Former Loudness singer Michael Vescera (Obsession) will rejoin his former bandmates for a very special show at this year's edition of the Loud Park festival in Japan. Billed as Soldier Of Fortune, the group will perform material from Vescera's time in Loudness for the festival's 10th anniversary.
Great news for fans of heavy metallers Christian Mistress. The band has announced a run of North American dates in support of the new album including a west coast run this July with Sabbath Assembly and a September run with High Spirits and Savage Master. They'll be playing material from the new album in addition to their first two releases, both of which will see vinyl represses for the tour. A complete listing of confirmed dates is available below, with more to be announced shortly including a fall European run.
Valborg, the German trio, just released a new album titled Romantik. If you are curious about how it sounds like, you can check out their new song below. This is already the fifth full-length from the doomsters and the video is for the tune "Sulphur Vitriol Angel". It was created by German artist Soheyl Nassary and you can expect to see some flowers.
Today you can hear Lucifer's new single taken from the upcoming debut album Lucifer I. It is called "Izrael" and it features Garry "Gaz" Jennings, the former Cathedral guitarist. The official promo video just premiered and you can hear the song and watch the video right here. From a concept by Johanna Sadonis, the clip was directed by Chris Koll.
Fear Factory are forging a new album but they are also touring in July and August in North America. And they are taking Coal Chamber with them as well as special guest Jasta, Devil You Know, Saint Ridley and Madlife. Coal Chamber are releasing a new album, of course, and Fear Factory will be touring with their new bassist Antonio "Tony" Campos. Their new album is expected this year.
Due to disputes between the band members and frontman Jürgen Bartsch's illness, long-running German metallers Bethlehem are calling it a day, 24 years after its inception. The band released its latest album Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and the boxset Hau Ab, collecting the band's full-lengths, EPs and demos, last year.
Helloween have another new song to share with the world. This offers fans an opportunity to listen to yet another brand new track from their imminent new album My God-Given Right. And the power metallers premiered a new music video precisely for the album's title track. It's the first video released from the new album and it brings out an army of robotic pumpkin soldiers.
Aussie proggers Voyager continue to ride the wave of their latest album, V, which was released last year and nominated for Best Progressive Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2014. Now they have a new video to offer, for the tune "Seasons Of Age" taken from the record. Enjoy the song and video below!
BMG has acquired U.S. metal and hard rock label Rise Records in a multi-million dollar deal. Founded by Craig Ericson in 1991, Rise is home to such artists as Of Mice & Men, Evergreen Terrace, Miss May I, Crown The Empire, The Acacia Strain and The Devil Wears Prada, among many others. Under the deal with BMG, Rise will continue to operate from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon under the leadership of Ericson.
Secrets Of The Sky, Oakland's black/doom metal unit, releases today their second album Pathway. Engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) of Trident Studios with Secrets Of The Sky, the record is a thirteen-track follow-up to 2013's lauded To Sail Black Waters full-length. In celebration of its release, you can go ahead and stream the entire piece of music right here.
After four years, Symphony X finally reveal all about their new album. Today is the day! The New Jersey progressive metal masters are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. This is not a concept album but it is inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri and will feature 11 new songs. Feast your eyes on the cover and more important details right here.
The Greek symphonic metallers Dimlight are about to release their new album and Metal Storm brings you the exclusive premiere of their new single. In April 2015, the band established a collaboration with Five Starr Records which will release their third album called The Lost Chapters on May 22nd. Make sure you don't miss the track "Torrents Of Blood" streaming below. It is both melodically appealing and epic in its orchestral arrangements.
It's a two in one. Pyrrhon have premiered two new songs online from their upcoming new EP Growth Without End. The first one, "Cancer Mantra", is available here while another new song "The Mass" can be streamed at this location. The five-track EP will see the light of day on June 2nd, 2015.