14:27 - Apothecary The drone genre and drone techniques in music were around long before the emergence of metal, if you can distinguish between the two it's pretty easy to tell "pure drone" from "metal infused drone"
Russia loving Finns Kypck have shared another video from their newest album, 3epo, which came out on the 16th of September 2016. Watch "Rusofob" (Russophobe) down below for another dose of doom metal. The video was directed by Harri Haataja and filmed by Vesa Ranta.
Opeth's new album, Sorceress, will see the light of day tomorrow (30th September) but you can enjoy it before that. Sorceress is the band's 12th album already. Stream the entire piece of music from the Swedes right here or over here, among other options. Finally, all the pieces of the puzzle are put together. Enjoy!
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, thirty people were arrested during the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California. Ten other attendees were transported to the hospital for various medical reasons. Most of the arrests on Saturday, September 24th, were alcohol-related.
AC/DC's long-serving bassist Cliff Williams said recently that he would leave the group after the band's touring cycle for the Rock Or Bust album is completed and now it's official. His last gig with the band happened yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, USA. Watch his final message on the video below.
Frontiers Music Srl has just announced the upcoming release of Eternal Idol's debut album, entitled The Unrevealed Secret, on December 2nd. Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell In The Club) on bass.
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie are working on their next album, the long-awaited second part of their acoustic concept effort Evocation. The band plans to start the studio recording at the end of the year and to release the album next spring.
Just days after announcing their upcoming Euro tour, Fates Warning share their new video for ''Seven Stars''. The track appears on the band's most recent acclaimed album, Theories Of Flight. The progressive metal pioneers worked with David Brodsky on this video.
German thrash boozers Tankard are mixing new beer (aka new music) after they released their latest beer edition, the record, R.I.B. The currently untitled album is planned for a 2017 release via Nuclear Blast. The unit will enter Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, Accu§er, Perzonal War, Suidakra, etc.) in January 2017 to kick off the recordings of their 35-year-anniversary album.
Hansen & Friends releases their debut album, XXX - Three Decades In Metal, today! This will be Kai Hansen's (ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Gamma Ray) first solo album. And to celebrate the occasion, you can hear samples from all the songs on the record. Enjoy!
The symphonic metal band Dark Sarah, fronted by former Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen, will release their new album The Puzzle on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The new album The Puzzle is a concept album and it continues the story from Behind The Black Veil. Watch the trailer and find all details below.
Former Guns N' Roses member Chris Pitman has lost his patience and reportedly filed a lawsuit against the band's lead singer, Axl Rose, over an unpaid debt for services the multi-instrumentalist provided to the group. Keyboardist Pitman claims that Rose wrote him a promissory note for $125,000 that he was owed for over a year's worth of work. In the suit, Pitman claims that Rose was supposed to pay up by October 2012, but has failed to do so. Pitman says that Rose now owes him more than $163,000 with interest.
English heavy metal giants Saxon have started working on their new musical creation. Their next album will follow last year's Battering Ram. Furthermore, the band is about to release the live album Let Me Feel Your Power on September 23rd. Their 10th live album and 16 track album was recorded in Munich during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus materials from Chicago in September 2015.
Attacker have just announced the addition of new guitarist Jon Hasselbrink. Hasselbrink takes over from Pat Marinelli, who informed the band at the start of recording for the upcoming album that he would be leaving due to personal reasons. Attacker will be releasing their new album entitled Sins Of The World this fall through Metal On Metal Records. The group recently released a video sampler for the Sins Of The World album. Check it out below.