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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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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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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KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Ecstasy (July 6, 2018)

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Ecstasy (July 6, 2018)

Kissin’ Dynamite will release their new studio album, Ecstasy, on July 6th via Metal Blade Records. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts. Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels. From October 26th onward, Kissin’…

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HARLOTT – Extinction (April 7, 2017)

HARLOTT – Extinction (April 7, 2017)

On April 7th, Australian thrashers Harlott will release their new album, Extinction, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Harlott returns with a harrowing offering of thrash metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure Extinction, as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is metal. For a preview of the album, the first single, “First World Solutions”, can be seen below….

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Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards 2017 (News)

After many years of deserving heavy metal bands and artists getting snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the hard rock/heavy metal industry will have its own rock and roll hall of fame as the first ever Hall of Heavy Metal History awards gala and induction ceremony will take place at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California, USA on January 18, 2017. PRESS RELEASE Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the…

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ARMORED SAINT – Carpe Noctum (February 24, 2017)

ARMORED SAINT – Carpe Noctum (February 24, 2017)

Armored Saint have certainly seized the night by using PledgeMusic to help release new live album Carpe Noctum. Whilst the album is digitally available it will be released on CD and vinyl on February 24, 2017, on Metal Blade Records. This live collection is recordings of their appearance at the Wacken Festival in 2015 as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Carpe Noctum track listing: 1. “Win Hands Down” 2. “March of the Saint”  3. “Stricken by Fate”  4. “Last…

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CIRITH UNGOL – Paradise Lost (Oct 7, 2016)

CIRITH UNGOL – Paradise Lost (Oct 7, 2016)

Metal Blade has managed to find the holy grail of Heavy Metal, the album that hasn’t been available officially for decades, by one of the best Heavy Metal bands of all time – Paradise Lost by mighty CIRITH UNGOL! Initially released in 1991 by Restless Records, Metal Blade has finally been successful in licensing the rights to this masterpiece! On the 7th of October Paradise Lost will be released for the first time ever as an…

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Motor Sister Resurrects Mother Superior

Motor Sister Resurrects Mother Superior

While promoting his memoirs I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax in 2014, Scott Ian (@scott_ian) revealed he is a fan of now defunct LA band Mother Superior, before they became Henry Rollins‘ (@henryrollins) band, and that he had wanted to hear their music played live once again. For Ian’s 50th birthday the year before, his wife Pearl Aday (aka Meatloaf’s daughter), who co-writes with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson (@jimwilson45), helped…

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