Nightwish Explores the “Decades”

Nightwish has a special tour and a record in the works – March of 2018 will mark the start of the band’s 9-month long Decades: World Tour 2018, beginning with a North American tour spanning 34 shows. The band plans to revisit early material, playing tracks that are rarely heard as well as putting a new spin on some classics. Decades, a 2-CD compilation, will be released on March 9th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast to accompany and commemorate the tour. Though this world tour is still a bit far off, pre-sales will begin as early as next week, and all […]

The New Roses Prepare Third Album

The New Roses are prepping for their third album release as One More For The Road has been set for an August 25th release on Napalm Records. This record will follow up their 2016 release Dead Man’s Voice which was accompanied by plenty of touring, and this year will be no different for the German Hard Rockers. Their European dates start off this month and continue throughout the summer and fall at venues and festivals alike. All the details, future updates on the record, and upcoming tour dates can be found on the band’s official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewRoses.

Kamelot, Delain, and Battle Beast Set 2018 Trek

Kamelot is planning a grand return to North America as a set of spring dates have been announced for 2018. The band has an upcoming album on Napalm Records and though the title of this record has yet to be revealed, it’s already set for a release early next year. The yet-to-be-titled record will also be the follow-up to Kamelot’s last album, Haven, which reached #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Charts upon its 2015 release. Joining Kamelot on their North American trek will be their “Very Special Guests” from The Netherlands, Delain, with Finland’s Battle Beast holding the opening slot. For […]

In The Presence of Wolves Release Guitar Playthrough

Experimental Prog-Metallers In The Presence of Wolves has a new EP, produced by Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Kevin Antreassian, out later this month, entitled Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and The Cage. The band’s lead guitarist, Chris Capitanio, has made a guitar playthrough video, giving an inside look into some of the multi-genre-influenced musical techniques infused into the 5-track EP – MusicRadar has the exclusive. The record’s first single, “The One Who Fell To Earth”, can be found on the band’s own YouTube Channel here, and for more on In The Presence of Wolves, visit their Official Facebook […]

Evil Invaders Reveal New Album Details

Belgium-born-and-bred Thrashers Evil Invaders have recently revealed some details for their upcoming second album. Feed Me Violence is the title of the follow-up to debut record Pulses of Pleasure and their first full-length since the EP In For The Kill. Feed Me Violence is set for a fall release, with a street date of September 29th on Napalm Records, and the album art can be seen below. According to frontman Joe and guitarist Max, “We went through hell for this record but I think we really nailed it on this one. We spat out all our frustrations into this album which […]

Antidote Releasing The Rock Years

NYC “First Wave of American Hardcore” contributors Antidote have been around since 1983, but had a big shift in style in the late 80’s as they got into Hard Rock in 1988. The band has teamed up with Old School Metal Records for a new record featuring remastered tracks from this Hard Rock-oriented time in their careers, known as Antidote: The Rock Years. June 9th marks the date of this compilation, in vinyl, CD, and digital form. More info on the label can be found here, and for more on Antidote themselves, pay a visit to their site as well: https://www.facebook.com/antidotenyhc1983. 

The Agonist Hits First-Ever Headlining Canadian Tour

The Agonist is a band out of Canada that’s planning a return to the road while still very much at home, with a Canadian tour that’s been recently announced. This is the first time ever that The Agonist is headlining a full tour in Canada, and this one is in support of their recent Napalm Records debut Five. All the dates can be found on the Star Wars-inspired tour poster above, or on The Agonist’s official site here: http://theagonistband.com/home/.

Decapitated Gives A Look Into “Anticult”

As Polish metallers Decapitated prepare for Anticult, their seventh studio album being released on July 7th via Nuclear Blast, the band has given several looks into the record ahead of time. The first single, “Never” was unveiled not too long ago (https://youtu.be/Dzsnunj-5gg), and an official drum playthrough from Michal Lysejko followed shortly after (https://youtu.be/X24bcfTLD7k).  Now it’s time for a guitar playthrough with Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka, in a team up with Gear Gods: http://geargods.net/playthrough/decapitated-never-exclusive-guitar-playthrough/. A US tour announcement will also be announced soon, so keep an eye on: https://www.facebook.com/decapitated/ for the news when it arrives. 

Bloody Hammers Prepare Limited EP

Bloody Hammers has a rather exclusive release on the way – a six-song EP called The Horrific Case of Bloody Hammers set for July 14th. The record will be available as vinyl with only 300 copies available through the band’s webstore. Bloody Hammers has teamed up with Dread Central for an exclusive music video premiere of the track “Blood”, featuring not only the duo themselves, but footage from a 1922 horror film known as Häxan.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/BloodyHammers for further details on the upcoming record.

EDGUY to Release “Monuments”

EDGUY is celebrating a 25th Anniversary, and while getting out on the road to celebrate, they’ve got a new release in store at the same time. Monuments is set for July 14th on Nuclear Blast Records, and will be a 2 CD/DVD package featuring new music, an array of “best of” tracks, never before released rarities, full concert footage from the Hellfire Club tour, and a complete music video collection. A lyric video for one of the new tracks, “Ravenblack” has just been revealed on the Nuclear Blast Records YouTube Channel. For more on EDGUY, the upcoming record and tour […]

Unleash The Archers Reach “Apex” with New Record

Today marks the official release date for Unleash The Archers’ new album Apex. The title track is currently streaming in audio form and can be found on Napalm Records’ official YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/NTWbVUUkWm4.  Here’s some of what frontwoman Brittney Slayes has to say about the track: “The title track is not only the last song on the record, but was also straight up the last song written for the album. We wrote it the night before we hit the studio, right after ‘moving in’ to the little house in the Danish countryside we lived in while recording. It is very […]