Sister launches studio video for new album, 'Stand Up, Forward, March!'

The Swedish sleaze/punk influenced metal outfit known as Sister, who hail from Stockholm, Sweden, has been working hard during the last ten years earning the reputation of being one of the best live acts out there. Now, Sister is back with their new record, Stand Up, Forward, March!, due out November 25th via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in the city of rock n' roll - Upplands Vaasby, Sweden - by Sister and producer Jona Tee of H.E.A.T., mixed by Tobias Lindell (Avatar, Crash Diet, Mustasch, Europe, Hardcore Superstar, etc.) and mastered by Christian Schneider at Scandinavian Mastering.


To watch a video from the studio featuring new music, interviews with the band members and footage from the recordings, please visit:


For another preview of Stand Up, Forward, March!, the second single, "Unbeliever", can be heard at: - where the album can also be pre-ordered in various formats!


Stand Up, Forward, March! track-listing
1. Destination Dust
2. Carved In Stone
3. Lost In Line
4. Trail Of Destruction
5. Carry On
6. Unbeliever
7. Let It Bleed
8. Liberation Song
9. Dead Man's Dirt
10. Endangered Species
11. Piece Of Shame


Next week, Sister will head out on a European tour with Noise Pollution as direct support. See below for all dates!


Sister tour dates
w/ Noise Pollution
Nov. 29 - Hannover, Germany - Lux
Nov. 30 - Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
Dec. 1 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Dec. 2 - Burglengenfeld, Germany - VAZ Pfarrheim
Dec. 3 - Oberhausen, Germany - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
Dec. 6 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Boveda
Dec. 7 - Madrid, Spain Sala Lemon
Dec. 8 - Montpellier, France - Black Sheep
Dec. 9 - Lenzburg, Switzerland - Met-Bar
Dec. 10 - Vercelli, Italy - Occifine Sonore
Dec. 13 - Paris, France - Le Klub
Dec. 14 - London, UK - The Underworld
Dec. 15 - Roeselare, Belgium - De Verlichte Geest
Dec. 16 - Berlin, Germany - Maze Club
Dec. 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - High Voltage


Sister line-up:
Jamie Anderson - vocals
Tim Tweak - guitars
Martin Sweet - bass
Cari Crow - drums


Sister online:


The Black Tartan Clan bid a fond farewell to drummer MacAel

Today we say goodbye to MacAël. Our die-hard drummer who we wish to thank sincerely for his loyal years of service. We will certainly bump into each other and drink a cold beer. We remain friends for life.


 Everyone knows it: work, home, hobbies ... We wish him the best for the future and thank him for the four great years we had together. However, this does not mean that we put a stop to the adventure we started in 2008. Because every end is a new beginning. And here you can even take it literally. Deedee, the lost sheep, but especially our drummer from the very beginning, will complete the band again. He was there in 2008 when we started and now, eight years later, he comes back. 


So you see that the future can hold great surprises. We are all 8 years older, wiser and more ugly and it's nice that such things simply can happen. We all did our thing in those 8 years, but still the music brings us together again. Never say that music is good for nothing! 


C ya soon at one of our next shows!

 GHOST announce details of UK tour

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced the UK/ European leg of their Popestar headline tour – a 29 city run that will start with six rituals in Great Britain.


These dates mark the bands return to UK shores following their extremely special seated show last March at London’s legendary Palladium – the world famous theatre situated in the heart of the West End.


Popestar UK/ Europe Tour Dates



Fri          24           ENG, Norwich UEA

Sat          25           WAL, Cardiff Great Hall

Sun        26           ENG, London Forum

Tue        28           ENG, Leeds O2 Academy

Wed      29           SCO, Glasgow 02 ABC

Fri          31           ENG, Manchester Apollo


Sat          1             ENG, Birmingham 02 Academy

Sun        2             ENG, Brighton Dome

Tue        4             LUX, Luxembourg Rockhal Club

Wed      5             GER, Cologne E-Werk

Thu        6             HOL, Amsterdam HMH

Sat          8             GER, Hamburg Docks

Sun        9             GER, Wiesbaden Schlachtof

Mon       10           BEL, Brussels AB

Tue        11           FRA, Paris Olympia

Thu        13           SPA, Barcelona St. Jordi Club

Fri          14           SPA, Madrid Barclaycard Center

Sat          15           POR, Lisbon Sala Tejo @ MEO Arena

Sun        16           SPA, Bilbao BEC

Tue        18           SWI, Zurich Volkshaus

Wed      19           ITA, Milan Alcatraz

Thu        20           AUT, Vienna Gasometer

Fri          21           POL, Warsaw Stodola

Sun        23           GER, Munich Kesselhaus

Tue        25           GER, Berlin Huxleys

Wed      26           DEN, Copenhagen Valby Hallen

Thu        27           NOR, Oslo Spektrum

Fri          28           SWE, Stockholm Hovet

Sun        30           FIN, Helsinki ICE Hall

Tickets for these dates are available now from all the usual outlets.


 Ghost will perform psalms from their surprise EP, ‘Popestar’ – released on CD, vinyl, and digital via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings last September – in addition to songs from their current album, ‘Meliora’ and beyond. The EP contains interpretations of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet.


 Latest album, ‘Meliora’, released in August 2015, was met with huge critical acclaim, and has performed incredibly well in charts around the world, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Chart and No. 23 in the UK.


 Links to buy Popestar


Amazon:  ttp://

Links to buy Meliora (Deluxe)




“Generally speaking, the band has done more to bring blasphemous, religion-skewering devil rock to the mainstream masses than perhaps any act since Marilyn Manson.”  – ROLLING STONE 

“exceeded the wildest expectations” – THE GUARDIAN

“Ghost is back cracking skulls” – NOISEY

“Their slickest album yet… irresistibly grandiose” – UNCUT

“Black-souled retro doom-pop, as heavy as Metallica, as melodically sophisticated as ABBA” – CLASSIC ROCK

“Melodically spun nightmares dripping in riffs and solos” – METAL HAMMER

“Hymn-like hooks that shine like a diamond sceptre” – THE QUIETUS

“Ear candy-like hooks that last for days” – TOTAL GUITAR

“One of the most exciting bands on the worldwide hard rock stage.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“All hail Ghost and its masterwork, Meliora.” – METAL INJECTION


New Model Army announce mini Spring tour

The Waterfront Norwich - Fri 31 March
The Robin 2 Bilston - Sat 1 April
Roadmender Northampton - Sun 2 April
The Garage Glasgow - Tues 4 April
Riverside Newcastle - Weds 5 April
Corporation Sheffield - Thurs 6 April


Advance Tickets for all shows available direct from venues or visit…/New-Model-Army.htm


New Model Army's stunning new album "Winter"
"Astonishing" 9/10 - Vive Le Rock
"Epic, Earthly and Timely" - Mojo Magazine

available at



Firewind - Hands of Time

Greek power metal masters FIREWIND, the band led by guitar wizard Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), are set to relaese their highly-anticipated new studio album "Immortals" on January 20th. After years of silence now finally the first new song is available for streaming: "Hands Of Time". "Immortals" will be released by AFM Records in North America and Century Media in Europe.


Earache Records to release 'The Best of Napalm Death' 

'The Best of Napalm Death', a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records on CD and digital formats.


Formed in the West Midlands, England in 1981, NAPALM DEATH are widely hailed as the founding fathers of grindcore and are undoubtedly the most influential band in the genre.  Having sold millions of albums worldwide, NAPALM DEATH have forged the unlikeliest of careers and continue to tour the globe to this day.


'The Best of Napalm Death' is a must-have compilation for any die-hard NAPALM DEATH fan and is also a great introduction to the band for newcomers.  The album features 25 blistering tracks of raw grindcore, charting the development of the band from their early recordings through to the later albums, including such classic tracks as "Scum", "Suffer the Children" and "From Enslavement to Obliteration".


Get 'The Best of Napalm Death' now on CD in Europe at or in North America at


The album is also available now on iTunes at


Full track listing:

1. Scum
2. Suffer the Children
3. Nazi Punks Fuck Off
4. Breed to Breathe
5. The Kill
6. The World Keeps Turning
7. Hung
8. Greed Killing
9. Unfit Earth
10. Unchallenged Hate
11. Siege of Power
12. Mentally Murdered
13. Judicial Slime
14. The Infiltraitor
15. If the Truth Be Known
16. From Enslavement to Obliteration
17. Social Sterility
18. Plague Rages
19. Cursed to Crawl
20. I Abstain
21. Lowpoint
22. Lucid Fairytale
23. Next of Kin to Chaos
24. Prison Without Walls
25. You Suffer


Get these other great NAPALM DEATH titles from Earache:

Scum (1987)
From Enslavement to Obliteration (1988)
Harmony Corruption (1990)
Death by Manipulation (1991)
Utopia Banished (1992)
Fear, Emptiness, Despair (1994)
Diatribes (1996)
Inside the Torn Apart (1997)
Words from the Exit Wound (1998)
Noise for Music's Sake (2003)


Get more NAPALM DEATH news and info:

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HERMAN FRANK - The Devil Rides Out (2016) // official EPK // AFM Records

The new studio album by legendary Germany metal guitarist HERMAN FRANK and his band will be unleashed on November 18.

heck out this brand new "The Devil Rides Out" EPK, which (beside a few new sound snippets) gives you plenty of info on the band's new line-up, working as a team and future plans.

Frontiers Music Srl introduces The Nights ...

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of an extremely promising melodic rock band from Finland, THE NIGHTS. 

The Nights was formed in the summer of 2015 by Sami Hyde (vocals) and Ilkka Wirtanen (guitar). Both Sami and Ilkka have successful careers in music, in Finland and abroad. Sami has been a singer for many acts and projects, including the Tony Mills Band (SHY, TNT) in 2008 which also included Geoff Nichols (Black Sabbath) on keyboards and Neil Hibbs (SHY) on guitar. He has also written songs for many artists, including The Magnificent ("If It Takes All Night", "Lost", and "Drive"). Ilkka Wirtanen is best known for his work as a producer with international acts like glam metal band Reckless Love, for whom he has produced four albums and co-written many of their popular songs, including "Hot" and "Night On Fire". He has also produced several other rock bands (Baton Rogue Morgue, Hellcity Punks) and worked as a mixer for international acts (S.E.X. Department).

THE NIGHTS was formed because Sami and Ilkka felt a common need to write songs that 'make you feel good and also give tribute to our everlasting heroes in music, for example TNT and Yngwie Malmsteen.' Frontiers interest was piqued by their songs featuring a superb mixture of classic pop melodies and modern melodic rock/metal production and the band was signed!

BONFIRE are pleased to announce some very exciting news for the band in 2017

After a very successful European 30th Anniversary tour with more than 80 shows and the release of the sucsessful double album "PEARLS" (udr-music / Warner Bros), BONFIRE are back in the studio to record the new album "BYTE THE BULLET", which will be released on 24.3.2017 worldwide in conjunction with advertising in monthly magazines, Radio & TV campaigns, and social media campaigns.

A worldwide release of the new video LOCOMOTIVE BREATH as well as a "Making of" video, "LOCOMOTIVE BREATH".

A BONFIRE-LOCOMOTIVE will be inaugurated in Augsburg. That's right, a real life, functioning Bonfire Locomotive!!! Also a "road video" of "Sweet Obsession" filmed completely by the band themselves while on tour!
First annouced Dates -  BYTE THE BULLET - World-Tour 2017
01.04. ESP - Barcelona.  -    Razz
02.04. ESP - Madrid -  Colloseum
07.04. UK -  Galway - Monroes
09.04. UK -  Buckley - Tivoli
14.04. CH - Aarburg - Mosigburg
27.04. GER - Bruchsal - Fabrik
13.05 - ESP - Ibiza Hard Rock Hell-Festival
16.06. GER - Offenhausen - Festival (near Nurnberg)
08.07. GER - Dormettingen - Schieferpark Open Air
15.07. GER - Jamboree-Open Air
23.07. GER - Regensburg - Piazza Open Air mit Manfred Mann`s Earthband
25/26.08. GER- Rock im Hinterland - Obrigheim/Pfalz
25.08. POR - Coimbra Open Air
02.09. PL  -   Zgierz - City of Power-Open Air
21.10. GER - Memmingen - Kaminwerk
there is more to come...




Frontiers Records Srl to release new studio album from Pride Of Lions

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated new studio album from PRIDE OF LIONS, 'Fearless' on January 27, 2017.

When Frontiers released Pride Of Lions' groundbreaking first album in 2003, many people asked, 'Is this one of those project bands that do one or two albums and then disappear - or a real band with staying power?'

Now, in the year 2017 the answer to that question will be very clear as the band release their FIFTH studio album, Fearless! Additionally, their best selling 'Live In Belgium' album and video proves to the world that Jim Peterik and Toby Hitchcock and the powerful Pride Of Lions band is not just a studio concoction, but a live force to be reckoned with, headlining shows in America and Europe.

'We are always trying to top ourselves,' states singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Jim Peterik. 'This time I went back and listened closely to all the previous albums to hear the strongest assets of each record: what was working and what could be improved. I went into writing the Fearless material keeping that in mind. I feel it sticks closer to the template we set with our first release, yet goes to new places musically as well like using a Kansas- style fiddle- played by Andrew Ohlrich- on the video/single 'All I See is You'."

The songs and performances on Fearless are...well... truly fearless. The title track blazes from the speakers gaining steam with every chorus. 'Take the highest ground- stand and fight- you gotta be harder- you gotta be tougher- you gotta be- fearless!' This could be the new battle cry for Rocky Balboa or any common man needing to make a difference in the world.

'When I got together with Jim in Chicago to record, things just caught fire,' enthuses Toby. 'I sang 12 vocals in two days! That's how inspired I was with the new material.'

'Toby hit new heights on this one,' raves Jim. 'I was sitting behind the recording console with Larry Millas just one big goose bump as Toby glided from hard rockers like 'Rising Up', classic melodic rock like 'All I See Is You' to a heartfelt ode to timeless love- 'Everlasting Love.'

