earMUSIC has just announced a new signing, and it goes without saying that this one is a true legend – Alice Cooper will release his first studio album in six years this summer. Paranormal was recorded with long-time Cooper collaborator Bob Ezrin, features special guests from U2, ZZ Top and Deep Purple, and includes a special mini-album of three new songs written and recorded with the original Alice Cooper band members. July 28th marks the release date in all physical and digital formats. There’s no shortage of touring in sight for the near future either, as Alice Cooper has already […]
Secret Sphere will be releasing their ninth studio album with Frontiers Music Srl in a few weeks, entitled The Nature of Time. The record has a release date of June 2nd, and a preview of the Symphonic/Melodic Metal effort is available on Frontiers’ YouTube channel, with an audio track of second single “Faith”, which you can see/hear below. A music video for the first single “The Calling” has already been released, and you can see that one here: https://youtu.be/sneqNR6QCkw. More information will be available as the release date approaches – stay informed via the band’s official website: http://www.secretsphere.org/site/.
Dez Fafara has been doubling as the frontman of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber for a while, and now he’s added another gig to his plate, this time as a CEO. The Oracle Management is a brand new company that’s been recently launched by Dez with a roster of DevilDriver, Amigo The Devil, Wil Ridge and Made From Stars to start, and he’s now joined by manager Mark Vieira, formerly a part of Good Fight Management and Prosthetic Records, who’s brought his own roster to the table: 1349, Black Tusk, The Casualties, Ringworm, Silver Snakes, Tombs, and Vattnet. Information on this new Management company, including contacts for band submission, […]
Satyricon, Norway’s Black Metal legends, recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records, which means a brand new record is on the way. Further details including the title and track listing have yet to be announced, but one confirmed fact so far is that the release date will be September 22nd. That same weekend will see the start of a European tour to support the album. Here’s what Napalm CEO Thomas Caser has to say about the Satyricon signing: “We are proud to announce the signing of one of this most influential Extreme Metal act and pioneer of a whole […]
Arkona and Sirenia have just started out a month long North American tour together, beginning their journey in NYC’s Webster Hall. This is a very special run for both bands, as it’s not only Arkona’s 15th Anniversary, but Sirenia’s first time ever touring North America. Arkona also has a new album in the works, and they’ll be slipping some yet-to-be-recorded tracks into the setlist for their 15th Anniversary show audiences. Mindmaze, Graveshadow, and Sicosis are supporting.
Suffocation released a small taste of their upcoming record a few weeks ago, in the form of a 360º video for the album’s first single, “Your Last Breaths”. Now, a second single from the June 9th Nuclear Blast release …Of The Dark Light has been revealed, entitled “Return To The Abyss”, and the video can be found via the Official Nuclear Blast Records YouTube Channel here. Suffocation is heading out on a US tour alongside Morbid Angel, Revocation, and Withered starting next week and all the details can be found at the band’s official website: https://www.suffocationofficial.com/
A seventh studio LP is coming up for technical death metallers Origin this summer. Unparalleled Universe is set for a June 30th release on Nuclear Blast Records, but a 360º visualizer of the first single “Accident and Error” is already available: https://youtu.be/FmhcNVUa8Xs. Further details on the album, including track listings and various formats of pre-order bundles, can be found at https://www.originofficial.com/.
Ride For Ronnie is in its third year as the charity Motorcycle Rally and concert aims to beat their $50,000 record of money raised to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund on May 7th. As the Ride For Ronnie gets closer, more and more events are revealed for the day, and the latest is an All-Star Jam led by Guns N’ Roses’ Steven Adler. Los Encinos Park marks the spot for an afternoon after-ride concert featuring the drummer alongside Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside) and […]
New Jersey’s very own legendary thrashers Overkill have just announced a lineup change. Jason “Sticks” Bittner, best known for his work with Shadows Fall and Flotsam and Jetsam, will be taking his place behind the kit and into the history books of Overkill while he joins the band as their new drummer. On the member switch, frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth says, “We wholeheartedly would like to thank Eddy “The Mexicutioner” Garcia for holding down the ship and keeping the momentum up for the band over this past year plus. Eddy has and always will be part of the Overkill machine. Jason is a […]
Unleash The Archers have “unleashed” a brand-new single, plus a video to go with it, this week. “The Matriarch” is the title of the track off the band’s tenth anniversary album Apex that’s set to be released via Napalm Records on June 2nd. Frontwoman Brittney Slayes has released a statement telling fans all about the new song: “This track is chapter three in the story, and in it we are introduced to our antagonist “The Matriarch” in all her malevolent glory. We call this one our “quick banger” because it’s fast, catchy, and fun, and hopefully it won’t take long […]