Sabaton – “The Last Stand” Makes Billboard Debut + Track-By-Track Trailer Revealed

The Last Stand, Sabaton’s latest album, was released through Nuclear Blast on August 19th, 2016. This Swedish Heavy Metal band has reached their highest-ever chart entries in the US and Canada with the album, debuting at #63 on the Billboard U.S. Top 200 album chart, #2 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Chart, and #20 on the Canadian Top 200 album chart. The Last Stand also holds the #5 position on the Billboard Top Rock album chart, #4 on the Billboard Independent albums chart, and #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart. Worldwide […]

Interview: Janel Duarte of Conquer Divide

Conquer Divide is an up-and-coming band on the Metalcore scene, with an all-female lineup whose members hail from both the U.S. and the U.K. The group came together in 2012 and their self-titled debut album premiered in 2015, produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice And Men, Blessthefall). The band has toured with the likes of Upon A Burning Body and Capture The Crown, among others, and released several music videos, including the songs “Nightmares” and “What’s Left Inside”. The current lineup consists of: Kiarely – Clean Vocals Janel – Screams Kristen – Guitar Izzy – Guitar Ashley – […]

Tyketto Releases “Reach” Video

Hard Rock band Tyketto is approaching their 25th Anniversary, and a new album is on its way to celebrate. Reach, the band’s 5th studio album, will be out October 14th, 2016 on Frontiers Music Srl. A new video for the album’s title track “Reach” was recently released, and can be viewed here. “Reach” is Tyketto’s first music video in 22 years. On the upcoming album, lead vocalist Danny Vaughn comments, “Although we only had planned on recording ten songs for “Reach”, we were so pleased with everything, we decided to keep all twelve songs on the record. We unanimously decided […]

Running Wild – Lyric Video Release

German Heavy Metal Legends Running Wild have a new album on the way, entitled Rapid Foray. The worldwide release is set for August 26th on SPV/Steamhammer and a new song off the album has premiered via lyric video, “Black Bart”. Listen to the track here. Rapid Foray will be the sixteenth studio release for Running Wild, whose current lineup consists of Rock N’ Rolf on vocals, Peter Jordan on guitar, Ole Hempelmann on bass, and Michael Wolpers on drums. The band whose name was inspired by a Judas Priest song was a big part of the German Heavy Metal scene […]

Korn Premieres “Insane”, New Song Off Upcoming Album

It’s been three years since Korn released an album, 2013’s The Paradign Shift being the most recent, and last month’s announcement of The Serenity of Suffering has fans on tenterhooks awaiting what’s to come next from the Nu-Metal band. Previews and teasers have been relieving the suspense a little at a time, but the full premiere of “Insane” takes us one step closer to the album with this opening track. The song was premiered on The BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter on Sunday, August 21st. Korn also premiered a music video recently for another track off The […]

Sinsaenum Releases Exclusive Lyric Video on Billboard

Sinsaenum is a band that’s quickly gaining recognition as a Death Metal supergroup. While the roots of the international extreme metal band may have been formed as early as 2010, it wasn’t until this year that their debut album Echoes of the Tortured was unleashed onto the world. The current lineup consists of: Sean Zatorsky (Daath): vocals Attila Csihar (Mayhem): vocals Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce): guitar, bass, synth, vocals Stephane Buriez (LoudBlast): guitar Heimoth (Seth): bass Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot): drums Sinsaenum recently partnered with Billboard and premiered an exclusive lyric video for the song “Anfang Des Albtraumes”, meaning “The Beginning of […]

Metallica Announce Double Album & Premiere New Single “Hardwired”

Metallica has announced the release date of the long awaited new studio album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – November 18th, 2016. This will be the band’s eleventh studio album, and their first since 2008’s Death Magnetic. “Hardwired”, a track off the upcoming album, made a surprise debut today when Lars Ulrich premiered it during an interview with 93X in Minneapolis, where Metallica will play the first rock concert at U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, a double album to be released on vinyl, CD, and digital download, is available for preorder at metallica.com. Every order placed through the site will come […]

