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August 12, 2022
ROYAL HUNT ARE MIXING THEIR NEW ALBUM - "SO FAR IT SOUNDS QUITE A BIT EDGIER THAN ITS PREDECESSOR"

Royal Hunt will release their new studio album, Dystopia - Part II, on October 26 via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28 via NorthPoint Productions (EU/N & S America).

An update from André Andersen states: "Hey all. Good news from the NorthPoint dungeon: Dystopia - Part II is at the mixing stage. So far it sounds quite a bit edgier than its predecessor, but fear not - it's still very much Royal Hunt.

August 12, 2022
UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER PERFORMS ACCEPT CLASSISCS "FAST AS A SHARK", "BALLS TO THE WALL" AND MORE AT WACKEN OPEN AIR 2022; PRO-SHOT VIDEO STREAMING

On August 4th, former Accept frontman Udo Dirkschneider hit the stage at Wacken Open Air 2022 for a full set of Accept classics.

Udo Dirkschneider released his new album, My Way, on April 22nd via Atomic Fire Records. According to the label,  Dirkschneider made the sensational jump to #4 in the official German album charts.

August 10, 2022
CHICAGO’S WITCHSLAYER RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM OF ‘80S PENNED TRACKS

Chicago’s Witchslayer has finally released their self-titled album. Following the success of Witchslayer’s five-song demo in the early 1980’s, Metal Blade Records included the song “I Don’t Want To Die” on the iconic Metal Massacre 4 compilation album.

Unfortunately, the group disbanded before a new full length album could be recorded.

August 10, 2022
TABOO FEAT. PRETTY MAIDS, H.E.R.O. MEMBERS RELEASE "LEARNING TO BREATHE" MUSIC VIDEO

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the upcoming release of new Danish hard rock band Taboo's self-titled debut album, on September 9.

Taboo features vocalist Christoffer Stjerne, who also fronts the band H.E.R.O., and guitarist Ken Hammer, who rock fans around the world will recognize as a founding member of the beloved hard rock institution Pretty Maids.

August 10, 2022
RAZOR ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 25 YEARS!; "FLAMES OF HATRED" LYRIC VIDEO STREAMING

Canadian thrash metal legends, Razor, return with Cycle Of Contempt, their first new full-length album in 25 years! Cycle Of Contempt is a direct, cutthroat record that pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. Watch Razor’s lyric video for the new song, “Flames Of Hatred”, below.

“We are so psyched to finally offer this recording to our awesome and patient fanbase!

August 08, 2022
THEM TO RELEASE FEAR CITY ALBUM IN OCTOBER

By way of explanation: New York City was often referred to as ‘Fear City’ in the early 1980s. At that time, illegal prostitution, protection rackets and drug trafficking thrived in the city which was notorious for its high crime and violence rates.

For international power metal band Them, this made the perfect setting for the continuation of their trilogy surrounding main protagonist KK Fossor.

August 08, 2022
TANKARD RELEASE "EX-FLUENCER" SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO

Tankard present their "Ex-Fluencer" video, the second single from their forthcoming new full-length, Pavlov’s Dawgs, set for release on September 30 via their new label home, Reaper Entertainment. The video was recorded at this year's Rockharz Festival, where the song made its live debut.

Comments vocalist Andreas "Gerre" Geremia, "The content of the song is about the dark side of social media madness, in which the protagonist visibly loses herself and drifts into a completely surreal world, but fortunately finds her way out again in the end.

August 08, 2022
OVERKILL PERFORM "IRONBOUND" AT WACKEN OPEN AIR 2022; PRO-SHOT VIDEO

The 2022 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival is underway. New Jersey thrashers, Overkill, played last night (August 4), and you can watch professionally-filmed footage of the band performing "Ironbound", below

Back in May, Overkill, announced the cancellation of upcoming concerts, "due to unforeseen circumstances". A message states: ""Due to unforeseen circumstances we are sorry to announce that we are having to cancel our UK/Ireland and Essen Dates. 

August 08, 2022
SODOM TO RELEASE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM, 40 YEARS AT WAR - THE GREATEST HELL OF SODOM, IN OCTOBER

40 years of Sodom, 40 years of ruthless thrash metal ‘Made in Germany’. What came into being in 1982 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer has lost nothing of its authenticity and rawness, not even four decades later. Tom Angelripper and his men still spearhead a music style that draws its energy from pure determination, intransigence and relentlessness.

What’s more, Sodom never fails to surprise their fans all over the world. 40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom

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