Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have entered Sweetspot Studios in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. The band comments, "Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studios and have begun recording a new album. ::Spoiler:: There will be distortion and kicks...
Progressive, technical death metal collective ALLUVIALhas released a cataclysmic new single titled, Thy Underling from the band's highly anticipated sophomore album, Sarcoma, that's due out May 28th from Nuclear Blast. Guitarist Wes Hauch comments on the single: "The first half of the song is from the perspective of a scornful entity. The idea is that a wraith and aims to confuse and debilitate the host..
Photo: Franz Schepers Today is the day - HELLOWEEN have released the first single, Skyfall, from their upcoming self-titled album, along with an amazing video! Written by Kai Hansen, Skyfall is a storming 7 plus minute ride into the HELLOWEEN universe (and beyond!). The epic track describes an alien landing on earth and the dramatic chase that ensues while Michael Kiske, Andi Deris and Kai Hansen duel each other..
Finnish melodic metallers Sonata Arctica are a band with a unique sound, touched by a hint of melancholy. Today, the band announces the release of their first acoustic album, Acoustic Adventures - Volume One, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions. Acoustic Adventures - Volume One will be followed by a second acoustic record, to be released..
After recently announcing the title of their upcoming magnum opus, Existence Is Futile, the vampyric masters of extreme metal Cradle Of Filth have been working relentlessly in the shadows. Their infernal hell-fires will start to discolour the skies later this spring, when the band play their highly anticipated live stream concert from a new undisclosed location; chosen for the bigger, bolder,..
The debut album of SILVER LAKE by ESA HOLOPAINEN will be 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 most accomplished 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..
Photo: Franz Schepers "Please stay together!" This was the ardent wish of thousands of fans calling out to Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner and Dani Löble during the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR - and their dream has come true! With the upcoming album, simply titled HELLOWEEN, the band opens a new chapter after a glorious 35 year long career. The..
While concerts and cheering crowds seem to be a long lost echo from the past these days, melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS bring back some of the life and incomparable energy that many of us have been missing so desperately. Recorded during a special hometown show that took place on December 7th, 2019, little did the Finns know..
Photo: Martin Häusler Due to the pandemic, the dates for HELLOWEEN's European tour, that was originally scheduled for April/May 2021, have been postponed again. However, this is no reason to hang your head, as the newly rescheduled tour will be even more exciting. We all have to stick together to make it through this agonising live music..
Photo: Johan CarlÃ©n In October just gone, Amaranthe released their killer new studio album Manifest via Nuclear Blast -their most daring, dynamic and unforgettable record to date, showing a versatile band at the top of their game. In celebration, the Swedish sextet are pleased to announce two UK co-headline shows for January 2022, with German symphonic metallers Beyond The Black. Amaranthe's Olof Mörck commented, "Our show together..