Album Review: Bad Omens 

  The self-titled debut album of Bad Omens is set to be released on Friday, August 19th. The LA-based band whose lineup consists of vocalist Noah Sebastian, guitarists Nicholas Ryan and Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson, Vincent Riquier on bass, and Nick Folio on drums, got their start in 2014 and soon after signed to Sumerian Records in 2015. After a year of hard work and several singles, the release of their full-length album is on the horizon. The album itself is not Bad Omens’ debut in the Metal world or on the Metalcore scene, as they’ve been touring since their Sumerian […]

Nikki Sixx Announces New Schecter Bass Collection

Mötley Crüe and Sixx:AM bassist Nikki Sixx went live on Facebook today to announce his new Schecter “Mummy Sixx” collection of signature bass guitars. This is not the first time Nikki Sixx has had a signature line of basses through Schecter, as the Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass was released a few years ago. The new “Mummy Sixx” collection will be personally wrapped, modified, and played on stage by Nikki Sixx during two upcoming Sixx:AM tours with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Shinedown. He will also be autographing the basses and personally presenting them to the purchaser at […]

Kobra And The Lotus Sign to Napalm Records + Upcoming Albums & Tour

Canadian Hard Rockers Kobra and the Lotus have announced the signing of a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. Their fourth album and Napalm Records debut Prevail I + II will be released as two separate volumes of a double album, with the first part to be released in February 2017, and the second part to follow in October of 2017. A new single will also be released in the near future. The band has released a message on their signing and upcoming albums: “It is with great pleasure and humility that we can finally announce our signing to Napalm Records!! […]

Hair Nation Festival Headed to SoCal

On September 17th, 2016, some of the best rockers of the Sunset Strip will gather for one night at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA for SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. The event will feature a non-stop rock ‘n’ roll experience held on two stages, including a rotating main stage with back-to-back performances, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, and more. The current lineup of the festival is: Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Kix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, Vixen, Britny Fox, BulletBoys, Loudness, Junkyard, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bang Tango, Vain, […]

Dokken adds a U.S. Date to the Upcoming Reunion Tour

Until now, it seemed that only audiences in Japan would have the opportunity to see a full reunion of the classic lineup of Dokken, when the “Unleashed In The East” six-show Japanese tour was recently announced. Now, the addition of a single U.S. date – taking place at Badlands Pawn in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on September 30th – gives American audiences that same opportunity. This South Dakota date is being called a “warm-up show”, kicking off the brief but long-awaited reunion of the classic 1980’s-era Dokken lineup, consisting of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and “Wild” Mick Brown. […]

Rock Carnival Adds Headliners To Lineup

The Second Annual Rock Carnival, taking place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 at its new location in Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park, has announced the addition of two headliners to round out the lineup for the event known as The Northeast’s Only Classic Carnival + Rock n’ Roll Festival Experience. While previous announcements regarding the festival revealed many of the weekend’s performers, only a small portion of the Sunday lineup had been announced to date, including such acts as Doro, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, and Sebastian Bach, with some of the remaining guests left blank to be revealed […]

Ronnie James Dio Hologram Debuts at Wacken Open Air Music Festival

A great surprise awaited over 75,000 fans in attendance at the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany last weekend as the Dio Disciples, consisting of the late Ronnie James Dio’s bandmates and friends, took to the stage to close out the show.  At the end of their set, the Dio Disciples were joined onstage by a special and rather unique guest – a hologram of Ronnie James Dio himself. Eyellusion, a hologram entertainment company focused on the live music market, created the hologram and produced the groundbreaking performance. The world’s first rock hologram, Ronnie James Dio’s “performance” at Wacken […]

Welcome to Metal Magnitude!

Hello and welcome to Metal Magnitude, a brand new website covering the expansive world of Classic and Modern Hard Rock and Metal. This post marks the official launch of Metal Magnitude, where you’ll find plenty of news keeping you posted on the latest and greatest in the Rock and Metal world, exclusive interviews with bands and artists, and reviews of recent album releases and live events. All this and much more is yet to come, so keep an eye on the site! You can also follow Metal Magnitude on Twitter by going to twitter.com/MetalMagnitude, or by clicking on the Twitter […]