On September 30, 2014, earMusic and Eagle Rock Entertainment will proudly release Jon Lord, Deep Purple & Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord on CD, 2CD, and via digital formats in North America.
- WAMI Announce Vinyl Edition Of Debut Album (Mar 28, 2015)
- Vocalist Simon Cruz leaves CRASHDÏET (Mar 28, 2015)
- Wacken Metal Battle News: Montreal Round 3 Winner: Decadawn + Toronto Round 4 Winners: Apokalyptik Warrior + Call of The Wild (Mar 28, 2015)
- OVERKILL SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST; ANNOUNCES BOX SET & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SYMPHONY X (Mar 27, 2015)
- Atkins May Project Feat. Original Judas Priest Singer Al Atkins Release New Anthology With Unreleased Bonus Track (Mar 27, 2015)
- Interview with Brett Hoffman of Malevolent Creation (Mar 28, 2015)
- Wicked Sensation - Bass player Martin Mannhardt (Mar 27, 2015)
- Acherontas - Interview with Acherontas V.Priest (Mar 27, 2015)
- Santa Cruz - Islington Academy London, March 2015 (Mar 26, 2015)
- Amaranthe - Interview, Islington Academy London, March 2015 (Mar 26, 2015)
- Corrosion Of Conformity @ The Electric Ballroom, London (Mar 28, 2015)
- Amaranthe + Engel + Santa Cruz at the Islington Academy, London (Mar 28, 2015)
- Hardcore Superstar with support on Bandit Insanity Tour Sweden 2015 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden (Mar 27, 2015)
- Malevolent Creation, The Paper Box, Brooklyn, NY, March 6, 2015 (Mar 25, 2015)
- The Great Old Ones @ The Black Heart, Camden (Mar 23, 2015)
QUAKE THE EARTH has released their awaited new video single “The Legacy We Leave”. The band has been busy in writing new material and doing recordings at Mastervox studios. This is the first new treat from Finland’s metallic hardcore avalance since the release of the debute album “We Choose To Walk This Path” in November 2012. CLick to www.quaketheearth.com to check it out!
Onslaught @ Wembley Arena, London
20th July 2014
Review by HELeenya
Photos by Inty Malcolm
After a roasting hot day, Sunday 20th July saw some hardcore fans heading up into the heat of Angel to the O2 Islington for the London leg of the “THRASH INVASION TOUR” with the O2 playing host to One Machine supporting Nightlord, Artillery and Onslaught. In this small, intimate venue metal enthusiasts geared up for a full on evening of thrash. And were not disappointed.
UK thrash giants ONSLAUGHT have been announced as the final Headliner of this year’s HEADBANGERS BALLS tour.
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An interview with Herman Li of DragonForce
Interviewed by Metalette
World-famous British metalers DragonForce are releasing their 6th album, titled “Maximum Overload”! Creating this album allowed the band to push themselves to new limits and evolve in their sound, while still retaining the essence of what the band has always been all about. I had the chance to ask some questions of DragonForce guitarist Herman Li, a founding member of the band.
The return of the gothic metal band from Florence (Italy) to the recording studio is expected in September. During this time, the band will be working on its new album that is to be released next year. The band is currently busy with the preproduction of the songs that will be in the new album.
“The new album will maintain the Fenix Tales style, empowered with a stronger energy in both the metal and the classical pieces, combined with a refinement of the sound and of the pictures evoked.”
The release of the new album will be due in the first part of 2015 and it will be available for sale on line.
This is some long awaited news by fans….fans who surely hope this is the beginning of something bigger!!! The news was released by Savatage on their official Facebook page today: https://www.facebook.com/savatage
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and SAVATAGE – only live shows in Europe in 2015!
Paul O´Neill and Jon Oliva are coming to W:O:A with their most important projects!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing live on stage at Wacken 2015, followed immediately by a Savatage reunion gig, that also marks their first live performance in over a decade.
Furthermore, these will be the only live appearances of both bands in Europe in 2015!
Commemorating the 25-year anniversary since the recording of their first EP, Sweden’s extreme musical deviantsMESHUGGAH have announced the artwork and the track listing to their upcoming live DVD / 2-CD release The Ophidian Trek, due out worldwide this fall and also available in Blu-ray.
With visual footage shot in the U.S. & Europe during The Ophidian Trek tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed & edited by MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed byDaniel Begstrand (MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH), and mastered by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors(ROXETTE, OPETH, MANDO DIAO).
