ALIEN WEAPONRY – Tu (June 1, 2018)

ALIEN WEAPONRY – Tu (June 1, 2018)

Three teenagers, known as Alien Weaponry, from a tiny town in the small South Pacific nation of New Zealand have managed to capture the imaginations of people all over the world with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself may be surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New…

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THE NEW ROSES – One More For the Road (Album Review)

THE NEW ROSES – One More For the Road (Album Review)

The internet age has allowed music fans unprecedented access to new music from all over the world. Whether it’s new releases from old favorites or new bands releasing great music, there’s a lot of great content out there. That’s definitely the case with The New Roses and their sophomore album, One More For the Road. Their album came up with a recommendation for me on a streaming service. When I heard it, I knew I…

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MEGAHERZ – Komet (February 23, 2018)

MEGAHERZ – Komet (February 23, 2018)

Let the curtain rise on Megaherz! Napalm Records have announced the release of the German rockers new album, entitled Komet, on February 23, 2018. Now, a tasty appetizer in the form of a track and music video premiere for the track “Vorhang auf” has been released.    ” “Vorhang auf” (let the curtain rise) is a song about our lives, the stage, the whole energy we share with the audience. The pain, the intoxication, the strength. An incredulous feeling…

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W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (February 2, 2018)

W.A.S.P. – ReIdolized (February 2, 2018)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Crimson Idol – the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which was originally intended to be accompanied by a movie, with several hundred hours of film that were shot to create approximately 60 minutes of movie footage. The album is still considered to be the best of W.A.S.P.‘s career, and one of the greatest concept albums of all time! It undoubtedly belongs in every metal head’s record…

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AUDREY HORNE – Blackout (January 12, 2018)

AUDREY HORNE – Blackout (January 12, 2018)

Three years after the much-praised Pure Heavy album, Blackout arrives with the force of a massive rock’n’roll party – out on January 12, 2018, via Napalm Records! Fuel to the fire – that’s what relentlessly hot and timeless hard rock outfit Audrey Horne provide. These Norwegians know how to create catchy, bigger than life music with riff-soaked fury anthems! The band had this to say on Blackout: “Dear friends, We’ve been eager to tell you this for quite some time now –…

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ARKONA – Khram (January 19, 2018)

ARKONA – Khram (January 19, 2018)

Khram is the Russian word for temple – and the upcoming title of Arkona‘s hotly anticipated, eighth studio album, set to be released on January 19th, 2018 via Napalm Records! A khram is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha‘s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is…

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – Psychosis (November 17, 2017)

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – Psychosis (November 17, 2017)

Cavalera Conspiracy led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled Psychosis. The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th, 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona. Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani: “The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer…

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LORD OF THE LOST – Swan Songs II (October 6, 2017)

LORD OF THE LOST – Swan Songs II (October 6, 2017)

With their Swan Songs–series Lord of the Lost showcase their ability to create fascinatingly heavy classical music. This is the second time the Hamburg-based dark rockers have conjured their music with an ensemble album in such grandiose style. Their upcoming masterpiece titled Swan Songs II will be released October 6th on Napalm Records and will feature some of the finest dark rock-sinfonia coated by dramatic arrangements with a chamber orchestra. Now the band fronted by charismatic mastermind Chris Harms has unveiled…

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SATYRICON – Deep calleth upon Deep (September 22, 2017)

SATYRICON – Deep calleth upon Deep (September 22, 2017)

Nearly three years in the making, Satyricon have announced that Deep calleth upon Deep, their highly anticipated ninth studio album, is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records. . Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on Satyricon‘s 2006 album, Now, Diabolical), Deep calleth upon Deep is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands:…

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UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Apex (Album Review)

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Apex (Album Review)

Prepare to get your head blown off (in the very best way) by this powerhouse vocalist, Brittney Slayes, and her melodic power metal quintet. Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, Unleash the Archers are quickly reminding me of all the reasons I have a love for this type of music. I wouldn’t consider this to be death metal at all (although some have used that reference), this band is a super talented, melodic speed metal band…

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