The official lyric video for "Shadowmaker", the title track of the upcoming album from Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica, has been unveiled and can now be seen below. The group's new album will be released in April 2015 via Eleven Seven Music Group in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. For the upcoming album, the band worked with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the tracks. You can hear him on "Shadowmaker". Check it out!
German hard rock veterans Scorpions had announced this year that they would release a new album and here it is. Titled Return To Forever, the record is to be released on February 20th, 2015. Furthermore, if you pre-order the album now on iTunes or the band's webstore, you'll receive the brand new single "We Built This House". The band recorded 19 songs altogether. Twelve of which are on the album, sixteen on the Deluxe Edition.
In a burst of creative energy, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after the band released their latest album Simplicity. While on the road touring during the summer or 2014, Frank spent all the lonely hours in his hotel rooms recording musical ideas. After returning home, Frank knew he had a batch of strong material, so Aaron Leigh (bassist) and Kelly Smith (drummer) joined him in the studio to help put the album into fruition. "Born Free" is the new video and song from Tesla's guitarist Frank Hannon solo album. The track is taken from Frank Hannon Band's new album World Peace and you can watch it below.
Infernal War have finished work on their new album and will be bringing you some more death/black metal next year via Agonia Records. The band's next opus will be titled Axiom. The Polish extreme metal group is currently undertaking mastering duties after finishing the recording of the new album. You can expect Axiom to drop in early 2015. For now, check out the cover artwork below.
Polish doomsters Gallileous have shared sad news about their former guitarist/vocalist Krzysztof "Wino" Winkler who has passed away recently. The band thanked him for everything from the time spent in the studio to the shows. R.I.P.
Norwegian black metallers Tortorum have recently announced that Dirge Rep (real name Per Håvarstein) is the band's new drummer. The first performance of the band with the new line-up will take place at Blastfest Festival 2015 in Norway after a longer break in the live activities.
Metallica are going to hit the ice. After the band announced 2015's Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants, the group will now appear at a game by the San Jose Sharks on January 21st. The team will play its rivals the Los Angeles Kings that night. Metallica are joining forces with the San Jose Sharks for a special night of metal and ice hockey.
Heavy metallers Alpha Tiger have released the first trailer for their upcoming new studio album, iDentity. The album will be available as a digipak including DVD featuring recordings from Alpha Tiger's performance at the Bang Your Head festival in June 2013, as a jewel case and as a gatefold vinyl LP. The release dates are set for Scandinavia on January 14th, Germany on January 16th, Europe on January 19th and North America on January 20th through Steamhammer/SPV. See the trailer below which features new music.
The first dates of AC/DC's Rock Or Bust World Tour 2015 have been revealed. If you want to check out the rockers live and hear songs from the new album Rock Or Bust as well as old classics, see the dates below. The band will stop by Germany, Spain, Poland, Finland, France, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and more.
Today you can watch the video for the title track of the new studio album from U.D.O., the German metal band. "Decadent" is also the first song to be unveiled from the new release which comes out in Europe on January 26th and February 3rd in the USA via AFM Records. Enjoy the music.
American psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly has reformed and is in the process of making a new studio album. Guitarist Mike Pinera (Alice Cooper), who joined Iron Butterfly in 1969, after In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was released, revealed the news of the band's comeback in a recent interview with blogger Jeff Cramer.
Hord are no more. The French progressive metallers announced their split today. They formed back in 2002 and released three full-length albums: Reborn From Chaos, The Waste Land and the last one The Book Of Eliot in 2013. According to their last updates, they were working on a new album too.
There's been a while since we have heard of Immortal. But there might be an explanation for it. According to Dagbladet.no, members of the legendary Norwegian black metal band are embroiled in a legal dispute over the Immortal trademark. The group's frontman Abbath (Olve Eikemo) has attempted to claim rights to the Immortal name via his sole proprietorship Eikemo Compositions. The application has been stopped by a lawyer representing lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen), who want the Immortal trademark to be shared by all three members. So, Abbath doesn't want to share?
Good news for doom metal fans. Finnish doomsters 0 X í S T have recently announced that their second album will be titled One Eon. You can expect the album to be released in early 2015. A five-minute album teaser has been published on the band's YouTube channel and you can now enjoy it right here.