CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

Just when you thought that the roster was complete, Call of the Wild Festival strikes again. The Call of the Wild Festival is a first time event taking place May 24-26, 2019 in Lincolnshire, UK. Featuring three full days and three stages jam packed with the acts from the big names like The Wildhearts and Hardcore Superstar to the lesser known bands. Back in February I reported here on CGCM that the lineup was complete…

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SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

The Swedish AOR Convention (May 31-June 02, 2019 in Malmo), recently unveiled more special acts. The roster is already stocked with Swedish AOR bands appearing at the first time event. The Swedish AOR Convention is born from last year’s MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia. Read about my time at that event here: MRFS Day #1 / MRFS Day #2 / MRFS Day #3. The official Facebook announcements appear below. With BAD HABIT already set to headline the…

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PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

Beneath the grey shades of a civilization that has all but run its course, beneath the concrete and steel, the grime that obscures our all but forgotten souls and sleeping hearts, a light still shines. It shines from beyond the gateways to places of wonder and dreams; from realms of a grand story where love, passion, agony and loss, great emotions are still deeply felt and the human spirit still knows there are ideals worth…

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BLOODSTOCK – 7 Bands For Easter (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK – 7 Bands For Easter (Festival News)

  In time for Easter, the organizers at Bloodstock Metal Festival have released 7 new band names for the event in August as well as announcing a brand new charity partner for this year! It is one of the things the festival likes to do, raising money for young folks whilst we all have a great time. All the bands in this announcement are for the Sophie tent stage. 5 of them are for Friday and 2…

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CHAOS MAGIC – Furyborn (June 14, 2019)

CHAOS MAGIC – Furyborn (June 14, 2019)

Chaos Magic is centered around Chilean Caterina Nix who, for the sophomore release from the band, worked in close collaboration with fellow Chilean, producer, singer and musician Nasson. Together, they have created an absolute gem of an album, the splendidness of which is on full display on the album’s first single and video “Like Never Before”, check it out below. “I’ve been writing songs for many years, however, on the previous Chaos Magic album I had no intention of…

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CRAZY LIXX – Forever Wild (May 17, 2019)

CRAZY LIXX – Forever Wild (May 17, 2019)

With huge choruses, instantly memorable riffs, wailing, emotive guitar solos, and massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, Forever Wild is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike. Singer Danny Rexon says, “Ruff Justice was the first album where I took on the full role of producer, including recording, engineering, editing and some of the mixing. Naturally, there were things that I learnt along the way and, in retrospect, things that could have been…

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Danko Jones: “There is no community in hard rock music”

Danko Jones: “There is no community in hard rock music”

Speaking with the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Danko Jones spoke about the difficulties of being in a straight up Hard Rock artist versus a Metal artist.  At the 51:28 mark he says: “Being in a metal band or a punk band even an indie rock band whatever that is. There’s an infrastructure behind that.  There’s a scene and a community that helps support it.  Or at least puts you in the right context.   And when you’re…

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Ozzy Postpones All 2019 Tour Date

Ozzy Postpones All 2019 Tour Date

Ozzy Ozbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates.   According to a press release, During his recent bout with pneumonia Ozzy sustained an undisclosed injury, which required surgery, after falling at his home.  Osbourne’s fall re-aggravated injuries sustained from his near-fatal 2003 ATV accident. Ozzy remains under doctor’s care in Los Angeles as he recovers. “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates,” says Ozzy. “Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed…

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SAVAGE MASTER – Sign to Shadow Kingdom Records (News)

SAVAGE MASTER – Sign to Shadow Kingdom Records (News)

Today, Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to announce the signing of Savage Master. The first fruit of this union shall be the American band’s massively anticipated third album, titled Myth, Magic & Steel, which is expected to see release through Shadow Kingdom this autumn on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. One of the most exciting and electrifying bands in today’s occult heavy metal scene, for the past six years, Savage Master have swiftly…

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AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Raven’s Flight”, can be viewed below. Directed by Roboshobo, “Raven’s Flight” will be the first of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker, each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarth to…

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