Metallica Appears on Jimmy Fallon

Between a recent Central Park concert and private Webster Hall club show, Metallica has been spending some time in the New York area lately – on September 29th, the band stopped by the NBC studio with a new track entitled “Moth Into Flame” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “Moth Into Flame” is off Metallica’s upcoming double album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which was announced last month and is set to be released on November 18th via Blackened Recordings. The band also took part in a web exclusive feature “Tales from Tour”, sharing stories from the road: the video is on the […]

Hammerfall and Delain To Co-Headline 2017 Tour

Napalm Records labelmates, the Swedish Heavy Metal band Hammerfall and Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain, will head out on the road in spring of 2017, co-headlining a North American tour. Hammerfall will be supporting their highly anticipated tenth studio album and Napalm Records debut Built to Last, which will be released November 4th. On the upcoming tour, Guitarist Oscar Dronjak says, “We haven’t done a proper tour in North America since 2010, so I hope the fans realize how unique this is for both us and them. This is very exciting! Get ready for one hell of a heavy metal party […]

Enuff Z’nuff To Release New Studio Album

Enuff Z’nuff is set to release a studio album this year on Frontiers Music Srl, their first in 5 years. Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the current lineup of the band and will be released on December 2nd. A guest appearance from the late Jani Lane of Warrant and James Young of Styx is also be a part of this collection. Some background on this upcoming release: “We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all […]

Barb Wire Dolls Premiere New Video

Rising Greek Rockers Barb Wire Dolls have planted roots on the Sunset Strip of L.A., as their newly premiered music video for the song “Heart Attack” portrays their hard-hitting live shows at the legendary Whisky A Go Go. You can watch the video, directed by L.A.-based writer and photographer Steve Appleford, right here. Among a select few bands handpicked by Lemmy to be a part of the Motörhead Music label roster, Barb Wire Dolls have been creating a buzz since their formation, selling out club dates across the world, including the Roxy Theatre immediately after their arrival in Hollywood. The band […]

Operation: Mindcrime – “Resurrection” Released

Resurrection, the new album from Geoff Tate’s band Operation: Mindcrime, is now available via Frontiers Music Srl. It’s been one year since Operation: Mindcrime released their debut album The Key, and Resurrection follows suit as the next part of a musical trilogy. Geoff Tate has referred to the album as “the second act of a three-act presentation”; read an interview with Geoff Tate right here on Metal Magnitude. ResurrectionTrack Listing: 1. Resurrection 2. When All Falls Away 3. A Moment In Time 4. Through the Noize 5. Left For Dead 6. Miles Away 7. Healing My Wounds 8. The Fight […]

Overkill – New Single Snippet

The upcoming release of The Grinding Wheel – a new album from the legendary East Coast Thrashers Overkill – was recently announced, and an official snippet of the first single has surfaced to give fans a taste of what to expect. Courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records, the 30-second snippet of “Our Finest Hour” is available here. The full song is to be released on November 4th, during the first week of Overkill‘s European tour. The single will be available as a 7″ vinyl, in black, clear, green, and splatter designs, and can be pre-ordered at the Nuclear Blast Shop online. The Grinding Wheel is set for a February […]

Letters From The Fire – New Lyric Video and Tour Dates

Letters From The Fire have released a new lyric video, which premiered via New Noise, for a song off their debut album Worth The Pain. The song is “My Angel” and you can watch the video here. This is the fourth lyric video to come from the band’s debut album, and plans are in the works for new visuals for the remaining eight songs through November. Head to their YouTube channel to see the rest. Letters From The Fire’s debut Worth The Pain was released via Sand Hill Records earlier this month. Check out my review of the album here. Letters from the Fire are […]

ONI Signs With Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

Rising Progressive Metal band ONI has revealed the news of their recent signing to Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. Blacklight Media is a new label launched this past February by Chris Santos, executive chef and managing partner of the New York City restaurants VANDAL, The Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, in partnership with Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel. Santos states, “One of the things that I think will make Blacklight Media a label to watch for years to come is the diversity of our roster. ONI is our first crushingly heavy signing that matches their heaviness with incredible progressive […]