Future classics include 'The Tell', where the main character is giving off signals she may not even realize to the mesmerizing magic of 'Silent Music' ('I can't help it if I talk funny- I can't express the way I feel in spoken words- hold on') to the mysterious 'Freedom of the Night'. That last one was written with former Jimi Jamison keyboardist Hal Butler and the lyric, chord changes and melody seem to channel what Jimi might now be singing if his life had not been tragically cut short.

'The last track is one of my faves,' states Toby Hitchcock. 'I think we all can relate to the often painful process of figuring out just who we are and how we fit on this planet. 'Unmasking the Mystery' is not something that happens all at once- it happens over time and on our last day we still won't have all the answers.'

The album will be supported by live dates- in the States and abroad with the first show on January 28th as a part of Jim Peterik's World Stage at Wentz Hall in Naperville, Illinois.

In early 2017, expect the premiere of the music video for 'All I See Is You' directed by Greg Bizzarro. Greg has directed every POL video thus far, as well as the popular 'Cold Blooded' video by Peterik / Scherer which starred Leann Marie of 'I Can't Hold Back' video fame.

So crank it up! The louder the better, after all 'You gotta be fearless!!!'

'Fearless' tracklisting:
1. All I See Is You!
2. The Tell
3. In Caricature
4. Silent Music
5. Fearless
6. Everlasting Love
7. Freedom Of The Night
8. The Light In Your Eyes
9. Rising Up
10. The Silence Says It All
11. Faster Than A Prayer
12. Unmasking The Mystery

Jim Peterik: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Toby Hitchcock: Vocals
Ed Breckenfeld - drums
Klem Hayes - bass
Mike Aquino - guitar
Christian Cullen - keyboards

New FIREWIND Studio Album "IMMORTALS" set for January 2017 release!

Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, are proud to announce the release of their upcoming 8th studio album, ”Immortals”, which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe & AFM Records in North America.


Gus G checks in to comment about “Immortals” and its artwork: “Today we're very happy to reveal the cover artwork for our 8th studio album. It's titled "Immortals" and it's the first concept album FIREWIND has ever made. Since we're from Greece, we thought it would be a cool idea to make a concept of Greek history and heritage. So, on this album we focused on the legendary battles of Thermopylae and Salamis during the 2nd Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. The artwork was once again created by our longtime collaborator, Gustavo Sazes and we feel it reflects the vibe we tried to capture on this album - Epic, Powerful, Glorious, Everlasting.”


“Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. The album’s tracklisting reads as follows:


FIREWIND – “Immortals”:
1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
8. Immortals
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes


Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” will also be released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there will also be a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, a bonus track and 3 stickers. Look out for more details and pre-order details soon…


A first album’s online single is set to debut on November 25th, but in the meantime you can already check out a few sample riffs in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here:


In support of the new album, FIREWIND are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017, can be seen here:


Glenn Hughes is pleased to announce his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.  Tickets for go on sale to the general public from 10am Friday 25th November and can be booked online from and Special guests on all UK shows is Stone Broken.

Says Glenn, 'I am happy to announce my UK and European tour.  My team have been hard at work to make this happen, so my band and I can perform on this tour to promote my new album Resonate. All love and see you down the front.'

For those of you who cannot wait until Friday to book your tickets online, Planet Rock is running a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from today from -

Tickets on sale to the general public from Friday 25th November from,

Friday 20 January                             The Riverside, Newcastle
Saturday 21 January                        Islington Assembly Hall, London
Monday 23 January                         The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 24 January                         The Garage, Glasgow
Thursday 26 January                       Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Friday 27 January                             O2 Academy 2, Manchester
Sunday 29 January                           Sub 89, Reading
Monday 30 January                         The Junction, Cambridge
Wednesdy 1 February                   The Church, Leeds
Thusday 2 February                        The Fleece, Bristol

The tour follows the 4th November release of Glenn's 12th studio album 'Resonate' which has received across-the-board rave reviews and reached #6 in the Official UK Rock Album Chart.  The album includes the single 'Heavy' featuring Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums.  The album also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Pontus Engborg (drums) and Lachy Doley (keyboards).  From album opener, "Heavy", to the very last chords of the closer, "Long Time Gone", 'Resonate' is proving to be the contender for 'Album of the Year'.  Visit the official web release page here -

A true vocal and musical icon of our times, in the past couple of years Glenn has concentrated on his solo career. Sold out crowds were the order of the day, while touring non-stop throughout 2015, with shows in South America, Europe, UK, Japan and Singapore.  In 2015 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that Deep Purple including MKIII, were to be inducted after several previous nominations over the years - a culmination of a 40+ years career which saw Glenn leave his indelible mark in several musical endeavours and bands, including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, his collaborations with Gary Moore, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and most recently with Black Country Communion and California Breed.

Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam 1st Anniversary Offer

To celebrate the first anniversary of 'Beyond The Gates Of Bedlam', a delicious slice of melodic rock from The Room, we'll be running a very special offer. Next... Sunday, 20th November - the anniversary date - you'll be able to download the whole album for the utterly miserly sum of £1.00. In addition to this, the band have kindly agreed to extending this offer to their 2012 debut album, 'Open Fire', as well.

That's a lot of music for £2! You'll be able to order next Sunday from The Room's Bandcamp page. 

Asphalt Horsemen – Brotherhood


Asphalt Horsemen was formed by well-known musicians in Hungary in 2010. First they led into jams of songs of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry, Pride & Glory. Soon came up their own ideas of songs which were working out and tested at smaller gigs. The audience reaction was splendid as they felt heavy-load beating of Southern Rock on their skin.


The genre what AH plays fills a gap in the rock music-scale in Hungary, it’s not really found this style among local bands.


In march 2014 their debut album was released which received positive feedbacks from both national and international audiences. The album was nominated as the „best newcomer of the year 2014” by the Hungarian Recording Industry Association – Hungarian Group of IFPI.


After several tours, shows in Hungary, Finland, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania they recorded the second album – Brotherhood – to be released on January 13th, 2017 all over the world. Asphalt Horsemen consists of István Bencsik (drums, backing vocals), Károly Lőrincz (lead vocals, guitars, tambourine), Géza Matyasovszki (guitars, backing vocals), Balázs Megyesi (bass).




Discography: Asphalt Horsemen (2014), Brotherhood (2017)


Frontiers Music Srl to release The Murder Of My Sweet's fourth studio album

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of The Murder of My Sweet's fourth studio album, 'Echoes of the Aftermath' on January 27th, 2017!

2015 saw The Murder Of My Sweet reunite with their original label home, Frontiers for the release of their concept album 'Beth Out of Hell', a magnificent album that was described as '[a]lmost Wagnerian in style' (Sonic Cathedral) and favorably compared to such masterpieces as Queensryche's 'Operation: Mindcrime' by the UK's Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine.

The new album 'Echoes of the Aftermath' musically follows on the heels of the previous record, with a more straight ahead songwriting approach, but still offering the symphonic and cinematic elements the band is now well known for. 'Echoes of the Aftermath' showcases a Nordic sound that the members of the band grew up listening to and lyrically takes on issues in tune with our modern day life.

Drummer/producer Daniel Flores says: 'During the process of writing "Beth out of Hell" with Angelica, I came up with lots of riffs, melodies and music that didn't necessarily fit the concept of the album. The inspiration and creative buzz from those songwriting sessions stayed with us and helped us come up with a new album very quickly. And of course the warm reception from fans and media had a helping hand too. I'm personally also really proud of the sonic impact of this record, I've learnt so much during these past years working with Frontiers and I'm so glad I can showcase this in full force on this album. The guys in the band are feeling very creative these days and thanks to the fans we are able to give you our "Echoes of the Aftermath!'

Singer Angelica Rylin adds: "For me, the writing process for this album became a way to reconnect with my Nordic roots. I've always been a fan of John Bauer (Swedish painter and illustrator) and his portraits of Swedish folklore and fairy tales was a big inspiration for me. And it was a nice break from "Beth", who had become such a big part of my life for a very long time."

Tour dates are planned in support of the album. Be sure to catch The Murder of My Sweet when they play in a town near you!

1. Sleeping Giant
2. Personal Hell
3. Racing Heart
4. Cry Wolf
5. Echoes Of The Aftermath
6. Flatline
7. Loud As A Whisper
8. Shining After Dark
9. Ode To Everyone
10. Go On
11. In Risk Of Rain
12. Inside Outside
Angelica Rylin - Vocals
Christopher Vetter - Guitar
Patrik Janson - Bass
Daniel Flores - Drums and Keyboards

Anvil Announces 2017 US Tour

Hot on the heels of their latest release "Anvil is Anvil" Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL are set to return the road in the US in March of 2017.  The tour kicks off March 2nd in Boston, MA and will run through April 9th in Cleveland, OH.  Support on the tour will come from Night Demon and Graveshadow.  A complete list of dates can be found below.



The band cannot wait to hit the States again:



"ANVIL does America. The vibrator king returns. Also looking forward to Golden Corral", says guitarist/vocalist Lips.



Robb Reiner added, "Anvil is Anvil and we play fuckin heavy metal..looking forward to the return and smashing all the pounders!!!"



The new album "Anvil Is Anvil" was released in February 2016 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and download.  The album can be streamed and Spotify and purchased on Amazon and iTunes.



"Anvil is Anvil!" A self-confident statement. A band philosophy. And what's more: a life motto. Anvil is Anvil, that's the title of their latest album. And the name says it all: an unambiguous, uncompromising recording, typical of this band. At the same time it's fresh, occasionally surprising and generally exciting through and through. A stalwart metal manifesto by a band who stand for authenticity and credibility like few others in this fast-lived business. "We're sometimes criticised for never changing," guitarist and vocalist Lips Kudlow explains. "But why should we change something we're renowned for? Isn't it much more important to stay faithful to yourself? To do what you do best? The idea behind our latest album is: we are what we are, and that's how it's going to stay!"



ANVIL W/Night Demon and Graveshadow:

3/2: Boston, MA @ Great Scott

3/3: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den

3/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

3/5: New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio)

3/9: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub

3/10: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

3/11: Wilmington, NC @ Reggies 42nd Street

3/12: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

3/16: Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks

3/17: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

3/18: Sanford, FL @ West End Live

3/22: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall

3/23: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

3/24: San Antonio, TX @ Korova

3/25: Arlington, TX @ Diamond Jim's Saloon

3/26: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall

3/30: Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge

4/1: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

4/2: Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's

4/6: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

4/7: Cudahy, WI @ The Metal Grill

4/8: Chicago, IL @ Reggies

4/9: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop




Inglorious announce details of their forthcoming studio album & UK Winter tour

'This band are actually glorious! Amazing singer, amazing band. The best British band I've seen since'I could say The Darkness, but I really mean Led Zeppelin.' ' Legendary producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, RUSH)

'The future of rock and roll.' - Paul Anthony, Planet Rock Radio

2016 has been a stunning year for UK five-piece Inglorious. Their eponymous debut album was released through Frontiers Music Srl in February. The album received widespread critical acclaim at press, multiple A lists at radio and a lauded performance on Vintage TV. The band are managed by QEDG (Yes, Asia) and booked by Steve Strange at X-Ray (live agent for Coldplay, Eminem and Queens of the Stone Age).

The band have toured across the world, with numerous high profile shows across the UK and Europe ' including a show stopping performances at Download Festival and Ramblin' Man Fair, support to The Winery Dogs and The Dead Daisies, and culminating in support to Steel Panther's European Arena tour in October 2016.

September 2016 saw the band base themselves in Liverpool and work on the follow up studio album with legendary producer Kevin Shirley ( Set for release in 2017 on Frontiers Music Srl, the album is set to further push the rise of this remarkable band.

Inglorious have a run of UK dates in November and December 2016. Dates as follows:

November 2016
Fri 25th ' UK, London, Islington Academy / co-headline tour with labelmates Last In Line
Sat 26th ' UK, Troon, Winterstorm Festival
Sun 27th ' UK, Bristol, Bierkeller / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Mon 28th ' UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Wed 30th ' UK, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall / co-headline tour with Last In Line

December 2016
Thurs 1st ' UK, Newcastle, Academy 2 / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Fri 2nd ' UK, Sheffield, Corporation / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Sun 4th ' UK, Porthcawl, Trecco Bay Holiday Park / Planet Rockstock 2016 (Official)

The band are set to tour heavily in 2017 and have the following dates already confirmed:

2nd to 7th Feb 2017 - USA, Tampa Bay, Monsters of Rock Cruise
17th June 2017 ' SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017

Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth. Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. For the debut album, Nathan thought to himself, 'Why are those classic albums so awesome?' He realised it was because 'the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy."

The band is lineup completed by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Wil, from the Northeast of England, is the youngest member of the band whose heroes include Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather (Toto).

The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album. This is the music they were born to play together - inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones, to name a few.

'Inglorious' is available now on Frontiers Music Srl:

BLOODCLOT signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records!

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of the hardcore punk unit BLOODCLOT!

BLOODCLOT is a project featuring true hardcore pioneers: John Joseph of the Cro-Mags, plus former members of Queens of the Stone Age (Joey Castillo, drums; Nick Oliveri, bass), and Danzig(Todd Youth, guitar). While being the leader of one of the most influential hardcore bands of all time - the Cro-Mags - John Joseph is also an author, an outspoken advocate of plant-based nutrition, and a competitive Ironman tri-athlete. Todd Youth - who played in Agnostic Front at the age of 12 - has played guitar with a myriad of artists, including Danzig, Glen Campbell,Motorhead, Ace Frehley, and many more. Additionally, Nick Oliveri has played bass in Queens of the Stone Age, alongside one of the most sought-after drummers in the scene, Joey Castillo - who has also sat behind the kit for Danzig and Eagles Of Death Metal.

These four renowned musicians came together when Cro-Mags guitarist AJ Novello was unable to play a show, and John Joseph called Todd Youth to fill-in for him. The two rekindled their friendship and enjoyed playing together so much that a decision was made to re-form BLOODCLOT (whose origins date back to a 1981 Bad Brains tour). Todd began the songwriting process, and soon after, Joey Castillo and Nick Oliveri were recruited to join the band. With the new line-up in place, and songs to record, Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel offered BLOODCLOT a worldwide deal.

