‘Insurrection’ sees the first writing collaboration between [vocalist, bassist] Paula Nelson and [guitarist] Si Ellis - with 2008’s
‘Religious Persecution’ as a starting point; the new foundation and chemistry between the two saw fresh ideas coming thick and fast, catalyzing a rebirth and reinvigoration of the signature Helgrind sound.
Canadian extreme melodic death metal juggernaut, The Agonist, took the world by storm with the release of their bludgeoning 2019 full-length, Orphans - garnering fantastic critical acclaim and even a revered Juno nomination. With that undeniable skill in tow,
The Agonist takes another bold step in their musical and lyrical progression with Days Before The World Wept, a brand new EP out October 15 via Napalm Records.
Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA are a band with a unique sound, driven by different emotions and a touch of melancholy. Today, the band announces the new release date of their first acoustic album, perfectly entitled "Acoustic Adventures - Volume One", to be released on January, 21st 2022.
Also the panned acoustic tour had to be postoned into next year and will start in October 2022.
In an October 2020 interview with BraveWords, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen revealed he was planning on returning to his Star One project, saying "each album I do is a reaction to the previous one, so I want to do a heavy album after Transitus.
I want to do a colder album now (laughs). I think the last Star One album was 10 years ago, so I think it's time for a new one."
Fates Warning - Night on Bröcken 1984
Rage - End of All Days 1996
Domain - The Sixth Dimension 2003
Ensiferum - From Afar 2009
Arch / Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance 2011
When it comes to modern heavy metal, there are few bands operating at the same level as Portrait. For a decade and a half, the Swedish unit have been forging their own path, and in the process, infusing life into a longstanding, well-established genre and taking it in new directions.
Following up 2017's acclaimed Burn The World, they return with the mighty At One With None, which was recorded at JFK Studios in Kristianstad...
The official music video for "Stratego", a brand new song from IRON MAIDEN, can be streamed below. The track, which was written by guitarist Janick Gers and founder member/bassist Steve Harris, is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Senjutsu", which was released on September 3 via BMG.
The animated clip was made by Swedish director Gustaf Holtenäs and progresses the album's Japanese theme...
In June this year, symphonic metal titans EPICA unleashed a monument to their music, their career, and their enduring legacy as forebears of a whole genre. The worldwide streaming event "Ωmega Alive" was the EPICA show of your wildest dreams, brought to life by 75 artists and crew members - think Marvel meeting Cirque de Soleil in a Tim Burton universe!
Tailor-made videos and graphic effects, spectacular pyro effects, rain, dancers, choirs and actors, all added to the aura of symbolism and cinematic splendor, that brought fans from over 100 countries
1. Kramp - Gods of Death (3:49)
2. Tyrantti - Feeniks (3:02)
3. Lady Beast - Reaper (3:50)
4. Dexter Ward - Metal Rites (3:22)
5. MystiK - Nightmares (3:42)
6. Smoulder - Bastard Steel (5:58)
7. Cauldron Born - Dragon Throne (5:36)
8. Ironsword - Servants of Steel (3:05)
9. Sacred Steel - Wargods Of Metal (3:56)
10. Marauder - Sense Of Metal (3:47)
11. Phantom Lord - Evil's Domain (5:15)
12. Achelous - Final Day (5:02)
Swedish heavy metal band The Sonic Overlords premiere their new song and music video “Eternal Heroes (Last Days of Babylon)”, taken from the band's upcoming debut album "The Last Days of Babylon". The record is due out October 22 through M-Theory Audio.
The Sonic Overlords is a Melodic rock majesty and thunderous doom from Stockholm, Sweden. For fans of: Dio/Martin-era Black Sabbath, Rainbow...