will release a new album in September called Horseshoes & Handgrenades. On myspace you
can listen to the new track Dear X (You Don't Own Me).
will be releasing a 25th Anniversary Edition of their first EP Metal Missionaries. The CD
will include the original versions of Awake!, Accept The Lamb, Anguish & Pain and
Battle Of The Flesh, but also a demo version of a new song and a 16 minute interview with
Bloodgood from 1985.
The Brazilian metal band Scelerata found a new vocalist named Fabio Juan. With the new singer
they will record their third album this fall. Expect the CD to come out in the first half
On September 4th & 5th the Night Of Metal will be held in Assen, The Netherlands. The bands you
can see there are: Deuteronomium, Sacrificium, Illuminandi, Veritas Infinita and Rammas
Atas. The last band, Rammas Atas, can be described as industrial techno metal. Here's
their video for A Man With No Name:
Infinita is in the middle of recording their first CD. It will contain five
melodic/symphonic metal songs. Their former keyboardplayer Maarten van Putten will also
participate in this project.
July 23rd 2010
The Awakening will release a new
single and possibly an EP just before Christmas. The band is working with various people
on some remixes as well.
Norma Jean premiered their new
music video on myspace. The video was made for Deathbed Atheist and was directed by Linus
Johansson at Popcore Film:
Impending Doom released
their new record There Will Be Violence through Facedown Records. The band also made it to
the cover of the new HM Magazine.
Through Solace put a new
track on myspace called Distant Shores. Another song, Trials, will be added shortly. These
songs are the last contributions from Sean to the band and will be featured on the
upcoming split EP with Carry The Torch.
Betraying The Martyrs
played the Paris Extreme Fest along with Dark Funeral, Arch Enemy and Gorod. Here's
the first video, of Being Your Servant
tribute album Temporary Insanity A Salute to Deliverance will be released on
September 1st. This album is a double CD with thirty songs including two songs Deliverance
re-recorded. Deliverance also did a cover themselves, covering a song from Vector called
The Hunger And The Thirst. You can find the complete track listing here.
Seventh Avenue is still active. In
fact, they're collecting ideas for the new CD.
Ted Kirkpatrick, the drummer for Tourniquet, released another solo project. On the CD In The Shadow Of
The Masters he drums along classical music from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Paganini
and others. Ted Kirkpatrick previously released Ode To A Roadkill with stoner metal and
vocals from animals... Both albums can be purchased at the Tourniquet store.
Red made a video for the song
Ordinary World that can be viewed on their website, along with a short documentary about
the making of the video. However, redmusiconline.com was down at the moment this was
written. Someone put the video also on youtube.com, so you can still have a chance to see
Ecthirion has found a session
bassist who will play on the new album. Bassist Jeff Ward might also sing on the record.
Band leader Gabriel recently recorded piano in a church hall. Drums will be recorded this
summer at the Huddersfield University Recording Studios. Here's a video of Jeff playing
Slechtvalk fans who admire the
keyboard playing by Premnath may be interested to know he will release a solo album. The
record is called A Journey Through The Depths Of The Soul and it comes out in a few
months. However, musically Premnath is exploring different musical directions. His solo
work is keyboard oriented, easy listening material, with piano, harp, cello, timpani and
violin sounds. You can decide for yourself if this is to your taste by visiting his myspace.com page.
July 16th 2010
A Hill To Die Upon is
still working on their next album, the follow-up to Infinite Titanic Immortal. One of the
new songs is Chant Of The Mighty Offspring. You can listen to a demo version of this track
on myspace. A Hill To Die Upon will enter the Random Awesome studio this fall to do the
recordings. The mixing will be done in Sweden by none other than former Crimson Moonlight
guitarist Erik Tordsson. Pre-orders will be available around February 2011.
put the videoclip for Pinky Promise online. The song is taken from the Welcome America
album and the footage was filmed by Michael and Juergen at Rocklahoma 2010 and in Memphis
Meridional, the new
album from the guys of Norma
Jean, is out now.
The upcoming album
from Eowyn will be called
Beautiful Ashes. More details will be announced soon.
The Showdown put a new song
on myspace. The track is called Heavy Lies The Crown and comes from the new album Blood In
The Gears (out on August 24th).
the following statement on myspace: "If you enjoy clips you hear from new and
previous Stairway albums and would like to hear the whole album, please don't download or
upload the album illegally. If illegal downloading continues, there will be no future
albums from bands like Stairway. Please support the bands and the small labels by buying
official downloads and CDs. We make nothing from CDs and downloads, we do this for the
pleasure of making music. So long as we can cover future recording costs we shall continue
to record new Stairway albums. Many thanks."
informed that their show with Enslaved that was supposed to take place in De Kade,
Zaandam, Holland on October 20th, has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation are
rumors spread about the band. After receiving soms mails from narrow-minded individuals
the management of Enslaved got the impression that Slechtvalk is some kind of evangelizing
metal band in the veins of Stryper. According to the management, Enslaved does not play
with religious or politically motivated bands. On myspace you can read a full statement from Slechtvalk band leader Shamgar.
Rock band Anberlin premiered their new
video for Impossible on MTV:
The German punk band
Praiser spent time in
the studio to record twelve new songs plus a cover track. The new tunes will be available
as a free download.
On August 3rd (USA)
and September 30th (UK) Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir comes out. This is Dave Mustaine's
autobiography. Mustaine was a founding member of Metallica, but is best known for his band
Megadeth. With this band he
sold more than twenty million albums worldwide. Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir describes
his life as a musician, but also his multiple battles with alcohol and drugs, and how
Alice Cooper played a role in one of his recoveries. Mustaine also writes about how
embracing Christianity helped him repair his relationship with his family and maintain his
July 9th 2010
Drummer Yuri Ruley
will leave MxPx to focus on family life.
The band just celebrated their 18th anniversary. In those eighteen years they sold nearly
2.5 million records. Ruley: "With MxPx being a touring band and constantly on the
road 9 months out of the year, I knew at some point it would have to come to an end, but
the reality of it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. MxPx has been my second
family for nearly two decades, but I need to step away to focus on raising my
MxPx will play a
farewell show with Yuri Ruley on July 18th in Las Vegas, USA. They will perform the entire
third album, Life In General, the most celebrated release to date. After the departure of
Ruley MxPx will focus on the completion of their new live DVD and new EP.
The Showdown put a new
behind the scenes video online as they work on their next album Blood In The Gears. This
record comes out on August 24th through Solid State Records.
Inevitable End are in
studio HoBoRec with producer Ulf Blomberg to record their second album.
Want to hear samples
of the new Stryper album The
Covering? All you need to do is become a follower of Michael Sweet on Twitter.
July 2nd 2010
The new Children 18:3 video for
Cover Your Eyes is online now. The song was taken from the new album Rain's 'A Comin'.
Mortification is auditioning
drummers. The band has been without a drummer for eight months. Only serious applicants
are invited. Mortification is set to play some metal festivals in Europe next year.
Impellitteri is in the studio to work on
new material. Their latest album Wicked Maiden is yet to be released in the United States.
Sons Of Disaster will release a 7" on July 27th. This record will feature two
songs: Where The Saints Roam and Cheap Thrills Cost The Most. It will be accompanied by a
digital deluxe version of the album III with the video for Step Up (I'm On It) included.
released their new album Lost Boy. And here's the video for the first single Terra Firma:
World To Ashes is working
on new stuff. As they have no shows planned for the summer, they're concentrating on this
In The Midst Of Lions will
release their new album The Heart Of Man on August 3rd. On their myspace.com profile you
can listen to the title track.
Holy Blood has a new video,
made for the song Shining Sun:
Pop punk band Amber Pacific has a new
video out. It's for the song Three Words. The song comes from the album Virtues. You can
view the video here.
On September 18th you can visit the Legends Of Rock festival in Haus Ennepetal, in Ennepetal, Germany. The
bands scheduled are Whitecross, Guardian, Shout (with Ken Tamplin), X-sinner, Seventh
Angel, Rex Carroll and Seventh Avenue.
June 25th 2010
Kekal will release a new album entitled 8.
