Some line-up changes have happened in English traditional doom act Desolate Pathway. The band had two live bassists this year, Addam Westlake and Iron Void bassist Jonathan Seale. Now the group has a new permanent bass player, Dionisio Perez-Mavrogenis, and he replaced short lived member Jamie Butler. At the same time, guitarist Nuno JB Silva also exited the band.
The last time we've heard of American prog metal veterans Psychotic Waltz, they were working on a new album and being active again. Now, the band just announced that they will play in Wacken, Germany next year for the first time. Hopefully, we'll hear more about that new Psychotic Waltz album soon and maybe some more live appearances.
Scottish atmospheric black metal act led by Andy Marshall, Saor, has announced two UK dates, in London and Glasgow. The headline tour dates will take place next July and Saor will be performing material from their new album, Guardians. Furthermore, they promise to announce more European tour dates soon.
Now that we know that Crystal Viper is working on a new album, it's time to hear some new music from it. On February 17th 2017, AFM Records will release the group's new concept album entitled Queen Of The Witches. The first taste is their brand new video for the tune "The Witch Is Back", now available below. Check it out!
Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has died aged 69. Born in Bournemouth and one of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the British musician is known for songs including "In The Court Of The Crimson King" and "I Believe In Father Christmas". He died on Wednesday after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer," said his manager. The news comes nine months after Lake's band-mate Keith Emerson died. Keyboardist Emerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to coroners in the U.S.
Montreal concert promoter Evenko has announced that the Canadian metal festival Heavy Montréal will go on hiatus next summer, but will return on July 28th and 29th, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Nick Farkas, vice-president of concerts and events at Evenko, said that Heavy Montréal was being cancelled in 2017 due to a number of factors, including the renovations that will be going on at Parc Jean-Drapeau and the fact that the summer of 2017 will have a busy schedule for other hard rock and metal shows in Montreal.
Heavy metallers from Germany Grave Digger just shared the first video for a song taken from the upcoming album, Healed By Metal, their 18th record. It's precisely the catchy title track which you get to hear today. Just watch the video available below. What did you think of the album opener?
Swedish atmospheric black metallers Wormwood have inked a deal with the Dutch label Non Serviam Records. Their debut album entitled Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth will be released early next year as a physical release and through all digital platforms. The album has been recorded and mastered by Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios, a renowned veteran of sound engineering on the Scandinavian extreme metal scene.
It has been a while since one man black metal act Appalachian Winter shared some news, but the mastermind Daniel George Klyne has been working on new music. In fact, he is working on two new albums but only one is metal. You can listen to a few new songs on their Bandcamp page.
German power metallers Unisonic made two important announcements recently. The first is that drummer Kosta Zafiriou has left the band. Secondly, the band is going on hiatus, because Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will reunite with Helloween for a world tour. After that, they promise to return and work on their third album.
Swiss hard rock legends Krokus will release a new studio album, Big Rocks, on January 27th via Century Media. The disc sees the band paying tribute to bands and artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Stepenwollf, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and many more by presenting their very own versions of classic tracks such as "My Generation", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Whole Lotta Love", "Quinn The Eskimo", "Born To Be Wild" and others.
By now, you know about the upcoming DVD from Nightwish, entitled Vehicle Of Spirit, due out on December 16th. So far, the band has released live clips from the show at Wembley. Now it's time to see the first video from the Tampere, Finland show. It's the performance of the Oceanborn song "Stargazers".