Stairway released a new single called Enter The Light.
This is a track from their latest album Interregnum. Enter The Light was re-mastered by
Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Bob Catley, House Of Lords). You can listen to the song on
myspace, and purchase it from Reverbnation.com.
As I Lay Dying
published their video for the track Anodyne Sea from The Powerless Rise album. The video
was directed by McFarland and Pecci of Killswitch Productions and was shot in the band's
hometown of San Diego on December 17th 2010. The video tackles the issue of free speech
and the worst case scenario of what could happen when you stand up for what you believe in
regardless of the consequences.
HM Magazine has
been around for more than 25 years. Now they've decided to reduce the frequency of their
publication. Instead of issueing six magazines per year, HM Magazine will become a
quarterly magazine. Thus they hope to stay in print, as many magazines have ceased to
exist as printed magazines over the last few years.
Rebuilding The Ruins is the third album from Images Of Eden. Nightmare
Records will release it on March 1st. Rebuilding The Ruins is a 74 minute concept CD,
mastered by Eric Zimmermann (Fates Warning, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, etc.). The title track
was selected by an independent film company to be used as a soundtrack for an upcoming
film to debut at the Cannes/Tribeca Film Festivals.
Hardcore band Comeback
Kid has a new video online. The music video was made for the song G.M. Vincent &
I. You can view it here:
Rock band I Am
Empire released their new album Kings. They also made a video for Brain Damage:
has a physical version of the Monster Monster EP out. A digitally-only Deluxe Edition
features all the songs from the original Monster Monster release, plus the five EP songs,
plus four videos.
releases Ø Disambiguation on vinyl. It will be available as a deluxe picture disc, as
well as a standard 12" LP. The band will also do a 7" split vinyl with Thursday.
All vinyl releases will be released in very limited quantities.
There's a new song from The Famine on myspace, and it's called A Fragile Peace. They've also
posted a new videoblog about the recording of the drums:
will release a split 7" vinyl record with the band OneXChoice. The split is a tribute
to Earth Crisis. Both bands will cover a song from Earth Crisis, as well as add two new
and original songs. The split is entitled Now This War Has Two Sides and it comes out in a
few months. The cover illustration comes from Dave Quiggle from Facedown Records.
Speaking of Facedown Records, this label will do their annual Facedown Fest on April
8th and 9th at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California, USA. On April 8th the following bands
will appear: War Of Ages, A Plea For Purging, Hands, Onward To Olympas, My Epic, Your
Memorial, Hope For The Dying, Saving Grace and Messengers. On April 9th you can see: For
Today, In The Midst Of Lions, Call To Preserve, Overcome, A Hope For Home, Take It Back!,
As Hell Retreats, Gideon and The Burial.
Friday January 21st 2011
succesfully funded their next album. The band started a fund raising project on Kickstarter. The goal was to get $22,000 together to enable them to
record their new album. 420 people decided to support the band, gathering more than 28,000
dollar. Tourniquet has ten or eleven songs with lots of cool riffs, beats, thrashiness and
melodies. They hope to start the recordings in February.
As I Lay Dying is working on a
video for the song Anodyne Sea from their album The Powerless Rise. The band just returned
from a European tour with Suicide Silence and Heaven Shall Burn. Watch the video below
with some behind the scenes footage as well as bassist Josh Gilbert and singer Tim
Lambesis talking about the upcoming video:
Here's a live video of Anodyne Sea, taken from the Cool Tour:
you can hear the song Virtue from Gideon. This is a track from their album Costs (out on
March 1st). You can also listen to Virtue on the Facedown Records myspace.
Here's a video announcement from Saviour Machine, especially interesting to their fans in the USA:
Dale Thompson from Bride
has informed his fans that the band has been on vacation, but they're now working on new
material. They've written six songs so far. Six more will be written, while they look for
a release date for a new album in early summer.
On February 1st the new Overcome album The Great Campaign Of Sabotage comes out on Facedown
Records. It also happens to be the 100th release this label is putting out. On the
Facedown Records myspace
you can hear the song Alone In A Crowd.
