Judas Priest Unveil “Firepower” Title Track

It’s no secret that Judas Priest’s upcoming studio record is already setting the world on fire like a bolt of lightning – sparked by the recent unveiling of the video for “Lightning Strike”. Firepower is on its way, set for a March 9th Epic Records release, and now the official audio for the title track is available to stream right here: http://smarturl.it/Firepower. In case you missed the first single of “Lightning Strike”, head to the Official Judas Priest VEVO Channel on YouTube to check it out: https://youtu.be/CUzcxJNZKC4. Judas Priest will head out on the first leg of the Firepower tour […]

Kobra and the Lotus to Release “Prevail II”

Almost one year after the release of the first part of Kobra and the Lotus’ Prevail series of records, the anticipation for part two is rising. Prevail II will make for the fifth studio album from the Canadian Hard Rockers while bringing the two-part series to a close, and it’s set for an April 27th release on Napalm Records. Further details on the record are yet to be announced, but the cover art has already been revealed and can be seen above. Just before the release of Prevail II, Kobra and the Lotus will be touring the U.S. alongside Texas […]

Riot V Announce Upcoming Studio Album

Classic New York Heavy Metallers, recent Nuclear Blast Records signees, and now Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees Riot V have just announced the release of their sixteenth studio album. Entitled Armor of Light, this addition to the band’s lengthy discography is set for an April 27th release, and according to longtime member Don Van Stavern, “This next offering will please long time fans and create new ones, as the material is fresh and Power Metal at it’s finest”. Head to: https://www.facebook.com/riotrockcity for more.

W.A.S.P. To Release “Reidolized”

W.A.S.P. has lately been revisiting one of their classic releases, their 1992 fifth studio album known as The Crimson Idol. As last year marked its 25th Anniversary, the band embarked on the Reidolized tour, all the while getting ready for The Crimson Idol’s re-recording and release in 2018. The Crimson Idol was originally intended to be accompanied by a film and feature four additional songs – those intentions have now come to fruition, as Reidolized (The Soundtrack to The Crimson Idol) is set for a worldwide Napalm Records release on February 2nd, including movie and missing songs alike. You can […]

Kamelot Tease New Record “The Shadow Theory”

Iconic Power Metallers Kamelot are slowly unveiling details of their upcoming record week by week, and this time, we’ve taken an even larger step toward The Shadow Theory with a newly release album teaser. Set for an April 6th release on Napalm Records, you can check out the teaser via the label’s official YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ImkLcuSHEKk. Just after the release of The Shadow Theory, Kamelot will embark on the North American leg of The Shadow Tour with labelmates Delain and Battlebeast. For more on the album and tour dates, head to: https://www.facebook.com/kamelotofficial/. 

Dimmu Borgir to Release First New Album in Eight Years

Black Metal fans have been feeling the absence of Dimmu Borgir for many years, at least on the studio album front. But just in time for 2018 marking the band’s 25th Anniversary, a new record is on the way. Entitled Eonian, the tenth full-length from Dimmu Borgir is set to be released via Nuclear Blast on May 4th, but you won’t have to wait that long to hear what’s up their sleeves. February 23rd will be the release date for a 7” vinyl EP of the first single off Eonian, “Interdimensional Summit”. Head to: https://www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR for more info.

Slayer Announces Retirement

37 years of Slayer is now coming to a close. One of the core Big Four of Thrash has recently announced their retirement, getting ready for one last run with a final world tour. The Grammy-award winning legendary thrashers have countless material and experiences under their belt – over a dozen studio and live releases, thousands of show dates since their 1981 formation – and now this spring marks the beginning of the end, with the first leg of the final tour. Anthrax, Lamb of God, Behemoth, and Testament will support, starting off on May 10 and running through June […]

The Dead Daisies Get Ready to “Burn It Down”