Guess what? It's their eighth full length album! The name of the record label and the
release date are yet to be announced. The track listing is: Track One, Gestalt Principles
of Matter Perception, A Linear Passage, Tabula Rasa, Private School of Thought, The
Regulars, Departure Gate 8, Heartache Memorial, Let Us Blend, Open World, End Unit of The
On July 20th a new
EP from 12 Stones will come out
called The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday. The band worked with producers David Bendeth and
Skidd Mills. 12 Stones also has a new single out. We Are One is dedicated to all the men
and women serving in the US army.
The nominees for
this year's Kerrang! Awards have been announced and Paramore is included in four
categories. Paramore is nominated for best video with Brick By Boring Brick, for best live
band, for best international act and for best album with Brand New Eyes.
Next tuesday Children 18:3 will release
their new album Rain's 'A Comin'. They also shot a video for Cover Your Eyes. Below you
can find a video with behind the scenes footage from the filming of the music video:
Children 18:3 also
put a new song on their myspace.com profile called Oh Honestly.
June 18th 2010
Mad Max will release a new
studio album on July 16th. The record is called Welcome America. In the next four weeks
the band will present the first video for the album. This video was shot at the Rocklahoma
Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
As I Lay Dying published their music
video for the song Parallels from the new album The Powerless Rise:
The Polish band Illuminandi put another new
song on myspace. This time it's one of the heavier songs on the new record In Via. The
track is called Reborn.
To Speak Of Wolves made
a video for You Should've Locked Your Doors Days Ago, using footage from a live
Underoath posted a new
video update with keyboard player Chris Dudley talking about the next album:
Bloodwork are working on
their next album. They've recorded drums for ten songs. The bass recordings are next.
Tooth & Nail
Records offers a Your Summer
Soundtrack album that you can download for free. This album contains over fifteen
songs from bands like Children 18:3, The Almost, The Letter Black, Sent By Ravens, Write
This Down and more.
June 11th 2010
The Showdown will release a
new album entitled Blood In The Gears on August 24th. The record was produced by bassist
Jeremiah Scott. On the band's myspace.com profile you can listen to the title track.
Immortal Souls have booked
the Fantom Studio in Tampere, Finland, to record a new album. They have twelve songs ready
and a few in the making. Compared to the previous three album, expect more acoustic
guitars and the use of keyboards in a few songs
Megadeth perfomed Wake Up Dead
at their show in 013, Tilburg, Holland, last Monday:
Krig offers the
opportunity to download a live CD for free. The record is called Live In D.F. Bootleg 2010
and you can download it from 4shared.com.
And Impending Doom releases
There Will Be Violence through Facedown Records too, on July 20th. This album features
guest vocals from Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) and Vincent Bennet (The Acacia Strain).
The Dutch band John Coffey is looking
for a new vocalist. Singer Art will leave the band in September. This means that
by the end of September the band wants to hit the road with a new vocalist. Check out this
video for more information:
June 4th 2010
As you probably
know, Underoath is working
on a new album. They put this video update on myspace:
Project 86 uploaded their
music video for Destroyer:
Dark Balance has
signed My Silent Wake.
This band will release their fourth full album in October 2010. To promote the record, My
Silent Wake will tour Europe beginning November 2010. The tour will include festivals like
Dutch Doom Days (Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Brainstorm Festival (Gigant,
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), Blast of Eternity (Heilbronn, Germany) and club shows in at
least Germany, Czech and Switzerland.
Want to hear Steve
Rowe's new band Wonrowe Vision? On the website of Silver Bullet Records you can stream The
White Rock and Run In Circles at this page.
Ecthirion is finishing the
arrangements of songs for the new album. The band is currently looking for a power metal
singer in the vein of Lost Horizon and Sonata Arctica to sing seven or eight tracks.
Children 18:3 put a video
online with LeeMarie talking about the upcoming album Rain's 'A Comin':
Also David made a
video while bicycling...
Tickets go fast for
the Peacedog Festival reunion on
July 3rd. If you want to go to this festival, order your ticket online to make sure you
get in. One of the bands playing is The Spirit That Guides Us. This band will have a guest
appearance of former vocalist Arjen van Wijk (now in People Get Ready, formerly known as
This Beautiful Mess).
festivals, new bands were added to the line-up for the annual Flevo Festival. Among the booked
bands are: Slechtvalk, Burial Earth, Anberlin, Stellar Kart, The Violet Burning, Flatfoot
56, Children 18:3, John Coffey, Remedy Drive, Kutless and Blood Command.
This is a news item
for people who can read the Dutch language. The sponsor of this website has published a
new crime novel:
On his website you
can read the prologue.
You can order the novel from Bol.com. If you don't understand the Dutch language, this is
definitely not for you! The author also made a short video to display the book:
Coriolis - The Endless Funeral (Youngside Records)
To call this new album industrial metal would make it sound too metal,
though there are frequent heavy guitars sustaining the Coriolis sound. Musically this is
rather a melting pot of gothic, industrial, rock, metal and even dance music.
the full review)
Sáwol - Through Soil And Skin (Bullroser Records)
This atmosphere is created by the guitars, not by keyboards. It's dark
music, sometimes with a melancholic or even depressive feel to it. The pictures of trees
in the fog printed in the booklet fit perfectly the feel of Through Soil And Skin. One... (read
the full review)
Mehida - The Emiment Storm (Bullroser Records)
The Emiment Storm is not all mellow, not at all.
Just when you start thinking so, the fourth and possibly most attractive tune starts. Land
Of Oblivion starts uptempo, has raw vocals, choir arrangements, some real fast parts, and
even some high pitched vocals. Now... (read the
D.O.M. (Destruction Of Mankind) -
Necktie For A Noose!!!
Amongst his sources of inspiration are Hatebreed, Sick Of It All and
Biohazard. Musically Necktie For A Noose offers metallic hardcore with lyrics criticizing
the world, politics and people living a semiconscious life, following the crowd. People
wearing... (read the full review)
Illuminandi - In Via (Ars Mundi/ Independent)
The songs are constructed much better than before with lots of
interesting arrangements, sounds and ideas. And to make it even better, the production is
great! The guitar sound, the violin, the cello, the flute... (read the full
Stairway - Interregnum (Independent)
The musicianship of the artists is beyond doubt. Just listen to the
guitar solos in I'm Calling or the bass work in Enter The Light. If you appreciated
previous Stairway albums, you should certainly check out this... (read the
Audiovision - Focus (Ulterium Records)
Top songs on the album are the heavy opener Invitation, Keep The Fire
Burning with its catchy chorus, the uptempo We Are Not Alone with a nice keyboard solo,
and the arena rocker We Will Go. I hope... (read the full
Exhale - Blind (Dark Balance)
Personally I can appreciate the quality of the music, the thightness of
the drumming, though this is absolutely not my favorite kind of music. This is a band that
reminds me what extreme is... (read the full
Krig - Narcissistic Mechanism (Independent)
Krig has an ear for finding the right sound. The heavy, fat sound of the
music is a delight to listen to through a head phone. The mix is well done, making me hear
all the instruments. At first... (read
the full review)
Sinbreed - When Worlds Collide (Ulterium Records)
Though this might sound like Sinbreed is just another band, make sure
you check out the album because When Worlds Collide is of excellent quality. Great songs,
the full review)
Mastedon - 3 (Frontiers Records)
The metal element however is less prominent. But if that's not a problem
to you, you can get professional song writing and high quality melodic rock that could
fill arenas. Kerry Livgren fans... (read the full review)
Morphia - One Last Embrace DVD/CD (Dark Balance)
The song list represents the band well: From the heavier doom/death
songs to the lighter atmospheric stuff. And Morphia was a well-oiled machine at
Brainstorm, playing convincingly. The highlight of the concert... (read the
Templar - Dark Circus (Black Pope Music/ Youngside
Dark Circus proves this group can stand on their own feet. Though
there are guest vocals, Templar singer Toad does lead vocals in all songs. Musically a lot
has changed as well. Gone are the Saint... (read the
Stryper - Murder By Pride (Big 3 Records/ Frontiers
The trademark Stryper elements returned: harmonic vocals, interesting
guitar sounds and solos. One of the songs that stick out is... (read the