Crematory – Inglorious Darkness (Napalm Records)

Celebrating their 31st year together as a band, German gothic metal institution Crematory are back with their 16th studio album, coming out tomorrow via Napalm Records. Back in 2020, I was far from impressed with their latest release Unbroken, so this time, understandably, my expectations are moderate for Inglorious Darkness. One of the setbacks of..

SCHANDMAUL Releases New Single “Niamh” + Official Music Video, New Album, Knüppel aus dem Sack, out June 10, 2022 via Napalm Records!

photo credit: Heilemania German medieval folk rock greats SCHANDMAUL will release their upcoming 11th full-length, Knüppel aus dem Sack, out June 10, 2022 via Napalm Records.The adventurous new offering once again demonstrates the unit's inimitable talent as songwriters and storytellers and invites everyone to enter a thrilling and captivating world of sound. Today, the third single and album..

Silent Skies – Nectar (Napalm Records)

We now come to the second album by Silent Skies, the most exciting collaboration between Tom S. Englund, vocalist with the Swedish progressive metal masters Evergrey, and the pianist and multi-instrumentalist Vikram Shankar. It is only two years since Satellites virtually turned the world on its head as you would have thought that such a..

Visions Of Atlantis – Pirates (Napalm Records)

It has not been an easy ride for Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis. Formed in 2000, the band has suffered inconsistency in their recorded output which has not been helped by the considerable line-up changes over the years. The band’s first five albums between 2002 and 2013 had no less than four lead..

LORD OF THE LOST Reveals New Cover of Lady Gaga’s “Judas”, Cut from Upcoming EP out May 6, 2022

photo credit: VDPictures / Jan Season German genre-fusing visionaries LORD OF THE LOST return in 2022 with a new EP, The Heartbeat of The Devil! Out May 6, 2022 via Napalm Records, the EP not only features two versions of its title track, which was first released on the band's most recent full-length – the conceptual masterpiece JUDAS – but three cover..

POWERWOLF to Release “The Monumental Mass – A Cinematic Metal Event” On Physical Formats on July 8 via Napalm Records

Photo: Christian Ripkens A cinematic live event of blockbuster dimensions! At the end of 2021, POWERWOLF – the most successful German metal band to date – fascinated with a streaming event of unprecedented dimensions. Those who thought they had seen everything in the live sector were instantly proven wrong with unmatched audio production and visuals that can..

German Gothic Metal Icons CREMATORY Announce New Album + Reveal Title Track “Inglorious Darkness” out May 27th via Napalm Records, pre-order available

Photo Credit: Stefan Heilemann Gothic Metal icons CREMATORY are an undeniable institution. Now, with more than 30 years in the scene, the band continues to showcase why they are heralded as one of the best of the genre with their new album, Inglorious Darkness, out May 27, 2022 via Napalm Records! CREMATORY have revealed the first single and title..

Symphonic Metal Force VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Announce New Upcoming Studio Album, ‘Pirates’ on 13 May 2022 via Napalm Records, pre-order available + First single and cinematic music video “Legion of the Seas” out now!

Photo Credit: Stefan Heilemann VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are set to release their upcoming studio album, Pirates, on May 13, 2022 via Napalm Records! With their latest albums, visionaries VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have without a doubt proven that they are on top of the scene. Now, the band sets sail on an adventurous new journey and exciting chapter, marking a..

Swedish Saviors of Heavy Metal HAMMERFALL Release New Single “Brotherhood” + Energetic Official Video

Photo Credit: Tallee Savage "We would not be here without you!While our sisters standing strongWe hear our brothers sing along" Swedish Heavy Metal frontrunners HAMMERFALL has released their latest single, Brotherhood – the third single from their forthcoming, much anticipated studio album, Hammer Of Dawn.  Brotherhood is a musical salute to their most loyal fans, The Templars Of Steel, who have stuck..