U.D.O. – Touchdown (Atomic Fire Records)

Udo Dirkschneider – what an absolute legend! The name itself is a trademark and you just can’t mistake THAT voice for anybody else’s: my wife just cringed in agony when I played the album again while writing this review. The eighteenth album of the U.D.O. band is coming out less than two years after the..

ANGRA – launch music video for new digital single, ‘Ride Into The Storm’

Photo: Marcos Hermes. "Saddle" your ears as Brazilian progressive power metal legends ANGRA Ride Into The Storm! After unveiling further details alongside launching pre-orders for new album Cycles Of Pain last week, the band finally present the first digital single off the record. ANGRA's new song has also been captured visually by a team led by Leo Liberti (https://www.libertafilmes.com.br/). The official music..

MESHUGGAH To Issue Remastered 25th Anniversary Edition of CHAOSPHERE Full-Length via Atomic Fire!

It is impossible to talk about experimental or avant garde metal without mentioning long-running metal icons, MESHUGGAH. Since forming in 1987 in Umeå, Sweden, MESHUGGAH has developed into one of the most technically complex and virtuosic groups of players the metal realm has ever encountered, their distinctly unique brand of progressive, groove‐infused extreme metal inadvertently launching an entirely..

OBLIVION PROTOCOL – launch lyric video for ‘The Fall (Part 1)’ track from upcoming debut album »The Fall Of The Shires«

The highly anticipated first album release of prog rock/metallers OBLIVION PROTOCOL -- a supergroup founded by THRESHOLD keyboard player and songwriter Richard West -- The Fall Of The Shires, is less than one month away: The record is due out on August 18, 2023 via Atomic Fire Records. Once again created by Ingo Spörl at Hard Media, the band have unveiled a lyric video for the third digital single..

OBLIVION PROTOCOL – issue digital ‘This Is Not A Test’ single from debut album ‘The Fall Of The Shires’

The debut album of prog rock/metal supergroup OBLIVION PROTOCOL -- led by THRESHOLD keyboard player and songwriter Richard West -- The Fall Of The Shires, will hit the shelves on August 18, 2023 through Atomic Fire Records. After introducing themselves in the form of first digital single, Forests In The Fallout last month, the quartet have unveiled another part of the upcoming musical saga. Chapter no. 4, This Is..

SIENA ROOT – announce Spanish 2023 headlining tour dates for December & Swedish support shows w/ DEWOLFF for October

Photo Credit: Petter Hilber Photo: Petter Hilber The root rock tour bus keeps rollin'! After paying a 6-gig visit to Germany last month, Sweden's SIENA ROOT have announced their long-awaited return to Spanish clubs to close out the year. The run, which begins on December 5, will contain 6 stops and lead the group from Zaragoza to Barcelona where the tour will end on December..

GHOSTSEEKER – sign to Atomic Fire Records; working on 2024 debut album

Photo: Electrum Music Photography Atomic Fire Records proudly welcome Melbourne alt-metal quintet GHOSTSEEKER to their family! Emerging from the competitive Australian heavy music scene, GHOSTSEEKER captured the ears of the masses with their infectious debut EP, »Initium Novum,« which amassed over half a million streams across major platforms since its release in 2022. Playing energetic shows across Australia, the band built a strong local fanbase,..

U.D.O. – to release new album ‘Touchdown’ on August 25th, 2023

Photo: Martin Häusler. After touring Australia and Japan as well as kicking off this year's festival season by introducing new bassist Peter Baltes last month, U.D.O. - the iconic heavy metal five-piece led by legendary vocalist Udo Dirkschneider - let the next cat out of the bag today: In between various live activities throughout the year, the band have been very..

AMORPHIS – announce ‘Halo’ European Tour« for fall 2023 with special guest SÓLSTAFIR and LOST SOCIETY as support

Photo: Sam Jamsen. Following an extensive co-headline tour with ELUVEITIE in Europe last year, Finnish metal icons AMORPHIS are ready to hit the road again visiting some cities and countries they didn't at the end of 2022. The band is proud to announce their Halo European Tour 2023 alongside with Icelandic metal institution SÓLSTAFIR as special guest and Finnish modern metallers LOST SOCIETY as opener...