DISCREATION: Iron Times
Massacre Records on March 24 - CD, LP, Digital
"Iron Times" is said to be DISCREATION's darkest album so far, and is of course inspired by the times that we live in. But this is also the first album with new vocalist Marc Grewe (ex-MORGOTH), which is doing a really good job.
These German death metallers attack with everything that they got. But they do it with style. It's old school and professional. When it goes fast, it goes really fast. And when it's heavy, it's heavy. Yes, I like it a lot.
massacre-records.com | discreation.de
SHORES OF NULL: The Loss Of Beauty (doom metal)
GRANDE ROYALE: Welcome To Grime Town (action rock)
FATAL EMBRACE: Manifestum Infernalis (blackened death metal)
NEW ALBUM WITH KÖTTGROTTORNA IN APRIL
Swedish melodic punk rock veterans KÖTTGROTTORNA celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and are soon going on tour with Swedish melodic punk rockers CHARTA 77, who also celebrate their 40th anniversary. A new single with KÖTTGROTTORNA, "Krogen Tre Backar", was released yesterday (March 17) on digital platforms. And now it has also been revealed that a new album, "XL", will be released on April 28 via Beat Butchers.
But before the album, they will release another single, "Barkaby Station", on March 31.
DEATH CRUSADE TEAM UP WITH DISPYT FOR SPLIT 7"
Polish crust punk/death metal band DEATH CRUSADE and Finnish crust/black metal band DISPYT have teamed up for a split 7" EP, which is out now through these 5 labels: Elitbolaget, Hidden Beauty Records, Helldog Records, Throne of Lies Records and Deviance Records.
The EP should also be available on digital platforms.
elitbolaget.com | elitbolaget.bandcamp.com
HIRAX TO RECORD NEW STUFF
American thrash veterans HIRAX are going to enter the studio on April 28. ..and that's all they have revealed so far. But I guess it's new songs that will be recorded anyway.
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN DATES
MANOWAR will do 2 shows in Brazil and Colombia in September.
The confirmed dates are:
Sept 20 - Bogotá, Colombia - Movistar Arena
Sept 23 - São Paulo, Brazil - Espaço Unimed
THUNDERMOTHER REVEALS NEW DRUMEMR
The members of Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER parted ways with band leader Filippa Nässil about a month ago. Since then Majsan Lindberg (former member) and Linnéa Vikström (THERION, AT THE MOVIES) has been recruited. Now they have also found a new drummer, and her name is Joan Massing (HONEY CREEK).
SAXON CANCEL THE REST OF THE EURO TOUR DUE TO COVID
Due to singer Biff Byford catching Covid whilst on tour, the remaining European dates with SAXON in Dresden, Linz and Ulm are cancelled, and they are looking to reschedule them as soon as possible.
NEW 2-TRACK EP WITH BANNNED IN G.B.G
Swedish hard rockers BANNED IN G.B.G has released a new 2-track EP, with the songs "High, Higher!" and "Patient Zero". These 2 tracks were recorded during the same session as their debut album, "What The Hell Is Going On", but have never previously been released.
Buy or stream: orcd.co/highhigher
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063656942310 | facebook.com/WormHoleDeath
LIVE ALBUM WITH HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES IN JUNE
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - who consist of AEROSMITH's Joe Perry, actor Johnny Depp and legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper, along with producer and songwriter Tommy Henriksen - will release their first live album, "Live In Rio", on June 2 via earMUSIC.
The official music video for "I Got A Line On You", taken from "Live In Rio", can be seen here: youtu.be/XcjiHlTcu8U
Tour dates: hollywoodvampires.com
TODAY'S SINGLE REVIEW
Michael Catton: Ready For The Takin'
Mighty Music on March 17 - Digital Single
British/Danish rock singer Michael Catton (ex-TAINTED LADY) has teamed up with Danish guitarist Soren Andersen (ELECTRIC GUITARS, Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) for the release of Catton's debut solo album. This is the first single, where they go all in for their love of 70s and 80s hard rock. And this sounds really good my friend, so you should definitely check this out. It actually makes me feel good for a few minutes.
