(24 februari 2015)

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Here's the premiere of the official new APOCALYPTICA video for 'Cold Blood'. A spokesman for the band says: "'We are please to finally unveil our brand new video for our new single 'Cold Blood' here exclusively on Lords Of Metal! Directed by the super talented Lisa Mann, someone we adore and have worked together with on many of our previous videos, we all in Apocalyptica really do think its the best one yet, AND it also happens to be one of the band favourites from our new album 'Shadowmaker', which will be released soon! So yes, please watch listen, share, spread and enjoy! Check for more information the official Apocalyptica website.

Just before celebrating his 25th anniversary with the band, Mas (previously known as Masmiseîm, ordinarily known as Christophe Mermod) quit Swiss band SAMAËL. Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED) is announced as his replacement. The divorce seems to have gone by without plates and cutlery flying around the room, this statements accordingly:
"The ever-growing success of Mas' lightshow company and his numerous jobs as light engineer has led to the hard decision to take different paths. (New bassist) Drop has already played a few shows with SAMAEL as a fill-out musician last year and now we're happy to welcome him as a permanent member of the band. Over the past decade, Mas has been responsible for the light show of numerous bands, including CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY, AMON AMARTH, DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES… We wish Mas lots of success and satisfaction in the years to come and thank him for all the great time we spent together!"
Check out Masmiseîm's most legendary bass outro on the song 'Macabre Operetta' here:

One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads, will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE on february 27th. A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his Brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankiann, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim (Ripper) Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others. The album was produced & compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio. Check out below the interview with Rudy Sarzo (Bass Ozzy, DIO), taken from the bonus DVD and and the song Mr. Crowley, performed by Chuck Billy of TESTAMENT on vocals and Alexi Laiho of CHILDREN OF BODOM on guitar. More information can be found on the UDR Music website.

Here's the premiere of "Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover Eyes", a new track taken from the forthcoming DRUDKH album 'A Furrow Cut Short', which is scheduled for release on the 20th of April. More info can be found on the Drudkh Facebook page and the Season Of Mist Webstore.

Musikmesse in Frankfurt will be the venue for a unique spectacle on 18 April 2015: the organisers plan to bring together 1,000 drummers and break the record for the world’s biggest drum ensemble. The aim is for all participants to maintain the same rhythm for five minutes, as officially laid down by the Committee of Guinness World Records Ltd. If successful, everyone who comes to Frankfurt with his or her drum kit on the Saturday of the fair will be able to leave in the evening as a world-record holder. The Drums4Peace non-profit event aims not only to gain a place in the Guinness Book of Records but also to serve a good cause. It supports the objectives of the United Nations Refugee Agency and provides financial aid for charitable projects. More information about Drums4Peace to be found at General info on the world’s largest music fair:

Just before Christmas, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed on February 18th. As the tumour was caught in the early stages, the prognosis thankfully is extremely good. Bruce’s medical team fully expect him to make a complete recovery with the all clear envisaged by late May. It will then take a further few months for Bruce to get back to full fitness. In the meantime we would ask for your patience, understanding and respect for Bruce and his family’s privacy until we update everyone by the end of May. Bruce is doing very well considering the circumstances and the whole team are very positive. Source:

‘When The Stillness Comes’, the first new track from SLAYER in nearly a year, will be available as part of Record Store Day on April 18. The song, accompanied by a live recording of ‘Black Magic’, from the band's 1983 album ‘Show No Mercy’ and recorded live at the 2014 Wacken Open Air festival, will be available as a limited-edition (only 5000 copies worldwide), seven-inch vinyl picture disc exclusively at all participating independent record stories worldwide.

OSTROGOTH present their first ever official video, for the song 'CLOUDS' taken from the new album 'LAST TRIBE STANDING'. The video was directed by Jeroen Mylle, in February 2015. 'Last Tribe Standing' is available directly from the band's webstore, or through digital download at

SCORPIONS have just released their studio album, ‘Return To Forever’. Audio samples of all 12 tracks are available for streaming on the band’s official Facebook page.

LAMB OF GOD frontman RANDY BLYTHE will hold an exhibition of his photography at Sacred Gallery in New York City from May 2 through June 3.

Former WHITE LION singer MIKE TRAMP has signed a new deal with Target Records. Tramp's new album will be released in August.

PRONG will release an album of covers, ‘Songs From The Black Hole’, on March 30 via SPV/Steamhammer as a special CD and LP edition. The official teaser for the record is available here:

FreqsTV recently launched "Ghosts Of The Road", an intimate day-in-the-life-of portrait series, featuring some of today's top rock and metal acts as they navigate a rigorous life on the road. Filmed entirely on one day during a band's tour, these episodes capture the everyday goings-on of a modern rock tour from arrival until the band hits the stage. This fly-on-the-wall perspective aims to offer more to the fans than the traditional mic-in-the-face interview. The latest episode featuring AMORPHIS can be viewed here:

Two months after suffering a life-threatening ruptured brain aneurysm, SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler has made a full recovery and is "okay to get back to work."

MOONSPELL will release its new album, ‘Extinct’, on March 17 via Napalm Records. The lyric video for the song ‘Breathe (Until We Are No More)’ is available for streaming here:

REVOLUTION SAINTS – the project featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, OZZY OSBOURNE, BAD ENGLISH, HARDLINE), Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES, SHAW/BLADES) and Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO, BURNING RAIN) – have released their self-titled debut album, today February 24 via Frontiers Records. The video for the song ‘Here Forever’ can be viewed here:

FAITH NO MORE will release its first album since 1997's ‘Album Of The Year’, entitled ‘Sol Invictus’, on May 19 with the song ‘Motherfucker’. A second single, ‘Superhero’, from the forthcoming album will be available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31.

Current and former members from EXHUMED, POSSESSED, MALEVOLENT CREATION and DERKETA have joined forced in a new death metal faction called GRUESOME. The will release its debut album, ‘Savage Lands’, on April 20 via Relapse Records.

NIGHTWISH will release its new full-length album, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, on March 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's first single, ‘Élan’, arrived on February 13. The four-track single features the album version of the title cut, a radio edit and an alternate version of ‘Élan’, as well as the non-album bonus track ‘Sagan’. The official video for ‘Élan’ can be viewed here:

ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ, the new band featuring former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno alongside members of Paul's long-time German touring backing group THE PHANTOMZ, has entered a German studio to begin recording its debut album for a tentative early summer release.

LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page was honoured with a special one-off award, the Rock'N'Roll Soul Award, at the NME Awards 2015 in Austin, Texas. The ceremony took place on February 18 at London, England's O2 Academy Brixton.

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON are having their new album streamed on the NO CLEAN SINGING website.
1. Own The Youth
2. Hatred Over Will
3. Our Flowers Are The Sword And The Dagger
4. Al 3ankabout
5. Hold Not Thy Peace, O God Of My Praise
6. Chants Of Purification
7. The Curse Is Poured Upon Them
8. By Your Command We Return To Dust
9. Eight Pillars
10. The Hand That Became Weak
11. Omnis Honor Et Gloria

With new drummer Emily Dolan Davies, English glam contributors THE DARKNESS are previewing their coming record, entitled 'Last Of Our Kind'. The record is the band's fourth attempt, with their debut 'Permission To Land' going into the archives as an undisputed classic in its genre. The preview is given by a video for the song 'Barbarian' and Lords of Metal has it for you.

GRAVEYARD have announced their new bass player, Truls Mörck, who will replace Rikard Edlund from now on.

KAMELOT return after 2 years of touring the globe and 12 months of writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the album Silverthorn. The new album will be called HAVEN and it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

CRIMSON SWAN from Hamburg (Germ many) have revealed an album teaser for their upcoming debut full-length "Unlit", which will be released on March 13th through Quality Steel Records. Check out the clip here:

NIGHT DEMON released their new lyric video for the song "Full Speed Ahead" taken from the debut album "Curse Of The Damned".

