29.03. D Stuttgart - dasCann
30.03. D Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
31.03. D Bochum - Zeche
EXODUS - festival dates 2016
11.-13.08. D Schlotheim - Party.San Metal Open Air @ Flugplatz Obermehler
13.08. NL Leeuwarden - Into The Grave
17.-20.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze @ Flugplatz Illenschwang
CORAXO will release their debut album Neptune via Massacre Records on Nov 20 2015. Neptune also features the jazz musician Ilkka Ferm on saxophone. Coraxo will go on to play live around Europe during the following year:
12.11. Torvi Lahti FI
19.11. Vastavirta Tampere FI
20.11. Escape Riihimäki FI
4.2. Danny's Bremen DE
5.2. Bambi Galore Hampuri DE
6.2. Alter Zuckerfabrik Rostock DE
20.8. Der Clochard Hampuri DE
26.8. B52 Eernegem BE
27.8. The Haunt Brighton UK
SUICIDE SILENCE will release a digital only EP entitled "Sacred Words" on October 23, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The EP features the single 'Sacred Words' as well as various unreleased tracks, including 3 live tracks taken from the band's RockPart Festival performance on August 9, 2015 in Hungary.
TERAMAZE signs to Music Theories Recordings which is a part of the Mascot Label Group. The band’s first release for the label, ‘Her Halo’, will hit stores on October 30 2015.
THE JOKERS release a video for the song "Run 4 Cover" taken from the new album "Hurricane". You can watch the video here:
SLEEPERS’ GUILT started a Pledgemusic campaign to finance their first album.
Testimony Records from Hamburg, Germany presents a new signing: Brazilian deathers ESCARNIUM! The band’s second full-length album will be released in Europe in the 1st quarter of 2016 on LP, MC and CD.
BELPHEGOR, have uploaded the video clip for the track 'Black Winged Torment', a track off their latest album, “Conjuring The Dead”(out August 2014 via Nuclear Blast).
Season of Mist announce the signing of CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX.
HEIDEFEST 2015 is only a few days ahead - and all participating bands are settling for an excessive dun-ride. Today MC BUSINESS, the spokesman of KORPIKLAANI, has something really important to say: