Tommy Rogers, Between The Buried And Me's frontman and multi-instrumentalist, is very busy these days. Apart from preparing Between The Buried And Me's upcoming tours and the release of their new album Coma Ecliptic, Rogers 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. Fans that are into his Thomas Giles solo albums, Pulse, and Modern Noise, as well as the softer side of Between The Buried And Me should give the soundtrack a listen here.
Draconian's vocalist Anders Jacobsson has posted an important update on his Facebook page today. The new album from the gothic doom band is now mixed! While A Rose For The Apocalypse was already released back in 2011, the band has a new singer, Heike Langhans, and the album recordings are finally completed. Also, Daniel Änghede of Crippled Black Phoenix did some guest vocals for this upcoming album. Now you just have to wait for the final product to arrive. More details will probably be revealed soon.
Recently, Behemoth's guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski revealed that he was working on a solo project which he described as "very stripped down and simple. The most primitive, acoustic-based stuff." The frontman has now shared some clips on his Instagram page of music he appears to be working on. Judging by the teases, it is quite different from Behemoth, as he had revealed. You can check out these small snippets here and here.
Axel Rudi Pell are about to release Magic Moments - 25th Anniversary Special Show on April 28th in North America (one day earlier in Europe) through SPV/Steamhammer. On July 11th 2014 at the Bang Your Head!!! festival, Axel Rudi Pell invited his old buddies of Steeler along with special guests like Rob Rock, Jeff Scott Soto, Doogie White, Ronnie Atkins, Graham Bonnet, Vinny Appice and many more! The whole show will be available on digipak 3CD, digipak 3DVD, Blu-ray and download. Check out the clip of "Since You Been Gone" featuring Graham Bonnet here for starters.
Now, this is something. On June 30th, Penelope Spheeris' cult-classic documentary trilogy The Decline Of Western Civilization will be available in a special Blu-ray four-disc box set, compliments of The Shout! Factory. The first film, released in 1981, is devoted to the L.A. punk scene at the time. The second film, The Metal Years (1988) takes a look at metal, and features bands like Kiss, Poison, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, W.A.S.P. Now for the first time, all three films are available in one deluxe box set. And while all three films have been restored in high definition, they are in keeping with the feel of the rebellious times in which they were shot.
Dutch Doom Days XIV just announced funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair as the headliner on Saturday for this year's festival. The band has a new album scheduled to be released this year through Season Of Mist. Their new opus will be titled Monotony Fields, it has just been revealed, and will be released on June 15th worldwide, and the 16th in North America. Let the anticipation begin...
Hungarian long-running heavy metal band Ossian is about to release a new album, Lélekerő, on the 13th of April 2015. You can hear the first song "Ahányszor látlak" on the YouTube player below as well as the official trailer to get a sense of what's to come. This is already the band's 20th album!
As you probably know by now, Whitesnake will return with The Purple Album, their first new studio album in four years. The hard rock icons will release the record in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music Srl. The album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple. Get another taste of The Purple Album with the premiere of "Burn", available for your enjoyment or otherwise below.
While last year they revealed that their new album would be called Golgotha, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. have now joined forces with Napalm Records for its release. Six years in the making, Golgotha is being released this August and will be the band's 15th studio album. According to the label, the new record will continue down the path that 2007's Dominator and 2009's Babylon started on, both in production style and theme. Are you expecting good things from the new album?
Recently, Nile drummer George Kollias announced the release of his first solo album via Season Of Mist. Well, today you get to hear a bit of the album where Kollias performs all instruments. The first new track taken from his forthcoming solo album Invictus is the crushing "Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead" and features guitarist George Emmanuel from Greeks Rotting Christ. Check out if you like it or not over here or here.
If you liked stoner metallers Domovoyd's debut album Oh Sensibility, we have good news. The band will release their new album this May! The Finns are ready to deliver a second transmission from worlds beyond and within scheduled to appear on May 8th. The album is self-titled and it will be available on CD, double vinyl and digital via Svart Records. For those who are looking for a quick fix while waiting for the album to hit, Domovoyd have prepared a shorter version of the album's opening track "Domovoyage". Dive in!
The legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne is getting the comic book treatment! Bluewater Productions just confirmed the release of a brand new comic book biography on the life of Ozzy as part of their popular Orbit series. Ozzy Osbourne: The Metal Madman will be released this week and will be available in both print and digital in case you are interested. Ozzy Osbourne has had a pretty animated life, so that makes sense.
Prog giants Arena were founded in 1995 by two celebrities of the scene: Mick Pointer (ex-Marillion) and Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Shadowland, Strangers On A Train, Caamora). Together with guitarist John Mitchell (Frost*), bassist Kylan Amos, and with the charismatic Paul Manzi (Oliver Wakeman Band) on the vocals, the band return with a brand new studio album The Unquiet Sky. But there is more! During the Polish leg of their upcoming tour, the band will record their new DVD release.
Now this could be something epic. Mastodon have contributed with a new track to the upcoming Game Of Thrones "Catch The Throne Vol. 2" mixtape. The track is called "White Walker" and like all of the tracks on the mixtape, it samples music from last season of the HBO show. Satisfy your curiosity and listen to the track over here. If you watch the show, you know that the White Walkers are the frostbitten undead from Beyond The Wall and the song is inspired by them.