WIZARD will release their first ever live DVD, titled "25 Years Of Heavy Metal - Live In Bocholt". The DVD will be available on March 10, 2015, and will include complete live show recorded in 2014 in Bocholt, Germany, incl. songs such as: "Midgard's Guardian", "Betrayer", "Defenders Of Metal" or "Hammer, Bow, Axe And Sword". Except that, the DVD will include bonus footage recorded during the German Metal Attack Tour 2013, during which WIZARD shared stages with GRAVE DIGGER and MAJESTY. The DVD can be ordered directly from the band:

MELECHESH have made their entire new album, “Enki”, available for streaming over at this location.

The reunited original line-up of ROCK GODDESS— the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM featuring sisters Jody and Julie Turner along with bassist Tracey Lamb — will play its first London concert in over 30 years on Thursday, May 14 at the O2 Islington Academy. Rock Goddess's new album, provisionally titled ‘Unfinished Business’, is due later in the year.

OBSCURA will enter Dreamsound Studios this April to begin recording drums for their new album and first full-length in over four years. The band will work once again with longtime producer V. Santura (‘Cosmogenesis’, ‘Omnivium’). The CD will see a late 2015 release via Relapse.

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed virtuoso guitarist/composer/producer Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement which includes plans to issue two fresh Vai sets in 2015 beginning with the release of ‘Stillness In Motion - Vai Live In L.A.’ on April 7. This is a performance recorded October 12, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Available in 2CD and 2DVD configurations, ‘Stillness In Motion’ revisits the 49th concert from Vai's ‘Story Of Light’ world tour.

LEPROUS have completed work on their new studio album, ‘The Congregation’, for a May 25 European release (June 2 in North America) via InsideOut Music.

RAVEN will release its new album, ‘ExtermiNation’, in Scandinavia on April 22, in Germany on April 24, in the rest of Europe on April 27 and in North America on April 28 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a digipak version (including one bonus track), 2LP gatefold green vinyl version and as a digital download.

HALESTORM are streaming the new song, "Mayhem", featured on the band's new album, Into The Wild Life, due for release in Europe on April 3rd, in the UK on April 6th, and in North America on April 7th.

Former Scorpions drummer HERMAN RAREBELL released a new album in Europe under the banner Herman Rarebell & Friends entitled Herman's Scorpions Songs on November 7th, 2014. The album features 14 tracks of classic Scorpions songs sung by different vocalists featuring Don Dokken (Dokken), Jack Russell (Great White), Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Doogie White (Michael Schenker, Rainbow) and more. A North American release date has been announced for March 17th.

IN FLAMES have released their new video, for the track "Paralyzed", featured on their Siren Charms album. The clip, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, can be seen below:

ALPHA TIGER singer leaves band, seeking for replacement!‏
Message from the band:
Hello Friends,
Today is the most troubling day in our bands career so far, as we regrettably have to let you know that Stephan , our singer, will no longer perform with us. We have to accept his wish, to withdraw into his private life, to concentrate on his new job, even if this is very difficult to swallow. Because the band stands for everything we achieved in the last few years, for all the great and sad moments, for friendship and passion and a lot more, the band will not break up in this critical moment. We will now start looking for a suitable replacement of Stephan and hope that we can present to you good news very soon. Potential singers, who feel they are up to this challenge, my write to us at:

Season of Mist have announced the signing of GEORGE KOLLIAS. The exceptional Greek drum progeny and NILE percussionist will release his solo album debut 'Invictus' through this label on the 18th of May 2015. Pre-sales will start soon.

