BENEATH: Icelandic Death Metal Titans To Unleash Ephemeris Via Unique Leader This Summer; New Track Streaming

June 25th, 2017
by EvilG

Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, BENEATH. The album was
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, BENEATH teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.

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THE DEAD DAISIES Set To Rock America With Biker Event Appearances and Performances

June 25th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

Coming off the band’s appearance at Europe’s biggest biker city event the Hamburg Harley Days Festival in Hamburg, Germany (on Friday, June 23rd) it is announced The Dead Daisies will return to the U.S. for 3 major U.S biker events and performances that follow up the band’s debut Full Throttle Saloon appearance during the Sturgis motorcycle rally last year.

The confirmed performances are as follows:

Wednesday, August 9th, 2007

The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Easyriders Rodeo in Chillicothe, OH

Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI

“Riding gives you a sense of freedom,” explains singer John Corabi. “When your job, family, and daily pressures of life are weighing you down, you can fire up a bike, get on it and ride, and free yourself of everything. Plus, I think all men have an inner “bad boy” in them, and all women (deep inside) WANT a bad boy, as well. I have to admit I’ve felt a bit “tougher” while I’m riding…that is, until I chipped a nail…LOL.”

In addition to these 3 colossal bike events, The Dead Daisies are working with 12 of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in the country as part of their Rock N Ride promotion to support their Dirty Dozen National Tour.

This promotion will enable Harley-Davidson owners and customers in the appearance markets to have the chance to win tickets to the bands shows and a chance to meet the band.

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Tim Ripper Owens + Neuronspoiler + Echotime @ Bannermans, Edinburgh, 31st May 2017

June 24th, 2017
by UK Team

Tim Ripper Owens + Neuronspoiler + Echotime

@ Bannermans, Edinburgh

31st May 2017

Review & Photography by Gavin Lowrey

A wet and windy Edinburgh is the venue as the Tim “Ripper” Owens bandwagon rolls into town & and there’s a disappointing crowd in-situ as the evening’s entertainment begins!

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June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

The British Melodic Hard Rock band TEN, are releasing today the second single from their forthcoming 13th studio album entitled “Gothica”, which will be released on the 7th of July, 2017 via Frontiers Records. The brand new track entitled “La Luna Dra-Cu-La”, the lyric video of which we present to you today, is a fast rocker, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which describes, according to band leader Gary Hughes, “the moment when guests approach Dracula’s castle for the first time, with the full moon illuminating an otherwise obscure and disturbing scene. The Dracula Moon, as the Transylvanian people call it.”

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DIRKSCHNEIDER – New Live Video from upcoming DVD

June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

DIRKSCHNEIDER present the first live video from their upcoming DVD “Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted!” (out in the US on August 18th/ EU on August 4th):

Watch Udo and his band performing their asses off, bringing back that 80s vibe and good memories of Udo’s time with Accept!


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MARTY FRIEDMAN Riffs on New Jackson Signature Guitar + Performs Clips of Upcoming Album, Wall Of Sound, in New Video

June 24th, 2017
by EvilG

New Album, Wall Of Sound, out August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records
U.S. Tour featuring SCALE THE SUMMIT and THE FINE CONSTANT Begins August 2

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Brutal Assault : bands playing special shows

June 24th, 2017
by Arto Lehtinen

This annual Brutal Assault will host a plethora of special gigs! Get ready for Incantation playing one old school set and one ‘doom’ set (think Unto Infinite Twilight), Emperor official will play ‘Anthems…’ from start to finish, The True Mayhem will do a full ‘De Mysteriis..’ set, Tiamat will play ‘Wild Honey’ in its entirety, Samael will do a special annual set (details TBA), then we have two very special returns from the netherworld the fans alredy stopped hoping for – Master’s Hammer and Demolition Hammer and in the end we have to mention historically the longest set BA will ever see performed by Swans..!

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Iced Earth – Interview with Jon Schaffer

June 22nd, 2017
by UK Team

Iced Earth

Interview with Jon Schaffer

5th May 2017 @ My Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Interviewed by Oliver M.

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MIGHTY MUSIC’s Very Own Rock Bar ZEPPELIN in Copenhagen celebrates first 3 years

June 21st, 2017
by Celtic Bob


Copenhagen’s finest rockbar – Zeppelin Rock Bar – recently celebrated the first 3 years in business and opened up the doors to a new, redesigned place – a mecca for hard rockers and metal heads worldwide!

Check out the Mercyful Fate – “Don’t Break The Oath” ceiling, the Type O Negative doors, the underground metal demo/7″ ep collection with rarities from bands like In Flames, Dismember, Impaled Nazarene and Invocator, and of course our big selection in the bar of booze and cold beer from Carlsberg and various micro breweries. And not to forget, we have 10-15 live shows each month. Mike Tramp, Electric Guitars, Junkyard Drive, Tim Christensen (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) Lucer, SEA and many other artists have visited our stage.

