November 29, 2020

The Flower Kings – Islands (InsideOut)

Swedish Kings' fourteenth album is a balm for the wounded souls of 2020... Despite Roine Stolt's established productivity, it still seemed out of the blue when a new Flower Kings album was announced less than a year after their last one. But on reflection, a global lockdown is a sure-fire catalyst for an uptick in..

DORMANTH – First single, cover art and track list revealed

Legendary Spanish melodic death metallers DORMANTH have just revealed details of their upcoming 4th album, Complete Downfall, which will be released on December 15th, 2020 via Xtreem Music on CD. DORMANTH was born in 1993 as one of the first melodic Death Metal bands in Spain, releasing their 1st demo Sadness in 1994 and their..

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber announce new shows

French black metal formation REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER have announced a run of new shows this autumn in France, Belgium and Germany. The first show is set to take place on October 2nd, 2020 in Strasbourg. The band has previously announced an extensive European tour in March / April 2021, with UADA, VELNIAS and SOLBRUD. A full..

CALIGULA’S HORSE – Rise Radiant (InsideOut)

...sit, listen and study and it opens a route direct to your soul. This is not your average disposable rock album but a work of art... It seems to have been rather a long wait for album number five to be released by Caligula’s Horse but, in truth, it is only three years - yet..

Voodoo Six – The Interview

I am ashamed to admit that I only very recently stumbled across Voodoo Six, even though the band have been around in one form or another since 2003. Given that their sound has all the classic hallmarks of Alter Bridge, Creed, Slash, Pearl Jam, Velvet Revolver, HIM, Avenged Sevenfold, Zal Cleminson’s Sin Dogs….how I've managed..

KANDIA – PORTUGUESE ALTERNATIVE METAL ACT SIGN TO FRONTIERS

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Kandia, a Portuguese alternative metal act, to a multi-album deal. Currently working on their label debut for release in 2021, Kandia is one of the first bands signed through the Frontiers & Beyond initiative, which was launched by the label with the intent to sign..

VANDEN PLAS – THE GHOST XPERIMENT – ILLUMINATION new album LP / CD / digital out 04 November 2020 on Frontiers Music

A year ago, the German progressive metal act Vanden Plas delivered The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening, the first half of a two part concept album. It ended on a cliff hanger whereby, during a séance, the main protagonist Gideon Grace at last encounters the ghosts that have haunted him since childhood. Ghosts? Exactly! The dramatic..

Redemption – Alive In Color (AFM Records)

Redemption is an American progressive metal band which formed around 20-years ago and just maybe it has slipped under the radar for some out there but the band is every bit as good as Queensryche, Dream Theater, Fates Warning and Symphony X so really does deserve to be considered in the same division as these..