Xandria Reveals Details on Upcoming Album

Symphonic Metal band Xandria has unveiled the title, cover art and release date for their upcoming album – Theater of Dimensions will be out worldwide on Napalm Records, January 27th, 2017.  Xandria gave an extensive comment detailing the ideas and origins of Theater of Dimensions: “After the release of  Sacrificium we embarked on our longest Tour so far. Over 150 shows that took us around the globe. Through so many different countries and diverse cultures. Through so many different, yet inspiring dimensions. We brought back plenty of memories, sometimes just bits and pieces, but those stuck to our heads. And it made […]

Evil Invaders Release New Music Video

Belgian Heavy Metal Band Evil Invaders have a 4-track EP coming out September 30th on Napalm Records, In For The Kill. A music video for the track “Raising Hell” was released via Decibel Magazine and you can watch it here. Evil Invaders Frontman Joe says, “Raising Hell is one of our most energetic songs so far! It’s about life on the road where there’s no time to slow down. Take Motorhead on full fucking speed and you have it! For the video we decided to work with a live setup that reinforces the power, speed and adrenaline that this song already contained. So […]

Interview: Geoff Tate

Operation: Mindcrime, the band fronted by iconic vocalist and former Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate, is set to release Resurrection, the second part of a trilogy preceded by last year’s debut album The Key, on September 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl. A new music video for the track “Taking On The World”, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens and Blaze Bayley on vocals alongside Geoff Tate, premiered last week on Billboard. Just before the video’s release, I had the chance to speak with Geoff on the phone for a in-depth interview where we talk music, the new album and video, Disturbed, upcoming tours, […]

Rock Carnival Schedule Released

The Rock Carnival at Lakewood, New Jersey’s FirstEnergy Park will kick-off in two weeks and the official three-day festival schedule, complete with set times for all stages and artists, has been revealed. The Second Annual Rock Carnival was announced earlier this year with Alice Cooper headlining Friday’s show, Twisted Sister closing out Saturday night in their final Tri-State area appearance and farewell performance, and last month, Sunday headliners Halestorm and The Used were added to the lineup. Some new Sunday lineup additions have been made, including The Apocalypse Blues Revue, featuring Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, as well as […]

Hair Nation Festival Set Times Announced

The day of Sirius XM’s first-ever Hair Nation Festival is quickly approaching, taking place this Saturday, September 17th. SoCal is the destination for the lineup of Sunset Strip Rockers who are hitting the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater stage for a final time before the venue closes at the end of this year. The event will be hosted by Eddie Trunk and broadcast on Sirius XM’s Channel 39, Hair Nation, the following week on September 24th. This weekend will also see Battle for Hair Nation Festival winners Electric Hound and The Aviators taking to the Festival Stage and Main Stage, respectively, to open […]

Kobra and the Lotus – New Single Premiere

A new song from Kobra and the Lotus recently made its debut on Revolver Magazine. Listen to the official audio of “TriggerPulse” here. Upon their recent signing to Napalm Records, the band announced their upcoming double album Prevail I + II, set to be released in 2017. Lead singer and Frontwoman Kobra Paige said of the song, “We are ecstatic to finally be releasing a new track from Kobra and the Lotus! After two years it’s time to unleash something new and tasty so here we go…’TriggerPulse’ is coming for you and it’s ready to make some waves in the Omniverse!! […]

Black Star Riders Announce New Album and Tour

Hard Rock band Black Star Riders are set to release their third album Heavy Fire via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in early 2017. The band is currently working with Producer Nick Rasculinecz, who produced their second album The Killer Instinct, as they finish up recording the album in Nashville. About the album, guitarist Scott Gorham says, “It’s great to be back with Nick, after such a great job on The Killer Instinct, it was a no brainer to continue the relationship and this album is going to blow everyone away”. You can watch an official video from the band announcing the […]