If they have more songs that are this good, then that album will be very interesting.
catton.lnk.to/ready | mightymusic.dk
DEF LEPPARD JOINS FORCES WITH ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ON NEW ALBUM
May 2023 will see rock and classical royalty unite on a brand-new euphoric album titled "Drastic Symphonies" - DEF LEPPARD's greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London's iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
DEF LEPPARD have deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of their most well-known tracks, but also some of their hidden gems as well. By and large, they have intertwined the audio from the original tapes and performed them alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album includes new vocals and guitars. At different points you can hear vocalist Joe Elliott dueting with his younger self.
Release date is May 19.
2 SHORT REVIEWS
KÄRBHOLZ: Kapitel 11 "Barrikaden"
Metalville Records on March 24 - CD, LP, Fan Box
Western German band KÄRBHOLZ have been around for 18 years. All 11 songs here are in German. The music is somewhere between rock and metal, and it's mainly melodic but with heavy guitars. The material on this album is not weak, so if you're into German rock/metal, then this could be worth a try.
Now there's not much else to say about this record, so it will be this short..
KEEP OF KALESSIN: Katharsis
Morningstar Music/Back on Black on March 24
This is a fast and intense extreme metal attack. But this band also add a symphonic touch, as well as guitar melodies. It's loud and almost chaotic, yet beautiful to listen to. They label this as epic extreme metal, and I guess that works, because they seems to blend various genres, like death, black, symphonic and melodic metal.
I play this a little extra loud when I'm angry, which I am very often for various reasons, and I really like the hateful energy that they deliver. This is a great album! And you actually don't have to be angry to figure that out.
THE LAST YEAR FOR DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS
DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS - the British punk rock/power pop band led by former The BOYS member Duncan Reid - will go seperate ways in the end of 2023. But until then they will continue to play live, and a new album will be released in the summer.
Read more and pre-order the album: duncanreidandthebigheads.com
D.R.I. ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH INTENT
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and are going on a U.S. tour with INTENT in May.
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: dirtyrottenimbeciles.com/tour.htm
SAXON POSTPONE SHOWS IN ROSTOCK AND DRESDEN
Due to unforeseen circumstances the SAXON shows in Rostock tonight (March 16) and Dresden tomorrow (March 17) will not take place. The band is looking to re-schedule these German dates as soon as possible..
EXCITER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Canadian speed metal legends EXCITER are returning to Europe in May and June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album, "Heavy Metal Maniac". Some shows will be with ARTILEERY, some with ARTILLERY and BLOODSTAR, and some with SCREAMER and BLOODSTAR.
Dates and tickets: bit.ly/excitertour2023
ASOCIAL AND ADRESTIA TEAM UP FOR A FEW DATES IN SWEDEN AND GERMANY
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans ASOCIAL will team up with Swedish crust/metal band ADRESTIA for a few shows in Sweden and Germany in the end of May.
The dates are:
May 24 Smålands Nation, Lund, Sweden
May 25 Die Friese, Bremen, Germany
May 26 Reset, Berlin, Germany
May 27 AJZ, Neubrandenburg, Germany
HAVOK TEAM UP WITH TOXIC HOLOCAUST FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American thrash bands HAVOK and TOXIC HOLOCAUST are going on a North American tour in July/August together with I AM and HAMMERHEDD. Venue pre-sale begin on Thursday, March 16. General on sale start on Friday, March 17.
More details: facebook.com/HavokOfficial | facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust | facebook.com/iamtxmusic
NEW SINGLE WITH GATUPLAN ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk rock band GATUPLAN - with Inge Johansson from bands like The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER etc - will finally release a new single, "Umeå Hardcore", on Friday, March 17.
The song is taken from the upcoming album, "Välkommen Till Underjorden".
Pre-save the single: orcd.co/umea-hc
CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American punks CIRCLE JERKS have announced Western U.S. tour dates for this July. T.S.O.L., NEGATIVE APPROACH, and SCOWL will be joining them on select dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17.
Dates here: facebook.com/circlejerksband
CRUACHAN: The Living And The Dead (folk/metal pioneers)
BAI BANG: Sha Na Na Na (glam/sleaze rock and melodic hard rock)
TRAGEDIAN: Master Of Illusions (heavy/power metal)
XALPEN: The Curse Of Kwányep (black metal)
2 NEW EPS WITH ICED EARTH IN APRIL
American metal act ICED EARTH will release 2 new EPs on April 28 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Titled "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 2008.
