05:09 - Lit. Not generic, just not stand-out. Give me a fun album over an "original" album any day. At least you'll get something out of it by actually wanting to spin it more than once because you actually want to and not because you have to.
Motörhead recently returned to the studio to begin work on their 22nd studio album. The heavy metal legendary band released their latest album in 2013, Aftershock, but the band also faced a tough time after cancelling shows due to health issues of frontman Lemmy Kilmister. All of that seems behind them now as they are currently recording in Los Angeles with their longtime producer Cameron Web. Check out below some of the pics from the recording process.
Swedish melodeath trailblazers Unleashed have recently released the first single from their forthcoming studio album Dawn Of The Nine online. As of now, you can spin the track "Where Is Your God Now?" below and don't forget to share your impressions of the music.
Winterfylleth have officially announced their new guitarist, Dan Capp. He will fill the void left by guitarist Mark Wood who left the group to focus on other things. Dan Capp has already played with the band at Blastfest in Norway and on their UK tour.
Sorcerer formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 and was active until 1992. The doomsters got back together for a one-off show at the Hammer Of Doom festival in Germany in 2010 and has been an active band since. The band recently finished the album In In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross, which will be released by Metal Blade on March 24th. You can give a listen to the new track "Sumerian Script" now here.
Portugal's own Moonspell will release their new album, Extinct, on March 17th in North America and a few days earlier in Europe via Napalm Records. They have previously released three songs from the album, which is pretty generous. However, today you can already hear audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Extinct and can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Enjoy!
Having just released a new album called Unholy Savior, Battle Beast is facing a big line-up change. After long and heavy consideration, the band has decided to go separate ways with guitarist Anton Kabanen. This is due to musical disagreements and various other unsolvable issues within the band. Kabanen has stated he will be continuing making music with other projects. The band will not be giving interviews concerning the topic. Ouch! Meanwhile, a temporary guitarist has been engaged for the upcoming shows.
Finnish metallers Wolfheart have recently shared a new video for the track "The Hunt" from their debut album Winterborn. The album was recently reissued (with two bonus tracks) by their new label Spinefarm Records. Check out the clip directed by Valtteri Hirvonen below.
British prog rockers Magnum are releasing a new live album which was recorded at selected venues from their successful Escape From The Shadow Garden European tour in the spring of 2014. The set list comprises songs chosen from 7 of their 18 studio albums, the band have produced this album so that fans can fully appreciate the songs penned from Magnum's beginning, in the 1970s, right up to the present day.
The Eternal have a little gift for you. To celebrate just over ten years since the release of The Eternal's debut album The Sombre Light Of Isolation, the band has re-recorded 5 songs with the current line-up and special guest Chris Stevenson, original Keyboard player and co-founder. You can watch below a lyric video for ''Down'' on YouTube. As previously reported, the band is also releasing a new live album/DVD and share now another live video online for ''Everlasting''.
Today is a big day for German power metal legends Helloween as they have revealed the first details about their new album. With the release of their 15th studio album due on May 29th, the pumpkin heads release My God-Given Right 30 years after their first self-titled EP. Check out the snowy cover artwork below! How excited are you for the follow-up to Straight Out Of Hell?
The Swedes Europe are about to unleash their tenth album, War Of Kings. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (and engineered by John Netti), the record drops in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), rest of Europe on March 6th and in the U.S. on March 10th. Two songs from the album, "Days Of Rock 'N' Roll" and "Nothin' To Ya", can now be heard at this location. Make sure to listen now because the tracks are only available for streaming until the morning of Friday, February 27th. Is it the quality you were expecting?
Last year, Nick Cordle parted ways with Arch Enemy and guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis took his place. Now the guitarist has a new gig. Sanctuary has parted ways with guitarist Brad Hull and has replaced him with Nick Cordle (ex-Arch Enemy, Arsis). He will join the Seattle band on their upcoming European dates.
Having recently released their new studio album Return To Forever, Scorpions have also debuted a brand new video. The German hard rock veterans present a video for the first single, "We Built This House", which can now be seen below. Whether you already had time to listen to the new album or not, did you like this particular track?
Swiss industrial metallers Samael have recently announced that long time bassist Christophe Mermod aka Masmiseim has left the band. He was in the band since the beginning. Thomas "Drop" Betrisey of Sybreed fame is now the group's new permanent bassist.
Death doom metallers The Slow Death's new album Ark will be released on March 16th 2015 via Chaos Records. Now it's time for new music. You can stream the new track "The Chosen Ones" at this location as a foretaste. It's an 11-minute song. Enjoy!