In regards to the signing, Brian Slagel comments: "Super excited to be working with these legends! The material is fresh and what you would expect from such an amazing group! Thanks to Tal Ronnen of Crossroads Kitchen for his help on this too!"

Michael Alago - a former record label A&R executive and talent scout for over 24 years - also helped facilitate this new partnership, as BLOODCLOT's manager. Having earned the respect of the industry for his expertise in a wide variety of musical genres, Alago was responsible for signingMetallica, White Zombie, Alan Vega, Johnny Rotten (with his band Public Image, Ltd.), Cyndi Lauper, Nina Simone (for whom he also acted as Executive Producer on the acclaimed album, A Single Woman), among many other artists. Now, BLOODCLOT joins that repertoire, as his latest celebrated signing.

BLOODCLOT plans to release their upcoming album, 'Up In Arms', in spring 2017, with worldwide touring to follow. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

BLOODCLOT line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) - Vocals
Todd Youth (ex-Danzig) - Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age) - Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, ex-Danzig) - Drums  

SISTER launch new single 'Unbeliever'!

New album 'Stand Up, Forward, March!' out next week Friday!

The Swedish sleaze/punk influenced metal outfit known as SISTER, who hail from Stockholm, Sweden, have been working hard during the last ten years earning the reputation of being one of the best live acts out there.

SISTER is now back with their new record 'Stand Up, Forward, March!', their best and most direct approach yet! The album was recorded in the city of rock n' roll -Upplands Väsby, Sweden - bySISTER and producer Jona Tee of H.E.A.T., mixed by Tobias Lindell (Avatar, Crash Diet, Mustasch, Europe, Hardcore Superstar etc.) and mastered by Christian Schneider at Scandinavian Mastering.

The Swedes have now launched their 2nd single 'Unbeliever'! Please surf over to to check out the song and video.

Comments SISTER: "The second single 'Unbeliever' was written by Cari Crow, Tim Tweak and producer Jona Tee. 'Unbeliever' really is an 'In your face' kinda song which we felt that the album really needed. Raw vocals, killer melodies and a great drive all through the song!"

Make sure to check out the video for the 1st single 'Carved In Stone' at where you can also pre-order 'Stand Up, Forward, March!' on CD and LP!

Tracklisting 'Stand Up, Forward, March!': 01. Destination Dust

02. Carved in Stone
03. Lost in Line
04. Trail of Destruction
05. Carry On
06. Unbeliever
07. Let It Bleed
08. Liberation Song
09. Dead Man's Dirt
10. Endangered Species
11. Piece of Shame

Jamie Anderson - vocals
Tim Tweak - guitars
Martin Sweet - bass
Cari Crow - drums

SISTER will be playing the following dates on their European tour - DESTINATION DUST - in November / December. NOISE POLLUTION have been confirmed as direct support!

29/11/16 DE - Hannover - Lux
30/11/16 DE - Frankfurt - Das Bett
01/12/16 DE - München - Backstage
02/12/16 DE - Burglengenfeld - VAZ Pfarrheim
03/12/16 DE - Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
06/12/16 ES - Barcelona - Sala Boveda
07/12/16 ES - Madrid - Sala Lemon
08/12/16 FR - Montpellier - Black Sheep
09/12/16 CH - Lenzburg - Met-Bar
10/12/16 IT - Vercelli - Occifine Sonore
13/12/16 FR - Paris - Le Klub
14/12/16 UK - London - The Underworld
15/12/16 BE - Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest
16/12/16 DE - Berlin - Maze Club
17/12/16 DK - Copenhagen - High Voltage  

Frontback - Heart Of A Lion

Are you looking for Sweden's coolest rock band, which also happens to have the coolest frontwoman on the planet, then you should check out the brand new FRONTBACK record "HEART OF A LION"!

After lots of touring both abroad and home FRONTBACK returns with a new follow up to their debut album "Born With A Secret", which was well noticed as a hard rocking album with awesome lyrics, catchy melodies and driving guitar riffs. "HEART OF A LION" is a record that has been developed during two years and has resulted in a even more mature album with so much energy that you can feed of it. "HEART OF A LION" is also the result of a change in the lineup. Finding Koffe (drums) and Jonas (bass) the band started to build a full length album from scratch, throwing all previous material in the trash to make an honest and a fist full of energy new record.

The band is very excited to show all the people "Heart Of A Lion" and front woman Anlo Front, winner of "This Year's Rock Voice" with over 1000 competitors, is delivering even more attitude than ever before so if you already haven't bought the new album, do it now! Because if you like rock at its best you shouldn't be disappointed!

Anlo Front – Lead vocals & guitar
Axel Graneskog - Lead guitar & backing vocals
Jonas Persson- Bass & backing vocals
Kristoffer Stridh - Drums& backing vocals

ARMORED SAINT launches video for 'Aftermath' online

Pre-order for new live album, 'Carpe Noctum', now available via Metal Blade Records!

As previously announced, ARMORED SAINT is releasing a new live album on February, 24th (digitally on December 16th): 'Carpe Noctum'. Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, 'Saints Will Conquer' - until now, with 'Carpe Noctum', which was recorded at the band's 2015 Wacken festival set, as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

For a preview of 'Carpe Noctum', a live video of 'Aftermath' from the Aschaffenburg show, filmed by Oliver "Bomber" Barth, can be viewed at:  - where the new Metal Blade Records pre-order for 'Carpe Noctum' has also been launched. Order your exclusive shirt, vinyl, and more now!

To view ARMORED SAINT's PledgeMusic campaign - where the album is available in various formats and bundles, with every "pledge"/purchase receiving a digital download of the tracks, plus behind-the-scenes content (including footage from Wacken 2015, plus 2016's Ozzfest and Queensryche appearances, and more!) - please visit: 

In regards to the PledgeMusic campaign, ARMORED SAINT comments: "Why PledgeMusic? Our fans have been extremely supportive over the years. We want to share the process of realizing this project with you by giving you the chance to be a part of it, from start to finish. How does it work? You place your orders here and when the album is released, you will get your items in the mail. But throughout the process, you will have access to the regular updates that we will post on this page."

'Carpe Noctum' track-listing
1. Win Hands Down (Live)
2. March of the Saint (Live)
3. Stricken by Fate (Live)
4. Last Train Home (Live)
5. Mess (Live)
6. Aftermath (Live)
7. Left Hook from Right Field (Live)
8. Reign of Fire (Live)

ARMORED SAINT is currently on tour in the USA with Queensryche and Midnight Eternal in support of 'Carpe Noctum' and their latest studio album, 'Win Hands Down' (2015). See below for all upcoming dates!

Armored Saint tour dates
w/ Queensryche, Midnight Eternal
Nov. 17 - Riverside Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA
Nov. 18 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Nov. 19 - Club Red - Mesa, AZ *
Nov. 21 - Jakes Backroom - Lubbock, TX *
Nov. 22 - Alamo City Music Hall - San Antonio, TX
Nov. 23 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
Nov. 25 - Clicks - Tyler, TX
Nov. 26 - Trees - Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 - Mavericks at the Landing - Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 30 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 1 - The Cuban Club - Tampa, FL
Dec. 2 - The Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Dec. 3 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
Dec. 4 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
Dec. 6 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Dec. 7 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA
Dec. 8 - Diesel Concert Lounge - Chesterfield, MI
Dec. 9 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
Dec. 10 - The Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI *
Dec. 11 - Limelight - Peoria, IL
Dec. 13 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
Dec. 14 - Kanza Hall - Overland Park, KS
Dec. 15 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
*=Armored Saint only  


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the digital release of a Deluxe Edition of THE TREATMENT's hit album 'Generation Me' on November 18!


The deluxe edition adds four bonus tracks: one new studio track, Killer, and stripped down acoustic performances of: Let It Begin (Acoustic), Running With the Dogs (Acoustic) and We Are Beautiful (Acoustic). Get it here now:


'Generation Me' received amazing reviews from all over the world. Just a taste of some of the glowing accolades: 

'Equal parts ballsy attitude, infectious hooks, driving rhythms, and adrenaline fueled riffage, Generation Me is an album every self-respecting hard rocker should own.' - Metaholic 

'Not afraid to be rock stars, The Treatment sing about the unstoppable power of rock and threaten to overdose the listener with their rampaging hormones' lock up your daughters: rock just got dangerous again.' - SonicAbuse

''Generation Me', is just great hard rock that's tailor made for disenfranchised youths spitting fire and snot-nosed declarations of war.' ' Stereoboard

'The Treatment play basic classic hard rock, infused with boogie and groove, melody and harmony. It's what we all know and love. Quite recommended.' ' Dangerdog Music Reviews

'This album should help project The Treatment even further, there is a maturity to the collection of songs but still balanced with their original youthful enthusiasm.' - Moshville Times

'Some albums from the rock genre, certainly over recent times, rather sadly die away after the first five or six songs, but here we have musical strength from start to finish.'  Uber Rock

'There seems little to no doubt in my mind that THE TREATMENT's Generation Me will find itself nestled among the Sleaze Roxx's Top Ten Albums of 2016 at the end of this year.'  Sleaze Roxx

The release of the deluxe edition is not only a celebration of THE TREATMENT's most successful release to date, but also in support of the band's upcoming tour dates supporting Reckless Love and a heap of headline shows across Europe. Dates are listed below. Additionally, the band has put together a selection of their favourite tunes to crank on the tour bus and want YOU to help with their drives. 

Listen and follow the Troops On Tour playlist on Spotify and add your own road warrior song of choice:'/'/playlist/7nV3LP3lwzUnEKhfQ6SYSq

Watch music videos for album cuts, "Let It Begin" and "Backseat Heartbeat" as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album at the links below.

- 'Let It Begin' (music)
- 'Backseat Heartbeat' (music)


Metal Blade to re-issue IMMOLATION albums 'Close to a World Below', 'Failures for Gods' and 'Here in After' on vinyl as part of their Originals-series!

No rest for the wicked! And that's why Metal Blade Records has just announced the next batch of classic albums in their Metal Blade Originals-series!

Coming January 13th, 2017, the IMMOLATION albums 'Close To A World Below', 'Failures For Gods' and 'Here In After' will be available again on vinyl in the best versions as of yet!

'Close To A World Below' will be released in Europe on 180 g black vinyl as well as on orange-red vinyl (ltd. 300) and "fire"-splattered vinyl (ltd. 200). 'Failures For Gods' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on clear/purple marled vinyl (ltd. 300) and purple/red splattered vinyl (ltd. 200). 'Here In After' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on dark slate blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 300) and white/purple splattered vinyl (ltd. 200).

All three albums have liner notes and got a special vinyl mastering!

The vinyls are part of the Metal Blade Originals series that started earlier this year with the re-issues of the SLAYER titles 'Show No Mercy', 'Hell Awaits', 'Haunting The Chapel' and 'Live Undead'!

All three albums will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

Pre-order your copies now at EMP or our ebay-store!

Immolation's Ross Dolan comments: "We are really excited that Metal Blade will be re-issuing our three records with them on vinyl. We are especially excited that 'Here In After' will finally be available on vinyl to the American fans since it was our only Metal Blade release that was never released in a vinyl format back in 1996. These three releases were a crucial part of Immolation's musical journey, and they really helped solidify our sound and musical direction for years to come. Each one of these releases was extremely unique for the time and our fans still really seem to love what we have created with each of these three albums. Whether it was the dense and heavy 'Here In After', the chaotic and more intricate 'Failures For Gods' or the dark and epic 'Close To A World Below', each one of these albums holds a special place in this band's 28-year history, and we are still to this day very proud of what these albums represent to us and our fans. We also wanted to give everyone a sense of where we were at the time of each release and what we remembered most from each one of these recording sessions, so for each of the three albums, Bob and I put together some liner notes to make these re-issues special for the die-hard fans. We hope everyone enjoys them and gets to re-visit these releases on vinyl once again. Enjoy and we will see everyone on the road in 2017!"

Euro versions:
Close To A World Below "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (EU)
--180 g black vinyl
--Orange-red vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
--"Fire"-splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies)

Failures For Gods "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (EU)
--180 g black vinyl
--Clear-purple marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
--Purple-red-splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies)

Here In After "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (EU)
--180 g black vinyl
--Dark slate blue marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
--White-purple-splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies)

US versions:
Close To A World Below "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (USA)
--Transparent-orange vinyl edition (limited to 300 copies; Metal Blade USA exclusive)
--Clear vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Hells Headbangers exclusive)
--Transparent-green vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Nuclear Blast USA exclusive)
--Transparent-red vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies; retail exclusive)

Failures For Gods "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (USA)
--Purple vinyl edition (limited to 300 copies; Metal Blade USA exclusive)
--Clear vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Hells Headbangers exclusive)
--Transparent-green vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Nuclear Blast USA exclusive)
--Transparent-red vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies; retail exclusive)

Here In After "Originals-Series" LP re-issue (USA)
--Transparent-yellow vinyl edition (limited to 300 copies; Metal Blade USA exclusive)
--Clear vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Hells Headbangers exclusive)
--Transparent-green vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies; Nuclear Blast USA exclusive)
--Transparent-red vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies; retail exclusive)

Available titles in the Metal Blade Originals series:

Slayer - Show No Mercy
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Live Undead
Slayer - Haunting The Chapel
Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage
Nasty Savage - Indulgence
Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken
Six Feet Under - Haunted
Six Feet Under - Warpath
Six Feet Under- Maximum Violence
Six Feet Under - Alive And Dead
Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows
Mercyful Fate - Time
Mercyful Fate - Into The Unknown
Mercyful Fate - 9
Mercyful Fate - Dead Again  

GOZU signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records!

Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Boston's rock/metal outfit GOZU. Formed in 2010, the four-piece have released one EP and three full-lengths to-date, and are currently writing their fourth studio album, set for a 2017 release.

GOZU comments: "We are extremely excited to be signed to Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records, started by celebrity Chef Chris Santos and partnered with legendary Metal Blade founder and CEO, Brian Slagel. The 4 members of Gozu couldn't be happier. This is why we plug in every night."

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: "I caught Gozu at Brooklyn's Metal Bar Lucky 13 Saloon and they blew me away. By the second song in their set, I began sending Brian real time video of the show. Gozu represents the bands that I look for for BLM; It's hard to articulate, but you know it when it grabs you by the throat."

GOZU heave the rock, yet embody the soul on their past releases. Fronted by Marc Gaffney on vocals and guitar, Doug Sherman on guitar, Joe Grotto on bass, and Mike Hubbard on drums, the band's sound is tailor-made for blasting out the car speakers via international radio airwaves. Having already been aired on national television (USA) via MTV ('Road Rules', 'Dudesons', 'Real World'), NBC, and NASCAR, GOZU aims to take their critical and commercial success to new heights on their upcoming debut for Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records, with worldwide touring to follow. Previously, the group shared the stage with the likes of St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Lo Pan, Storm of Light, Helmet, Elder, Mos Generator, and Fu Manchu in the States, as well as Yob,Church of Misery and Kvelertak in Europe at Roadburn (Netherlands) and DesertFest Berlin (Germany). 2017 will surely see Gozu back on the road again, and at the forefront of the heavy rock and metal world.

To read more about GOZU and their signing to Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records, please visit Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

GOZU line-up:
Marc Gaffney - guitar and vocals
Joe Grotto - bass and low end
Mike Hubbard - drums and percussion
Doug Sherman - lead guitar and sounds  

Photo credit: Tim Bugbee


".........Late November release date announced by Eric Singer. In time for Christmas!!........"


Eric Singer revealed a while back, Kiss will be releasing ‘Kissology – Vol. 4,’ a DVD box set, in late November. It’s the fourth in an ongoing series of video collections from the band, and now we’ve got some specifics on what will be included in the set.

‘Kissology – Vol. 4,’ will feature footage from both their current and original lineups, spread across four discs, with a fifth bonus disc for the first-run limited edition.

Here’s what the set will include:

1976 – Houston full ‘Destroyer’ show
1977 – Cobo Hall
1980 – “Kids Are People Too” segment
1983 – U.S. Armed Forces segment on ‘Lick It Up’ Tour
2002 – Winter Olympics
2007 – “VH1 Rock Honors”
2009 – Cobo Hall full Alive35 show
2009 – “Modern Day Delilah”
2010 – Wetten Dass Medley


WORDS OF FAREWELL: "Gallows Frame" lyric video released

German melodic death band WORDS OF FAREWELL presents the second song taken from their upcoming album "A Quiet World" (out November 18th):

Check out the lyric video for
  "Gallows Frame".

IRON MASK: New video clip released

"Diabolica", the newest album by Belgian epic power metallers IRON MASK, was released on September 30th.

It was their first with new vocalist Diego Valdez (Helker).

A video clip for the song "I Don't Forget, I Don't Forgive" was in the making since a while and has now been completed.


To everyone in our Tyketto family,


There’s really no way to gently deliver this, so I will get right to it. Sharing sad news is never easy, especially with all the good vibrations that are in Tyketto’s world this year. As a memorable lyric from one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs states, “Upon us all, a little rain must fall”. As you are friends as much as fans, the entire band is at ease in sharing this news with you.


Cancer has come to my wife a second time in as many years. Her scheduled treatment this fall will be more aggressive, including both chemotherapy and radiation. Although we both remain optimistic for a positive outcome, Isabel will have a tough fight getting there. The band has been in discussions since earlier this month on how to handle it, and we finally made the decision to carry on with the November tour while I tended to my wife and young son back in America. We’ve been prepping a great drummer and were planning on making an official announcement at the end of this week. Just as we thought our dilemma was manageable, more bad news has arrived.


While on an Ultimate Eagles show with Danny in Germany this past weekend, Chris Childs was summoned home. He received the sad news that it is just a matter of time before his mother passes. He was immediately on a flight back to the UK, where he currently waits with his family during this difficult time.


We have all been over the moon excited to share the songs of REACH with you live, but having two of us dealing with family emergencies at the same time will make it impossible for the band to perform this fall.


It is with immensely heavy, yet confident hearts that Tyketto has made the unanimous decision to reschedule the fall tour until 2017.

Normally a band would wait on this announcement until all their business ducks were in a row, but we know that venues need proper notification and all of you made plans taking off of work, arranging childcare and securing lodging. We understand how many people are affected by this decision, so we didn’t want to wait another second. On so many levels, no one is sadder than the five of us.


The venues and agents have all been wonderfully understanding, and we ask that you all take a breath and give us a few days to work through a mountain of logistics. This was a lengthy and complicated tour. We are diligently working on rescheduling dates and are working closely with the promoters in making sure everyone is aware of the changes.


Like any strong family, this sad experience will do nothing but bond us tighter. Personally speaking, my brothers in Tyketto have held me up through one of the toughest times in my life, and I love all four of you for that. We will miss taking the stage together more than you will ever know, but as Mr. Vaughn so beautifully penned on our last album, “Family is what matters most of all”.


Lastly, those of you who know the wonderfully understated Chris Childs will appreciate the volumes this short sentence speaks:


“Let's get through this difficult time and then show them what we're really made of.”


Send Izzy and Chris all your positive energy. We can use as much as you can spare. We love you and shall see you in 2017.


Michael, Danny, Chris, Ged and Chris

Sound Storm Release 'The Dragonfly'

NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDERS and first single "THE DRAGONFLY" will be available since November 4th!

Sound Storm are thrilled to unveil the extraordinary cover of "THE DRAGONFLY", first single pulled out from the upcoming album "VERTIGO" (release date: 2nd December 2016 via Rockshots Music). The masterful work as well as the whole concept artwork has been well-handled once again by the renowned artist Gustavo Sazes.


The same day it will be also released the pilot episode of the previously announced TV series, created by Sound Storm and realized by Grey Ladder in association with DImage Cine Stuff.


"THE DRAGONFLY is the symbol of the whole concept, the element where all the story comes from. That's the reason why we've been teasing #followthedragonfly over the last two years" - comments the band - "We cannot wait to finally share with you the huge job we did so far, and the best is yet to come!"


Friday 4th November, 2016: "The Dragonfly", new single release


 "Vertigo", new album pre-orders available


 TV/web series pilot-episode release -


Save the date and keep on supporting!

#soundstormworld   #vertigothealbum


Become a Heavy Metal MOVIE STAR

Here you get the chance to become part of our brand new VIDEO CLIP of the new song „Metal is for Everyone“.  All you need is?...a CELLPHONE!!


1.) IMPORTANT: Click on this Link to our Official Freedom Call Website:…/

Here you can find the music of our brand new song „Metal is for Everyone“


2.) PRINT OUT the lyrics or memorize it ;)


3.) Whip your cellphone or digital camera, sing along with the chorus line and...RECORD your performance (in horizontal format)!


Part 1.


Part 2.:


Don't's a VIDEO, we just need the picture, so don't care about your voice and singing :p - we won't use the audio!!


4.) Send it as soon as possible to:

Check the video trailer, I give you a short instruction about camera perspective and distance...etc


I swear, this is PURE FUN!  We need YOU...or together with your FRIENDS or FAMILY.

You can ask your grandma, father, brother, sister or your dog, cat, on the, what ever you want...or „Bang your head and die“ :p


Feel totally free while performing, BUT don't forget the Power & Glory“ ;)

We wish you lots of fun and happiness while performing!!

By the way...the previous video clip got more than 545.000 views... So, let's go for it, the best, craziest and funniest posts will win!


ENTRY DEAD LINE is Sunday, 30th November 4:00 pm (CET)


* all those attending of this invocation and participants are realizing the publishing of the video and giving the permission that they could be part of the official video clip "Metal is for everyone". All rights reserved.

THANX in advance, we're so excited...

Freedom Call



Legendary rockers FOREIGNER have been universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits that continue to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Now they're getting ready to embark on a brand new journey into the literary world with A Foreigner's Tale, the band's first-ever official biography that will be available in various formats, including a limited edition.

Produced in conjunction with Rocket 88 Books, it tells the story of FOREIGNER in the words of founder, guitarist and producer Mick Jones. It will only be sold via where fans can register their interest in the book NOW and be sure of getting a copy when it is published in 2017. Registration is not a commitment to buy, but will ensure fans get the information on the book first, a pre-order discount and the chance to have their name printed in the book.

Sumptuously illustrated throughout, A Foreigner's Tale tells the story of how FOREIGNER became one of the world's most successful rock acts, and also traces Jones' personal and musical path to forming the band, from his childhood in England in the 1950s through to present day. He tells funny, revealing and intriguing stories, beginning with his remarkable early musical career with Nero and the Gladiators in London, and in France with Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday in the 1960s (including a tour with the Beatles). From there, he describes working with some great musicians (among them George Harrison and Jimmy Page) before joining Leslie West and then Spooky Tooth in New York ' where Foreigner first took shape. Rare, early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs illuminate this extraordinary story, along with FOREIGNER artwork, memorabilia and Jones' personal record and guitar collection.

Coinciding with the release of A Foreigner's Tale, FOREIGNER--Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)'will head out on a world tour throughout 2017 in celebration of their 40 years as a recording, touring band. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including 'Juke Box Hero,' 'Cold as Ice,' 'Feels Like The First Time,' 'Urgent,' 'Head Games,' 'Say You Will,' 'Dirty White Boy,' 'Long, Long Way From Home,' and the worldwide #1 hit, 'I Want To Know What Love Is,' FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. Recent albums like Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard's recently released 'Greatest of All Time' listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 - 2/3/16).



JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW release debut album ‘Bleed With Me’ in November

JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW will release their debut album ‘Bleed With Me’ on November 25, 2016 on Make It Big Records.

 After putting out the EP "Blood and Bones" of more traditional Death Rock in 2013 the band has now found their own sound somewhere between Rob Zombie, Ministry, Pain and Combichrist: Modern and heavy Industrial Gothic Metal.

 UK tour dates announced

 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW are ready to embark on their second UK tour to support their debut album "Bleed With Me". The album was produced in close collaboration with Alex Henke (Dark Age, Wirtz)  and musicians like JP Genkel (Lacrimosa, Black Moon Secret). Marcel Zürcher (Die Krupps) and Kai „Keile“ Stuffel (Wirtz) have helped to make the songs and the sound perfect. Mastering has been done by Svante Forsbäck (Lindemann, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Volbeat). 2016

 Catch them live here:

 November 2016
 8th         SHEFFIELD – Mulberry Tavern
 9th         LEICESTER – The Shed
 10th         SWANSEA – Crowley’s Rock Bar
 12th         WHITCHURCH – Percy’s
 13th         BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil

 During the six years since founding the band in 2010, the Hamburg based group has shared the stage with established acts like Rotting Christ, Lord of the Lost, Unzucht, Coppelius or Stahlmann. In 2014 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW toured in the Czech Republic and Poland and 2015 the Death Cult was exported to the UK for the first time.

 On October the 21st the long-awaited debut album BLEED WITH ME will finally be released. With a fresh mix of Industrial Rock, Metal and Gothic this record could set a new standard for the scene. The already released club hit „Kill the Lights“ and the hard-hitting „Black Clouds, Dark Hearts“ show what this young band do while still maintaining their own style.

 JOHNNY DEATHSHADOW already supported Pyogenesis on their „A Century in the Curse of Time“ tour and have played shows with german scene mainstays like Stahlmann or Vogelfrey. Around the release the band will tour in Germany and also return to the UK. The Death Cult lives, more than ever!


'The Best of Deicide', a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records on CD and digital download.


One of death metal's most successful and enduring names, DEICIDE formed in the late '80s in Tampa, Florida and have courted controversy across the world for their uncompromising lyrical and musical approach.


'The Best of Deicide' is a brutal introduction for newcomers and a must-have for any diehard fan, featuring 12 of the best tracks from the band's Earache releases during their long and notorious career.


Get 'The Best of Deicide' now on CD in Europe at or in North America at


The album is also available now on iTunes at


Full track listing:

1. Homage for Satan
2. From Darkness Come
3. Scars of the Crucifix
4. Hate of All Hatreds
5. Desecration
6. The Stench of Redemption
7. Walk With the Devil in Dreams You Behold
8. Horror in the Halls of Stone
9. When Heaven Burns
10. Fuck Your God
11. Angel of Agony
12. In the Eyes of God


Get these other great DEICIDE titles from Earache:


Scars of the Crucifix (2004)
The Stench of Redemption (2006)
Till Death Do Us Part (2008)

PRIMORDIAL announce intimate London headline show


PRIMORDIAL have announced a one-off headline show at The Underworld, London on Friday March 31, 2017.


Nemtheanga has this to say:


“UK! We’re coming back again for another weekend on your delightful soil. Along with Fen & Crom Dubh we will play a slightly more intimate than usual London show in the hallowed Underworld venue which should guarantee a special atmosphere and we will follow that up with a return to Glasgow to take part in the Lords Of The Land festival alongside, amongst others, our good friends in Marduk and the mighty Autopsy. We’re looking forward to seeing you all and playing tracks from our latest ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ album alongside plenty from the back catalogue too. Vae Victis!"


Tickets are on sale now here and through the usual channels


The next day, April 1, 2017 they head to Glasgow Scotland to join Autopsy, Marduk, Venom Inc, Acid Reign, Memoriam and more at Lords Of The Land 2017.


Tickets are on sale now from and Tickets Scotland Argyle St Glasgow and Rose St Edinburgh.


Primordial released their latest album ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen‘ in November of 2014. The eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angel Witch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.


Watch the video of “Wield Lightning To Split The Sun” here:


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DOWNFALL OF GAIA launches studio clip in anticipation of new album, 'Atrophy'!

On November, 11th DOWNFALL OF GAIA will release their sophomore album, 'Atrophy', via Metal Blade Records.

'Atrophy' was recorded at the Hidden Planet studios in Berlin together with Jan Oberg and mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley from the Atomic Garden studios in San Francisco.

The band has just uploaded a video clip from the studio with excerpts of new songs and images from the recording process. Make sure to check it out at ! Do not miss out on the video trailer for the new album with excerpts of 'Atrophy' at the same location.

While there make sure to stream the 1st single 'Woe' and check out the pre-order section where you can order the album as a Digi-CD, in various vinyl formats and as a bundle with an exclusive T-Shirt!

'Atrophy' track-listing
1. Brood
2. Woe
3. Ephemerol
4. Ephemerol II
5. Atrophy
6. Petrichor

Dominik Goncalves dos Reis - vocals/guitars
Marco Mazzola - guitars
Anton Lisovoj - vocals/bass
Michael Kadnar - drums   

Mother Feather to support The B-52's on "Halloween Scream" NYC tour dates

Later this month, New York City's self-described "pop cock rock" band Mother Feather will join The B-52's on their "Halloween Scream" NYC tour dates at the Space at Westbury Theater (Oct. 28) and Webster Hall (Oct. 29). See below for event details and ticketing information: 

Mother Feather tour dates
w/ The B-52's
Oct. 28 - The Space at Westbury Theater - Westbury, NY
Oct. 29 - Webster Hall - New York, NY 

Mother Feather recently released their self-titled album, which includes ten tracks that marry the scratchy yet catchy, swaggering, and dangerous sounds of The Stooges, Blondie, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the playfulness, pop sensibility, and exuberance of the finest 90s alt-rock. Mother Feather is the combination of the band's two independently released recordings - 2011's Mother Feather EP and 2013's Living Breathing EP - plus two new songs, "Natural Disaster" and "The Power." For their efforts, the group has garnered massive buzz for their unique brand of rock, vibrantBowie-esque costumes and makeup, and enthralling live show. Having been featured on,, and (who declared them as "a great New York City band in the tradition of Great New York City Bands"), Mother Feather was also named "new band of the week" byMetal Hammer, and has received much play on Daniel P. Carter's Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. 

To preview and purchase Mother Feather, please visit: - where the record is available in various formats and the video for "Living, Breathing" (filmed by director Marc McAndrews at NYC's Bowery Electric) can be viewed. 

Mother Feather line-up: 
Ann Courtney - Vocals 
Elizabeth Carena - Vocals & Keyboards
Matt Basile - Bass 
Chris Foley - Guitar 
Gunnar Olsen - Drums 

Mother Feather online: 

Secret Sphere - One Night in Tokyo

Secret Sphere are without a doubt one of the most well known metal bands in Japan, with a solid fan base there since their inception in 1997. All their albums have been released in Japan and in fact, it is the only country where you can find Secret Sphere’s very rare, original debut demo tape, officially released as a special edition item there! That says a lot about the respect and affection that the fans in the Land of the Rising Sun have for Aldo LoNobile’s band!

During the band’s last Japanese tour, in support of the Special Anniversary Edition of the band’s signature album “A Time Never Come”, Secret Sphere had the chance to record their show in Tokyo in its entirety, which included all the band’s major hits: “Legend”, “Under The Flag Of Mary Read,” plus the melodic metal gems taken from the latest album “Portrait Of A Dying Heart". Featuring vocalist extraordinaire Michele Luppi (now also keyboard player with Whitesnake), the show was one for the ages.

The result is a genuine performance in a very warm atmosphere, a night to remember, where the band played all their classic songs with true passion. The same passion that you can expect from the band's next release, currently in the writing stages.

Aldo Lonobile says: “Since I started the band, the idea of recording our first live album in Japan, was the ultimate goal! All my musical heroes described their experiences in Japan with a happiness and a warmth that you could almost feel. That was the truth, among the most loyal fans in the world, and I am 100% happy that Frontiers liked the idea to release our first live album!”

To enhance the celebration, the band agreed to the label’s suggestion to release a brand new version of “Lie To Me,” featuring an outstanding duet between Michele Luppi and former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon. Released originally on “Portrait of a Dying Heart”, the video reached almost 1M views and this new version shows a depth and a reach that makes it even better compared to the original!

Michele Luppi: Vocals
Aldo Lonobile: All Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Andrea Buratto: Bass
Marco Pastorino: Rhythm Guitars and Backing Vocals

Singer Jizzy Pearl signs with Frontiers Music Srl

Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, RATT, L.A. Guns) is pleased to announce that he has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release a brand new full-length album.

Jizzy Pearl has been a fixture on the world famous rock scene of The Sunset Strip in L.A. and beyond since his band Love/Hate released their debut album BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" received Best Record of the Year honors from Kerrang!and Metal Hammer in addition to being a critical and fan success. Since then, Jizzy has played, recorded and toured with platinum artists like RATT and L.A. Guns. He will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the second Love/Hate record, WASTED IN AMERICA, in 2017 by playing the record in full on these UK tour dates:


Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate UK tour March 2017


Wed March 8— Edinburgh Scotland Bannermans
Thurs March 9—Chester Live Rooms
Friday March 10— Wales Hard Rock Hell
Saturday March 11—Evesham Iron Road
Sunday March 12—Wakefield Snooty Fox
Thursday March 16—Newcastle Trillians
Friday March 17—Chesterfield Real Time Live
Saturday March 18—Norwich Waterfront
Sunday March 19—London Camden Underworld
Thursday March 23— Wolverhampton Slade Room
Friday March 24—Bristol the Thunderbolt
Saturday March 25—Ballymena N. Ireland Diamond Rock Club
Thursday March 30—Edinburgh Bannermans Acoustic Songs & Stories!
Friday March 31—Glasgow Scotland Audio
Saturday April 1—Oxford The Bullington


“New Music is the life’s blood,” says Jizzy. ”It’s what keeps us young. Many thanks to Frontiers for making it happen!”


The new album will see the light of day in the second half of 2017.


BURNING POINT: "The Blaze" set for release on November 25th

Finnish power metal veterans BURNING POINT are back with a new album! Titled "The Blaze", it marks the first release of all-new songs since vocalist Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast) joined the band in 2014. Besides 10 brand new tracks, a cover version of Lee Aaron's "Metal Queen" (which will be featured as bonus track) was recorded.


1. Master Them All
2. Time Has Come
3. Incarnation
4. My Spirit
5. The Lie
6. Dark Winged Angel
7. Chaos Rising
8. Lost In Your Thoughts
9. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (bonus track)

HERMAN FRANK: "The Devil Rides Out" - on November 18th!

HERMAN FRANK is a German metal legend. A guitarist and songwriter supreme, Frank was a member of both Accept and Victory. He also founded his own band Moon Doc (which released three albums in the 90’s and early 2000’s). In 2009, his first “solo” album ‘Loyal To None’ was released, followed by ‘Right In The Guts’ three years later. After re-issues of both “Loyal To None” and “Right In The Guts” by their new label AFM Records, HERMAN FRANK and his band are back with a brand new offering now! Titled “The Devil Rides Out”, this crushing piece of German metal will make fans cry out in joy. It combines Frank’s masterful guitar work with the raspy vocals of Swedish powerhouse Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), the powerful drumming of Andre Hilgers (ex-Rage) and the talent of Michael Müller (Jaded Heart) on bass.

“The Devil Rides Out” is a stunning piece of work, produced by Herman Frank and mixed by Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Helloween). It’s a must have for the collection of every Accept- and Victory fan especially, but will amaze metalheads far beyond that.

1. Running Back
2. Shout
3. Can't Take It
4. No Tears In Heaven
5. Ballhog Zone
6. Run Boy Run
7. Thunder Of Madness
8. License To Kill
9. Stone Cold
10. Dead Or Alive
11. Run For Cover
12. I Want It All
Bonus track Digipak:
13. You Don't Know

"The Devil Rides Out" will be available as CD, Digipak, ltd. Vinyl & ltd. Box Set.

Escape Music Introduce You To Waterdevils

Escape Music is delighted and pleased to announce the release date for vocalist Apollo (Spiritual Beggars and ex-Firewind) and his new solo album.  

After more than two decades of contributing with his voice and songwriting on studio albums, Finally it is time for APOLLO to deliver his first solo album. And it's has been a long road leading to "Waterdevils".

Apollo career started at the age of 14 when the young Apostolos from Swedish town Borås, inspired by bands like Kiss and Alice Cooper, and he started playing with various bands, as an aspiring guitarist.
“Not many wanted to be Vocalists back in those old days, everybody wanted to play the guitar, nobody wanted to sing. So I just made the decision to become a singer."

Apollo  joined his first bands Blazon and Craze at the age of 17. Craze released a single "Living In Sin" but the band disbanded shortly thereafter when Apollo left to do his military service in 1988. It took another eight years before Apollo recorded his first full album with the band Faith Taboo.

"We started out as a cover band, but I didn't want to waste time just playing other people's songs, so I had everybody get involved in writing songs for our self-financed album "Psycopath" [released in 1996]. The band continued playing local gigs, they eventually called it a day and Apollo joined the band Majestic.

His singing career took off and when he sang with bands and projects in a neverending stream: Time Requiem, Meduza, Sandalinas, and Evil Masquerade to mention but a few. Things about to start to happen in 2006.

Time Requiem were mixing their album in Studio Fredman in Gothenburg in late 2005, when studio owner and producer Fredrik Nordström introduced Apollo to a guitarist GUS G who was also working in his studio.

“Fredrik said he wanted me to meet this Greek guy, he thought we would get along, cause we were both Greek. It clicked right away. Gus asked me to join his band Firewind, but I had to turn down the offer because I was studying at the time and didn't have time for another band. He asked again about six months later, and by that time I was done with my studies so we went for it. It was magic, it felt like it was finally the real deal and we were all on the same musical level."

The Firewind-guitarist was Gus G - who in 2009 landed the dream job in Ozzy Osbourne's band, replacing Zakk Wylde.

The years with Firewind definitely and finally put Apollo on the map. He recorded 4 albums with the band and toured with the likes of Y&T, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Whitesnake among others, playing big festivals such as Download, Graspop Metal Meeting, Sweden Rock Festival and more.

Apollo parted company with Firewind in January 2013 and decided to focus on Spiritual Beggars (w. guitarist Michael Amott, Arch Enemy) who he had joined in 2010 and fronted alongside of Firewind, and also started working on his solo debut. The coming two years were spent writing, recording and collaborating with friends from bands like King Diamond, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Arch Enemy, Grand Magus, Metalium, MasterPlan and many more. 

"I originally wanted to release the material under a band name or as a project, but people kept saying it was about time that I go solo and step out as a solo artist. So I decided to take the plunge." "Waterdevils" is the result of Apollo's free musical spirit where he has liberated himself from all rules and just done whatever he wanted to do.

"I wanted to do this because it's fun and exciting, and also because I want to contribute to keeping classic rock alive! Waterdevils is a weather phenomenon. It's a small, weak whirlwind over water that's pretty rare. You never know where you'll see it or if you'll see it again. In a way it's a tribute to all of those who have contributed to this album. They showed up, unexpectedly and they might show up again, or maybe not, you just never know. Like water devils."

Track listening; 1-Revolution for the Brave 3:52 / 2-Liberate Yourself 3:35 / 3-Buried in a Flame 3:51 / 4-Safe and Sound 3:48 / 5-Fallen Endlessly 5:30 /  6-Crossing the Lines 5:10 / 7-Power 3:10 / 8-Rise Up 4:41 / 9-I need Rock n’ Roll 4:27 / 10-Chasing Shadows 4:35 / 11-Through the Fire 4:31 / 12-Stop 5:18


Release date: 18th November 2016.


Recorded and mixed at GLOBAL MUSIX STUDIO Gothenburg Sweden


EVERGREY "The Impossible" video / tour with Delain!

It's here: "The Impossible" (once again directed by Patric Ullaeus) completes EVERGREY's video trilogy for the new album "The Storm Within", which entered the album charts in eight countries and continues to become the band's most successful piece of work so far.

But no rest for Sweden's premiere metallers: from middle of October on, EVERGREY will be on European tour with Delain.

Also just recently the band had filmed another video clip, this time for the song "In Orbit" and featuring Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen.

Evergrey on tour with Delain:

14.10.2016 DE Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
23.10.2006 HU Budapest, Barba Negra Track
25.10.2016 SK Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK Southampton, Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK Cardiff, Tramshed

Lions Pride Music Sign King Of Bones

Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of King Of Bones to the label for the release of the bands second studio album, Don’t Mess With The King, and for the bands debut album to be reissued later on. The band original hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil and plays straight forward heavy metal/hard rock  in the veins of  Pretty Maids, Blue Murder, etc. Check out the bands video for the track, Hold Me Closer, in the youtube clip below.


Blending Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, King Of Bones is very influenced by the likes of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dokken, Harem Scarem, Blue Murder and Adrenaline Mob. The band could express their own personality on their latest album "We Are The Law" wich was recorded at Norcal Studios, in São Paulo (Brazil) and the record was produced and engineered by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga.


They gained such a positive feedback from the press and industry professionals and they're on its way building a solid fan base. Along with the Brazilian repercussion, the group managed to expand borders, achieving high-mark reviews and radio airplay at different radio broadcasters and web-based radios in many countries, like the U.S, England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and Poland.


Actually, King of Bones is enjoying the results of all their hard work giving his best at stage and working even more for the upcoming album that will be released in 2016.


Roll the Bones and Keep Rocking!

WORDS OF FAREWELL to release new album "A Quiet World" on November 18th

Here's the moment fans of high-class melodic death/progressive have been waiting for: WORDS OF FAREWELL return with their new album, titled "A Quiet World", on November 18th.

01. My Share Of Loneliness
02. Gaia Demise
03. Gallows Frame
04. Limit Cycle
05. Zero Temperance
06. Momentary Life
07. Oversoul
08. The Farthest Reach
09. This Shadow My Likeness

Quiet Riot Announce New Vocalist

Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016, QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler's Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017.  Quiet Riot are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.  


Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December.  Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album "Metal Health". After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004. 


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Former Heavy Pettin' Drummer Announces New Band Burnt Out Wreck

"So today I have signed a new worldwide record contract with The Right Honourable Recording Company Ltd through Cherry Red and a new worldwide publishing contract with CHELSEA MUSIC Publishing Company Ltd. I am very very excited and honoured to be working with them. The album is set for release Feb 2017. Thanks for all your support and kind words, it was worth the wait......It is a crazy experience to be doing this again but I am loving it!"

Gary Moat.


Gary Moat - the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin' drummer is now the driving force of BURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that's burning.

Gary has just signed to TRHRC through Cherry Red, the paper is inked and the music flowing. He has also signed to Eddie Levy at The Chelsea Publishing Company Ltd. TRHRC, Martin Darvill, Daniel Earnshaw and Gary are very excited at the signing and look forward to the album's release in February 2017. 

The remaining members for BURNT OUT WRECK are now being finalised, the band as it stands now is Gary Moat on vocals and Adrian Dunn on lead guitars.

The new album is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious) at his  Liscombe Park Studio, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.

This new album is going to be a storming slice of classic hard rock and is guaranteed to start 2017 in some serious rock 'n' roll style!

Dee Snider To Release New Solo Album 'We Are The Ones'

DEE SNIDER will release his new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, which is due out October 28 on Red River Records (Distributed by BFD/RED).


WE ARE THE ONES crackles with modern energy, from the call-to-arms manifesto of “Rule the World,” to the anthemic bonding of “So What” (complete with, yes, a string section) to the intensely synth driven “Close to You,” to the thematically soaring “Superhero” (a song tailor-made for running over the end credits of the next Marvel or DC movie blockbuster if ever there was one). Another significant highlight of the album is a newly re-recorded acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy’s advocacy efforts, including the “Fair Play Fair Pay” Act. Recently performed in Washington D.C. at the annual GRAMMYs On The Hill event, a video of the song recently premiered on Entertainment Weekly’s website and can now be viewed at


Also featured on WE ARE THE ONES is an explosive cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.” “I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song,” DEE explains, “I can’t wait to do that one live. Like ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is iconic, ‘Head Like a Hole’ is iconic for that era.”


With Twisted Sister effectively entering the rearview mirror, DEE now has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. “You can’t expect others to embrace what you do if you don’t embrace it yourself,” he admits. “I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it.  When you’re creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. After Damon and I cut the first four tracks, I said, ‘Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.’ This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live.”


Earlier this summer, DEE took part in the unveiling of the new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics,” which will remain on display in Cleveland during the 2016 Republican National Convention. To commemorate the new Hall of Fame exhibit, DEE performed a new acoustic version of Twisted Sister’s legendary song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” This moving new version of DEE’s epic anthem is currently available on iTunes.


In April 2016, DEE was called to Capitol Hill for the second time—the first at the infamous 1985 Senate hearing instigated by Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC)--to speak on behalf of The Recording Academy’s "Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative.  On September 18, DEE will be presenting his new music at Riot Fest at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.


For the first time ever, superstar magician Criss Angel is joining forces with DEE to release a music video featuring the new acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Directed by Angel, the video aims to raise awareness of pediatric cancer by promoting HELP, a one-night-only, star-studded event which took place on Monday, September 12 at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to support pediatric cancer research and treatment worldwide. The video sends a powerful message to viewers as DEE belts out the iconic lyrics, while the mother of a young girl—who is a cancer survivor—allows her head to be shaved in solidarity with her daughter and in support of the fight all of these children must endure. The video also features heart-wrenching footage of Criss Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, going through treatments after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2015. 


DEE is unapologetically energized about where he’s going as an artist. “Music inspires that genuine enthusiasm.  I’m not anti the past — I’m just not one of those guys sitting there singing about the glory days.  To me, these are the glory days, and the days to come are the glory days.  And this new record is the part of my next glory days.”


Here’s the complete track listing of WE ARE THE ONES:

  1. We Are The Ones

  2. Over Again

  3. Close To You

  4. Rule The World

  5. We’re Not Gonna Take It

  6. Crazy For Nothing

  7. Believe

  8. Head Like A Hole

  9. Superhero

  10. So What

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” acoustic video:


“We’re Not Gonna Take It” (video directed by Criss Angel):


“We Are The Ones” (official lyric video):


Night Ranger Celebrates 35th Anniversary With New CD / DVD

NIGHT RANGER will round off their 35th year and keep fans happy while waiting for the new studio album with a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release of their 2016 Chicago gig on December 2.


Celebrating the launch of the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, NIGHT RANGER continues to rock with the release of "35 Years And A Night in Chicago."  This amazing performance will be available December 2 via Frontiers Music Srl  on 2CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from the iconic band in the first half of 2017. 


Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

 "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live NIGHT RANGER show.... enjoy the ride!" says Jack Blades of the new release.

Kelly Keagy added: For the past 35+ years this band has been knocking out audiences across the globe and continues to do so. All of it building to this one night in Chicago that sums up what NIGHT RANGER has always been about. Great, high-energy, rock 'n' roll.  To the fans, we salute you!"

NIGHT RANGER has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style of that era and beyond, with songs that have significantly impacted popular culture and continue expanding their ever-growing fan-base. NIGHT RANGER is proof that powerful songs, plus accomplished musicians is the perfect formula for continued success.

NIGHT RANGER has earned widespread acclaim multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man In Motion), its popularity fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks. Producing legendary hits such as "Sister Christian", "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", "When You Close Your Eyes" the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America", along with "Sentimental Street", "Goodbye", "Sing Me Away", "Four in the Morning" and more. The band was also one the first big "video" bands, with over ten number one videos on MTV.

Over the years, the band's music has made notable contributions to and has been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. NIGHT RANGER's songs can be heard in TV Shows; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, American Dad, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Parks Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto, video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film; the Oscar-Nominated film Boogie Nights, Friday the 13th, Teachers, Sixteen Candles, The Secret of My Success; JBL's "Hear The Truth" brand campaign; and many more!

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars).

1. Intro

2. Touch Of Madness

3. Sing Me Away

4. Four In The Morning

5. Growing Up In California

6. Rumors In The Air

7. Secret Of My Success

8. Sentimental Street

9. High Road

10. Eddie's Comin Out Tonight

11. Goodbye

12. Night & Day

13. Night Ranger

14. When You Close Your Eyes

15. Don't Tell Me You Love Me

16. Penny

17. Sister Christian

18. Rock In America

19. 7 Wishes


Root Announce New Album Details

One of the original pre-second-wave black metal bands (formed in 1987 by iconic vocalist Jiri 'Big Boss' Valter), ROOT, from Czech Republic, are going to release a new studio album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion", on November 25th via Agonia Records. Pre-orders are currently available at this location.

In contrast to Bathory and Venom, ROOT took the black metal genre in a more refined direction, featuring Big Boss' chartacteristic clean vocals, dark sound and an epic approach altogether. Nowadays, ROOT is often recognized as an epic heavy/black metal act, or as the band simply puts it - a dark metal band.

The new album, "Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion", will be different from their 2011's offering, "Heritage Of Satan", says the band:  

"As always in our history as a band, we aim to deliver a unique album, something that will stand out and shine its own light in our discography. Expect dark metal at its best, along with some surprising elements. We've recorded one fully acoustic song and one entirely instrumental. Overall, the album will include ten new tracks that will differ from our previous records".

"Kärgeräs - Return From Oblivion" will be ROOT's tenth full-length album. Lyrically, it will be a concept album, and looked at from that perspective, it'll continue the story begun by their 1996 release under a similar yet shorter title, "Kärgeräs", that presents a tale of a proud nation.

The album artwork (available above) was hand-painted by Thomas Bruno. The painting started off as a portrait at first, but after the band's decision to use it as cover, the mystical tree, ravens and other elements where added. Recording, mixing and mastering took place at Shaark Studio in South Moravia. Big Boss produced the album.

1. Life Of Demons
2. Osculum Infame
3. Moment Of Fright
4. The Book Of Death
5. Black Iris
6. Moment Of Hope
7. The Key To The Empty Room
8. New Empire
9. Up To The Down
10. Do You Think Is It The End?

Available formats:
- Digipack CD with 28 pages booklet
- Black LP
- Red LP with A2 poster*
- Transparent red/black splatter LP with A2 poster and patch**
- T-shirt (2 versions)
*handnumbered & limited to 222 copies
**handnumbered & limited to 100 copies

Since 1987, ROOT is led by founder & vocalist Big Boss - a controversial, yet valued musician, producer, writer and lyricist. He's one of the oldest and most characteristic black metal singers; one of the very few, who possesses an operatic range of vocals. Over the years, ROOT has maintained a strong underground following, while Big Boss rose up to become a cult figure in the black metal genre, guesting on albums by leading metal artists, most notabely Moonspell and Behemoth. ROOT has performed hundreds of shows worldwide, sharing the stage with bands such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Apocalyptica, Moonspell, Behemoth, Impaled Nazarene, Nifelheim, Anathema, Sodom, Desaster, Pungent Stench, Master, Destroyer 666, Master´s Hammer, Enslaved, Testament, Marduk, Napalm Death, Krabathor, Hypnos and many other. 

Line-up: BigBoss - voice, Igor - bass, AD - guitar, Hanz - guitar, Paul Dread - drums

Upcoming shows:
21.10. Podbořanský Rohozec (CZ)
22.10. Česká Třebová (CZ)
28.10. Stockholm (SWE)
05.11. Bruntál (CZ)
11.11. Brno (CZ)
12.11. Golčův Jeníkov (CZ)
16.11. Jablonec Nad Nisou (CZ)
17.11. Plzeň (CZ)
18.11. Pardubice (CZ)
19.11. Valašské Klobouky (CZ)
25.11. Beroun (CZ)
16.12. Kroměříž (CZ)
22.12. Praha (CZ)

ROOT on-line: Website: 

Agonia Records:

LEAVES' EYES: "Fires In The North" EP out now

After celebrating the biggest success of their career with “King Of Kings”, symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES parted ways with her vocalist Liv Kristine. A suitable replacement was found in London-based Finn Elina Siirala, who now gives her official release debut with LEAVES’ EYES on the “Fires In The North” EP, after the “Edge Of Steel” video with almost 500.000 views on Youtube alone within only s few months. “Fires In The North” is a stunning, majestic track – following the band’s tradition of only releasing high-class material. An acoustic version of the new hit song, plus 3 re-recorded tracks from “King Of Kings” (now incl. Elina on vocals) perfectly round off this EP release.

Richie Blackmore's Rainbow To Release New Live CD / DVD / Blu-Ray

As expected, the recent RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW show in Germany has been scheduled for CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release in November. You can get in first with some Japanese configurations as detailed below.


Pre-order now with confidence always from CD Japan. The various options are all detailed here: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Live 2016


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is releasing their "Memories In Rock: Live in Germany (Monsters of Rock 2016)" on November 18, 2016. Available in various sets and all of them comes with two Japan only bonus tracks.


Among them, two limited sets (GQXS-90187 and GQBS-90212) includes a limited T-shirt in addition to a Blu-ray OR a DVD plus 2 CDs.


Features live tracks selected from the concerts of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow held on June 17 & 18, 2016. Comes with two Japan edition bonus tracks. Consists of a Blu-ray, 2 CDs, and a description written in Japanese.


DISC 1 (DVD/BluRay)

1 Pomp and Circumstance (Opening)

2 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

3 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim=Bissingen)

4 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

6 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

7 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

9 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

10 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

11 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

12 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

13 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

14 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

15 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

16 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

17 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

18 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

19 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

20 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

21 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)


DISC 2 (Audio)

1 Over The Rainbow - Highway Star (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

2 Spotlight Kid (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

3 Mistreated (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

4 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 Since You Been Gone (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

6 Man on the Silver Mountain (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

7 Catch the Rainbow (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 Difficult to Cure (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

9 Perfect Strangers (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

10 Stargazer (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)



1 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

2 Child in Time (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

3 Black Night (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

4 Smoke on the Water (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

5 [Bonus Track] Spotlight Kid (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

6 [Bonus Track] Man on the Silver Mountain (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

7 [Bonus Track] Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

8 [Bonus Track] Stargazer (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)

9 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Since You Been Gone (June 17, 2016 / Loreley)

10 [Japan Only Bonus Track] Catch the Rainbow (June 18, 2016 / Bietigheim-Bissingen)


Vocalist Jon Stevens Currently Working On New Album With Dave Stewart

Noiseworks vocalist JON STEVENS is finishing up work on a new album with guitarist/producer DAVE STEWART, which takes in a multi-media theme to accompany. A release date is not yet set, but a video preview/interview shows something pretty cool is on the horizon.


Check it out here:




What’s missing from music today?


Passion. Intensity. Call it whatever you like, it’s in critically short supply.


Which is why the world needs Jon Stevens more than ever. With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. Time has toughened his delivery while tapping into his emotional wellsprings more than ever before.


He’s got the pedigree: a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive No. 1 singles in his New Zealand homeland … huge hits in Australia as lead singer with Noiseworks … a 21st-century liftoff to worldwide acclaim at center stage with INXS … an iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies, whose debut single, Lock and Load, which he wrote and produced with the legendary Slash on guitar.


Jon Steven’s new album Starlight bursts with a soulful artistry and honesty that’s rare and borders on extinction today. Vivid lyrics fuel his performance on “Feel Like Letting Go,” “Scars” and “Devil In My Heart”. A playful flirtation is set to a steamy soul beat on “Something ‘bout You”. The first single “Hold On” is classic powerhouse Jon Stevens.


The lonely ballad “One Way Street” features Ringo Starr on drums. “People” is a life-affirming sing-along anthem, extending hope to the hopeless with a reminder to not “be afraid of the shadows in the night. You’re gonna wake up in the morning light.”


All of the songs are co-written with Dave Stewart, co-founder of the Grammy-winning duo Eurythmics, who also produced the album as well as played guitar.


Different as they are, each track on Starlight overflows with feeling, with candor, with an exuberance that comes from being plugged into life. Everything Stevens has survived, learned from, mastered and made leads to this album …


PYOGENESIS: Headlining tour kicked off in Germany + supporting Life Of Agony in November!

After their successful comeback album "A Century In The Curse Of Time" (released in August 2015) PYOGENESIS now embark on the second part of their headlining tour.

This trip will be followed up by supporting Life Of Agony in November/December.