Both EPs will be made available on various vinyl formats and will also be released as a 2-in-1 digipack CD and 2LP picture disc combo.
METALLICA ACQUIRES VINYL PRESSING PLANT
METALLICA has acquired the majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing, a leading provider of high-quality vinyl records and related services. The acquisition formalizes a long-standing relationship between the band and Furnace that has produced more than 5 million pieces of METALLICA vinyl since 2014.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Australian punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced U.S. tour dates for this fall. DIE SPITZ will be joining them on all dates. Ticket pre-sale available on Wednesday, March 15. General tickets on sale Friday, March 17.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers
NEW SINGLE WITH OVERKILL
The official visualizer for "Wicked Place", a new song from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen here: youtu.be/Ga4Vw9OofZM
The track is taken from the band's 20th studio album, "Scorched", which will be released on April 14 via Nuclear Blast Records.
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
British punk rock legends The DAMNED are coming to Australia and New Zealand in June. Pre-sale starts Thursday, March 16.
Dates and tickets: sbmpresents.com/tour/the-damned-2023 | facebook.com/OfficialDamned
PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY
Not that I use Spotify, but I thought it could be fun to make a playlist for those who are interested in some new music. My first playlist should be available here: open.spotify.com/playlist/6Bf9BV4sfuHYIL6HLk6vBa?si=71fe861319eb4aff
Give it a try!
NEW ALBUM WITH SWEET & LYNCH IN MAY
SWEET & LYNCH, the musical union of vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet (STRYPER, ICONIC) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, The END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), have announced that their third album, "Heart & Sacrifice", will be released on May 19 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the first single, "You'll Never Be Alone": youtu.be/YdOFMvWAXXE
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/sweetlynch3
facebook.com/SweetLynch | frontiers.it
QUEENSRŸCHE CANCELS THIRD CONCERT IN A ROW
QUEENSRŸCHE was forced to cancel its concert Sunday night (March 12) at La Hacienda in Midland, Texas after singer Todd La Torre "lost his voice", according to promoter DIN Productions and local radio station Rock 95.1.
Midland marked the third show cancelation in a row for QUEENSRŸCHE, which scrapped its performance Friday night (March 10) at the Scout Bar in Houston, Texas a few minutes before the band was scheduled to take the stage. The following night's show at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas was also called off, apparently for the same reason.
UPDATE! The band have now made an official statement about this on Facebook, where they say that those concerts will be rescheduled, and that they will be back on stage in Tempe, Arizona tomorrow (March 14).
DEF LEPPARD ANTHOLOGY TO BE RELEASED AS HARDBACK BOOK
Genesis Publications has announced that the first-ever anthology of DEF LEPPARD, "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard", previously announced as a limited-edition release, will also be available as a hardback edition from all good bookstores on May 9.
The book's limited editions became the fastest ever books to sell out in Genesis Publications history, after the Collector's and Deluxe editions were fully subscribed within days of its announcement.
"Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard" is available to order from defleppardbook.com
Thomas Lassar: Whatever I Do (AOR)
PRESA: El Afortunado (hard rock)
NEW ALBUM WITH RICHIE RAMONE IN APRIL
Former RAMONES drummer Richie Ramone will release a new solo album, "Live To Tell", on April 21 through Livewire/Cargo Records.
Plans are currently being drawn to support the release with a Latin American tour in October, and with European dates to follow in November.
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THE DARKNESS WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
British rock band The DARKNESS has begun to write some new music.
QUEENSRŸCHE FORCED TO CANCEL AFTER SINGER FALLS ILL
QUEENSRŸCHE was forced to cancel its concert Friday night (March 10) at the Scout Bar in Houston, Texas a few minutes before the band was scheduled to take the stage, reportedly because singer Todd La Torre was sick and could not perform. The following night's show at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas was also scrapped, apparently for the same reason.
QUEENSRŸCHE has not yet issued an official statement explaining the cancelations.
