Former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece have joined forces in a new band called IRON ALLIES. Also involved with the project are bassist Donnie Van Stavern (RIOT) and drummer Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE, JORN).
Frank, who is promoting his fifth solo album, "Two For A Lie", broke the news of the collaboration in a June 2021 interview with Justin Smulison of Jace Media.
Extreme industrial metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY recently released their tenth studio album, Aggression Continuum on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the fully instrumental version of that recording entitled, Aggression Continuum: The Instrumentals,
which is exclusively available for download and streaming. Listen & download the instrumenta
Wacken Open Air has announced more bands for 2022. The line-up is now joined by: MERCYFUL FATE, HEMATOMA, KISSIN ’DYNAMITE, MOONSPELL, EINHERJER. NOTHGARD, WIND ROSE.
The co-founders and organizers of W:O:A sound Thomas Jensen and Holger Hübner sound accordingly motivated: Thomas Jensen: "We are all setting sail for 2022. Once again, special thanks go to our booking team, who do everything to present the fans with as many names from the original 2020
HAMMERFALL have given their classic "Renegade" from 2000 a stylish new armor. After 21 years in the service, the courageous warrior has truly earned it. Classics like “Templars Of Steel”, the title track and “A Legend Reborn” still work splendidly on the battlefield today.
In addition to a chic new artwork from the pen of the artist Andreas Marshall (known for artwork by BLIND GUARDIAN, RUNNING WILD and SODOM, among others) there are live recordings and rare bonus tracks.
Swedish heavy metal band Lion’s Share has made a new song, “Baptized In Blood”, available on streaming services and digital service providers.
Lion’s Share guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "When Ronnie James Dio so sadly passed away in 2010, we were hired to be the house band with guests from Amon Amarth, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, King Diamond joining us at Sweden Rock's Ronnie James Dio Tribute that fall.
U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album "Game Over", on October 22 via AFM Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "Prophecy".
Not one for embellishment. Dirkschneider strikes a sour note on "Game Over". If mankind does not rethink several aspects, it may have fatal consequences. For example, "Kids And Guns" is about the increased gun sales and little regulation in the gun industry in the USA, which also leads to higher rates of child or adolescent gun violence.
Finnish melodic death metal pioneers, Insomnium, present a video for their new song, "The Wanderer”, off the Argent Moon EP, released today via Century Media Records and available worldwide on all digital platforms and in different physical formats.
Frontman Niilo Sevänen about “The Wanderer”: "’The Wanderer’ is the fourth and final song on our ‘Argent Moon’ EP. Composition by Markus Vanhala and lyrics by yours truly.
Black Sabbath – Paranoid 1970
Twisted Sister - Under the Blade 1982
Dokken - Breaking the Chains 1983
Earthshaker – Passion 1985
Evergrey - In Search of Truth 2001
The release date of the of the new album "Electric Spell" by the Mexican Heavy Metal Band SPLIT HEAVEN on CD is October 29th, 2021 via Pure Steel Records.
Mexican death riders Jason Conde-Houston, Armand “Hank” Ramos, Carlo Hernández & Tomás Roitman have produced their new heavy metal gem. The line-up, established in 2014, now delivers Split Heaven’s fifth studio album “Electric Spell”