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.
As previously reported, Wolfshead is a heavy/doom metal band based in Oulu, Finland which are about to release a new EP. Now it's time to hear their entire new offering, Caput Lupinum. The release is streaming online for one week only at this location and you can take advantage of that. Discover the sounds of Wolfshead and let us know what you think.
Bullet For My Valentine are getting the ball rolling on their new album. The group just revealed that their new record will be called Venom. Apart from revealing the album cover, which you can see below, Bullet For My Valentine also confirmed that it's coming this August 14th. More importantly, you can already hear the new song "No Way Out" right here right now. The band says this is their heaviest album. What did you think of this new song?
Fields Of The Nephilim were supposed to have performed in Belgium this weekend at the Eurorock festival but the British band ended up cancelling its Eurorock appearance last minute. According to the band's management, the band was not paid, no catering was provided and the equipment was not on site and they blame the festival organizers for the situation.
The last acts have been announced for the upcoming Full Terror Assault 2015 festival in the United States. The open air festival is slated to take place September 10th, 11th, and 12th at Cave-In-Rock in Hardin County, Illinois. Revocation, Cannabis Corpse, Valient Thorr, Noisem and more round out the final line-up for the first annual Full Terror Assault. Fear Factory and Obituary are the big headliners.
Laser's Edge is preparing for the late June release of the third album from Chicago-based quintet, District 97, titled In Vaults. The new album from the proggers is coming and the group will unveil their third studio full-length recording this Summer. The cover art by Björn Gooßes and the album's tracklist have been unveiled. Take a look at them here.
Nightwish just finished a North American tour recently in support of Endless Forms Most Beautiful but there are already plans to come back! The symphonic metallers have announced a 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain.