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Last updated on March 28, 2015 at 1:54 PM ET
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16 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Belgian outfit Killer will release new album “Monsters Of Rock” on May 21st via Mausoleum Records. The cover artwork is available below.
Killer is celebrating 35 years of we-take-no-prisoners hard rocking heavy metal on this seventh album, which was produced by vocalist Shorty and drummer Vanne. The track listing is as follows:
01. Monsters Of Rock
02. No Exception To The Rule
03. Shotgun Symphony
04. Back To The Roots
05. No Way Out
06. Danger Zone
08. Deaf, Blind And Dumb
09. Forever Metal
10. Children Of Desperation
11. Hold Your Head Up High
12. Making Magic
13. The Reactor
14. Rock City
15. Fake More...
We Have a Ghost, a post-industrial group led by the secretive Ghost, has unveiled a video teaser of the upcoming album "Encounters," containing audio samples of the album’s diverse styles.
In addition to mastermind Ghost, this album also brings back drummer Zia Uddin (The Mayfield Four, International Heroes, Modwheelmood) and adds Danny Ryder (Of These, Hope), AGW (A Great Weight), Ryan Colgan (Crepitus) and Steven Sheffield to the list, along with contributions by Chris Vaughn, Jonno Lloyd (Ventenner) and Vru Patel (Solarein) among others. More...
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Giles (Tommy Rogers) of Between the Buried and Me fame was recently tasked with putting together the film score for the movie "Dutch Book."
The film was screened this week at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, FL. A trailer can be viewed at this location.
Fans that are into the Thomas Giles solo albums - "Pulse" (reviewed here) and "Modern Noise" (reviewed here) - as well as the softer side of Between the Buried and Me would do well to give the soundtrack a listen.
Italian symphonic Gothic metal band Fenix Tales has revealed the title and cover artwork today for new album "The Abyss Eye" through a video teaser. Check it out below.
The album's artwork was handled by artist Andrea Sortino. Fenix Tales is currently holed up at Orbit Studio in Florence, Italy putting the finishing touches on "The Abyss Eye." Stay tuned for further details, including a finalized release date.
Eolian Empire will release Volume 1 of Rock 'n' Roll Rebels & the Sunset Strip this coming April 10th, 2015. The label comments:
"Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels & the Sunset Strip features the third and final wave of Sunset Strip bands, the most competitive market for rock ‘n’ roll that had ever existed. During this era, the Sunset Strip had become a living, breathing entity of extreme depth and breadth of musicality, self-indulgence, and living in the intrepidly fast and dangerous lane.
"Band members were judging T-shirt contests at Gazzarri's, hanging out upstairs in the loft at the Rainbow doing blow, downing tequila shots before a show upstairs in the Red Room at the Whisky, chilling with friends at the front bar of the Troubadour, and dropping by the Roxy to see who was playing and what was going to be shaking that evening. This was West Hollywood's one and only, the Sunset Strip.
"Taz, Rattlesnake Shake, Blackboard Jungle, Imagine World Peace, The Wild, Dallas Dollz, Shake City, Hans Naughty, Paradise were just a small handful of bands that played part of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll scene that ever was. They are the last generation of rock bands that ruled the Los Angeles music scene!
"Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels & the Sunset Strip - Volume I features 36 bands from the 1980s and early 1990s Los Angeles rock scene and is a four-disc collection with 72 digitally re-mastered, original studio recordings. Only a small handful of these recordings were ever made available, as most were meant primarily for the ears of recording industry giants in an effort to be signed.
"Volume I also features a 60-page color booklet with a close up look at each band, over 100 original archived photos, and the 13-page “Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels: Sunset Strip Certified” narrated by JohnnyX of The Wild and Adam Gifford of Paradise, both well-known bands on the Sunset Strip." More...
Brisbane outfit Storm Messenger will release a new EP entitled "Brace For The Storm" on March 31st, 2015.
The EP is available for pre-order over at this location, and the track "Face the Fangs" can also be heard below. The full track listing is as follows:
1. Madness Reigns
2. Face The Fangs
3. Brace For The Storm
4. Through New Eyes
5. Into The Light More...
Montreal, QC prog power metal band Elderoth has teamed up with Metal-Rules.com to release second single "My Future" from forthcoming sophomore release "Mystic." Give it a listen below.
"Mystic" is due out April 28th and follows the band's 2012 self-titled debut. Founding member and mastermind behind Elderoth, Collin McGee, comments:
"When I wrote 'My Future' I was actually having a lot of issues going across my mind. Mostly things about moving on from past relationships or friendships. I never quite wrote a song about this kind of subject before but I find it's always interesting to try something new. Especially just as long as I find it's natural and appropriate.
"The overall sound of this song is a little bit inspired from 'In The Rain' from the first album, except with a few new dynamics to it. Some of the more obvious new dynamics would be the far eastern influences and the added syncopation. Overall, I'm very satisfied with how this song turned out. It's definitely a song that sticks in my mind." More...
