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SHARK ISLAND: CD Album Release Date Announced; Video Contest with Prize Money Opened

Adding to the news that Sunset Strip legends SHARK ISLAND are returning with their uniquely fresh take on traditional L.A. hard rock in the form of their album Bloodline, the guys around singer Richard Black are now back to resolve the biggest cliffhanger of their latest press release about the return and the new album: its physical release date, as it’s a two-stage launch. Given SHARK ISLAND’s recently blooming fascination for all things numbers plus the claim “it’s supposed to be a gift for the romantics”, some are already guessing right: Of course it’s gonna be FEB 14, Valentine’s Day! […]

NANOWAR OF STEEL – Sing ‘Valhalleluja’! New 7” Out Dec. 13!

VIEW THE ONLINE TEASER HERE Our Father Odin, Who Art in IKEA: Sing ‘Valhalleluja’! NANOWAR OF STEEL to Release 7” Single Valhalleluja, Featuring Angus McFife of GLORYHAMMER Smash Christmas Hit out Friday, December 13 Pre-Order HERE Make some room under your Christmas tree, because NANOWAR OF STEEL have delivered the most perfectly zany Christmas present of the year! If you thought Odin, Gloryhammer, IKEA and Christmas had nothing in common, you are about to be proven wrong. Masters of parody metal NANOWAR OF STEEL have combined all of these seemingly very different things into one wild and energetic gospel-metal tune. […]

Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne album art reveal, pre-order & release info

We reveal the cover of the forthcoming Malokarpatan album Krupinské Ohne, which will be out officially on Friday March 21st! The artwork was created by Matúš S. Durcík, aka, Svjatogor, a graphic designer and artist from Slovakia who was chosen to represent the historical themes throughout the new album. Says guitarist Adam of the artist and artwork, “I wanted to work with Svjatogor already when having the album concept set, as his personal style works wonderfully with the historical topic of the record and gives it a feeling of an old book rediscovered after gathering dust somewhere within lost archives. […]

Album Review: Rebel Priest – R’lyeh Heavy

I was expecting the usual gruesome death metal from the band and album names, but instead I got a shot of pure rocking heavy metal with traces of punk and stoner. It hooked me right away and if it wasn’t for one misstep at the end, I would have put this in the running for one of my top records of the year. This trio from Vancouver, B.C. don’t overthink things, they keep their music simple and full of hooks. There’s a fair amount of hair metal sleaze mixed with influences like MOTORHEAD, METAL CHURCH and LA. GUNS. ‘The Summoning’ […]

U.S. Heavy Metal Warriors IRONFLAME to Release Blood Red Victory on February 7

IRONFLAME will release its third full-length album, Blood Red Victory, February 7 on Divebomb Records (CD) and Metalworld Switzerland (vinyl and cassette). A lyric video for the album’s first single, ‘Seekers Of The Blade’, is available HERE Recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by D’Cagna (with guitar leads by Lukas and Scott) at Sacred Sound in Martins Ferry, OH from December 2018 through February 2019, Blood Red Victory finds IRONFLAME once again brandishing their trademark approach to soaring, triumphant heavy metal hymns. Regarding its subject matter, D’Cagna states, “There is a recurring theme of victory in the lyrics for this album. […]

Heavy Music Icons DELAIN To Release New Album, Apocalypse & Chill, On February 7, 2020

Transcending boundaries – DELAIN invites you to Apocalypse & Chill! The wait is over! Following the release of their two latest singles, ‘Burning Bridges’ and ‘One Second’, Napalm Records is pleased to announce details regarding the new dystopian masterpiece by Dutch symphonic hard rock/metal pioneers DELAIN. Their newest full-length offering, Apocalypse & Chill, features an electrifying blend of heavy rock and metal influences, and marks a new chapter in the band’s evolving catalog. Apocalypse & Chill – out February 7, 2020 – explores topics of impending doom and human indifference, making this their boldest, most daring and undeniable offering yet. […]

AETHYRICK set release date for new THE SINISTER FLAME album, reveal first track

On January 24th, 2020 internationally, The Sinister Flame is proud to present AETHYRICK’s highly anticipated second album, Gnosis, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Formed by Gall and Exile on the winter solstice 2016, AETHYRICK’s medium is black metal, methods uncomplicated and motives unknown. The Finnish duo proved their potency during the closing days of 2018 with their first full-length. Duly titled Praxis, indeed did it brim with a mysticism and magick that was simultaneously aeons-old and strikingly modern. A new classic in some circles but seemingly overlooked by the rest of the novelty-choked public, Praxis nevertheless laid firm a […]

RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE: Canadian Cellist/Composer (The Visit, Musk Ox, Leprous) To Release Debut Solo Album This January

View / Share RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE’s ‘From Within’ At THIS LOCATION Canadian cellist and composer RAPHAEL WEINROTH-BROWNE will release his debut solo album, Worlds Within, on January 24th, 2020. Having been an integral creative force in groups such as The Visit, Musk Ox, and Kamancello, and having recorded and toured extensively with Norwegian progressive rock/metal band Leprous, this new solo effort sees WEINROTH-BROWNE exploring his cellistic voice even further. Worlds Within takes full advantage of the possibilities of the instrument; all of the sounds on the album — melodies, harmonies, riffs, textures, and even percussion — were created on cello with […]

Kvelertak Sign to Rise Records, Drop New Song — LISTEN

Rise Records is pleased to announce the signing of Norwegian band Kvelertak. The band will release its label debut, titled Splid, on February 14, 2020. The band has just shared the brand new song ‘Bråtebrann’ Listen HERE “We are very excited that our new album Splid will be released through Rise Records and we look forward to being a part of the Rise family in the coming years,” the band says. “Splid (“discord” in English) is a deep dive into western gluttony, our own stupidity, and the abyss of the earth.” The album was recorded with Kurt Ballou at Godcity […]

Tech/Slam Giants WORMHOLE Releasing The Weakest Among Us in January on Lacerated Enemy / Premiere New Tracks

Baltimore (MD) – Tech/Slam giants Wormhole will release highly anticipated sophomore album The Weakest Among Us January 14, 2020 on Lacerated Enemy Records. The band has premiered two tracks, including the official video for ‘D-S3′ from the forthcoming album thus far. Check ’em out below! ‘The Weakest Among Us’ (Title Track Premiere) ‘D-S3’ (Official Video) Prepare yourself for a new generation of Slam and Technical Death Metal! Pre-Order The Weakest Among Us HERE Track List: The Weakest Among Us rA9/Myth D-S3 Wave Quake Generator Plasma Artillery Cannon The Gas System Ultrafrigid Quad MB Ingswarm WORMHOLE Online: Facebook