DEVIL CITY ANGELS - the new band comprised of guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), drummer Rikki Rockett (Poison), bassist Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill) - have announced that they will be releasing their debut effort through direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic. Set to arrive in early 2015, Devil City Angels debut has already garnered interest with their first single, "All My People". With multiple packages available to choose from, fans will be given the opportunity to receive exclusive updates, content and items via PledgeMusic. Pledgers can receive experiences and items such as a signed Rikki Rockett drum head, signed Rikki Rockett drumsticks, a 30-minute Skype music lesson with the band, personalized and handwritten lyric sheets, signed Tracii Guns signature guitar, and a custom drum set. 5% of all money raised will go to Little Kids Rock. Pledge now at

CROBOT are heading back to our shores now to support of their stonking new album “Something Supernatural”. The band is supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY on their European run.
24.02. D Frankfurt - Batchkapp
25.02. D Dortmund - FZW
26.02. F Paris - Le Batacalan
27.02. F Strasbourg - La Laitere
01.03. DK Aarhus - Train
03.03. NOR Oslo - Rockefeller Music Hall
06.03. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
08.03. EST Talinn - Rock Café
09.03. LT Vilnius - Forum Palace
11.03. PL Gdansk - B90
12.03. PL Krakow - Studio
14.03. CH Pratteln - Z7
15.03. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
CROBOT has also released a new video of the song 'Nowhere To Hide'. Check it out here:

Kaotoxin announces the inking of a deal with CinC, the live band put together and fronted by ex-Carnival In Coal singer Arno Strobl (We All Die (laughing), 6:33 & Arno Strobl…) to pay homage to his former act.

As preparations for the upcoming R40 tour are being made, Universal Music Enterprises continues its 12 MONTHS OF RUSH celebrations with the release of a special vinyl Hologram Edition reissue of the band's epic, landmark release 2112 on March 17th. This special edition will also come with a free download card for the high resolution Digital Audio version. Alex Lifeson on 2112: "The first record where we sounded like Rush." Pressed on high fidelity 200gram vinyl, this unique Hologram Edition showcases a custom, hand- of the "Red Star of the Federation" in the album's dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing.

Guitarist GLEN DROVER (Megadeth, King Diamond, Eidolon) has released his new single, "Seven Spirits", featuring former Metalium singer Henning Basse. It is available via iTunes and Amazon.

Four of the five members of IRON MAIDEN'S 1977 LINEUP got together for the first time in 37 years on Saturday, February 21st, at the Hope and Anchor in London, England. Members Tony Moore (keyboards), Terry Wapram (guitars), Barry Purkis (aka Thunderstick - drums, percussion), and Dennis Willcock (vocals) gathered at the Hope And Anchor, where Terry Wapram's band, Buffalo Fish, were performing. Missing from the "reunion" was founder, bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris. The ex-Maiden members all got on well and are looking at recording the Iron Maiden songs as they were originally played back in '77. Early days yet but a lot of plans in the works. Dennis Willcock is currently working on a project called GV1 and shows are being lined up. The get together was set up by members of Maiden77, an online site dedicated to the early days of Iron Maiden. An Iron Maiden setlist from 1977 showed that songs from the first album and Killers were already being played in some shape or form back in '77.

ENFORCER have released a video for "Destroyer", a track for their upcoming new album From Beyond.

QUEENSRYCHE have updated their tour schedule for 2015, which sees them hitting the US and Europe between March and August. Their schedule is now as follows: March 20 - Gala Showroom @ Cactus Petes Resort Casino - Jackpot, NV. 21 - Gala Showroom @ Cactus Petes Resort Casino - Jackpot, NV. 27 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA. 28 - Mopars at the Strip @ Cannery Casino - Las Vegas, NV. April 11 - The Oil Palace - Tyler, TX. 16 - Monsters Of Rock Pre-Cruise Party - Miami, FL. 18-22 - Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Miami, FL. 24 - State Theater - St Petersburg, FL. 25 - Welcome To Rockville Festival - Jacksonville, FL. 26 - 37 Main - Johns Creek, GA. 29 - The Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA. 30 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ. May 1 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT. 2 - M3 Rock Festival - Columbia, MD. 3 - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte, NC. 21 - House Of Blues - Houston, TX. 22 - 210 Kapone's - San Antonio, TX. 23 - Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX. June 20 - Hard Rock Invasion - Saint Louis, MO. July 16 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany. 19 - Pistoia Blues Festival - Pistoia, Italy. 21 - Metaldays Festival - Tolmin, Slovenia. 22 - Szene - Bezirk Simmering, Austria. 26 - Z7 Summer Nights Open Air - Pratteln, Switzerland. 31 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany. August 1 - Skogsrojet Festival - Rejmyre, Sweden. 3 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands. 4 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands. 5 - The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK. 6 - Electric Ballroom - London, UK. 7 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK. 8 - Alcatraz Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium.

Here's the full album premiere for the forthcoming CARACH ANGREN horror metal masterpiece 'This Is No Fairytale', which has been scheduled for release on the 23rd of February 2015 through Season of Mist. More info can be found on the Carach Angen Facebook page.

Haarlem, the Netherlands based guitar manufacturer Aristides Instruments has unveiled to Lords of Metal plans to develop their first ever 8 string guitar. The much asked for guitar will be roughly based on the successful 070 model and will likely carry the name 080. A more specific May or June 2015 date of birth is expected to be announced soon.

High Voltage Productions, LLC. in Charleston, SC., the production company behind the rock-and-roll biopic, BON SCOTT - THE LEGEND OF AC/DC UNAUTHORIZED, has announced that they have optioned their story to Amazon Studios for development. Amazon Studios recently disclosed that they will 'produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release and early-window distribution,' according to an article in Variety Magazine in January 2015. Producer Ted Hope was chosen to head up Amazon Original Movies' creative development department after running such production companies as Good Machine and Fandor who specialized in independent titles.

Relapse Records recently announced the official re-release of BEDEMON's archival recordings, Child Of Darkness. Widely considered America's first doom metal band, Bedemon formed in 1973 and consisted of original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O'Keefe, and Bobby Liebling. The group was an offshoot of Pentagram, with a darker and doomier tone. Bedemon recorded various sessions spanning from 1973-1979 which are being made available once again after being out-of-print for over 10 years. Child Of Darkness will be made available on CD/LP on February 24th.

CAELESTIA presents the official video for the title track "Beneath Abyss" of the same-titled album, out by Finnish label Inverse Records on February 16th, 2015.

Mike Tramp returned “home” last week, to sign a new world wide album deal with Target Group CEO Michael H. Andersen.

Redfield Records announced the signing of BURNING DOWN ALASKA‏. Their new video „Phantoms“ is featured by Michael McGough of BEING AS AN OCEAN the release of their mini-album „Values & Virtues“ is scheduled for March, 13.

Kaotoxin announce that recently reformed PUTRID OFFAL have been confirmed to this year’s cult Grindcore summer festival Obscene Extreme in Trutnov, Czech Republic where they’ll bring on stage their just released debut full-length in 25 years, “Mature Necropsy“.

LAY DOWN ROTTEN calls it quits. All planned gigs go ahead and then they will be laid down to rot forever. Thise gigs are:
20.02. - Marburg – Knubbel, Germany
21.02. - Osnabrück - Bastard Club, Germany
06.03. - Frankfurt am Main - Frankfurt Deathfest, Germany
05.04. - Siegen – Vortex, Germany
23.05. - Landau - Südpfalz Metalfest, Germany
06.06. - Bangalore Open Air, India”

BLACK STAR RIDERS – the band formed by THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick (vocals, also ex THE ALMIGHTY) ex Vanessa Warwick-Young, Scott Gorham (guitar), and Damon Johnson (guitar) – have released their second studio album, ‘The Killer Instinct’, today February 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘Finest Hour’ can be viewed here: