JON OLIVA’S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release his first-ever solo album, “Raise The Curtain”, on June 21 in Europe and July 2 in North America via AFM Records. The 11-song CD, which contains ideas collected over the course of the last four or five years, was tracked this past winter at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with producer Tom Morris, with Jon handling laying down nearly all the instrument tracks and vocals himself as well as playing drums on three songs.
“Raise The Curtain” will be released simply under the banner OLIVA and you can expect a mixture of Jon’s early influences and the material he wrote and recorded throughout his whole career. Read more
“Gates To The Pantheon,” the blistering new record by German blackened death quintet NEGATOR, is now streaming via Soundcloud at Terrorizer.com. The album — which features the vocals of Nachtgarm (ex-Dark Funeral) — will be released digitally in North America on April 23 to coincide with its European release through Viva Hate Records; a physical release on CD will follow on May 14.
NEGATOR recently unveiled a lyric video for the new song “Atonement in Blood,” which can be viewed here HERE. Additionally, a variety of pre-order packages are also now available for “Gates To The Pantheon” in PROSTHETIC’s webshop, including a special edition box set limited to 500 copies which contains a massive earthenware slab, handmade paper featuring all of the lyrics and a bonus cover of Belphegor’s “Necrodaemon Terrorsathan.” Read more
When Vicious Rumors returned from a long, strenuous and immensely successful world tour in autumn 2011, the musicians – least of all band mastermind and main songwriter Geoff Thorpe – couldn’t really see themselves mustering the energy to release a new studio album in the foreseeable future. “2011 was a monster year for Vicious Rumors in the most positive sense of the word,” he says, looking back at that time with surprise and some satisfaction. “We were on the road non-stop for more or less eight months, played countless club shows and performed at some of the most important festivals worldwide. The last show of the tour took place as part of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise – what a finale! Then everything was over very suddenly and we started to work on our new album without so much as a break. Perhaps you can imagine how difficult that was and how much concentration we needed to do that kind of work without any loss of friction.” Now the doubtlessly successful result of that big challenge is scheduled for release: Vicious Rumors are set to unleash Electric Punishment sounding more multi-faceted and creative than they have done in a long time. Read more
Direct Hit Records recently announced its emerging hard rock act “Paisty Jenny” has entered Loud Palace in Weed, CA to record their next full length album. The new record, with its title yet to be chosen, is expected to be the very best offering from this energetic, hard-working, touring rock band.
With three successful records already under their belt, Detours, Spilling Mercury and Head in a Haze, Paisty Jenny’s approach to the new full-length is taking the process of making a record to soaring new heights with the engagement of acclaimed music producer Sylvia Massy at the helm. Read more
Dawn Of Ashes Releases New Album “Anathema” & Gives Away Track “Poisoning The Steps Of Babel (feat. Nero Bellum)”
Industrial Shock Rockers Dawn Of Ashes have released their newest record “Anathema” through Metropolis Records.
The album, 12 tracks of unrelenting evil dripping with malignant decadence and vicious debauchery, is a sinister mix of all that’s dark in the already deviant world of Industrial Metal. From the characteristic muffled screams of desperate horror and droning feedback to the sleazy, grindhouse aura, the album is everything the dark metal enthusiasts pray for and stands as testament to Dawn of Ashes’s position among Industrial and Shock Rock royalty. Read more
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a brand new – all original – studio album JORN « Traveller » on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe.
Considered one of the greatest legends in rock, and by many as the best male rock singer of the millennium, Jorn Lande never seems to stop producing music, and is back with yet another slab of classic 1st division heavy rock. The brand new album “Traveller” is definitely a suitable title to fit this gifted and creative viking’s extreme productivity. Read more
No April Fools here— SKID ROW is back! The New Jersey hard rock legends have returned with their first new music in seven years. Their new EP, entitled United World Rebellion – Chapter One is SKID ROW coming out swinging. The reincarnated band, featuring Snake Sabo (guitars), Rachel Bolan (bass), Scotti Hill (guitars), Johnny Solinger (vocals) and Rob Hammersmith (drums), will release the new EP on April 16, 2013 via MRI. United World Rebellion – Chapter One is the first in a series of EPs that the band plans to release in the near future.
United World Rebellion – Chapter One reignites the youthful energy and blistering sound that SKID ROW is recognized for around the world. “That sound and energy is what resonates with people and knocks them on their ass,” says drummer Rob Hammersmith. “We had a lot of great ideas to work with, so we’re all really excited about this new music.”
SKID ROW’s rebellious tunes hit the big time in the late 1980’s. However, after several top ten singles, gold and multi-platinum sales, No. 1 Billboard charting tracks and more, the band split in 1996. In 2000, to the delight of fans everywhere, SKID ROW reformed and returned to the stage to open for Kiss. They then released two new musical offerings in the form of 2003’s ThickSkin and 2006’s Revolutions Per Minute with new singer Johnny Solinger out front. Seven years later, the band is back again with new music, ready to take over in the new age of heavy metal. Read more
“Hi Guys, Its been a while, I want to thank you all for your interest and hope that you are all doing well out there. I am still working on my new music and very much look forward to you all hearing it in the near future”. Read more
Eve To Adam are coming back hot onto the scene with a brand new track titled, “Staitjacket Supermodel,” streaming now via SoundCloud. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming sophomore release due out later this year. Eve to Adam spoke about the new single saying, “Straitjacket Supermodel was inspired by the TV show Dexter. We wrote a song that we envisioned would play in Dexter’s head as he prepares to kill. The song is still ETA, but with a more modern edge. It’s EVE TO ADAM 2.0.” Read more
The Quireboys are set to storm 2013 with a series of UK dates planned and the band are currently working on a brand new studio album which will be released early June.
The Quireboys were formed in 1984 in London, England. After two successful independent singles (including the Top 40 “7 O’Clock”) and supports to the likes of Guns N Roses, Sharon Osbourne was appointed as manager and The Quireboys were signed to EMI for the release of their debut album, A Bit of What You Fancy. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 2 and was compared favorably to British rock names such as Rod Stewart and The Faces. The album was produced by Stewart’s musical director and guitarist Jim Cregan. Read more
Legendary performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani confirms the release of his 14th studio album, “Unstoppable Momentum” in the UK on Monday May 6 (U.S. release is Tuesday May 7) through Epic Records/Sony Music UK. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in San Francisco and was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC).
Unstoppable Momentum dovetails Satriani’s UK Tour which starts a month later on Saturday 8 June at the Manchester Apollo. Read more
Danger Angel are very excited to release the first video out of the new “Revolutia” album, titled “When I’m Gone”, also featuring Jeff Scott Soto (link below)
“Revolutia” is the sophomore release by Danger Angel, following their debut, same titled album of 2010. “Revolutia” was produced by Jeff Scott Soto and engineered by John Ellis. It is released via Perris Records. Read more
Platinum sellers Ugly Kid Joe have come back after a long vacation, and they’re ready to rock harder than ever. The California band’s new EP, Stairway to Hell, is due on April 16th through MRI, and it contains songs that span the full repertoire of influences that made Ugly Kid Joe the soundtrack for young snowboarders, surfers, and keggers worldwide. Read more
California Triple Axe Attack metal masters, LEATHERWOLF, are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming live album, “Unchained.” Fans will experience an evening of intense metal music spanning the LEATHERWOLF catalog, including MTV video classics “The Calling” and “Hideaway” and fan favorites such as “Street Ready”, “Gypsies & Thieves”, and “Dr. Wicked (Rx O.D.).”
The rejuvenated line-up consists of original members vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri and drummer Dean Roberts, long-time friend and bassist Patrick Guyton, and the guitar duo of Rob Math and Greg Erba. “We are all excited about this new constellation and the possibilities it holds”, enthuses Olivieri. “More than anything, we’re looking forward to getting out there and really kicking some ass on stage. I think live is where it’s always been at for us and this group of guys can definitely deliver the goods!” Read more
New Album ‘The Nexus’ Due for U.S. Release on March 26th via Spinefarm Records
Hitting Stores Internationally on March 25th also via Spinefarm Records
New Music Video for ‘The Nexus’: Racking Up 916,000 Views on VEVO and Counting!
Swedish/Danish modern metal sextet AMARANTHE are streaming a brand new track today, entitled ‘Mechanical Illusion’, on their official website, www.amaranthe.se. ‘Mechanical Illusion’ is cut from their forthcoming sophomore album, The Nexus, due for release in the U.S. on March 26, 2013 via Spinefarm Records. The Nexus will be released everywhere else internationally one day prior on March 25, 2013, also via Spinefarm Records. Read more
Multinational melodic metallers MASTERPLAN will release their new album, “Novum Initium”, on April 26 via AFM Records. The CD’s cover artwork can be seen below.
The band last month filmed a video for the song ” Keep Your Dream Alive” in the Luftverteidigungsbunker Erndtebrück, also called “Bunker Erich.”
A photo of MASTERPLAN’s new lineup can be seen below. Joining drummer Martin “Marthus” Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) are vocalist Rick Altzi (AT VANCE, SANDALINAS, THUNDERSTONE), who replaces Jorn Lande, and bassist Jari Kainulainen (STRATOVARIUS, SYMFONIA, DEVIL’S TRAIN). Read more
“NO MONEY, NO LOVE” FEATURED ON FORTHCOMING FULL-LENGTH, ‘DIG’ (AVAILABLE 4/23/13)
‘DIG’ FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY HOWARD LEESE (HEART, PAUL RODGERS), RICHIE SAMBORA (BON JOVI) AND DAVID PAICH (TOTO)
Heaven & Earth have just released a stream of their new single “No Money, No Love” which will be featured on their forthcoming studio album Dig, available April 23rd. The track can be streamed here: http://bit.ly/YF4snp. Read more
Christian rockers Stryper released today “Bleeding From the Inside Out”, the first digital single off the forthcoming album SECOND COMING due for release on Frontiers Records on March 26th in North America. The song is one of the 2 original tracks which can be found on this new release (with the other being “Blackened”). The other 14 songs making out the new album are brand new recordings of Stryper classics taken from the band’s first three albums THE YELLOW AND BLACK ATTACK, SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND and TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL. SECOND COMING is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. Read more
With a storming new stomp in their boots and a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound, Saxon will release “Sacrifice”, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 through UDR. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album “A Call To Arms”. “Less tricks, more power!” roars frontman and founding father Biff Byford, “my brief to the band was to be raw, be real and not be afraid to look back at the old classic material for inspiration.” See video below … Read more
Irish death metallers CHOSEN are proud to announce their debut album ’Resolution’ set for release on March 30th as a FREE DOWNLOAD on their official website http://clicks.fanbridge.com/l.php?cid=962813&sid=67906220&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chosen.ie along with it being available on CD in two special editions. Read more
We are proud to presents our new releases:
# ALEX DE ROSSO’s long awaited fourth solo release (in CD digipack and digital format) is entitled “Lions & Lambs”, contains 10 songs, and now available in the best music stores and in every Digital music store out in January 2013.
AMAZING album in vein of Melodic Hard Rock, Toto, Dokken, Whitesnake style with modern and powerful sound !
With very special guests: Don Dokken (Dokken), Reb Beach (Winger, Dokken, Whitesnake), George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken), Timothy Drury (Whitesnake, the Eagles), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Steve Lukather (Toto).
Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Starbreaker) on bass, and Bob Parolin (Pushking) on drums.
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Texas thrash heavyweights WARBEAST are pleased to reveal the upcoming release date for their upcoming full length album, Destroy. The new album, produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan, will hit stores and digital retailers on April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records. Destroy was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012 and mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon. Read more
The Fuzz Drivers have released their debut album, “The Fuzz Drivers.” The album, which included nine tracks, now is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and the band’s website. The Fuzz Drivers started in early 2010 and comprises vocalist Marcelo, guitarist Sérgio, bassist João and drummer Duarte. Read more
TOO LOADED PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW BULLETS E.P, THIRTEENS, A NIGHT OF SWEAT, PUKE & FLITHY ROCK’N'ROLL!!
TOO LOADED PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW BULLETS E.P, THIRTEENS, A NIGHT OF SWEAT, PUKE & FLITHY ROCK’N'ROLL!!
**THE BLACK BULLETS**
-FILTHY, NASTY, ROCK’N'ROLL
**THE HELLFIRE PREACHERS**
-YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR SINS!!
**STONE THEM CROWS**
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