KRUELTY: Untopia (hardcore/death/doom metal)
DOWNSHOT: Endgame (hardcore/metal/rap)
BABYLON A.D.: Live Lightning (powerful rock/hard rock)
SKID ROW TO SUPPORT KISS IN EUROPE
SKID ROW will support KISS on the following shows in Europe this summer:
June 12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at Ziggo Dome
June 13 - Brussels, Belgium at Palais 12
June 27 - Lyon, France at Halle Tony Garnier
June 29 - Tuscany, Italy at Lucca Festival
July 01 - Mannheim, Germany at SAP Arena
July 02 - Cologne, Germany at Lanxess Arena
AVSKUM TO PLAY IN SWEDEN, POLAND and USA
Swedish hardcore/punk legends AVSKUM are back again, and will do the following shows this year:
March 31-April 1 - D.I.Y. Hardcore Punk Fest Vol. 15 in Gdynia, Poland
June 3 - Pizzacrustfestivalen at Bakgården in Karlstad, Sweden (w/ CONTURTURE, SOCIALSTYRELSEN, GRÄNSLANDET etc.)
June 29-July 1 - Fragile Mountain in Göteborg, Sweden (w/ WARCOLLAPSE, MÖGEL, SLAVERIET, SEKUNDERNA, GASP, SMIERC, TROUBLEMAKERS etc.)
Oct. 7 - Los Angeles, USA (w/ RESISTANT CULTURE)
Oct. 13 - Portland, USA (w/ RESISTANT CULTURE)
2 VERY DIFFERENT ALBUMS
HAKEN: Fauna (progressive rock)
FAKE NAMES: Expendables (punk rock/power pop)
GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) continue to add more dates for his 50th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" album. This time he announce dates in Czech Republic and Slovakia:
June 27 - Sklub, Olomouc, Czech Republic
June 28, Majestic Music Ckub, Bratislava, Slovakia
VADER ADD MORE DATES IN ASIA
Polish death metal veterans VADER have added more dates to their Asian tour. They will now also visit Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia in late May/early June. HATE and THY DISEASE will join them.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/vader
DARK ANGEL GUITARIST JIM DURKIN IS DEAD
DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin has died at the age of 58. He passed away Wednesday morning (March 8).
ARTILLERY DRUMMER JOSUA MADSEN IS DEAD
Longtime ARTILLERY drummer Josua Madsen, who played on the band's last 4 albums, has died at the age of 45.
According to SN.dk, Madsen passed away after being hit by a bus on a dark country road between Copenhagen and Roskilde, Denmark.
NEW SONG WITH THE DAMNED
UK punk rock legends The DAMNED have released a video for their new song "Beware of the Clown". The song is off their upcoming album, "Darkadelic", which will be out on April 28.
The DAMNED are currently touring Europe, and will be touring the UK later this spring.
Check out the song: youtu.be/7w2njBSgJVA
Tour dates: officialdamned.com
2 ALBUMS AND 2 SINGLES
REDEMPTION: I Am The Storm (progressive metal)
ELYSION: Bring Out Your Dead (melodic metal)
ALL FOR METAL: Fury Of The Gods (heavy metal)
ABE AND HIS BABE: She Loves You (The Beatles cover)
SAXON GUITARIST PAUL QUINN STEP BACK FROM TOURING
Guitarist Paul Quinn has decided to step back from touring with SAXON. He will continue to record with the band, and may play select special shows in the future.
The current March shows in Europe will continue as scheduled, but they will be cancelling their dates in April and the Monsters Of Rock Cruise to re-group. The canceled dates will be re-booked in the future.
Read more: facebook.com/SaxonOfficial
NEW ALBUM WITH BUCKCHERRY IN JUNE
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY will release their 10th studio album, simply titled "Vol. 10", on June 2.
The first single from the album, "Good Time", is out now: youtu.be/x0MmOEaJcd0
Pre-order the album: roundhill.ffm.to/buckcherry-vol10
Tour dates: buckcherry.com
MASTER ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Old death metal legends MASTER are going to sunny Spain in October and November. Special guests will be TOTENGOTT.