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A Heavy Metal Conference Review. Boundaries and Ties-A fan’s perspective.

June 20th, 2017
by J P

A Heavy Metal Conference Review.

 Boundaries and Ties – A fan’s perspective. 

by JP

Photos courtesy of freelancer Don Maguire and additional editing by Anna Chilewska


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Power Metallists PHEAR Return With New EP

June 20th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Boshis – Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals, Chris Lewis – Drums / Percussion / Backing Vocals, the band is gearing up to issue a five-track EP, ‘The Curse Lives On’ (release date Friday, June 30th, 2017), which follows their debut full-length, ‘Insanitarium.’

“Phear was formed in Toronto in 2015,” explains Patrick. “I played in Metal Blade recording artists EIDOLON with Glen and Shawn Drover – formerly of Megadeth – from 2001-2004. Prior to that I was in a local outfit called Rampage that had some success in the Toronto area, and for some strange reason, Australia. After a semi-retirement from music (2004- 2014), I had the Rampage boys over to discuss doing it again. Unfortunately, all couldn’t commit due to other bands, jobs etc. So, with 2 new members and 3 original rampage members, we formed PHEAR.”

The forthcoming EP does not disappoint with its ferocity, as it contains both studio and live cuts, including a killer Iron Maiden cover. “Doing our first cover ever, ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner,’ I think I’ll never forget the first power chord I heard on the guitar. I knew that the 7 string guitars would beef it up a little but BOOM….I just remember smiling and saying, ‘That’s what I’m talking about.’ ‘Dirty Work’ was a little departure for us….We had an Alice in Chains feel with the harmonies and I really like how it came out. Live songs….’Don’t Scream / Heaven / Regan’s Dream,’ I remember being very nervous for that show. I literally got home from 10 days in Europe and had to perform in 3 days. But the show went well and after 5 minutes, we got into our flow.”

A video trailer for Rime of the Ancient Mariner has been posted here :

And prepare to be blown away by Phear’s live show – including Canadian dates in the fall/winter (with the possibility of dates in Europe, Japan, and the US, as well). “Phear treats our live show as an event. I go see a lot of live bands in Toronto. We try to support live music as much as possible. Good or bad, most bands go up on stage, play their songs than leave the stage. Well that’s not good enough for us. Phear owns its own production! We use lighting effects, strobes, lasers, blinders, smoke machines, geysers. We are all in costumes, not our street clothes. If we could use pyro….trust me, we would and hope to be in the near future. We have our own light guy, sound guy because we want it to be a great sounding and great looking show for everybody to enjoy. We are getting more and more theatrical every show we do. The ‘Rime’ video is a good representation of what you are going to see.”

Lastly, expect much from Phear in the future. “The immediate future is exciting. We will begin rehearsal for the fall and winter 2017 Canadian Shows. Also, we have begun the writing of our next full length album, for release early 2018. We are very excited about bringing our music to the world. With that said, All the fans and Industry that have been so very, very kind to us, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon.”

Pre-order ‘THE CURSE LIVES ON’ EP here: and here :


‘THE CURSE LIVES ON’ EP Tracklisting:

1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
2. Dirty Work
3. Don’t Scream LIVE
4. Heaven LIVE
5. Regan’s Dream LIVE


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SAVAGE MASTER To Unleash “Creature Of The Flames”

June 20th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

The Kentucky based occult Heavy Metal act, SAVAGE MASTER, announced the release of a brand new mini LP, entitled “Creature Of The Flames”. Its CD version version will be released by Skol Records, while the 12″ vinyl version will be available on High Roller Records. The mini album, which will hit the streets on Friday 13, October 2017, will include four brand new SAVAGE MASTER songs, and a cover song. Like in case of previous SAVAGE MASTER releases, cover artwork of “Creature Of The Flames” was painted by Chris Moyen.

SAVAGE MASTER’s current studio album, “With Whips And Chains”, was released in April 2016, and was promoted on both European and US tours.

SAVAGE MASTER plays pure old school Heavy Metal, which follows the tradition of acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, BITCH, early JUDAS PRIEST and MERCYFUL FATE, while their stage image is a tribute to classic horror movies such as “Black Sunday” (aka “The Mask Of Satan”), and the legendary Hammer Films productions. All SAVAGE MASTER recordings are being made the traditional way: recorded in an all analogue studio, and mixed and mastered without digital editing and digital tools.

