British hard rock veterans Thunder have many things to share today. Six years after they released their last studio album, Bang!, the band announces that they've recorded a new one. Wonder Days will be out on February 16th next year through their new label earMUSIC. Watch the official live video for the first new song "Wonder Days" right here.
Another departure confirmed today. Flotsam & Jetsam have announced that drummer Kelly Smith will be stepping out from behind the drums to focus on caring for his family. The veteran thrashers wish nothing but the best for Smith. You can expect details on the upcoming album and the new drummer soon enough.
As you might now, heavy metallers Raven will release a covers album entitled Party Killers as well as a new album with original material. Now, we have new details of both releases. First, you can hear three samples of the covers "Cockroach", "Take Me Bak 'Ome" and "Fireball" from the covers album below. The band has also revealed the cover of ExtermiNation that will drop through SPV Records in 2015.
Hardcore punk purveyors Agnostic Front will enter Buzzbomb Sound Labs on December 5th to begin recording their 11th studio album. The session will be handled by Paul Miner who will be engineering, mixing and mastering the release. The artwork and layout will be handled by artist Todd Huber, who also works with vocalist Roger Miret's clothing-line American Made Kustom. The follow-up to 2011's My Life My Way is finally coming.
German neofolk outfit Poets To Their Beloved has announced that singer Saskia Dommisse is leaving band. That leaves multi-instrumentalist Marcel Schiborr as the only member in the band now. But Marcel promises he is looking for a new vocalist and won't end the band.
Here are some new tunes for you courtesy of Finnish metallers Battle Beast. They will release their third studio album, Unholy Savior, on January 9th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th in the U.S. through Nuclear Blast. Today, the group released a lyric video for the new song "Touch In The Night", which can be seen below.
As recently reported, the new supergroup Serious Black will release their debut album As Daylight Breaks on January 16th in Europe and January 20th in the U.S. via AFM Records. Now it's time to hear a new song below. Enjoy "I Seek No Other Life" and tell us if you are interested after hearing the song.
Hard rock legends UFO will finally release a new album! Entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, the band's new record will drop on February 23rd, 2015 in Europe and March 3rd, 2015 in the U.S. via Steamhammer/SPV. The band consisting of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Andy Parker (drums) and Rob De Luca (bass) recorded almost a dozen new songs. As for the cover artwork, you can take a look at it right now.
The final piece of the puzzle for German metallers U.D.O.'s new album Decadent has been unveiled. Scheduled for release in Europe on January 23rd and February 3rd in the US through AFM Records, you can take a look at the cover that will grace Decadent below. U.D.O. also announced the first dates for their 2015 European tour. More dates will follow soon.
Frontiers Music Srl will release a new concept album written and performed by two Norwegian musicians, singer Jørn Lande and guitarist Trond Holter (Jorn), titled Dracula: Swing Of Death, on January 23rd in Europe and January 27th in North America. This epic album took close to 4 years to complete. It's not the typical rock opera with a storyteller and long instrumental parts, but more of a dark and melodic rock album with a demonic and beautiful love story inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula, reflecting the inner shadows of the man and myth. Watch the trailer to hear song samples from the album below. Did it pique your interest?
British heavy metal veterans Saxon will enter the studio in early 2015 to begin recording the follow-up to 2013's Sacrifice for a late summer release. In a recent interview, singer Biff Byford announced that the new album is planned to be released around August or September next year.
Power metallers Blind Guardian have released the first taste of their new and anticipated album Beyond The Red Mirror. As they will release a new single on December 5th, 2014, you can now hear an excerpt from the tune "Twilight Of The Gods" below. Do you think it's promising?
According to Michael Fischer of KNAC.com, Mick Zane, lead guitarist and founding member of the 1980s heavy metal band Malice, will reportedly undergo brain surgery today after he was diagnosed with a small brain tumor. Mick Zane, who has yet to find out if his tumor is malignant or not, has been in the studio writing and recording material for his first ever solo album. The project, which was set to feature some guest players on various tracks, has been put on hold.
As previously reported, German metallers U.D.O. are releasing a new album which is scheduled for a January 23rd, 2015 release. Decadent will be their 15th full length album and is already completed and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Now the band has revealed the album tracklist. Check it out below.
Stryper's new album is coming. According to guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of the American metallers, the band is in writing mode for their next studio album for a 2015 release via Frontiers. He writes on Facebook that they will start pre-production in mid-January and begin tracking on February 1st. Start preparing to hear the successor to No More Hell To Pay!