The debut album of SILVER LAKE by ESA HOLOPAINEN is available on May 28th via Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH and comes not only with the legendary guitar riffs of Esa Holopainen from AMORPHIS, one of Finland's biggest guitarists and metal songwriters, but also seven famous rock and metal vocalists such as Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Einar Solberg (Leprous), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Anneke Van Giersbergen and many more,..
NEW ALBUM 'ALTER' RELEASED 25TH JUNE (PELAGIC RECORDS) Nordic pop diva KARIN PARK of ÅRABROT adds her ethereal, mournful voice and keys to the primordial sound of legendary electronic pioneer LUSTMORD for this sublime and poignant collaboration. ALTER is a ritual of our times and 'Hiraeth' is the new single. On the pair's frst collaborative work,..
UK based alt-rock trio Mercutio are thrilled to announce the release of their new single, Revolution Station, on the 28th May 2021. The single is taken from the bands forthcoming debut UK album, Antagonist, released on the 4th June 2021. The band have also announced themselves as main support on Inglorious UK headline tour in..
Now then, listen up, this is something special! Imagine a band remarkably like Dire Straits, playing quality blues-rock but with Ian Gillan on lead vocals, with hints of Graham Parker and Chris Rea thrown in for good measure! Swiss-based foursome the Ellis Manos Band will release their second album Ambedo on 25th June 2021 on Jazzhaus Records. In Switzerland, the Ellis..
A Song For All Seasons is amazing! I get so welled up inside... The 2021 release date of Renaissance's new four disc collection (and mouthful of a title) 50th Anniversary – Ashes Are Burning: An Anthology – Live In Concert actually finds the band fifty-two years in to their remarkable history. But for the sticklers..
"We are delighted to be returning to Bloodstock, which we will always regard as our spiritual home… however… We haven't played as a band for a year. Not even a practice. We have closed and abandoned our rehearsal room. Our van is gathering moss on a driveway. We have two new members who we have..
Heathen released their highly anticipated latest studio album Empire Of The Blind in autumn 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band announces they will be hosting a Twitch fan Q&A on May 7th. Join the band on the Nuclear Blast Twitch this Friday at 8PM UK time. Heathen's David White comments: "Hey Metalheads! Come and join us for this Friday's Q&A event on the Nuclear Blast Twitch Channel! Kragen..
By now anyone taking an interest in the Esoteric release schedules will be pretty well acquainted with their knack of plucking bands from the '70s which, somehow, despite your best efforts, slithered completely under your radar without you having a clue they had even been there. Hardly ever can that be better exemplified by the..
One of The Big Four turns the big 4-0 this year, and are celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honour the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, NY on July 18th 1981, Anthrax were one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the East Coast and quickly became regarded as a leader in the..
I'm sure everyone out there is aware of the prolific American heavy metal band Manilla Road that was formed in 1977 by Mark Shelton (vocals/guitar) and Scott Park (bass guitar) and which went on to release 18 albums of hard rock to varying levels of success. The bands beginnings saw them developing from a progressive/space..