With members of Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, Dio, Journey, and more on board, The Dead Daisies are ready to “Burn It Down” this Spring with the release of a new record. The fiery title was finished just last month, as the lineup of Doug Aldrich, John Corabi, Marco Mendoza, recent addition Deen Castronovo, and founder David Lowy teamed up with hit Producer Marti Frederiksen, return mixing collaborator Anthony Focx, and renowned mastering engineer Howie Weinberg, to complete the Daisies’ fourth studio album. April 6th marks the date Burn It Down will hit the shelves courtesy of Spitfire Music/SPV, and the ten-track […]

Hatebreed to Embark on Second Leg of Album Anniversary Tour

Hatebreed hold a place in the world as hardcore legends as they continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut via the 20 Years of Desire & 15 Years of Perseverance tour. The band kicked off this celebration of Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire in 2017, and the moshing continues straight on into 2018 with “Part II” of the tour set to kick off this spring. With support from Crowbar, The Acacia Strain, and Twitching Tongues, this leg of the tour will run throughout the month of March, starting and ending on the East Coast while covering plenty […]

Obscura To Release “Diluvium” in Summer 2018

German Technical Death Metallers Obscura are preparing to complete the cycle of a long-running concept as they head toward their Summer 2018 release on Relapse Records. Beginning with their Relapse debut Cosmogenesis in 2009, trekking through two more albums, and finally arriving at the upcoming Diluvium, this year marks the release of the final piece of the four-piece’s four-album concept. Further information on the album is still yet to be released, but the band will do plenty of touring before Diluvium is unleashed. Obscura will head out in just a few short weeks on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, […]

Warbringer Announce “Waking Into Nightmares” Shows

Warbringer is coming off a successful 2017 run playing their most recent Napalm Record release Woe to the Vanquished live and in full around the world. Moving forward in 2018, while new music is on the agenda, the single-album show format seems to have caught on with the band and its fans, in light of their recently announced special Spring shows. For a few select dates in April of 2018, Warbringer is bringing their Gary Holt-produced record from 2009 back to the forefront with the Waking Into Nightmares series of shows. There will only be three West Coast chances to […]

Corrosion of Conformity Unleash First Music Video Since Reunion with “The Luddite”

Corrosion of Conformity have officially released their highly anticipated new studio record, No Cross No Crown today, and to celebrate the release, the band has also revealed a music video for the track “The Luddite”. You can see the clip, featuring frontman Pepper Keenan in the CoC lineup for the first time in more than a decade, via the Nuclear Blast Official YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/TusKotRru_c. Corrosion of Conformity is currently on a North American tour in support of Black Label Society alongside Eyehategod. For all the details, visit: http://coc.com.

Inside Metal to Release “The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal” Documentary

A new metal DVD documentary is on the way, as part one of the Inside Metal series known as The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal is set to be released via MetalRock Films on January 19th. The Bob Nalbandian-directed film features narration by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, and highlights interviews with members of classic and iconic thrash bands, labels, and more. This week, an official preview clip featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has surfaced via an exclusive Billboard premiere: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8093659/metallica-lars-ulrich-rise-of-la-thrash-metal-documentary-preivew. For more info on the upcoming documentary film, head to: http://metalrockfilms.com. 

We Came As Romans to Head Out on “Cold Like War” Tour

We Came As Romans have recently announced a spring North American headline run entitled The Cold Like War Tour, in support of their 2017 album of the same name. Technical metallers Currents, who just released a new music video for their track “Delusion” are set to come along for the ride, as well as The Plot In You, Oceans Ate Alaska, and Tempting Fate. The tour starts off in late February on the East Coast and wraps up in April in the Midwest, covering plenty of ground in between. To see all the info and a full listing of tour dates, […]

Dimebash to Take Place at NAMM 2018

The time has come for another annual Dimebash, as NAMM approaches and Observatory OC in Santa Ana, CA prepares to host a wealth of metallers for an all-star jam on January 25th. Hosted by Jose Mangin, fueled by Monster Energy, and sponsored by Affliction Clothing, Dean Guitars, Dunlop, Rock’D Vodka, and Metal Blade Records, the show will feature members of Pantera, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Armored Saint, Fear Factory, Kyng, Suicidal Tendencies, King’s X, Prong, and many many more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, Kitten Rescue LA, and […]