MUDHONEY: Move Under (heavy rock)
NARNIA: Hold On (melodic metal)
STARCRAZY: Another Day, Another Squalor... (old rock for the modern world)
CARBELLION: Weapons Of Choice (catchy heavy rock)
CARNIFIED: Carnage For The Gods / Nocturna (extreme metal)
BLOODJOB: Metastasis (brutal death metal)
NEW IRON MAIDEN PHOTO BOOK FOCUSING ON THE PAUL DI'ANNO YEARS
Rufus Publications has announced the third title in a new series of black-and-white books called "Portraits" featuring the legendary IRON MAIDEN and covering the years the band emerged as a major force in British heavy metal with singer Paul Di'Anno. It features hundreds of previously unseen, carefully restored black-and-white images of the band at play, rehearsing, recording and of course, playing live at a series of pivotal gigs (including the legendary Ruskin Arms) as they emerged as one of the U.K.'s most important heavy metal acts.
The book will go on sale on Friday, March 10, and will ship worldwide in July 2023.
More info/order: rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/maiden
DAVE LOMBARDO TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Cuban-born drummer Dave Lombardo (TESTAMENT, MISFITS, SLAYER, FANTÔMAS etc) will release his debut solo album, "Rites Of Percussion", on May 5 via Ipecac Recordings.
UPPLOPPET: Thinking Of Me (action rock)
SERGEANT STEEL: Please Me, Tease Me (hard rock)
FIREWIND: Destiny Is Calling (melodic heavy metal)
DJÄVULEN MÖBLERAR OM: Misstag (Swedish punk rock)
HARD ROCK/METAL NOMINEES FOR SWEDISH GRAMMIS AWARDS
The nominees for the Grammis Awards (Swedish Grammy) has been announced. In the "hard rock/metal" category we can find AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, GHOST, The HALO EFFECT and WATAIN.
BLACK STAR RIDERS TO RE-RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON ORANGE VINYL
Nuclear Blast has announced a 10th anniversary re-issue of BLACK STAR RIDERS' debut album, "All Hell Breaks Loose".
The re-issue is available on limited edition double orange vinyl on May 26, almost 10 years from the original release.
label.nuclearblast.com/store | blackstarriders.com
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
MEGADETH have announced their 2023 Canadian tour.
The band's spring 13-city trek starts in Everett, Washington on April 26, with the Canadian leg kicking off April 28 in Abbotsford and wrapping up on May 15 in Halifax. Support on the tour will come from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ONI.
Dates and ticket info: megadeth.com
MELODIC STUFF FROM FRONTIERS MUSIC
Robin McAuley: Alive (melodic hard rock)
FIRST SIGNAL: Face Your Fears (melodic rock)
CREYE: III Weightless (melodic rock)
ALL MY SHADOWS: Eerie Monsters (melodic hard rock)
SIR REG CANCEL TOUR WITH THE MAHONES
Swedish/Irish Celtic punk rockers SIR REG have "due to unforseen circumstances stemming from personal and family matters" been forced to cancel their upcoming tour with The MAHONES.
VÅNNA INGET PLANNING THE END
Swedish post-punk band VÅNNA INGET are planning to part ways after 12 years.
But before that they will release a new album and do some farewell shows. More information about that later..
NITA STRAUSS RETURN TO ALICE COOPER
Nita Strauss, the top-rated guitarist who had been with Alice Cooper for several years until she departed to do a fall 2022 tour with Demi Lovato, will be returning to Alice's band for his 2023 tour.
The Alice Cooper North American tour, with an all-new show dubbed "Too Close For Comfort", kicks off in late April in Michigan and continues through late September, including a handful of August stadium shows with DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE, Followed by a co-headlining late summer "Freaks On Parade" tour with Rob Zombie.
Tour dates and tickets: alicecooper.com
THE NEW WAVE OF SWEDISH PUNK
ZTEREOTYPERNA: Svea Rikes Hjärtinfarkt (teenage punk)
KJELLS BÄNK: YIH8TW (punk rock)
KONSUMENTERNA: Svennelivet (punk)
NEW SINGLE WITH TRANSPORT LEAGUE IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish groove metal/heavy hard rockers TRANSPORT LEAGUE are going to release a new single, "Funk Hole", on March 24. Pre-save: bfan.link/funk-hole
LYNYRD SKYNYRD GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON IS DEAD
LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Gary Rossington has died.
