Brutal Assault : Pre-sale tickets are nearly sold out

May 30th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

1349 (Official) live at last BA took years before they finally performed with Frost behind the artillery in the fortress! and speaking about top notch black metal acts, this year we have names like Master’s Hammer return, Emperor official (doing special “Anthems..” set) The True Mayhem (doing a special “DMDS” set), Batushka and Helheim debuting at our fest, ROOT Official celebrating 30 years on the scene, Rotting Christ bringing their new stage setting, Samael returing to our fortress, Tsjuder black thrashing like in the 80’s or Wolves In The Throne Room invoking their unique atmosphere… no wonder we’re on a good way to be sold out in pre-sale!


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Brutal Assault : LINEUP CHANGES! DispersE and Collision

May 30th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

Sadly we have to announce that two bands had to withdraw from our lineup this year. Prog death metal Born of Osiris are unable to perform at the festival since they postponed their euro tour to Fall 2017. Australian thrashing grindcore act King Parrot also cancelled their show because they are late with recording of their new album. On the other hand we are more than happy to welcome another two great bands – promising Polish DispersE, which inject fresh momentum into the progressive genre, and extreme grindcore/hardcore destruction Collision from the Netherlands.

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Aviator Shades ready too launch!

May 28th, 2017
by J P

AVIATOR SHADES are back with the debut video release “BURN IT DOWN” from

their forthcoming album “This Is What We Do” due out in 2017. “This Is What We

Do” is the follow-up album to AVIATOR SHADES 2014 album “Ready to Blow”.

For those unaware, AVIATOR SHADES are a 4-piece melodic hard rock band from

Vancouver, Canada. Formed in 2012 by Irish-born Dave Gorman (Lead Vocals/Bass)

and completed in 2013 with Shaun Michael Thackeray (Lead Guitar/Vocals), George

Baker (Lead Guitar/Vocals) and Spencer Tomlinson (Drums).

AVIATOR SHADES have developed their sound and groove while blending influences


AVIATOR SHADES music drips in feel and conviction along with great melodies and

strong hooks.

AVIATOR SHADES have had the pleasure of supporting APRIL WINE, HALESTORM,


AVIATOR SHADES are ready to break it nationally and beyond in 2017 starting with

the release of the single “BURN IT DOWN” produced by the legendary Mike Fraser

(AC/DC – Aerosmith) and Danny Craig (One Bad Son – Default).

“The Burn it Down Western Canadian Tour” begins May.4 in Kamloops, BC and

ends in White Rock, BC May.20. A more complete tour is in the works for later 2017.

Check out the video now for “BURN IT DOWN”

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Interview with the organizers of the upcoming Metal conference Boundaries and Ties

May 28th, 2017
by J P

Interview with the organizers of the Metal conference ‘Boundaries and Ties’

by JP

In conjunction with the International Society of Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), and The University of Victoria (BC, Canada) the UVIC Metal Studies Department is hosting a Heavy Metal Conference from June 9-11, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

I interviewed the three main organizers behind this cool event for academics and fans alike.   Featuring keynote speakers, guests lecturers and authors from around the world, a film screening, panel sessions and a concert will all ensure this event will be a landmark occasion.

Shamma Boyarin  (University of Victoria)

Anna Chilewska (University of Alberta)

Gabby Riches (University of Alberta)

For more information or to register go to.

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EDGUY – New Lyric Video + Track Listing + Pre-Order Start!

May 26th, 2017
by EvilG
Edguy - Monuments

Edguy – Monuments

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!

Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more than 40 countries, countless tours in Asia, Australia and America, ten studio albums and top 10 chart entries from all over the world.

To celebrate such an exceptional career with their fans, EDGUY will get back on the road. And while the live program will only contain the best material of their entire career, the new release will not be just a ‘Greatest Hits’ album one would expect to accompany such a tour: The 2-CD/DVD-package Monuments (release: July 14th) will include brand new material, their best tracks of the last 25 years, and old rarities that have never been published before! In addition, the DVD includes an entire show from their Hellfire Club tour in 2004 as well as the complete collection of their video clips. The limited edition will include an extensive coffee-table book containing material from throughout the entire history of EDGUY!

Today, the band reveals the first single as well as the lyric video for the brand new song “Ravenblack”. Watch it here:

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May 26th, 2017
by EvilG
Ravage - "Return Of The Spectral Rider"

Ravage – “Return Of The Spectral Rider”

Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston, MA USA today released the band’s new full-length recording “Return Of The Spectral Rider”. The album is available on CD, limited edition vinyl, and digital download format. The release is a complete re-recording of the band’s “Spectral Rider” album which was given a limited release in Europe through Germany’s Karthago Records in 2005. The new version features a crisp new production quality, a new track-listing, guest appearances and all-new artwork by TIM JACOBUS (known for painting the covers of the R.L. STINE’S GOOSEBUMPS and FEAR STREET series of horror novels).

Singer Al Ravage explained the band’s decision to re-record their debut full-length. “Ever since the original version of ‘Spectral Rider’ was released, we hoped to revisit it. There were numerous issues with the production and we didn’t have access to the original tracks so there was no possibility of a remix. The track listing got screwed up before production… the artwork was not well-received… it didn’t receive a lot of promotion… there were just a lot of problems with that release. But at the same time, it featured some of our favorite songs we’ve written and we’ve continued to feature a lot of them in our live set. We felt that adequate time had passed because the original version has been out of print for years and it was actually recorded fourteen years ago. So with our new studio we finally had the opportunity to record the songs properly. We had a blast revisiting this material and it’s great to be able to present these songs to a new generation of heavy metal fans.”

Ravage’s last album “The End Of Tomorrow” was released by Metal Blade Records in 2009. “Return Of The Spectral Rider” will be the first full-length to appear on the band’s new imprint Society For World Wide Ravage Recordings and will be distributed by

Promotion for the band will be provided by PR firm Online Metal Promo

A lyric video for the song “Turn The Screw” is available on Youtube at this location


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Interview with Matt Medeiros, Guitarist and Vocalist of Ruinous

May 26th, 2017
by Infamous Butcher

Interview with Matt Medeiros,
Guitarist and Vocalist of Ruinous

May 24, 2017

Interview by InfamousButcher

Something brutal this way comes! Hailing from New Jersey, Ruinous is a new death metal band with an old school death / doom sound. Think elements of Incantation mixed with some Demilich and old Carcass and you get the idea! Last year the released their crushing debut album GRAVES OF CEASELESS DEATH on Dark Descent Records and tonight the band is playing their first gig at the Maryland Deathfest Pre-Party in Baltimore. I was able to contact guitarist/ vocalist Matt Medeiros via email and ask him some questions about the band and the album.

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Vader – Decapitated + supports : Nosturi Helsinki Finland

May 26th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

The 16th of May 2017

Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland 

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May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with SEPULTURA and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio.

Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled ‘The Conspiracy Diaries’. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene’s of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY’s work in the studio.

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains Ariseand Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre’s horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, as the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

Max Cavalera – Vocals, Guitar
Iggor Cavalera – Drums, Percussion
Marc Rizzo – Lead Guitar
Johny Chow – Bass

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KRYPTONITE Release A Taste Of Album Via EPK

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce an amazing new melodic rock combo from Sweden: KRYPTONITE

For your first taste of music and to hear more about the band from the guys themselves, head on over to their freshly launched Facebook page and watch the behind-the-scenes video they’ve shared there:

Sometimes musicians are put together who only know each other from afar via their respective recordings, but something clicks and triggers a magical moment. That’s exactly what happened when Jakob Samuel from The Poodles met up with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on the heels of a concept created by Frontiers President Serafino Perugino. Together, they set off to work on a new band that could offer lyrical concepts that are deep and intelligent with music that operates within the genres they excel in. And most importantly, has a great energy and impact.

Together with executive producer Serafino Perugino, they handpicked each musician to be part of their vision for a strong lineup of young and hungry Swedish musicians that would be ready to go out there and kick some ass. Pontus Egberg, formerly of The Poodles and now the bass player for King Diamond and Treat, was the first one to enter the picture, followed shortly thereafter by Robban Back of Mustasch (and ex-Eclipse). The choice of guitar player fell to the young and immensely gifted Mike Palace. Mike showed his huge talents as a writer and performer on his band Palace’s debut album and on several songs he has already written for the label.

