As an avid old school metal fan, nothing brings greater joy than to see classic bands releasing consistently brilliant and still relevant material. The term "relevant" in this context refers to its ability to fall squarely with a band's classic releases, rather than simply dated material compared to new modern trends. Just in 2019 alone, instant classics have been issued by bands like Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Picture, The Rods. Hold on to your hats though, because Tygers of
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
Scottish traditional metal act Midnight Force will release the new album "Dunsinane" on August 10th via Iron Shield Records, with distribution via Pure Steel Records. Midnight Force is an old school metal band based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band describes its brand of metal as somewhere between U.S. and epic metal of Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol and Virgin Steele and a large chunk of the NWoBHM and early German Metal like Accept and the Scorpions.
"Dunsinane" is a reference
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.
Comments Skull Pit about signi
NWoBHM veterans Blitzkrieg issued a new video clip for the song "Angels Or Demons." The song is taken from the band's latest album "Judge Not!!," which was released back in April via Mighty Music. Check out the clip in the player above. Frontman Brian Ross says about the song "'Angels Or Demons': - Some believe that Aliens from another world visited Earth in our formative years, helping mankind to advance beyond comprehension. What will they see when they return. Will they th
U.K. metal legends Saxon issued a new lyric video for the song "The Secret of Flight," which is available in the player above. The song appears on the band's latest album "Thunderbolt," which was released back in February via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music). #Saxon #traditionalmetal #NWoBHM #MilitiaGuardLabel #metal #lyricvideo
Its one thing to just merely cover a band, something that has caused musicians perfectly capable of writing original material to opt for the better chance at making a living covering material from legends. Its quite another for a band to write music in the style of legends and mark it arguably better and more enjoyable. Enter Monument - a U.K. band that has been kicking since 2011 and unapologetically immerses itself into early Iron Maiden....so much so that you can barely t
U.S. metal act Necrytis released the new single "Starshine," which can be heard in the player above. The song is the first single issued from the new album "Dread En Ruin," which is set for release on June 29th via Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be available on June 15th via the label's webshop. Necrytis - featuring former Onward main main Toby Knapp - already released the debut album "Countersighns" through Pure Steel Publishing. Now, less than a year later - the sophom
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
Canadian traditional metal act Cauldron has returned with the new album "New Gods," which is set to drop on September 7th via Dissonance Productions. For the new album the trio returned with producer Chris Stringer at Union Sound in Toronto. Cauldron's fifth full length studio record once again promises a strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match! Vocalist/bassist Jason Decay said: "We have always prioritized songwriting abo
British heavy metal band Monument released a video clip for the new single "The Chalice," which can be viewed in the player above. The song will appear on the band's third full length studio album "Hellhound," which drops on May 25th via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The video includes a cast of some of the biggest names in the British pro wrestling scene such as WWE UK Superstar Trent Seven, Chardonnay Darcy, Defiant Wrestling champion Millie McKenzie, BLW Women's champion Ja
The release date of the new album "Dread En Ruin" by the U.S. metal act Necrytis has been set for June 29th via Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be availableon June 15th. Necrytis - featuring former Onward main main Toby Knapp - already released the debut album "Countersighns" through Pure Steel Publishing. Now, less than a year later - the sophomore album is finished and the band moves to the label's main division - Pure Steel Records! With "Dread En Ruin," fans can expec
"Many centuries ago, when the world was slightly younger and a little less ravaged by time's unrelenting grasp, there existed a sprawling empire of unrivaled power. Yet, whilst its might and influence stretched across great oceans and through vast mountain ranges, its immense dominion was born not out of prosperity and industry, but from rampant fear and blind obedience..." So begins the arcane tale behind "The Colony Slain," the second full-length album from doom metal dieha
British heavy metal band Monument is confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air 2018, which takes place from August 15th-18th in Dinkelsbuehl. Other bands on the bill include Dirkschneider, Pro-Pain, Doro, Danko Jones, Powerwolf, and much more. In addition, the band is confirmed for the following other summer festivals: 09 June – ROCKAVARIA MUNICH (WITH IRON MAIDEN HEADLINER)
04 July – ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR FESTIVAL (WITH IN FLAMES HEADLINER)
13 July – BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIV
Following up the track stream for the new song "Keep It Alive," legendary U.K. hard rock/NWoBHM act Praying Mantis issued a video clip for the song, which you can check out in the player above. The song appears on the new album "Gravity," which releases on May 11th via Frontiers Music Srl. Pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing can be found here: 1. Keep It Alive 2. Mantis Anthem
3. Time Can Heal
4. 39 Years
5. Gravity (song streaming here)
Legendary NWoBHM band Cloven Hoof - who recently signed a deal with Pure Steel Records - will embark on an extensive North American tour starting in September. Special Guest appearances will come from Vanlade, Vicious Rumors, Savage Master, Ruthless and Ashbury, among others. The band has begun to work on the new album entitled "Immortal" which release in 2018 on CD, Vinyl and DDL! More details on "Immortal" including the release date, track listing and artwork will be availa
British heavy metal band Monument released a video clip for the new single "William Kidd," which can be viewed in the player above. The song will appear on the band's third full length studio album "Hellhound," which drops on May 25th via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The single is available as a 7" vinyl on April 27th, which also features a cover of Rainbow's "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" on the B-side. Pre-orders for the album and single can be made at this location. "Hellhound"
Legendary U.K. hard rock/NWoBHM act Praying Mantis is streaming the new song "Keep It Alive," which you can check out in the player above. The song is the latest track lifted from the band's new album "Gravity," which releases on May 11th via Frontiers Music Srl. Pre-orders are available at this location. "Gravity" sees the band keep the same line-up featured on the successful album “Legacy," featuring Jaycee Cuijpers and Hans in’t Zandt (vocals and drums respectively), who
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWoBHM legends Satan to its roster.
The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for the tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!
Comments Satan: "Metal Blade is part of Satan's past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it's hard to imagine another label that could give u
NWoBHM band Millenium has signed a worldwide deal with Pure Steel Records.
The band, founded in 1982 and having releasing several albums, will be releasing the new album soon, so stay tuned for more information.
The band commented: "Millennium are pleased and excited to be signed to Pure Steel Records. We are looking forward to releasing our next album through the label later in the year and being part of the Pure Steel roster. We feel the partnership is a great opportuni