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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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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ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN – Harbinger (March 29, 2019)

ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN – Harbinger (March 29, 2019)

Canadian metal upstarts Arrival of Autumn will release their second full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut on March 29, 2019. Harbinger was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof (Devildriver, The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence). Check out the first single “The Endless” below. “Harbinger is a warning for all of us to pay attention to what’s going on in the world and improve what we can before it’s too…

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THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

VINTAGE CARAVAN – Band Background: After a wait of 3 years Icelandic trio The Vintage Caravan are back. For those unacquainted with the band, they were formed in 2006 by two 12-year-olds who had a love of classic rock. Only one of them remains to this day in guitarist and vocalist Oskar Logi. They are keeping with the one-word album titles again (the last 2 were called “Voyage” and “Arrival”) in “Gateways”. Anyone who loves…

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COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

The Story So Far Cold Snap are a 6 piece metal band from Croatia who have been around for about 15 years. However, it is only recently that they seem to be getting noticed in different parts of the globe. July 6, 2018, sees the release of their fourth album and the third to be produced by Tue Madsen from Denmark who has also worked with bands such as Madball, At The Gates and Meshuggah…

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Album Review)

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Album Review)

The story so far…. The Night Flight Orchestra (NFO for short) are what happens when members of various metal bands in Sweden decide to have a bit of fun. Founded by 2 members of Soilwork (Bjorn Strid vocals and David Andersson guitar) back in 2007 due to an idea they had whilst in the US. As they were driving the many miles between shows they tried to put together the perfect rock soundtrack for the…

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MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

 Historical background                                                                                The first time I heard the band Ministry was in a club. I remember thinking how intense and how angry it sounded both musically and vocally. The song which I came to find out…

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RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the metal community gathered in Anaheim for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal Riot V were inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty for their contributions and influence on the community. “I am honored and psyched to be inducted into this year’s Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!” comments Don Van Stavern. “The 30-plus year…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

Nuclear Blast has proudly announced the release of the upcoming first Michael Schenker Fest studio album! Along with producer Michael Voss-Schoen, the band recently completed the recordings for the record, entitled Resurrection, out on March 2, 2018. Besides Michael Schenker and the three M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, you can also hear Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock) as well as musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass). In addition, there are also some guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen included. The album will be available in the following formats: CD, CD…

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EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

With their last masterpiece, Epica set new standards. 2016’s The Holographic Principle is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the album process are high-quality, but not all songs have been put on the album. “This is only based on the fact that the record should not exceed 76 minutes,” explains Mark….

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