The Dutch metalcore band Jedidah released a demo. This demo contains four songs: Burn Babylon,
Hearts & Ink, Your Love, and The Radar, The Wave And The Breaker. The good news is
that you can download this demo for free from Bandcamp. You can see Jedidah live on Friday January 28th in Het
Kasteel, Alphen aan de Rijn, Holland. The entrance is only 3 euros and the band will be
playing with Galbak and El Camaro.
News that was overlooked last year comes from another Dutch band called Spyker. This metalband
released their first EP Sacred Rage in May. On myspace you can listen to the songs Endtime
and Goat, Bloody Goat. At the moment Spyker is writing new material. The band can be seen
live on Saturday January 22nd. They'll be playing at Bridge2Fame in Dorpshuis Us Honk, Britswerd, Holland. Starts 21:30.
Entrance 5 euro.
Spyker also made a video for the song Endtime:
Norma Jean released the
triple-pack Birds And Microscopes And Bottles Of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of
Songs. This pack contains their first three albums Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child, O'
God, The Aftermath and Redeemer.
published their video for King Of The Hopeless on Metal Injection. The song comes from
their latest album Lost Boy.
Famine have posted the new song VII The Fraudulent on myspace. This song comes from
The Architects Of Guilt (out on February 15th).
Facedown Records added a new band to their roster, called Gideon. This
hardcore band was formed in 2008. Their Facedown debut will be released on March 1st. The
album is called Costs and was engineered by Brian Hood. The song False Profits can be
listened to on Facebook.
The german metalcore band Saphena is going to record a video in February. It will be their
first. Other video material can be viewed at their youtube channel.
Friday January 7th 2011
First of all, best wishes for 2011!
Famine posted a new song on myspace. The track is called Ad Mortem and it is taken
from their new album The Architects Of Guilt (out on February 15th). Solid State Records
will bring this record out.
To The Exiles had soms personel changes last year. In May their singer Erich Barto
left. He is now replaced by Chris King. With him the band is writing lyrics for their next
CD. Another change is the departure of guitarist Ricky. Letter To The Exiles has decided
to continue as a four piece. On myspace you can hear a demo version of the new song Open
Graves with singer Chris King.
Friday December 31st 2010
writing songs for their fourth album. They plan to release a new record and do a tenth
anniversary event in 2011.
Stryper will finally
release their album The Covering on February 1st. Right now you can purchase the singles
Heaven & Hell and Carry On Wayward Son from iTunes. Stryper also has a new management:
Union Entertainment Group, Inc. They also work for Nickelback, Hinder, Red, Pillar and
returns to the music scene. After releasing their fourth album Divinefire disbanded in
2008. Now they return with an extra singer, former Narnia vocalist German Pascual. He will
be singer along with Christian Liljegren. A new album comes out in late March (Japan) and
early April (the rest of the world) 2011. The title for the comeback album is Eye Of The
Christian Liljegren's other metalband, Golden Resurrection,
now released their third promotional video. They made this music video for the song Proud
To Wear The Holy Cross. This is a song from their debut album Glory To My King.
Metalcore quintet I The Breather released their debut album These Are My Sins. They've
also made a video for the song Forgiven.
A new band from Canada is The Beckoning. This group makes a combination of extreme metal with
gothic metal. You can download their two song demo called The Bloodlet for free from Stereokiller.com.
Sacrifice published their new music video. It's for the song Overkill Exposure.
The German metalband Exaudi
released their first full length album called Sehnsucht. On myspace you can hear three
tracks from the album.
Rock band Flyleaf
released their new album Remember To Live.
is in the studio and getting ready to unleash some new tunes.
Stairway is doing well
with their Christmas single. They've reached #5 in Amazon Hard Rock & Metal MP3
album Best Sellers.
release their new album The Architects Of Guilt on February 15th. Their record company now
published a video that was made during the recording sessions. The band members talk about
the band and the new album, and you can hear the new song The New Hell in the background.
inducted into the 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame. You can see pictures on facebook.
Friday December 17th 2010
has finished tracking their second release for Metal Blade Records. The new album was
produced by Trauma Team Productions and the recording will be mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at
Assembly Line Studios. Believer is once again pursuing new musical territory.
Guitarist Kai left the German power metal band Seventh Avenue. Right now the band
also has to fight the elements. The roof of their rehearsal room isn't water tight and the
rain and snow comes in. The temperature seldom reaches over 1-2°C. The good news is that
they have begun with their next CD.
Kekal will release
their new studio album 8 at the end of the month. The German label Whirlwind Records will
bring it out. The album 8 is a collective effort of all three former members Jeff, Azhar
and Leo. You can watch this video with samples of the songs:
released a new Christmas single called All I Want For Christmas. You can get it from
iTunes, but you can also listen to it from Youtube:
spent time in the Lakeside Studio recording her fifth album entitled Beautiful Ashes. The
producer is Travis Wyrick. Beautiful Ashes comes out in May 2011. Here's footage from the
first two weeks in the studio:
Friday December 10th 2010
The Finnish metal band HB released a video to promote their new English album Jesus Metal
Explosion. This album is the English version of Piiki Lihassa. Here's the video for the
Victoria School of Arts made a new video for an old song. The song is Dead
End Drive and it comes from the second Holy Soldier album Last Train (1992).
Rottweiler Records released Fleas Naughty Dog Volume 1. This is a free
Christmas album. You can download it after submitting your e-mail address here,
and following instructions. The album contains the following songs: O Holy Night (by Tim
Bushong), Silent Night (by Bridgeshadows), Little Drummer Boy (by Blissed), God Rest Ye
Merry Gentlemen (by True Liberty), Anti-Santa's Coming To Town (by Einstein Savage), What
Child Is This (by Coriolis), Angels We Have Heard On High (by Marty Warren), You're A Mean
One, Mr. Grinch (by Grave Robber), Christmas For Real (by Harry Gore), Jingle Bells (by
Confessions Of A Sinner), O Come O Come Emmanuel (by Leper), Hark The Herald Angels Sing
(by False Idle), All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (by Fire Born), Let All
Mortal Flesh Keep Silent (by Frost Like Ashes), O Come All Ye Faithful (by Cryo-Mancer)
and Holidays Suck (by Desiring Dead Flesh).
Megadeth is nominated for a Grammy Award. They are nominated in the
category Best Metal Performance with Sudden Death, the single they wrote for the Guitar
Hero: Warriors Of Rock video game. Other nominated bands: Iron Maiden, Korn, Lamb Of God
If you understand the Dutch language, this next video might be quite
entertaining. It was made by the sponsor of this website.
Friday December 3rd 2010
released a video for the song You're Like A Taxi. This is a song from their new album Can
You Know It? You can download the album for free at Come & Alive.
The Dying signed with Facedown Records for their next full length album due to be out
in April 2011. This is the follow-up to their self titled album which came out through
Strike First Records in 2009. The new album will be mixed and mastered by Brian Hood
(MyChildren MyBride, A Plea For Purging, Before There Was Rosalyn). Hope For The Dying is
influenced by Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Unearth and All That Remains. You can listen to
the new song Perpetual Ruin on myspace.
Mass released a two
song Christmas CD featuring the songs Jingle Bell Rock and Grown Up Christmas List. The CD
will be available for a limited time and quantity. All proceeds will be given to the Toys
For Tots Foundation.
The German metal band Fallen
Walls is almost ready with their first full length album Declaration Of War. This is
the follow-up to the demo CD Nekropolis. On myspace you can hear some new material.
Autumn Souls is the new album from Thy Bleeding Skies. The
record was mastered last month in the Panic Room Studio in Sweden by Plec (Scars Symmetry,
Miseration & Slumber).
Olympas is recording a new CD. They're doing it with their new singer Andy Simmons who
replaced Justin Gage.
To The Exiles wrote a new song and they're going to record it in the Sacred Sound
Studio next Wednesday. The band will be working with Mike Austin. On January 1st they will
launch the new song, new promo pictures and a new myspace layout, plus some more news.
Resurrection will reveal a third music video to promote their debut album Glory To My
King. The video is for the song Proud To Wear The Holy Cross. Their CD came out today.
The Polish band Illuminandi had to cancel their appearance at the Christmas Rock Night
due to massive snowfall in Poland.
On February 1st the rock band Red will release their new CD Until We Have Faces.
From March 4th through 6th the annual Elements Of Rock Festival will be
held in Uster, Switzerland. Among the booked bands are: Whitecross, Sacred Warrior,
Antestor, Deuteronomium, Rex Carroll Band and Thy Bleeding Skies.
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