The recording and writing sessions flowed freely and the songs came naturally. This band will truly set a standard for what fans perceive as melodic hard rock in today’s climate. It is classic, but modern at the same time, groovy and cool.

You will love what Jakob, Michael, Pontus, and Robban have cooked up for you as Kryptonite – Sweden! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements concerning the release date and the forthcoming first video/single!

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ALL 41 Release Music Video For “After The Rain”

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

ALL 41 are pleased to debut their first song and video from “The World’s Best Hope”. Watch the video for “After The Rain” HERE.

Order the album here or at the links below:

Google Play:

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “After The Rain”.

ALL 41 is not just another project born of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino’s imaginative A&R mind, but is a project very close to the hearts of each musician involved. With none other than the amazing Terry Brock on lead vocals (Giant, Strangeways), Robert Berry (Three, Alliance) on bass and lead vocals, Gary Pihl (Boston, Sammy Hagar, Alliance) on guitar, and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr Big) on drums, All 41 is a project born of passion and fire. Their debut album, “World’s Best Hope” will be released July 7, 2017. You can see a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album here:

Musically, these guys gel incredibly well and have come up with a superb debut album, which mixes Mr Big’s most melodic moments together with the more keyboard-laden years of Van Halen along with obvious nods to Strangeways and Alliance. The duel lead vocals are an amazing plus for this absolutely beautiful record, not to mention the excellent production, which highlights the unforgettable melodies. An AOR highlight of the year!

Track Listing:
1. After The Rain
2. Cyanide
3. Down Life’s Page
4. Mother Don’t Cry
5. Show Me The Way
6. Walk Alone
7. Don’t Surrender (To Love)
8. Hero In Your Life
9. Never Back Down Again
10. Who Knows
11. The World’s Best Hope

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Graham Bonnet Band “Jet To Jet” Live (Official) Released

May 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob


On July 7, 2017, Frontiers Music srl release “Live….Here Comes The Night” by Graham Bonnet Band on CD/DVD and Blu-Ray.

Filmed at 2016’s Frontiers Rock Festival, here is your first taste of what’s in store: “Jet To Jet”

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Pre-orders for “Live…Here Comes The Night” on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray or MP3 are available now:

• Frontiers:
• Amazon:
• iTunes:
• Google Play:

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Children Of Bodom with support on 20 Years Down and Dirty European Tour 2017 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

May 25th, 2017
by Anders Sandvall

Children Of Bodom
20 Years Down and Dirty European Tour 2017

Forever Still – special guest
ONI – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
2/4 – 2017

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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May 25th, 2017
by Kyle Moore (The Metal Magnus)

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO

May 14th, 2017

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Mist confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air

May 24th, 2017
by EvilG


Slovenian doomsters Mist have just been confirmed for Bloodstock Open Air, the UK’s biggest independent metal festival! They joint previously announced artists like Ghost, Megadeth, Testament, Obituary, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Amon Amarth and many more.

The band also stated: »We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity! Our first album is coming out this year and we’ve decided to perform one of the unreleased songs for the first time at BOA. This will be our second time in the UK and we’ll make sure it’s a blast.«


Mist is a doom metal band from Ljubljana, Slovenia, formed in July 2012, originally as an all-female band. They build their music on the legacy of legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Coven and others.

The band released their first demo recordings in November 2013 which have been re-issued on CD three times due to great interest. It has also received many promising reviews and radio airplays from all over the globe.

In 2014 they signed to Dutch label Soulseller Records and released their first EP »Inan’« the following year. They are recording their first full-length album this summer, the title is soon to be announced.

They have already performed with several artists, such as Saint Vitus, Jex Thoth, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Orange Goblin, Manilla Road, Helstar, Vicious Rumors, Officium Triste, Seremonia etc., and in September 2015 they also did their first UK tour.

Nina Spruk – lead vocals
Ema Babošek – rhythm guitar & backing vocals
Blaž Tanšek – lead guitar
Neža Pečan – bass
Mihaela Žitko – drums

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