New DARK TRANQUILITY album and a first new song

Four years ago Dark Tranquility unleashed with 'Atoma' a successful addition to their discography and last week the band announced their next longplayer, entitled 'Moment'. Release date will be November 20th this year and it wil comes through Century Media. The band comments:“It's happening again! We are proud to announce that our 12th album "Moment"... Continue Reading →

KATAKLYSM unveil a next new song

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, ’Unconquered’, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for their second single entitled, ’Underneath The Scars’. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PTbp1LoCbNo. Maurizio Iacono comments, "'Underneath the Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world's metalheads... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSIFERUM ‘Thalassic’

If you visit Markus' Heavy Music Blog more frequently, you know that Folk/Viking Metal is not my particular area of expertise. But there are exceptions and among them are certainly Ensiferum from Finland. Since 1995 the quintet has been one of the protagonists of a style that combines Death Metal, Folk Metal and Viking Metal... Continue Reading →

AMORPHIS announce two streaming shows

Amorphis is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Due to the current situation, the band's official anniversary tour has had to be postponed, but no worries - to cheer their fans up, Amorphis will play two live-stream shows on June 3rd and 4th 2020.“Amorphis has received a lot of requests for live streaming, so we have now planned two different... Continue Reading →

CD review AMON AMARTH ‘Berserker’

(9/10) Swedish metal vikings Amon Amarth hoists the sails, pulls the anchor and embarks on an next metal journey with a new treasure on board. This time the treasure box is named 'Berserker' and it contains twelve metal pearls, all shiny and of gloomy beauty. 'Berserker' is Amon Amarth's eleventh studio album and it is... Continue Reading →

AMON AMARTH reveals first details of the upcoming album

Metal vikings Amon Amarth will release their next album 'Berserker' on May 3rd through Sony Music. The album will feature twelve new songs and this is the track listing: Fafner's GoldCrack the SkyMjölner, Hammer of ThorShield WallValkyriaRaven's FlightIronsideThe Berserker at Stamford BridgeWhen Once Again We Can Set Our SailsSkoll and HatiWings of EaglesInto the Dark... Continue Reading →

CD review CHILDREN OF BODOM ‘Hexed’

(9/10) Is it Death Metal? Is it Power Metal? Does it matter? Children Of Bodom can’t be put in a certain labelled box. The five Finns create metal that bridges many metal styles. The only thing that counts is that their music is relevant and this can be clearly answered with a ‘Yes’. The fact... Continue Reading →

IN FLAMES present a new lyric video

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of In Flames thirteenth studio album, 'I, The Mask' out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).  In Flames unveil a fourth song from their upcoming album, adding to the over 10 million streams accumulated from the first three new tracks. Watch the... Continue Reading →

ARRIVAL OF AUTMN in spring

Canadian metal upstarts Arrival Of Autumn, will release their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut on March 29. 'Harbinger' was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (Devildriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Darkest Hour, Everytime I Die, Suicide Silence). Check out the first single 'The Endless': "'Harbinger' is a warning for all of us to pay attention to what's going on in the world and improve what we can... Continue Reading →

CD review DESERTED FEAR ‘Drowned By Humanity’

(9/10) German metalers Deserted Fear come up with their fourth longplayer and it’s certainly the best to date. Originally hailing from Eisenberg (Translated into English it means Iron Mountain), Manuel Glatter (g/v) and Fabian Hildebrandt (g) moved to Jena during the last years, which added a new dynamic to Desert Fear’s music. ‘Drowned by Humanity’... Continue Reading →

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