Diabolical death / black metal giants, BELPHEGOR, will make their long overdue return to our North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall! Joining them on their raid of conquest and blasphemy dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” 2014 tour, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer. The kings of atmospheric blackened avant-garde metal, ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), as well as BEHEADED from Malta and SVART CROWN from France, will all play their part in making each show a night to remember. Read the rest of this entry »
Wovenwar is streaming their debut self-titled album now on http://metalblade.com/wovenwar/! The album, which Revolver Magazine heralded as “more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying”, and Decibel Magazine added that “Wovenwar sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut, will released in North America on Tuesday, August 5. Visit http://metalblade.com/wovenwar/ to stream the album and pre-order your copy! Read the rest of this entry »
The death metallers from Bulgaria released their 4-th album “The Voice of Human Perversity” in February this year. Now they are working on a new full-length album and they’ve signed with new booking agent from South America “Villa Metal”. Enthrallment are preparing for a tour in the beginning of 2015. The tour will cover most countries on the continent. More information will follow.
Heliosaga is excited to announce the long awaited debut “Towers In The Distance” available August 22nd worldwide via digital and CD formats.
The anticipated album is rooted deep in European tradition, combining the best elements of power, symphonic, and gothic metal. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Xandria, Delain, and Leaves Eyes.
The name Heliosaga is a metaphor derived from helios, the Greek word for sun, and saga meaning the story/ history; thus, Heliosaga represents the journey of life.
“Towers In The Distance” lyrics are deeply personal, and the primary themes revolve around the state of the world, mortality and the personal struggles that all encounter. Mixed by Michael Hansen (Phonomik, Chainfist) at Phon Studio and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat) at Hansen Studios. Bass guitar tracks were recorded by Chad Novell (Fibonacci Sequence) and a guest guitar solo was performed by Gilbert Pot (Elegy).
Heliosaga was founded in 2010 by Damien Villarreal (keys/guitar) in San Antonio, Texas, soon after joined by Jordan Ames (drums). By September of 2010, the line-up was complete and the first practices were held. The ensuing year would see a five song demo, the first shows and various line-up changes. In 2012, Chelsea Knaack joined as lead vocalist and the band recorded the single “The Light of Ardor”, which was released in January 2013. Shortly before the recorded single was release, the band relocated to Minnesota and continued the writing process.
A lyric video for A Tower So Tall can be enjoyed here:
London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have announced that fellow Brits and labelmates THE MORE I SEE will support them on select dates of their recently-announced UK tour, which kicks off on October 25th in Oxford.
SAVAGE MESSIAH frontman DAVE SILVER comments:
“We’re really pleased to be bringing The More I See out with us in November. We’ve known the guys for a while and they’re a great bunch, and also a great new British heavy metal band. Bring on November!”
THE MORE I SEE lead guitarist GIZZ BUTT adds:
“It’s an absolute honour and a very exciting prospect that we will be touring with Savage Messiah in the fall of 2014. After the ‘Plague of Conscience’ album being eternally on repeat in The More I See band van, then ‘The Fateful Dark’ arriving in March 2014, and THEN to share quality time with Dave Silver as a fellow Heavy Metal Truant on the 160-mile cycle ride ‘to Download or bust’, it’s a privilege to be able to support a band we all really dig and feel akin with from a musical and labelmates perspective. FUCKING BRING THE FUCKER ON!!!”
INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Madam X is an American hard rock/glam metal band formed in 1981 in Detroit by the Petrucci sisters, Maxine and Roxy. The original line-up was completed by bassist Chris “Godzilla” Doliber and vocalist Bret Kaiser. The band relocated to New York and got soon signed to Don Arden’s Jet Records. The band released their debut album WE RESERVE THE RIGHT in 1984. A single, “High in High School” was a success and not least because of it’s now legendary video which was played heavily in MTV. Unfortunately, the band drifted into trouble and after several line-up changes they finally disbanded in 1988. But sometimes things do change. In the spring of 2014 the band announced that they’re going to re-unite and soon after it was announced that the original line-up of Madam-X would perform their first re-union show in the mighty Sweden Rock festival in early June 2014. There I sat down with the whole band and tried to find about the reasons behind this re-union, the past and the future of Madam X. Read On!
INTERVIEW AND LIVE PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA