History will remember these times for so many dark and depressive reasons (global pandemic, historic and unprecedented worldwide financial hardship). One can recount countless chapters in the hopeless chronicle of man's descent into madness and self-annihilation. However, just as mankind is painting its blackest masterpiece since the world erupted in war decades ago, the one beacon of light, hope, solace and safety is doom metal. If there is a divine entity, this would be a
U.K. NWoBHM act Angel Witch has always been a cult favorite of fans of the genre, and its easy to understand why. Unlike the more straight edge traditional styles set forth by the likes of Saxon, Iron Maiden, Grim Reaper and Holocaust, Angel Witch featured more of a 70's rock influence a la Blue Cheer (the true influence of the hundreds of stoner rock acts today) accented by a doomy atmosphere which spawned bands like Witchfinder General. Add founder/vocalist/guitarist Kevin
You know that bands like Amon Amarth have made it in the U.S. when the venues and stage shows get dramatically larger. I had the honor and privilege to see Amon Amarth grow in popularity here, with the biggest stage set up being the dragonhead drakkar longboat, which appeared at a special show at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. When the announcement came a long while back about a U.S. tour that not only featured Amon Amarth, but Arch Enemy, At the Gates and the most
On July 27th, Redemption will release the seventh full-length album "Long Night's Journey Into Day"
- the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). Today, the band released an instrumental playthrough clip for the new song "Indulge In Color," which features DGM guitarist Simone Mularoni. Check it out in the player above. Pre-order the album over here now in the following formats: - ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bon
Metal Blade Records is happy to announce the signing of Skull Pit, a new band featuring the talents of Mem V. Stein (Exumer) and Tatsu Mikami (Church Of Misery)!
Skull Pit is a tale of two musicians from opposite sides of the heavy metal spectrum and the planet. One hailing from Tokyo/Japan, the other from New York/USA, and meeting each other in cyber space in order to strike up a friendship and musically celebrate the spirit of their youth.
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German hard rock act Kissin' Dynamite is streaming the new single "You're Not Alone," which is taken from the upcoming new album "Ecstasy," which drops on July 6th via Metal Blade Records (Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland). Check it out in the player above and pre-order the album over at this location. Produced by vocalist Hannes Braun, "Ecstasy" harks back to the quintet's unpolished, energy-laden ear
Legendary Los Angeles metal act Lizzy Borden released the new single "The Scar Across My Heart," which can be hard in the player above. The song is appears on the band's new album "My Midnight Things' the title track of the new album coming June 15th via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album is the first release for Lizzy in 11 years. Lizzy Borden comments: "With 'The Scar Across My Heart,' I wanted to explore those kinds of relationships t
The road warriors in Goatwhore have confirmed several European headlining dates prior to the run supporting Dying Fetus this summer. The tour, which begins July 27th and includes stops at Metaldays, Rockstadt Extreme, Into The Grave Fest, Summer Breeze Fest, and Kaltenbach Open Air, will tear its way through nearly two-dozen cities upon its conclusion on August 24th. Additional support will be provided by Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, and Venom Prison on select shows. Goathwhore
All-star death metal act Siege Of Power - featuring members of Autopsy, Asphyx and more - signed on with Metal Blade Records for the debut album "Warning Blast," coming in September. More information about the album is expected soon. No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That's what Siege Of Power is all about! Siege Of Power started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album, it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotte
This September/October, Boston tech thrash act Revocation will head out on the road for the first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support. The band will be touring in support of the upcoming album "The Outer Ones," which is due for release on September 28th via Metal Blade Records. "The Outer Ones" sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. "I knew
Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Massachusetts metalcore act Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing a new album in 2019 worldwide.
Metal Blade's CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: "I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family."
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NWoBHM legends Satan, posted a preview clip of the new single "The Doomsday Click," which is available above. The song will appear on the band's upcoming new album coming later this year via Metal Blade Records. "The Doomsday Clock" will be released as a 7" vinyl single, which will be released on July 6th via Metal Blade Records and can be purchased over at this location.The B-side features another new track, "Catacombs," exclusive to this 7". The single will be issued in the
Legendary Los Angeles metal act Lizzy Borden premiered a video clip for the new song "Long May They Haunt Us" over at Loudwire here, but you can also check it out in the player above. The song is appears on the band's new album "My Midnight Things' the title track of the new album coming June 15th via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album is the first release in 11 years for the band. "Long May They Haunt Us", which Lizzy Borden proclaims a
On July 27th, Redemption will release the seventh full-length album "Long Night's Journey into Day"
- the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night's Journey into Day, the single "Little Men" can be heard in the player above. Pre-order the album over here now in the following formats: - ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
- jewel-case CD
- 180g black vinyl
- navy-blue/red marbl
Bring back stadium rock! Today, Metal Blade Records is happy to announce the signing of German hard rock act Kissin' Dynamite, one of Germany's most promising act. Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. First on the agenda is the release of "Ecstasy," the band's new studio album, which is due to drop on July 6th. It is the follow-up to "Generation Goodbye," which reached #14 in the official German album cha
Goatwhore will join long-running metal giants Arch Enemy on the upcoming North American headlining tour this fall. The journey kicks off on September 28th in Providence, Rhode Island and will rampage its way through a total of twenty-two venues upon its conclusion on October 27th in Sayerville, New Jersey. Additional support will be provided by Uncured. Tickets go on sale this Friday May 4th at 10:00am local time. The tour follows the band's short European run supporting Dyin
Swedish death metal act Lik just released the third single taken from the new album "Carnage," which drops on May 4th via Metal Blade Records. Check out the clip in the player above, which was shot, produced and edited by Niklas Sandin.
Lik comments: "We wanted to depict just how dark and gloomy Stockholm can be during the long winter we're given here in the north. That sets a mood perfect to write old school death metal. You can say that the inspiration is always just arou
Currently wrapping up a stateside tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth and Sanction, Pennsylvania tech death act Rivers Of Nihil will take to the streets again this summer on a Canadian headlining trek (which includes select US shows) with Alterbeast and Inferi. The band is touring in support of the new album "Where Owls Know My Name," which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard/US), #9 C
Legendary Los Angeles metal act Lizzy Borden issued a lyric video for the new single "My Midnight Things." Check it out above! The song is the title track of the new album coming June 15th via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. The album is the first release in 11 years for the band. Since 1983, the name Lizzy Borden has been synonymous with heavy metal music of the highest caliber. With "My Midnight Things," Lizzy has reaffirmed this standing, de
Polish black/death overlords Behemoth have released the new live DVD/Blu-ray "Messe Noire" today (April 13th) worldwide! "Messe Noire" includes the band's victorious shows in Warsaw, Poland on October 8, 2016 and Brutal Assault 2016, as well as "The Satanist" cinematic archive featuring all official videos associated with the band's globally successful record of the same name. For a preview of "Messe Noire," a new full production video for "O Father, O Satan, O Sun" (from The