Last month, Tobias Sammet announced that he was working on a new Avantasia album to the delight of fans. The new album and a world tour will come in 2016 but there is more. The first guest vocalist for the new Avantasia album and tour has now been announced. None other than singer Jørn Lande (Masterplan, Jorn, Allen/Lande) will appear on Ghostlights (out in January).
There is another new song from Leaves' Eyes available for streaming today. After showing us the new track "Halvdan The Black" before, the symphonic unit has officially released a brand new epic video clip for "The Waking Eye". "The Waking Eye" is also available as digital single. Enjoy the Vikings! How do you like the song?
King Diamond official 2015 video for the "Them" song "Welcome Home", featuring footage shot at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, can be seen below. The footage was compiled by Strati Hovartos and Garrett Riker and taken from their various performances. Check out the band's performance below.
German hard rock veterans Scorpions have partnered up with Yahoo! for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12th from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fans can tune in at 9:10 p.m. ET to witness the Scorpions Brooklyn debut and enjoy a career-spanning setlist of the band's hits, anthems, and vintage classics.
Death Dealer will drop their second full-length album, Hallowed Ground, on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and they are debuting their hard-hitting new video for "Break The Silence" which can be watched below. The band features members who have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage.
Jaguar are proud to announce the addition of Swedish vocalist L-G Persson (Steel Attack, The Storyteller) to their line-up. In September 2014, Jaguar parted company with their previous vocalist Jamie Manton following their appearance at Sweden Rock Festival in June the same year. Since then the band has been searching for the perfect vocalist both in the UK and Scandinavia, latterly though in Sweden as the band founder Garry Pepperd planned to move to Sweden to settle down with his Swedish born fiancée.
Last year, Månegarm had announced that they would be releasing a new album in 2015 and the Viking black metallers are keeping that promise. In fact, just today they announced their new album that also marks their 20th anniversary as a band. Fittingly, their latest album will be self-titled and is set to be released on November 20th via Napalm Records. For now, the cover artwork and song titles are available below.
Orlando-based Trivium have already shared a few songs from their upcoming new full-length album, Silence In The Snow. The album is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015 via Roadrunner Records, and today we get to listen to another new song. Watch the brand new Trivium video for the mellower "Until The World Goes Cold" below. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy continues to focus on his clean vocals on this one.
Black metallers Satyricon are going to revisit a special album in their career, the timeless and towering Nemesis Divina. Satyricon will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time.
Converge have a new release in store called Thousands Of Miles Between Us. It is coming soon via Deathwish Inc. on November 27th. Thousands Of Miles Between Us is the long awaited sequel to their landmark 2003 DVD release The Long Road Home and will be offered in 3 unique configurations; HD-Digital (Feature set only), 3 X Blu-ray set, and Limited Deluxe Box set versions. Stay tuned for the pre-orders and see what you can get on this release below.
In a perfect match, Swedish heavy metal units Wolf and Enforcer have joined forces for an upcoming European tour. Wolf will be promoting their latest album Devil Seed while headliners Enforcer present From Beyond in what promises to be a a celebration of Swedish steel.
The Devil Wears Prada have recently released a new six-song EP called Space, which was also the metalcore band's first release in two years. Recently, the group also premiered a video for the EP tune "Planet A" directed by Casey Pierce. You can now watch the video here and check out one of the new songs, if you still haven't listened to them.
Casket Dream Veneration has been announced as the new Onirik full-length which is set to be released through Iron Bonehead Productions/ Altare Productions. The CD version will be out on the 23rd of October and the LP before the end of the year. The Portuguese black metallers first recordings in six years, Casket Dream Veneration represents a rebirth for mainman Gonius Rex. You can discover the new song "Reverent To The Flames" below. Was it enjoyable?
Guitar player Joel Hoekstra has previously announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album Dying To Live from his new side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Hoekstra is best known as the current guitarist for Whitesnake/David Coverdale and this solo album features an all-star cast of rockers. You can hear samples of these songs online down below on YouTube player.
The London-based post-metallers Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster have a new album out called Wires/Dream\Wires available as a 6-panel digipack CD. The full-length contains 9 new tracks and clocks at around 60 minutes. You can now listen to it in its entirety at Bandcamp. Enjoy their new album!