Plebeian Grandstand are pleased to present a brand new official video for the song "Eros Culture", now available for streaming through the YouTube player below. "Eros Culture" is the closing track off the group's upcoming 3rd studio effort - False Highs, True Lows - which will see the light of day this April 29th via Throatruiner Records and Basement Apes. But you can already listen to the full record as it is streaming online at Bandcamp.
Things have started to happen in the camp of the Finnish samurais lately, also known as the band Whispered. Last year, they revealed a song from their upcoming album Metsutan - Songs Of The Void called "Sakura Omen", and now it is time to reveal another song and lyric video. The song is called "Strike!", and will be the second track on the album.
Germ's upcoming album Escape is scheduled to be released on the 29th of this month via Prophecy Productions. The same label is now streaming the title track "Escape" at this location or alternatively below via YouTube. The album is the follow-up to Grief, released back in 2013. Tell us if you like the music released so far.
Polish Pagan black metal band Thy Worshiper just announced, through their label via Facebook, that they will release a brand new album called Klechdy next month. All the details revealed so far can be found here, including cover art and song titles.
Tarja has shared new music. Leading up to the release of not only one but two upcoming new studio albums by Tarja in June and August, the first official music video for her single "No Bitter End" has premiered online. "No Bitter End", the opening track of the prequel album The Brightest Void, is the first glimpse on Tarja's heaviest album to date. The video clip was shot in Nuremberg, Germany, and you can see the result below.
A new Virus song? It is here! The Norwegian experimental avantgardists have just debuted the first brand new track off of Memento Collider, their first new album in 5 years. Their fourth full-length drops on Karisma Records this 3rd of June and was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo. "Steamer" is the first 7-minute piece of the puzzle that you can hear, so go ahead and enjoy it here.
After paving the way with tours with HammerFall and Gamma Ray in 2015 and the release of their successful debut album, As Daylight Breaks, power metallers Serious Black are busy working on songs for their upcoming second album. The band has now also unveiled the dates for their upcoming first headlining tour. The support acts will be Sinbreed and Hammerschmitt. See the dates below if you want to catch them live.
Nightmare are working on a new album! Two years after they released The Aftermath, the French power metallers are holed up at Noise Factory Studio forging their newest creation. The metallers promise that they will share pics of the recording process and more album details while fans wait.
Norwegian metallers The Wretched End are about to release their third album, In These Woods, From These Mountains. If you are up for some quality extreme metal, check out their new offering in full on the video below. It has been nearly four years since new sounds have emerged from the fiery studio alliance of former Emperor/Zyklon guitarist Samoth, Mindgrinder/Windir guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and Dark Funeral drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom.
Russia hasn't exactly been very friendly to certain metal bands, including Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth and more recently, Batushka as well. The latest victim was Belphegor, more specifically frontman Helmuth "Hel" Lehner who was spat on and attacked by a Christian Orthodox activist, Anatoly Artyukhov, at the airport in St. Petersburg in Russia. Belphegor arrived for a tour with Nile and Melechesh. You can watch the incident on the video below, where Nile's Karl Sanders helped calm down the situation.
Lithuanian psycho black/rockers Pergalé have released an official lyric video for the song "Estonian Lesbians". The track is taken from the band's new album, Antropologija, which was released in March via Inferna Profundus Records. This could be a good opportunity to get to know the band, in case you never checked them out.
Finnish monster rockers Lordi have announced that they have "slammed into the studio with producer Nino Laurenne to record some killer new tunes", possibly for an upcoming album. If you forgot who Lordi is, they kind of "revolutionized" the Eurovision Song Contest by winning the whole thing in 2006 with their hit "Hard Rock Hallelujah".
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark 1990 album, Passion And Warfare, Steve Vai has announced he will be embarking on a very special world tour celebrating the breakthrough record, regarded as one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time. For the first time, Vai will be performing the entire Passion And Warfare record from top to bottom, with some very special surprises in store. You'd better not miss it!
Having completed The Nameless Tour to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their debut album, The Nameless Disease, it would appear that The Old Dead Tree have something in store for their fans! Recently, the band revealed that they have written and recorded 5 brand new tracks to be accompanied by a DVD, both set for a tentative release this year.
After a short name change, Dawn Of Ashes are back with a new album, Theophany. In the meantime, you can hear the newest song from the upcoming album, which gives you a small snippet of what you can expect from it. If you're not familiar with the latest news, you need to know that the album was produced by Anaal Nathrakh mastermind, Mick Kenney. Enjoy "Tribe Of Chemosh"!