(9/10) 'One Last Ride' says it all. Chrome Division embarks on the last ride, closing a 15 years trip in rock'n'roll. But before reaching the final destination the band starts the roaring engines for the last time. Preparing for the final ride wasn't a too easy thing. Frontman Shady Blue left the powerhouse and a... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Skull Pit is a great example of what can be achieved with a global approach. In this specific case, it's a collaboration of two musicians that identified a common passion for bands like Motörhead. The two guys we're talking about is Mem V. Stein (Exumer) and Tatsu Mikami (Church Of Misery). The two guys... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Simply the amount of Swedish melodic rock bands is impressive. It’s really hard to keep the overviews since bands pop up like mushrooms in autumn. A band that’s already a bit longer in business is Care Of Night. The melodic powerhouse was formed in 2009 and premiered with an EP in 2013. The AOR... Continue Reading →
(7/10) German melodic metal outfit Sinbreed went through some changes over the last years. Two new members are on board and a switch of labels took place also. The 2016 album ‘Master Creator’ has been released by AFM Records and it’s the new album being Sinbreed's premier for Massacre Records. Regarding the line-up, too important positions... Continue Reading →
UK prog rockers Threshold played a show at Cultuurpodium Boerderij mid October this year. It was the recent release 'Legends of the Shires' that got special attention on this tour with Threshold playing the album in its entirety. The only songs from other releases have been 'Pressure' and 'Slipstream', both being the encore for a... Continue Reading →
On November 23rd Metal Blade Records will release two limited Picture Discs of recent Metal Blade classics! Cannibal Corpse' 'Red Before Black' and Visigoth's 'Conqueror's Oath' will come in this special format, being more than just a decoration for your record player.
Black metal pioneers Venom announces a new album entitled 'Storm the Gates'. The release date for Venom's 15th longplayer is December 14th and the record comes via Spinefarm. Stay tuned for more.
Metalcore outfit August Burns Red releases with 'Winter Wilderness' an EP that shows the bands view on Christmas music. Four more or less known Christmas songs have been slightly re-arranged by the metalcore powerhouse. The guys didn't turn things entirely upside down but added a new metalized outfit to each of them. Furthermore the EP... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Cologne-based Chapel Of Disease took three years for working on their third album ‘…and as We Have Seen the Storm, We Have Embraced the Eye’. If there would be an award for the longest album title, the Germans would be for sure a nominee and they would have a big chance of becoming the... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Tom Angelripper must be a busy guy these days. Not only that he released a new EP and an album with Onkel Tom, but he also recorded with 'Partisan' a new Sodom EP, the first release in the new line-up. The three-track disc features two new songs and a live recording. Let's go from... Continue Reading →
Hallows' Eve in Haarlem and the first band that enters the stage comes with the moniker of The Zombies - what a match. Now, if you're a bit deeper into rock music and 50+, you know that The Zombies has nothing to to with Helloween and scary sounds (spoiler alarm: those came later). The Zombies... Continue Reading →
(9/10) It was in October 1998 when an Italian metal band entered the Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with the only aim, which was to record a debut album. The band is called Lacuna Coil and the quintet worked together with no less than Waldemar Sorychta on 'In a Reverie'. Work was finished successfully and... Continue Reading →
(9/10) If not done already, Amon Amarth fans and enthusiasts of melodic Swedish death metal should mark November 16th in red in the calendars. The metal Vikings from the North will release their new documentary/live album that day, a package you shouldn’t miss. Amon Amarth belongs to the group of bands that constantly gained new... Continue Reading →
21 years after having released 'Defrosted', Swiss hardrockers Gotthard announce a new a next unplugged compilation, entitled 'Defrosted 2'. The album was recorded during the 'Defrosted Tour' earlier this year and features 24 songs, spread out over two CD's and here is the track-listing. Track-listing: CD 1: 01. Miss Me 02. Out On My Own... Continue Reading →
(8/10)/(8/10) One of the bands that celebrated a break-through some years ago was Swedish melodic rockers The Night Flight Orchestra. The band, fronted by Soilwork's Björn Strid, inked a deal with Nuclear Blast and the first album for the German metal label became a huge success. 'Amber Galactic' was critically acclaimed and also the latest... Continue Reading →
(7/10) A geographical area you usually don't connect to metal is South Tyrol in the Italian Alps. Wine, apples, food and a lot of sun is what stands for this region, a great place for vacation. However, there's also metal hailing from Bruneck, shading the hot South Tyrolean sun. Organic calls the city their home... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Italian doom metallers Black Oath started in 2006. It was A.Th who founded this formation and it’s him being the constant factor of Black Oath. With ‘Behold the Abyss’ the trio has a new album right in the starting blocks. It follows the 2015 release ‘To Below and Beyond’ and marks the band's premiere... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Swiss-based metal hopefuls Burning Witches debuted in May last year with a self-titled album. The release received great feedback from fans was critically acclaimed too. With this positive response in mind, the five girls from Switzerland started to work on the sophomore release. 'Hexenhammer' is the name of this new metal strike, being Burning Witches'... Continue Reading →
After the success of their previous collaboration "Skuggsjá"; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) followed up with an imposing new piece entitled "Hugsjá". By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey - exploring the distant history and traditions. Now Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik... Continue Reading →
Grunge pioneers recently released with 'Rainier Fog' a great new album and now the band announces tour dates for Europe. The band will perform at Rock am Ring / Rock im Park, as well as the play at Stadtpark, Hamburg. Support act will be Black Motorcycle Club.
Soen will release their next studio album on February 1st, 2019 via Silver Lining. 'Lotus' will include nine new songs, produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6. It's the first studio album with Canadian guitarist Cody Ford. Stay tuned for more.
(8/10) 2018 seems to be a busy year for former Iced Earth frontman Matt Barlow. The singer teamed up with composer Jonah Weingarten and the duo released a self-titled album a few months ago. After such a cinematic and soundtrack-like release Barlow returns with Ashes To Ares. Next to Barlow, it was Freddie Vidales and... Continue Reading →
(9/10) 'Egomania' ends eight years of waiting, with fans of the singer desperately looking forward to some new material and songs. It seems like the wishes have been heard by the legendary frontman of Turbonegro. Hank Von Hell is back with a new album entitled 'Egomania'. This album comes out of leftfield and is a very... Continue Reading →
On March 29th, WHITECHAPEL will release their 7th full-length, 'The Valley', via Metal Blade Records. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder) and featuring artwork by Branca Studio, 'The Valley' is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set... Continue Reading →
Rival Sons' new album is entitled 'Feral Roots' and will be released on January 25th. With 'Back in the Woods' a first track is available and can be listened to HERE. Tracklist: 01. Do Your Worst 02. Sugar on the Bone 03. Back in the Woods 04. Look Away 05. Feral Roots 06. Too Bad... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Music and art is the opposite of a soulless carrier of notes and tones. Music is a vehicle that transports feelings and emotion - from love to anger and back. In this context Sick Of It All's 11th album hits again bull's eye. 'Wake the Sleeping Dragon!' doesn't miss out on anything. The NYC hardcore... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Death metal veterans Cancer announced a while ago a new record that will hit the shelves on November 2nd. It's the three original band members John Walker, Ian Buchanan and Carl Stokes that reunited and recorded an album with a true oldschool spirit. The band had a peak in the 80's and 90's, a... Continue Reading →
Triptykon will return to Roadburn Festival in 2019 to perform the complete Celtic Frost/ Triptykon three part Requiem, complete with orchestral accompaniment. Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with Triptykon, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as Sarke and Thorr's Hammer to perform); it's our pleasure to welcome... Continue Reading →
A few weeks after having released a live album, Dutch metal pioneers Picture releases the 2012 album 'Warhorse' on vinyl. The album features singer Pete Lovell, in his second era of being a Picture member. 14 songs, spread over 2 vinyl discs, stand for strong heavy metal in the spirit of the NWoBHM. The extra... Continue Reading →
Rumors and some first signs literally pop-up over the last days and now it's in the open. Rammstein will be on tour in 2019 and here are the dates: Rammstein Tour Dates 2019