03.09.16 (GER) Essen, Turock Open Air
24.09.16 (GER) Hamburg Metal Dayz
06.10.16 (GER) Lübeck, Rider's Cafe
07.10.16 (GER) Osnabrück, Bastard Club
08.10.16 (GER) Köln, Luxor
12.10.16 (GER) Saarbrücken, Garage
13.10.16 (GER) Stuttgart, Universum
14.10.16 (GER) Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
15.10.16 (GER) Braunschweig, Eulenglück
13.11.16 (AUT) Vienna, Nimm City*
15.11.16 (POL) Gdansk, Start Manez*
16.11.16 (POL) Warsaw, Progresja M.Z.*
18.11.16 (GER) Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal*
30.11.16 (GER) Saarbrücken, Garage*
01.12.16 (GER) Bochum, Zeche*
02.12.16 (GER) Siegen, Vortex
03.12.16 (GER) Augsburg, Kantine*
04.12.16 (GER) Herford, X*
06.12.16 (GER) Hamburg, Markthalle*
08.12.16 (SWE) Stockholm, Fryhuset*
09.12.16 (SWE) Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers*
* with Life Of Agony

Heartbreak News As H.E.A.T. Announce Eric Rivers Has Left The Band!

We have some sad news to share with our fans today.

Eric Rivers has after long and faithful service decided to leave the band. We are obviously devastated to lose such an awesome guitar player and band member who is not only a founding member but has been a part of creating what H.E.A.T has grown to become over the years. There are no hard feeling between us and we will still be very good friends. We wish Eric Rivers the best of luck to pursue happiness in whatever way he chooses. He will be sorely missed.

The search for a replacement has already begun and we hope to bring you some good news about who will take on the part as guitar player as soon as possible.

// Erik, Jimmy, Jona, Crash


The following is a message from Eric in his own words:

”Its with a heavy heart I have decided to leave H.E.A.T. It's a decision that's been brewing inside me for a long time. Its hard to answer the question why I'm leaving, but I just feel done. It's time for me to get off the ride. And what a ride it has been!

Almost 10 years, five albums, countless tours all over the world... The thing that's been keeping me in it this long is you guys - the fans. Thank you so much for all your love and support through the years. I will look back on this ride with nothing but great, great memories, meeting and playing in front of you crazy fuckers all over the world.

To my four brothers in the band. Fuckin a. You guys are the best. You've been amazing in helping me through this and you will always be a big part of my life! No bad blood what so ever. And if there's something H.E.A.T has a history of, it's coming back stronger and better after something like this. I can't wait to see and hear what you guys come up with!

And the cool part about this is that I can finally go see a H.E.A.T show. See you front row!

Nu ska pappa ta en grögg!

Nothing but love,

Eric Rivers”

Joe Lynn Turner Releases Details Of 'The Sessions'

The Legendary Voice Of Hard Rock JOE LYNN TURNER Shines On This New Collection Of Session Tracks!


Los Angeles, CA - Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, best known for fronting Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow during that band’s creative peak in the 1980s and later as the frontman for Yngwie Malmsteen, has been called The Man With The Golden Voice, and it’s easy to understand why; nearly everything Turner records sounds blessed by the gods of hard rock. His commanding presence, powerhouse range, and emotional resonance has made him the go-to vocalist for a number of artists.


Now some of this session work is collected on a brand new collection of studio recordings called simply The Sessions and released on Deadline Music October 7. The CD release contains superb, supercharged versions of rock classics from “Lunatic Fringe” to AC/DC’s “Back In Black,” The Doors’ “Riders On The Storm” to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” The album also features guest appearances by Michael Schenker (UFO), Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Morse, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), and more!



1. Stone Cold with Vivian Campbell
2. Lunatic Fringe
3. Let the Music Do the Talking with Al Pitrelli, Carmine Rojas & Pat Torpey
4. Mirror Mirror with Icarus Witch
5. Hellraiser with Steve Lukather, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen & Paul Taylor
6. 14 Years
7. Dance The Night Away with Reb Beach
8. Back in Black with Phil Collen
9. All Shook Up with Michael Schenker
10. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You with Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tony Franklin & Doane Perry
11. All Day and All of the Night with Brad Gillis, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright
12. Bloody Well Right with Dave Kerzner
13. The Seeker with Leslie West
14. Jungle Love with Steve Morse
15. Two Minutes To Midnight with Richie Kotzen
16. Fat Bottomed Girls with Reb Beach
17. Riders On The Storm with Tony Kaye & Steve Cropper


Buy the CD:


DIRKSCHNEIDER: new single & tour dates

DIRKSCHNEIDER release their first single "Breaker" (Live) of the new album "LIVE - Back To The Roots", out on October 28th! All the classics, sung by the original voice of ACCEPT, Udo Dirkschneider.

The Tour starts end of October:

31.10.2016 Stavanger Folken
01.11.2016 Oslo Vulkan Arena
03.11.2016 Umeå Idun
04.11.2016 Borlänge Liljan
05.11.2016 Örebro Frimis Salonger
06.11.2016 Linköping Garden
08.11.2016 Seinäjoki Rytmikorjaamo
09.11.2016 Tampere Pakkahuone
11.11.2016 Weissenhäuser Strand Metal Hammer Pardise
13.11.2016 Dnepropetrovsk DK Shinnik
14.11.2016 Kharkiv KKZU
16.11.2016 Odessa Filarmonia
18.11.2016 Stockholm Rock at Sea
21.11.2016 Nalchik DK Profsojuzov
22.11.2016 Stavropol DDT
23.11.2016 Krasnodar Arena
24.11.2016 Rostov-on-Don DK Rostelmash
26.11.2016 Moscow StadiumLiveClub
27.11.2016 Yaroslavl Gorka
29.11.2016 Samara Zwezda
30.11.2016 St. Petersburg Club Zal
02.12.2016 Nizhny-Novgorod Milo
03.12.2016 Kaliningrad Yalta
05.12.2016 Minsk Sports Palace
07.12.2016 Vacha Vachwerk
08.12.2016 Dornbirn Conrad Sohm
09.12.2016 Brno Hala Vodova
11.12.2016 Oberhausen Turnbinenhalle
13.12.2016 Milan Live Club
15.12.2016 Nürnberg Löwensaal
16.12.2016 Memmingen Kaminwerk
17.12.2016 Karlsruhe "Knock Out Festival"
18.12.2016 Solingen Cobra

Thunder Announce UK Tour Dates For 2017

Live Nation is proud to announce that the mighty Thunder will be undertaking a UK tour in March 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 0900 on 23 September 2016 from or These hotly anticipated dates will of course be packed with many of the hits from the band’s stellar history, but also tracks from their follow up to the 2015 Top Ten hit album ‘Wonder Days’, which was described by Classic Rock as, “Brilliant…a massive reminder that class is both timeless and incandescent”.  The as-yet-untitled album is due to be released in February 2017.

Frontman Danny Bowes said, “After the arena shows in 2015 and 2016, we decided when we played the UK again, it would be great to take it back to where people live, and this is our longest UK tour for years. We’re looking forward to playing in theatres again, and of course the new album will be out by then, so I’ll be relying on the fans to learn all the words, mostly so they can remind me when I muck them up”.


Fri17th – Manchester, Apollo

Sat 18th – Sheffield, City Hall

Sun 19th – Newcastle City Hall

Tues 21st – Leicester*, De Montfort Hall
[Tickets from]   

Weds 22nd – Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium

Fri 24th – Cardiff*, Motorpoint Arena
[Tickets from]

Sat 25th – Southampton, Guildhall

Sun 26th – Ipswich, Regent Theatre

Tues 28th – London,  Eventim Apollo

Thurs 30th – Dublin*, Vicar Street
[Tickets from]          

Fri 31st – Belfast*, Mandela Hall
[Tickets from]

* Non-Live Nation Show

Tickets priced at £28.50, London £29.50, Belfast £26, Dublin €33; (booking fees may also apply)


Frontiers Music Srl To Release Debut From Hevidence

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Hevidence's debut album, “Nobody’s Fault” on December 2, 2016.

Hevidence is the brainchild of Italian guitar player Diego Reali, founding member of Italian Prog Metal masters DGM. After he left the band in 2006, he started dabbling in some different musical styles, but his heart called for him to get back to metal! Thus Hevidence were born and Diego joined up with DGM bass player Andrea Arcangeli, singer Corrado Quoiani and drummer Emiliano Bonini.


"This band is highly inspired by the classic hard and heavy sounds from the '70s and '80s, that's why we worked hard to make this album sound the most vintage that was possible,” tells Diego. “We are convinced that a huge dose of improvisation during the recording sessions is needed for the success of an original product. Everyone of us has many different musical influences and they came out in a very spontaneous way within the song writing process, we just believe in the word "ROCK"!!!”


Hevidence offer a mature and personal vision of hard rock and metal with a style reminiscent of the classic Yngwie Malmsteen albums mixed with power metal and melodic hard rock influences (think early Europe).


An EPK where you can learn more about the band and hear song samples is here:


The band will be launching the album with a special “Release Party” show in Roma at the Jailbreak Live Club on December 1st. For more info:


“Nobody’s Fault” tracklisting includes:

1. Dig In The Night
2. Nobody' Fault
3. Miracle
4. So Unkind
5. Ave Maria
6. Overdrive
7. I Want More
8. Out Of This Time
9. Pack Your Bags
10. All I Ever Needed
11. Note




Corrado Quoiani - Vocals
Diego Reali - Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Emiliano Bonini - Drums



FM Head Out Soon On 'Indiscreet' 30 Tour

is headed out on the road next month on their INDISCREET 30 Tour! They'll be playing their excellent debut album, "Indiscreet" in it's entirety on select dates!


The re-recording of the album, INDISCREET 30 is out November 4th and can be pre-ordered here:


Check out our gig guide for more details of those all important dates and find out where you can catch up with the band.

Dirkschneider Release First Single From New Album

Dirkschneider release their first single "Breaker" of the new album "LIVE - Back To The Roots", out worldwide on October 28th via AFM Records!


All the classics, sung by the original voice of ACCEPT, Udo Dirkschneider. If you pre order the album on Itunes, you'll get "Breaker" immediately:


US Pre-Order Link:


Dan Reed Network To Tour UK In 2017

Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album “Fight Another Day”. Tickets are now on sale via - Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) are Frontiers' label mates Vega.

DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Dan Reed. “Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!”


Get your copy of FIGHT ANOTHER DAY here:




Wednesday 1 March - Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March - Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March - Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March - The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March - The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 Marc - 100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March - Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March - The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Geoff Tate Announces Acoustic Winter Tour

Geoff Tate will be heading out on an acoustic tour this upcoming December and January! Dates below!

Be sure to check out Operation Mindcrime's new album, RESURRECTION, available now:


08.12.16 D-Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
10.12.16 ITA-BorgoPriolo -
15.12.16 D-Bochum - Matrix
17.12.16 NED-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
18.12.16 NED-Eindhoven - Dynamo
19.12.16 UK-London - O2 Academy Islington
20.12.16 UK-Norwich - Waterfront
21.12.16 UK-Glasgow - Cat House
22.12.16 IE-Dublin - Voodoo
23.12.16 NI-Belfast - Empire
26.12.16 D-Burgrieden - Riffelhof
27.12.16 D-Muenchen - Backstage
28.12.16 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
29.12.16 D-Mannheim - 7er
03.01.17 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
04.01.17 NED-Heerlen - Parkstad Limburg Theater

Enuff Z'Nuff To Release "Clowns Lounge" December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl

Enuff Z’nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album "Clowns Lounge". A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace frehley can be found below.


Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Janie Lane of Warrant as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.


As people have been clamoring for a new release from Enuff Z’nuff, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history:


“We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and Enuff Z'nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z'nuff in the early days ; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z'nuff fans worldwide."


Chip on how the songs came about: “Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track (Dog on a Bone) that we plan on releasing as the first single.”


Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. “Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the Enuff Z'nuff albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future”, says Chip.

Clowns Lounge Track Listing:


1. Dog On A Bone
2. Runaway
3. Back In Time
4. She Makes It Harder
5. Rockabye Dreamland
6. The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
7. Radio
8. Good Luv
9. Round And Round
10. Nothing
11. Backstreet Kids
12. One More Hit


Chip Z’nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox


Enuff Z’nuff Live:


9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar
- W/ Tracii Guns
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s Casino


11/4 – 11/9 – Miami, FL The KISS Kruise – Creatures of the Deep


- With Ace Frehley
1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^


5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)


More Info on Enuff Z’nuff:

It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z’nuff. With the release of the band’s self-titled debut album, the first single “New Thing” quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.


In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up “New Thing” in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad “Fly High Michelle”. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z’nuff as “one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.”


Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z’nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries.


For More Info Visit:


Eternal Idol To Release New Album On Frontiers Music Srl

Eternal Idol is a new band formed in early 2016 and that marks the start of a new musical adventure for Rhapsody Of Fire and Angra singer Fabio Lione, together with the experienced Italian guitar player Nick Savio (ex Hollow Haze) and a line-up completed by the young vocal rising star Giorgia Colleluori, Camillo Colleluori (both also from Hollow Haze) on drums and Andrea Buratto (Secret Sphere, Hell In The Club) on bass.

While all the musicians have solid pedigrees and musical history behind them, ETERNAL IDOL have a brand new and original sound which will certainly catch many fans by surprise. Fabio Lione says, “[a]fter all the experiences with bands such as Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire, Angra and many more, I think it is time to show the world a new side of myself with this amazing new band. Musically, ETERNAL IDOL offer an intriguing mix of classic metal, symphonic rock and a few progressive twists which is truly unique, thanks to the combination of female and male vocals.”


Fabio took care of most of the lyrics and vocal melodies, along with three gorgeous tracks he wrote, while Nick Savio worked hard on songwriting and arrangements. “The Unrevealed Secret" is the album where all our ideas came to the light,” says the axeman from Vicenza. “Heavy classic rock with symphonic elements and the magic atmosphere of two lead vocals, male and female, create a contrast between good and bad as the main subject, as it is possible to see on the impressive and mysterious cover artwork.”


