Following the success of their previous #1 charting album, Memento Mori, and countless festivals and shows in 2022, FEUERSCHWANZ thanks their fans with the release of their cover album, Todsünden, via Napalm Records. Giving 16 sinful tracks an impressive makeover, the band paints them in their own characteristic sound of heroic bagpipes, powerful harmonies and melodic violin interludes. As the year..
Symphonic black metal may be a bit of a niche market but with this album Mist Of Mercy demonstrate the amazing capabilities of the genre. Ever since Ozzy sang ‘What is this that stands before me?’, dark and evil topics have been a trademark of metal and doom genres. When you get to black metal..
Photo: VDPictures German genre-fusing visionaries LORD OF THE LOST are ending 2022 with a big surprise - releasing their eighth studio album, Blood & Glitter, virtually overnight on December 30 via Napalm Records. After the great success of their last album, JUDAS (#2 Official German Album Charts), and supporting metal icons Iron Maiden on both their most recent and upcoming tours, the..
Last November, doom titans Candlemass returned with Sweet Evil Sun, which is not only among the best releases in the genre this year, but happens to be the second consecutive (and third overall) album with original vocalist Johan Längquist. Was it a difficult task to follow the Grammy-nominated The Door To Doom? We called Long-time..
Photo: Travis Shinn Photo: Christoph Voy KREATOR and LAMB OF GOD have announced their label mates MUNICIPAL WASTE as support on their State Of Unrest 2023 European co-headline tour. The run was originally due to take place in Autumn 2022, but was recently postponed until February and March 2023. Acclaimed cross-over thrashers and notorious party animals MUNICIPAL WASTE from Richmond, Virginia, are known for their wild and..
Meritorious masters of melancholic metal Katatonia continue their legacy of rearranging the order of the heavy music universe, proudly presenting their hauntingly beautiful next studio album, Sky Void of Stars, out January 20, 2023 via Napalm Records. Founded in 1991, Katatonia have continually embraced the dark and the light alike and, living through genre evolutions..
This 'new' album by the Canadian band Fatal Vision is something of a curiosity given that the group came together in the '80s when AOR/Melodic rock/hair metal was in its prime with bands like Journey, Asia, Foreigner and Europe ruling the airwaves. It was a love of all things AOR that brought together the similar..
Following a couple of years of uncertainty during the pandemic and when everyone's lives was in some way thrown into turmoil, 2022 saw some return to what many would see as relative normality. While music never went away during that time, 2022 was also the year when live music felt like it was properly back..
The universe hasn’t done Jared James Nichols any favours these last few years. The Nashville-based guitar-slinger released his debut album Old Glory & The Wild Revival in 2015, followed by Black Magic in January 2018. Although various singles and an EP followed, the Covid lockdown was followed by a messy broken arm which threatened to..
Norwegian progressive rock group AVKRVST have signed with InsideOutMusic/Sony Music for release of their debut album in 2023. AVKRVST was founded by Martin Utby and Simon Bergseth - two musicians and friends who grew up together and have been playing tons of gigs with all kinds of different bands, but never together - until now. already lined up in prestigious company! The band have shared a teaser video of them working in..