French progressive masters are back! After seven years of silence, Adagio have released a new song, which is just a taste of the upcoming album, Life, due out in the spring of 2017. The new song is called "Subrahmanya" and is over seven minutes long. You can check it out here, and tell us what you think!
Last year, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody had a melt down which led his colleagues to abandon him on stage. Now, he made another scene. He suffered what he called a "mental moment" on stage at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, appearing to claim that his "mother" was dying. He was led off stage. Now he has dropped off the tour, with the band saying he's "fallen ill" and they will complete their live commitments with All That Remains singer Phil Labonte instead.
Georgia-based melodic metal act Theocracy is thrilled to welcome Ernie Topran to the band as their permanent drummer. Ernie has been drumming for more than 20 years, and has been active in the Atlanta music scene since 2006. During that time, he has performed with many different bands, and he has been Theocracy's touring drummer for the last couple years. The band recently released their new album, Ghost Ship.
Two symphonic metal forces, Amberian Dawn and Diabulus In Musica, have teamed up for a co-headlining European tour next year! Support and opening act will be Finnish based Crimson Sun. Both bands are celebrating their 10th anniversary.
My Sleeping Karma's first live record of their decade long career is coming! Titled Mela Ananda - Live, the German four-piece showcases their brand of psychedelic rock. Check out the album artwork, tracklist and release date. The detailed artwork is the great work of Sebastian Jerke. Mela Ananda translates directly to "a gathering of bliss" and will be released on February 24th 2017 via Napalm Records.
If you love progressive symphonic metal, there's good news! Edenbridge just revealed a little bit more about their upcoming new album, The Great Momentum, their first in four years. Feast your eyes on the cover artwork below, a co-production by Anthony Clarkson and drummer Johannes Jungreithmeier. The song titles were also unveiled.
THQ Nordic is celebrating the release of "The Dwarves" game on PC and console with the official music video of "Children Of The Smith'" with members from German power metallers Blind Guardian. The band revealed a few months ago that they would be part of "The Dwarves" video game and soundtrack. Enjoy!
Symphonic masters Xandria will soon release a new album, titled Theater Of Dimensions but we still haven't heard much from it. For now, the group has started revealing the guests that will appear on the opus. First, Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork will guest on one of the new songs. Hear a snippet of the song "We Are Murderers (We All)" below.
The Finns Wolfheart have a new single out! It's the band's first new material since they released the album Shadow World in 2015. Their new single is called "Boneyard" and is available on digital platforms here, where you can also preview the track. Wolfheart have a new album recorded and ready. Stay tuned for more details about it.
Atmospheric black metallers Ash Borer have shared a few songs from their new album The Irrepassable Gate but now is your chance to listen to the entire piece. The album, recently released by Profound Lore Records, is available for streaming in its entirety on the label's Bandcamp page.
Disperse are set to release their third studio album, Foreword, on February 10th via Season Of Mist. The Polish progressive metal outfit presents their new song "Stay" as an introduction to the album and its first taste. Enjoy the new song right here!
Anneke Van Giersbergen has a new band! The Dutch singer has just announced Vuur, which is about to record its debut album. The band also features members from The Gentle Storm project, including drummer Ed Warby, bassist Johan Van Stratum, guitarist Ferry Duijsens, and singer Marcela Bovio. Guitarist Jord Otto is also in the band. These past few months, they have been busy writing and rehearsing songs for their debut album that will be recorded early next year and released in the fall of 2017 via InsideOut Music. Be prepared for something heavy, melodic and progressive.
Heavy metallers from Germany Grave Digger just shared the first video for a song taken from the upcoming album, Healed By Metal, their 18th record. It's precisely the catchy title track which you get to hear today. Just watch the video available below. What did you think of the album opener?
Ghost will be haunting European stages again next year with a new tour in support of their Popestar EP released this year. The Swedes released the EP as a bridge between their third album Meliora launched in 2015 and their upcoming fourth full-length work, expected in 2017.
Soon you will be able to hear new Ulver material, as the band penned the soundtrack for the crime film "Riverhead". The original score for the film will be released on December 9th via House Of Mythology, who also issued this year's album, ATGCLVLSSCAP. Hear a bit of the haunting music below.