The sole remaining original member of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Rossington has dealt with a number of health issues in recent years. Back in July 2021, he underwent emergency heart surgery. 6 years earlier, he suffered a heart attack, prompting several of the band's concerts to be canceled. He also underwent quintuple bypass surgery back in 2003 due to coronary artery disease. In 2019, he had an operation to fix a leaky heart valve.
5 years ago, Rossington told the Tampa Bay Times his doctors had urged him for years to quit touring.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DOOM LEGEND SCOTT "WINO" WEINRICH TO ARRIVE THIS SPRING
Due this spring, "Wino: The Documentary" is the story of doom rock legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich, known for his many influential bands and projects such as The OBSESSED, SAINT VITUS, SPIRIT CARAVAN, The HIDDEN HAND, PREMONITION 13, WINO ACOUSTIC, PLACE OF SKULLS, SHRINEBUILDER, PROBOT, and more. The film will premiere at the Maryland International Film Festival, and then a theatrical premiere on 4/20/23 at @tinkerstreetcinema in Woodstock, NY. The Maryland screening is happening at the end of March (date and time coming soon). After the screenings, the film will become available online to stream, and also for purchase on DVD.
The documentary features interviews and appearances by Bobby Liebling (PENTAGRAM), Dixie Dave (WEEDEATER), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD), Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS), Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Henry Rollins (BLACK FLAG), and more.
For more information, visit: wino-art.com
ARTCH: Another Return (reissue) (heavy/power metal fromt he 80s)
ISOLE: Anesidora (soft doom metal)
EXELERATE: Exelerate (power/thrash metal)
IGNOMINY: Imminent Collapse (dissonant death metal)
HANOI ROCKS: Oriental Beat (40th Anniversary) The Re(al) Mix (rock n roll party with a touch of glam)
NARNIA: Ghost Town (melodic metal)
HE WHO WALKS BEHIND THE ROWS: The Lucky Ones Died First (vintage rock with horror theme)
FAGUS: Inter (black metal)
EX-THUNDERMOTHER MEMBERS LAUNCH NEW BAND
Former THUNDERMOTHER members Guernica Mancini (vocals), Emlee Johansson (drums) and Mona Lindgren (bass) have launched a new band called The GEMS. The band, which sees Lindgren returning to her original instrument, the guitar, is planning to release its debut single, "Phoenix", in April.
OVERLORD: Fake Salvation (death metal)
BULLRING: Still Blood (modern hard rock)
MASSACRE, MEMORIAM AND ORBIT CULTURE CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
MASSACRE, MEMORIAM and ORBIT CULTURE have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15.
Confirmed since earlier are AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, WATAIN, DISMEMBER, POSSESSED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DARK FUNERAL, NERVOSA, CRYSTAL VIPER etc.
NEW SINGLE WITH THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT has released a cover of "Tryin'" by The EAGLES. Listen here: youtu.be/eEysefKU8eE
A new 7" vinyl single, with "Out Of Your League" on the a-side and "Tryin'" on the b-side, is available for pre-order from Ghost Highway Recordings.
NEW VIDEO WITH CRUACHAN
Irish folk metal pioneers CRUACHAN has released a new video for the song "The Reaper": youtu.be/mibB2SnmqhE
cruachanireland.com | despotz.se
NEW SINGLE WITH NARNIA
Swedish melodic metal band NARNIA has released a new single, "Hold On". It's the second single from their new album, "Ghost Town", which will be released on March 17.
Listen to "Hold On": orcd.co/narnia-hold-on
XALPEN: The Curse Of Kwányep (Kwányep Chenen) (black metal)
Larry Wallis & The BRAINS: Leather Forever (catchy hard rock)
BLODTÅR: Den Fördärvade Sorgbundenheten (folk/black metal)
BLACK OAK COUNTY: Back For Blood (hard rock)
NARNIA ANNOUNCES BRAZILIAN TOUR
Swedish melodic metal band NARNIA are going to Brazil in the end of September together with Bob Rock.
NEW SONG WITH CRADLE OF FILTH, LIVE ALBUM IN APRIL
British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH has released a new song, "She Is A Fire". Watch and listen: youtube.com/watch?v=fGrxKLsgidg
The band has also announced that they will release their first live album in 20 years, which is titled "Trouble And Their Double Lives". It will be released on April 28 via Napalm Records, and you can pre-order it here: napalmrecords.com/cradleoffilth
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