XANDRIA Announces North American Headline Tour

XANDRIA Announces North American Headline Tour

German Epic Symphonic Metal stalwarts XANDRIA have taken things to the next level with their seventh studio album Theater of Dimensions. The album is a hyper-emotional affair that digs deep, lyrically speaking. It’s also an incredibly metallic effort.  There is a soundtrack-like, orchestral finesse inherent to the compositions, echoed by pounding groove and sophisticated shredding. . Now XANDRIA is ready to bring their breathtaking live show back to North America for a headline tour this May.  Support on the tour will…

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ANNIHILATOR Announces First Canadian Tour in 20 Years

ANNIHILATOR Announces First Canadian Tour in 20 Years

Canada’s ANNIHILATOR is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release Alice In Hell, upped the ante with 1990’s Never, Neverland and has continued a non-stop career-pattern of releasing records and touring with many of the biggest bands in the metal genre (mostly all outside North America), ever since; cementing ANNIHILATOR as the biggest-selling metal act in Canada’s history. After 18 months of touring for the…

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ACCEPT – Restless and Live (Album Review)

ACCEPT – Restless and Live (Album Review)

I have to be honest here – even though I developed my love for this genre in the 80’s, I missed out on some bands. I mean, I knew their hit songs but didn’t really dig deep into their back catalogs. As I’ve matured in my musical tastes, I “discover” these bands and appreciate the songs I missed back then. If we’re being honest here, I think everyone can say there is at least one…

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EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!   Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more…

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QUIET RIOT To Re-Record New Album With New Lead Vocalist James Durbin

QUIET RIOT To Re-Record New Album With New Lead Vocalist James Durbin

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot, both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of the new Quiet Riot album, Road Rage until later this summer. Both the band and label feel that in order to truly represent Quiet Riot’s lineup, new lead singer James Durbin should be the vocalist on Road Rage. In order to execute that plan and promote…

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DeciBytes Vol. 3

DeciBytes Vol. 3

It’s always good news when music is released! In this edition of DeciBytes, we have bands from Australia, Sweden and Belgium/USA announcing new albums, videos, and tour dates. Follow the accompanying links to support these artists by purchasing their music and be sure to check out their social media sites so you can stay up to date with the latest from your favorites. More new music being released every day so be sure, as always,…

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Legendary Metal Band THE RODS Signs Worldwide Deal with SPV/Steamhammer

Legendary Metal Band THE RODS Signs Worldwide Deal with SPV/Steamhammer

The new year is off to an awesome start, Steamhammer/SPV having signed legendary metal band THE RODS for the world. The group consisting of the original members David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar, vocals), Carl Canedy (drums) and Garry Bordonaro (bass) always delivered a classic brand of metal and hard rock with strong influences that date back to 1970’s.  . Drummer Carl Canedy says: “The 3rd time’s a charm!” After two unsuccessful attempts, to work with Olly…

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SEVEN KINGDOMS Sign Worldwide Deal with NAPALM RECORDS

SEVEN KINGDOMS Sign Worldwide Deal with NAPALM RECORDS

Seven Kingdoms, hailing from Florida this female fronted Power Metal five-piece has already made its way up since their forming in 2007. After numerous tours around USA and Canada, three full-length studio albums, it’s now ready to take the next step and join forces with Napalm Records. . A band started for fun, found that hard work and dedication to their craft has major pay offs… SEVEN KINGDOMS is carving its own path in metal…

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GRAVESHADOW Signs with M-THEORY AUDIO

GRAVESHADOW Signs with M-THEORY AUDIO

GRAVESHADOW – a Female-fronted Symphonic Metal band that incorporates Doom, Thrash and Goth Metal influences, based out of Sacramento, CA and winner of the 2016 “Sammie” (Sacramento Area Music Awards) for best Metal band – is the latest signing to M-Theory Audio. . Since forming at the end of 2012 Graveshadow has created a sound defined by crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, and earth-shattering drums. The powerful operatic vocals shift into unearthly growls…

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IDES OF GEMINI To Release New Album April 28th

IDES OF GEMINI To Release New Album April 28th

Where would heavy music be without singular visions and the lure of the willfully perverse? Formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2010, Ides Of Gemini have built a formidable and enigmatic reputation by stoutly refusing to conform to anyone else’s idea of what lurks in the shadows-with a sound that elegantly salutes the greats of the post-punk and proto-goth eras while simultaneously harnessing the oomph and clangor of underground metal. The ornate sparkle of something…

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