Sabaton's new album Heroes will be released on May 16th via Nuclear Blast Records, and it will be the first to feature the renewed line-up. The band is now giving fans a first glimpse of what the album will sound like with an in-depth trailer, in which you can listen to a snippet of the track "Far From The Fame" and to the band members' feelings about their upcoming release. The trailer was produced and edited by David Havlena of Czech Spark Magazine at the Pax Studio.
As you may already know, Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. is ready to release his solo album I Am The Fire in Europe on March 17th and North America on March 18th through Century Media. Here you can find further details. The Greek guitar virtuoso already shared with us the track "My Will Be Done", featuring Candlemass' Mats Levén, while today we have the chance to enjoy the official video for the title track, "I Am The Fire", featuring Devour The Day.
On the 11th of March, progressive guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi will release his new EP Away With Words. That's one week from today, but you don't have to wait until then do enjoy the full release, since it is streaming online right now at this location.
On the 9th of May, the new Elvenking album, The Pagan Manifesto, will be released via AFM Records and now the Italian folk metallers are unveiling the cover artwork of the album. And do you remember who will guest in The Pagan Manifesto? Amanda Somerville. Refresh your memory here.
On May 4th, the new Xandria album, Sacrificium, will hit the stores via Napalm Records. This will also be the first album to feature new bassist Steven Wussow and new singer Dianne van Giersbergen. Today the band is unveiling what the album tracklist will look like and the first snippet of the upcoming single "Nightfall". Listen to it right here.
The new Pretty Maids compilation, Louder Than Ever, is going to hit the stores on March 21st via Frontiers Records, but you can already have a first listen and check out what the release is about, since the band is streaming some song snippets right at this location.
It seems like the drama may be coming to an end, and in the worst possible way. As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis pleaded guilty of hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife. He now faces a fine of $10.000 but, what's more important, a maximum sentence of 9 years in jail.
After a triumphant pledge campaign that already hit 300% of its goal, Devin Townsend is now gracing his upcoming album Casualities Of Cool with an odd artwork, or is it not? You can take a look at it here below. Also remember that Casualities Of Cool will be released on May 14th.
The 28th of March, the release date of Gamma Ray's new album Empire Of The Undead, is not so far away now. The German heavyweights are now giving us a taste of the album, as they offer fans the lyric video for the track "Hellbent". Seems like the guys are back in good form. Hear it below.
The new album by Nanowar Of Steel is now taking form, as the band just announced the tracklist for A Knight At The Opera. The album will contain 13 songs, including the two singles "Giorgio Mastrota" and "Feudalesimo E Libertà" released in these years, plus a hit recorded in German, Spanish, Serbocroatian and Russian language. By clicking on the desired language, you will be redirected to the video the band made for the track. The album also comes with a live DVD from 2007's True As Steel Festival (Bülach, Switzerland), which you can see in the YouTube video below.
In a recent Italian interview, power metallers Kaledon just announced that they are working on their 8th studio album, the successor to Altor: The King's Blacksmith. Like its predecessor, this album will tell the story of one of the characters of the Legend Of The Forgotten Reign saga. The protagonist, this time, will be Antillius, the king, and the band has already composed twelve demo songs.
Some days ago, Devin Townsend announced that he was going to launch a crowdfunding campaign for his album Casualities Of Cool. The day has come: the campaign has begun, and you can pledge in exchange of various bundles here. All pledges include a free download of the album upon the May 14th release date and everyone who pledges will receive regular updates from Devin and Ché Dorval plus exclusive downloads. Once the target is reached, all other proceedings will go straight into the Z2 project, which is due to start soon.
Ready to return to the fantasy world of trolls? Trollfest's new album, Kaptein Kaos, will be released on March 28th in Europe and April 8th in North America via NoiseArt Records. However, you'll have to wait just a week to know how the new album will sound like, since the single for the track "Ave Maria" will be released on February 28th on most digital platforms.