CHILDREN OF BODOM – Hexed (March 8, 2019)

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Hexed (March 8, 2019)

Finland’s melodic death superstars Children of Bodom are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019, via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out a track from the album, “This Road” below. Bodom frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: “People have said that the album is generally catchier. So I started thinking about that, perhaps the song structures are easier to grasp on initial listen. But there’s some crazy shit in there, almost progressive or at least…

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STAHLMANN – Kinder der Sehnsucht (March 22, 2019)

STAHLMANN – Kinder der Sehnsucht (March 22, 2019)

2019 has just begun and there’s a new update to come from German-speaking hard rock music in the form of Stahlmann. Stahlmann, known for spectacular stage presence, are also famous for constantly developing their uncompromising sound. More than ever they do that now – thus their latest album Kinder Der Sehnsucht breaks some traditional genre borders. Stoic guitars, chilling electro-parts, and brutal lyrics mix perfectly with light punk rock and Deutschrock elements added to the hard…

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PRISTINE – Road Back to Ruin (April 19, 2019)

PRISTINE – Road Back to Ruin (April 19, 2019)

The fifth album by Norwegian rock band Pristine marks a point of evolution as well as diversification in their sound. Heidi Solheim, Tromsö native and driving force behind the band, fuses musical as well as lyrical variety on the eleven songs that are Road Back To Ruin – despite the newly introduced variety this record is still unmistakably Pristine. The album title, Road Back To Ruin, according to the singer, came out of frustration. It’s about social circumstances, in which opinions and…

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EXUMER – Hostile Defiance (April 5, 2019)

EXUMER – Hostile Defiance (April 5, 2019)

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records. Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying…

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OVERKILL – The Wings of War (February 22, 2019)

OVERKILL – The Wings of War (February 22, 2019)

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. Check out the video below for “Last Man Standing” from the album. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments: “It was a blast making The Wings of War! It is something old feeling new again, as our chemistry was altered by the addition of Jason Bittner. I was curious from the get-go, how would it pan out? I think what we accomplished…

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WRETCH – Man or Machine (March 15, 2019)

WRETCH – Man or Machine (March 15, 2019)

The release date of the of the new album Man Or Machine by the US metal band Wretch is March 15, 2019. The album will also be released in a limited edition of 300 black copies and insert on vinyl. It’s already the third album in just four and a half years and with Man Or Machine, Cleveland’s cult act continues its most productive career collaboration with Pure Steel Records. Of course, every fan who already appreciated the…

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CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL – Complete Lineup (News)

There’s a new festival in The Meister‘s summer events pool. Not that he has much space on the docket, but nonetheless CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL will be graced by his presence in late May. The Lincolnshire UK event unveiled it’s final two acts (The Treatment and Bigfoot) about a week or so back and the bill is jam-packed! Festival director, Raz White quotes “I am ecstatic with the booking of The Treatment. They are…

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FORTUNE – II (April 26, 2019)

FORTUNE – II (April 26, 2019)

Cult melodic rock/AOR heroes Fortune are back with a new studio album, II! Their first album in 35 years will be released April 26, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl. Check out “Shelter of the Night” from the album below. The seeds of Fortune were planted by brothers Richard and Mick Fortune, who came from a family of professional musicians. Their mother was a singer and their father a singer and bassist. Richard started playing the guitar when he…

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TRONOS – Celestial Mechanics (April 12, 2019)

TRONOS – Celestial Mechanics (April 12, 2019)

Newly signed to Century Media Records, UK-based outfit Tronos are delighted to announce the worldwide release date of April 12, 2019 for their debut album Celestial Mechanics. Check out “Birth Womb” from the album below. Tronos marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria) and producer Russ Russell (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death) team up with drummer Dirk Verbeuren for a rocketing load of dark fractured colossal…

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TYR – Hel (March 8, 2019)

TYR – Hel (March 8, 2019)

On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Týr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. Check out the video for the new single, “Sunset Shore” below. Týr vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen comments: “In early January, immediately after spending our holidays in the Faroes, Gunnar and I…

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