The album was recorded in the summer of 2016, produced by Nick Savio and mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sunstorm) and promises to be one of the melodic metal releases of the year. Fans of Kamelot, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall, Masterplan and Avantasia should pay attention.


“There is a story to be told with this album, and the secret will be revealed on the next Eternal Idol releases, so please take your time to listen this first chapter and enjoy....A new story has begun,” Nick concludes.


“The Unrevealed Secret” tracklisting is:


1. Evil Tears
2. Another Night Comes
3. Awake in Orion
4. Is the Answer Far from God?
5. Blinded
6. Sad Words Unvailed
7. Desidia
8. Hall of Sins
9. Feels Like I'm Dying
10. A song in the wind
11. Stormy Days
12. Beyond


Fabio Lione – Lead Vocals
Giorgia Colleluori – Lead Vocals
Nick Savio - Guitars & Keyboards
Camillo Colleluori - Drums
Andrea Buratto- Bass


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AMARANTHE, the cutting edge rock band with the triple lead vocal attack, have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm.


Listen and preorder the album HERE ;


"The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe, the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet! Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"


Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough MASSIVE ADDICTIVE.


Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.


The European tour begins on 25.Oct.




1. Maximize

2. Boomerang

3. That Song

4. 21

5. On the Rocks

6. Limitless

7. Fury

8. Faster

9. Break Down and Cry

10. Supersonic

11. Fireball

12. Endlessly


For More Info on AMARANTHE Visit:


Kilmara Planning New Album With Roland Grapow

KILMARA were last August 19 at the Slovak festival More Than Fest resulting in a rewarding experience for the band which has led them to an injection of energy and renewed encouragement to continue working and offering the best of themselves.


The band had the opportunity to visit with Roland Grapow who have worked in their last two albums to date, "Don't Fear The Wolf" and "Love Songs And Other Nightmares" formalizing and specifying details to repeat the experience again and record under the orders of Roland Grapow in what will become their fourth album.


KILMARA will be working on Roland Grapow's Studios during the first quarter of 2017 so this will be the year when a promising new band album will see the light.


SERPENTINE DOMINION's Adam Dutkiewicz launches guitar play-through for new track, 'On the Brink of Devastation'!

Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of former The Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is SERPENTINE DOMINION. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on October 28th via Metal Blade Records.

For a preview of the album, fans can check out a guitar play-through by Adam Dutkiewicz for the new track, 'On the Brink of Devastation', now: |

The first single, 'The Vengeance in Me', can be heard at - at the same URL you can pre-order the album on Digi-CD, LP and as an exclusive bundle!

The origins of SERPENTINE DOMINION can be traced back to 2009's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which boasted a line-up that included Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, andThe Black Dahlia Murder. During that fateful summer, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz made a proposition to Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher: "George, I want to write you a record." On the Mayhem Fest tour, Shannon Lucas, who performed with The Black Dahlia Murder through 2012, was tapped to record drums on the album. Between 2009 and 2016, Cannibal Corpse and Killswitch Engage released three albums each, so scheduling time to work on Serpentine Dominion was no easy feat - but when their rigorous schedules allowed, 'Serpentine Dominion' began to come together, with Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach penning the lyrics, which touch on corruption within the government, religion, big business, and other timely issues. Ultimately, though, this debut is a pure passion project; it was written and recorded simply for why musicians get into music in the first place: fun.

See below for the official track-listing, and stay tuned for more news coming soon!

'Serpentine Dominion' track-listing
1. Intro
2. The Vengeance in Me
3. Vanquished Unto Thee
4. Divide, Conquer, Burn, and Destroy
5. Sovereign Hate
6. On the Brink of Devastation
7. Jagged Cross Legions
8. Prelude
9. This Endless War

Adam Dutkiewicz - guitars
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - vocals
Shannon Lucas - drums 


Metal Blade to re-issue MERCYFUL FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead Again' and '9' as part of their Originals-series!

After re-issuing the MERCYFUL FATE albums 'In The Shadows' and 'Time' last month, it's about time to announce the next batch of vinyl re-issues.

On October, 7th Metal Blade Records will make the MERCYFUL FATE albums 'Into The Unknown', 'Dead Again' and '9' available again.

'Into The Unknown' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on dawn-red-sky colored vinyl (ltd. 300) and orange-red marbled vinyl (ltd. 200). 'Dead Again' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on blue-black marled vinyl (ltd. 300) and brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 200). '9' will be released on 180 g black vinyl as well as on burnt-orange-brown vinyl (ltd. 300) and melting-point-yellow vinyl (ltd. 200).

The vinyls are part of the Metal Blade Originals series that started earlier this year with the re-issues of the SLAYER titles 'Show No Mercy', 'Hell Awaits', 'Haunting The Chapel' and 'Live Undead'!

'Into The Unknown' and '9' will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

'Dead Again' will be released on 2-LP with 350g heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve (inside out print) and 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters.

Available titles in the Metal Blade Originals series:
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Live Undead
Slayer - Haunting The Chapel
Nasty Savage - Nasty Savage
Nasty Savage - Indulgence
Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
Fates Warning - Night On Bröcken
Six Feet Under - Haunted
Six Feet Under - Warpath
Mercyful Fate - In The Shadows
Mercyful Fate - Time 

Metal Blade to release 15th anniversary edition of BRAINSTORM's 'Metus Mortis' for the first time ever on vinyl!

It's been 15 years since the initial release of BRAINSTORM's milestone album 'Metus Mortis'. About time for a vinyl release, the first ever vinyl release for this album!

The vinyl edition includes four bonus tracks and will be released as a gatefold 2-LP in 180 g, olive/black marbled (ltd. 200) and white/black marbled (ltd. 100; available only on tour, dates below). The album features a gatefold-sleeve, printed inner sleeves and a poster.

Pre-order your copies now at EMP or our ebay-store!

Tracklist "Metus Mortis":
01. Metus Mortis
02. Blind Suffering
03. Shadowland
04. Checkmate in Red
05. Hollow Hideaway
06. Weakness Sows Its Seed
07. Into the Never
08. Under Lights
09. Cycles
10. Behind
11. Meet Me in the Dark
12. Strength of Will
13. Face Down (Bonus)
14. (E.O.C.) Cross Gods Face (Bonus)
15. Don't Wait for Me (Bonus)
16. Savage (Bonus)

Nights Of The Storm: Brainstorm, Winterstorm
23.09.16 Burglengenfeld (D) - VAZ Pfarrheim
24.09.16 Lindau (D) - Club Vaudeville
30.09.16 Mannheim (D) - 7er Club
01.10.16 Hirschaid (D) - Jahnhalle
14.10.16 Aalen (D) - Rock It
15.10.16 Rheine (D) - Hypothalamus
16.10.16 Bochum (D) - Matrix

21.10.16 The Ranch Festival, Hechingen (D)
11.-12.11.2016 Metal Hammer Paradise, Ferienpark Weissenhäuser Strand (D) 

Metal Blade Records launches new edition of "6 Bands in 60 Seconds"

In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label's roster every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Serpentine Dominion, Allegaeon, Destrage, Necromancing The Stone, If These Trees Could Talk, and Hammers Of Misfortune; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit:


Imagine Killswitch Engage at their heaviest, with the immediately recognizable guitar playing of Adam Dutkiewicz, the precision drumming of formerThe Black Dahlia Murder member Shannon Lucas, and the legendary death metal growl of Cannibal Corpse's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher - the result is Serpentine Dominion. After 7 years in the making, this highly anticipated project will finally be releasing their self-titled debut on October 28th. For more information, please visit: 

Due out September 23rd, Allegaeon's Proponent for Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths. For more information, please visit:


You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as "progressive", "cinematic", "mathcore", "technical" and "groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, due out October 21st. Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody's rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016. For more information, please visit:


If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden "metal" is the disease, Necromancing The Stone's recently released debut full-length, Jewel of the Vile, is the cure. Featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan "Bart" Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist "Big" John Williams), Necromancing The Stone "has brought back the glory days [of '80s heavy metal] with unbridled spirit" ( For more information, please visit:


After four years of fine-tuning audio and visual components, instrumental post-rock outfit If These Trees Could Talk released their Metal Blade Records debut upon the music world this past June. The response was once again overwhelmingly positive, with declaring: "the music If These Trees Could Talk are putting out now is some of the finest they've ever written." For more information, please visit:


For their recently released sixth full-length, Dead Revolution, progressive heavy metallers Hammers of Misfortune enlisted Nick Dumitriu (Vhol, Ritual Chamber) to produce the record, utilizing a vintage Trident board and minimizing digital processing. The result is a warm, sharp sound that harkens back to productions like John Leckie's treatment of Pink Floyd's Meddle or David Hitchcock's master work in Camel's Mirage. For more information, please visit:


To view the previous installments of "6 Bands in 60 Seconds", be sure to check out the following videos: 
--Part 1 (Act of Defiance, Rivers of Nihil, Twitching Tongues, Culture Killer, Visigoth, Harlott):

--Part 2 (Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery, Sourvein):

--Part 3 (Abnormality, Exumer, Redemption, Native Construct, Good Tiger, Mother Feather):


Metal Blade Records online:

This is the Age
'This Is The Age' Says Chron Gen

Following on from their sell-out tour of California and Las Vegas CHRON GEN will release a new album "This Is The Age". It has been 32 years since their last studio album Nowhere to Run" as the second wave UK punk movement gave way to the New romantics. Chron Gen were never typical of the bands they shared the stage with in the early 80's - their sound was always different - more melodic, powerful and considered, although it would be fair to say that the promise for much more was never realised; expectations never met....until now. The latest album "This Is The Age" is well titled - it is Chron Gens coming of age. The contemporary production combines a diverse collection of thought provoking lyrics and classic song structures to create an audio experience that matches the energy of their live performances, as recently demonstrated on their southern California and Nevada dates in May 2016.

This album isn't reserved for the old punk guard. Far from it - it is 21st century rock that will appeal to music fans of all generations and genres. It is fresh, different and exciting. Every song deserves it's place on the album, although there are many stand out numbers, such as Maybe Baby, Jump and Love this City.

Civil War Return With 'The Last Full Measure

The third studio album by Sweden's Generals CIVIL WAR! Giant anthems full of power enforcing Heavy Metal-groove and epic fanfares!  


Fear an eruption of Sweden's landmass! Fear the fire, creaking steel and scattered mud!



CIVIL WAR are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky. On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epic The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton-members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It's the call of duty. "Heaven can wait 'cause we have so many more battles to win", shouts the opening track 'Road To Victory'. Their debut album The Killer Angels was purified with gold already - their triumph is inevitable. If you hear the bloodcurdling barking of the dogs from CIVIL WAR you will pray that you are not standing on the other side of the battlefield.



Comment of Nils Patrik Johannson:


"After The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely proud and can´t wait to share the last part of the trilogy! This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think, but I´m sure you won´t be disappointed!"



The Last Full Measure will be released worldwide on November 4th 2016.



Be sure to grab your copy and get the full dose of Metal: Napalm Shop   Amazon


Track List:


1. Road To Victory

2. Deliverance

3. Savannah

4. Tombstone

5. America

6. A Tale That Never Should Be Told

7. Gangs Of New York

8. Gladiator

9. People Of The Abyss

10. The Last Full Measure

11. Strike Hard Strike Sure (Bonus Track)

12. Aftermath (Bonus Track)



Stone Circle announces crowdfunding campaign to record EP in 2016

Progressive metal band Stone Circle (UK) has set up a crowdfunding campaign to aid their next recording, to be done at Bandit Studios (with producer Jonny Renshaw - guitarist for Devil Sold His Soul, ex Mahumodo). The EP will be their 5th release to date and Stone Circle are calling on fans to help contribute towards the recording, including limited edition signed copies of the EP upon its release on pre-order. The band are hoping to raise £1500 to cover the full cost of recording and mastering.

Stone Circle has had several accolades from the press, including Terrorizer Magazine stating: “What with Opeth going all 'full-prog' on us, the time couldn’t be better for a new band to take up the mantle of king purveyors of intelligent, melodic and progressively-minded death metal.” Metal Hammer gave the group 8/10 for their performance at UKTechfest “...Their Opeth and Enslaved-inspired metal is a welcome change for the bill and expertly executed.” Their next release promises to maintain their Progressive Metal edge while staying true to the nature of progressive music.

About the band:

Stone Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the line-up became complete in 2005 with the addition of Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars). Over this time the band developed their sound into the progressive metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more.

In 2006 Stone Circle recorded their first EP - Parchment - with Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for Sikth). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release.

After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then worked on their first full-length album, also recorded with Dominic Young, in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was released at the end of 2010 through Glasstone Records.

Additionally, Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, becoming the first band of the genre to be included in the institution's showcase collection.

Stone Circle released their fourth (self-titled) release in Terrorizer Magazine at the end of 2014 and are currently working on material for their next EP, scheduled for recording in 2016.

Stone Circle has had several notable performances, including supporting: Orange Goblin, Evil Scarecrow, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Breed 77, Ill Nino, Sylosis, Abhorrent Decimation and festival appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Download Festival, UKTechfest & Mammothfest.

Recommended if you like:  Opeth, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Katatonia, Enslaved, Mastodon, Porcupine Tree, Cult of Luna, Bloodbath, Amorphis

Leaves Eyes Unveil New EP

LEAVES' EYES have unveiled details for their upcoming release, the "Fires In The North" EP.

The title track is a brand new song, featured in both a regular and an acoustic version. In addition, the EP includes three songs from the band's latest album "King Of Kings" in new versions (feat. Elina on vocals). The cover artwork was created by 
Stefan Heilemann.

2. FIRES IN THE NORTH (Acoustic Version)
3. EDGE OF STEEL (2016 Version)
4. SACRED VOW (2016 Version)
5. SWORDS IN ROCK (2016 Version)


Produced by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studio

Elina Siirala – Vocals
Alexander Krull – Vocals
Thorsten Bauer – Guitar, Bass
Pete Streit – Guitar
Joris Nijenhuis – Drums



EUR / ROW: 07.10.2016
USA / CAN: 04.11.2016