08:48 - RedOctober 2015 has been crappy for Prog death so far :'( except for Alkaloid :)
08:16 - Joe Zombie am i the only one who finds bell witch totally average and boring?
01:58 - Ap46 Well, anything would get better if Laure kicks in, though i fear she was a bit overused in Corpo Mente, she displayed all her vocal ability in every Corpo-Mente's track, which gets just a little bit tiresome by the end.
01:51 - Mechaniacal At this point, I need Laure in everything Igorrr-related. I'd go as far as to say his music would be empty to me without her. Laure has one of the best voices out there.
Dutch Doom Days XIV just announced funeral doomsters Shape Of Despair as the headliner on Saturday for this year's festival. The band has a new album scheduled to be released this year through Season Of Mist. Their new opus will be titled Monotony Fields, it has just been revealed, and will be released on June 15th worldwide, and the 16th in North America. Let the anticipation begin...
Today Skyforger release online the first song from their new album Senprūsija (which means Old Prussia). This song is called "Tagad vai nekad", or in English "Now Or Never". If you like what you hear, the album will be out on the 6th of April, 2015 via the band's own Thunderforge Records. Enjoy!
Hungarian long-running heavy metal band Ossian is about to release a new album, Lélekerő, on the 13th of April 2015. You can hear the first song "Ahányszor látlak" on the YouTube player below as well as the official trailer to get a sense of what's to come. This is already the band's 20th album!
As you probably know by now, Whitesnake will return with The Purple Album, their first new studio album in four years. The hard rock icons will release the record in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music Srl. The album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple. Get another taste of The Purple Album with the premiere of "Burn", available for your enjoyment or otherwise below.
There will be a new Winterfylleth boxset available soon, released by Candlelight Records. The British atmospheric black metallers just announced that it will be entitled The Fathers Of Albion: An Anthology 2007 - 2013. A retrospective of Winterfylleth's early demos, folk songs and studio albums: including all of the band's recorded material prior to the release of the critically acclaimed 2014 album, The Divination Of Antiquity. It also features up to date and remastered editions of the band's first 3 albums, as well as all the early demos, splits and extras. So, basically you get it all in one box!
Black Sabbath will close out Ozzfest Japan in Makuhari Messe outside Tokyo in Japan on November 22nd. The announcement was made by Sharon Osbourne who calls it their "farewell." Last year, frontman Ozzy Osbourne said that the next Sabbath album, the follow-up to 2013's 13, would be their last with a tour to go with it. So far, no other dates have been announced and there's been no mention of the album being ready.
Norwegian band Savn will make their live debut this year after releasing their self-titled debut in 2014. The symphonic gothic metallers have announced their first ever live concert. It will take place at Brynerocken on the 4th of September in Bryne, Norway! Savn is fronted by Midnattsol singer Carmen Elise Espenæs and also features Anders Thue and Stig Johansen of The Sins Of Thy Beloved fame.
Polish black metal duo Srogość are working on new music. After releasing their debut offering W Szaleństwie last year, the follow-up is coming along nicely and all the music is already recorded. If you are curious about their first album, you can always listen to it on Bandcamp.
The Brazilian brutal death metal machine Krisiun have entered Mana Recording in Saint Petersburg, Florida to begin recording their new album. The production on the album is being handled by Erik Rutan, who has previously worked with such bands as Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Six Feet Under, Hate Eternal, and others. He also produced Krisiun's Conquerors Of Armageddon album back in 1999. The successor of The Great Execution should arrive this year.
Almost ten years later, Nuclear Assault are releasing new music in the form of a new EP. Called Pounder, it will contain 4 old school thrash tunes written by bassist Dan Lilker and guitarist/vocalist John Connelly. The release date is set for June 1st, 2015. Don't forget that the band's latest album was Third World Genocide (2005). Get ready for this new nuclear assault.
DevilDriver endured a couple of departures over the past year. Original members, drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, decided to leave but now the American metallers have announced that Neal Tiemann is their new guitarist. Frontman Dez Fafara, now busy with Coal Chamber, revealed via Instagram that the band is also writing new music.
As recently reported, Van Halen will release the live album Tokyo Dome Live In Concert soon. The live rendering of ''Unchained'' is now streaming online and you can enjoy it below. You can get your hands on this first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth on March 31st, 2015.
Paradise Lost have revealed the cover artwork that will grace their opus number fourteen The Plague Within, which comes out on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America via Century Media. The cover artwork was created by the Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of Watain, Ghost or Entombed A.D. albums. Feast your eyes on it below.
At the end of last year, Opeth announced a special 25th anniversary show at the London Palladium on the 18th of October 2015 where they will be playing two sets, including Ghost Reveries in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career. If you were jealous you couldn't attend, the good news is that they have now announced six more shows to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary this coming October. Here is your chance of witnessing Ghost Reveries performed live.
Barbaranne Wylde, the wife of Black Label Society leader and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, who also helps run Zakk's career as his as his co-manager, has revealed to Examiner.com that the guitarist/vocalist will enter the studio after his Unblackened spring 2015 tour to record "Book Of Shadows Volume II" for an early 2016 release. The output, which will be made available on the 20th anniversary of the original solo album Book Of Shadows will be followed by a world tour to support it.