Greek black metal band Isolert just released a new demo EP titled "Isolated Soul," which is dedicated to the memory of Christoforos "Oliva" Ntinos who passed away in February.
You can stream all three songs below, or grab your own copy by heading to Bandcamp here. The "Isolated Soul" track listing is:
1. Secretum 03:39
2. Empty Memory (Hate for Mankind) 03:41
3. Isolated Soul 04:56 More...
Haar will release "The Wayward Ceremony" this coming April 27th via Aeternitas Tenebrarum. The label comments:
"A perfect representation of the Haar musical experience is the cover artwork, a distorted and hallucinated vision where a magmatic chaos comes to a primeval form, grabbing the listener to a trip into tunnels of subconscious perceptions.
"After year of nature based and fantasy-inspired themes the new frontier of the black metal evolution has been crossed by bands like Blut Aus Nord & Deathspell Omega and nothing will stays the same today.
"Haar's ambitious mission provokes the listener to try again to open their mind once again to the dark side, like it was done in the early 90 when this genre was still a revolutionary shock for the scene. We need a new beginning, to not fear this feeling to become surrounded by energies and feelings we cannot fully control and dominate, losing this formal stereotype to get the essence of this message. More...
Pene Corrida is a band dedicated to transforming pop tunes into metal songs, all while dressed up as Mexicans.
Pene Corrida is all about fun, partying and bringing a smile to peoples faces. The group just released a new video of the song "Dangerous" (originally by David Guetta ft. Sam Martin), which can be seen below.
A.U.R.A. (All Underground Rock All Day) Fest was created by Coastal Rock Productions as a way to bring together and showcase regional southeast rock, punk, and metal artists.
After a hiatus, Coastal Rock Productions is resurrecting A.U.R.A. Fest in 2015 at Bigshow's Burgers and Bar in Statesboro, GA.
This year's 2 day A.U.R.A. Fest is bringing together the best indie rock, punk, and metal, with bands such as Upon a Burning Body, The Independents, Me and the Trinity, Cinemechanica, and SHEHEHE to name a few.
The 2015 edition will take place April 25th & 26th, 2015 at Bigshow's Burgers and Bar. The full lineup, schedule, band bios, and more can be found at this location.
Icelandic classic rock trio The Vintage Caravan just released the first video trailer for upcoming Nuclear Blast album "Arrival." The album is scheduled for a May 15 release date.
Commented the band: "We are so excited for the release of the upcoming album. It's definitely a step forward for us musically and we are incredibly happy with how natural the recording process was and how well all of the songs turned out. Get ready for »Arrival«!"
The Vintage Caravan recorded the follow-up to 2014's "Voyage" in an isolated fjord where the group set up a studio in an old ballroom and worked with producer Axel "Flexi" Árnason. More...
War Iron is proud to announce that new album "Precession of the Equinoxes" will be available on CD worldwide starting April 28th, 2015.
Consisting of four songs of heavy, sludge-infested doom, "Precession of the Equinoxes" features the following track listing:
1. Bludgeon Lord
2. Summon Demon Scream The Abyss
3. Precession Of The Equinoxes
4. From Napalm Altar More...
On April 24th, Finnish symphonic technical death metal band Whorion will release debut full-length album "The Reign of the 7th Sector" through Inverse Records. This marks the band's first release since the "Fall of Atlas" EP back in January of 2014.
"The Reign of the 7th Sector" was mixed & mastered with Anssi Kippo from Astia Studio (Ensiferum, Norther, Children of bodom etc.). Vocalist / guitarist Ep Mäkinen had this to say about the upcoming release:
"We continued where we left on Atlas release and worked our sound forward. 7th Sector has more deadlier guitar work, higher tempos, bigger orchestra arrangement and vocals are pushed out with more power. I wanted to create goliath compared to Atlas without losing identity. Theme of the lyrics grow and leads the listener in the middle of universal destruction, ground zero. Story builds up and continues all the way to the end." More...
Hate Storm Annihilation has checked in with the following update about beginning the process of recording a new full-length release:
"HSA IS OFFICIALLY WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM!!! Right here are a few moments from our writing sessions.
"Keep an eye out, as we will be showing many more of these, as well as some rehearsal videos for our upcoming US tour with the legendary Master!! Also, follow the page for tour dates, we might be bringing the fire to you city!!!"
Swiss modern and avantgarde black metal act Schammasch will release a remastered version of their debut opus, "Sic Lvceat Lvx," in North America on May 19 (May 18 in UK/EU, May 22 in DE). The album - which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever - will feature new artwork by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Alcest) as seen in the video below.
You can now stream "Black But Shining" below, one of seven remastered tracks of the "Sic Lvceat Lvx" album re-release .