More information:
Skol Records:

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HELIX Release New Song Digitally On July 1st With 7″ Coming In August

June 20th, 2017
by Celtic Bob
For the past couple of months I’ve been throwing around ideas with the guys in regards to a video for the new Helix song THE DEVIL IS HAVING A PARTY TONIGHT. In the end I decided to spend the money instead on putting together a bitch looking vinyl record. It’s going to be album size with only two songs: The Devil Is Having a Party Tonight on Side One and The Tequilla Song (written by Gord Prior/Steve Georgakopoulos/myself) on Side Two. Yesterday I talked with Gerry McGee (former singer of Brighton Rock who owns Isotope Records in Burlington) about the project and what I wanted-red vinyl with a cardboard sleeve and an inside paper sleeve. I also emailed him a list of questions-what was the minimum run, how much extra $ for red vinyl, does the song have to be re-mastered (it does, the mastering is different from CDs), if they supply the bar code, if I need an IRSC code, and what specs my artist needs to work to when doing the album cover design. Oh yah, almost forgot-the “turn around time”. This, I found, is 8 weeks from the time you submit the song and album design, which puts us at the end of August for a release.

However, the song(The Devil Is Having A Party Tonight) will be available for digital download on July 1st. No offence to the country in regards to the timing of the release (Canada’s 150th birthday) -I don’t expect devils to be running around celebrating that night (although things MIGHT get a little crazy)-it just seemed like a good day to do it,seeing as we’re playing St. John’s, Nfld that very day for Canada Day Celebrations. We’ll also be taking advance orders on the vinyl album-we’re only going to press 200-so make sure to order yours while they last. I’ll be putting up the album for sale as soon as the artwork is completed. A REAL COLLECTORS ITEM.

The song is the first I’ve written with the actual Helix band members. Over the past couple Helix CDs I’ve worked primarily with Sean Kelly, but this year especially the two of us have been focusing our efforts on my solo CD GET YER HANDS DIRTY. On the Helix material I’ve returned to writing with Gord Prior and Steve Georgakopoulos. As well, the band has been jamming and coming up with stuff at Chris’s place in Cambridge. “Devil” is a real team effort and I’m very proud of my guys and how the song turned out. Daryl produced the song, along with the help of Aaron Murray, and everyone in the band had a hand at writing it.

Here’s the lyrics:

The Devil Is Having a Party Tonight
Written by Helix

I’ve been drinking whiskey
Demons dancin’ in my head
A liquid invitation
Leads me to an early bed
I’m going to the address
Six six six
Down below
Dante’s inferno
That’s where I’m gonna go

The Devil is having a party tonight
And everyone’s having a hellva time
We’re gonna drink whiskey until we go blind
The Devil is having a party tonight

So come in and get your freak on
And party like a demon in hell
‘Cos no one ever leaves here
And no one ever lives to tell
The price of admission
Is gonna cost you your soul
And you know it’s wrong but it’d be a sin
If you didn’t go—-

The Devil is having a party tonight
And everyone’s having a hellva time
Dancing with strippers
And chopping up lines
The Devil is having a party tonight

When will you ever learn?
May when you’re past the point of no return

NOTE: I was going to take out the cocaine and strippers line, but Randy said that was the best one! LOL

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The Dead Daisies Release Woodstock Poland and “With You And I” video

June 19th, 2017
by Celtic Bob

High Octane, rip-roaring hard rockers THE DEAD DAISIES are proud to announce a monumental return to WOODSTOCK POLAND featuring in a gripping headline performance at a special “CONCERT FOR FREEDOM” with The Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra on August 3rd, 2017.

Founder & President of Woodstock Poland, Jurek Owsiak has the following thoughts on The Dead Daisies and their return to his Festival:

“Woodstock 1969 became an incredible spark which inspired all freedom thinkers of the world to face their biggest challenge yet – striving to achieve freedom, independence, truth, and try to build a true fraternity of people across the globe. For people in Poland, it became an inspiration to take a very important step on the road to regaining freedom and true independence. It was thanks to music, thanks to artists, who gave voice to our dreams which, 25 years ago, resulted in the creation of Polish solidarity and our Polish independence. We are so proud to say that it has been 23 years since we began to send the message of peace. It is especially important in such turbulent times as now.

We are very grateful that thanks to artists like you, and amazing initiatives like The Dead Daisies and their songs about freedom, we are able to nurture and develop these everlasting ideals. The spirit of freedom permeates the globe, unstoppable like the wind, and it reminds us that despite the different skin colors or creeds we are all united by the ideals of Love, Friendship, and Music.”

In the middle of a World Tour supporting the release of their new Live Album – Live & Louder, Doug Aldrich said the following:

“We are very, very, excited to be involved in the Woodstock Festival again this year. We will be performing with a sixty-piece orchestra!! It has been a big dream to do that!
The Dead Daisies set list is going to be a one off special in the name of Peace & Freedom just for this show. Can’t wait!!”

Alongside the announcement, THE DEAD DAISIES are releasing a new video today for “With You And I”, which was fittingly filmed at the band’s inaugural performance at the Woodstock Festival last summer. It features imagery in line with values that the world seems to have sadly forgotten.

Singer John Corabi:

“I think the lyrics to “With You And I” are especially relevant at the moment, you can’t turn the TV on and NOT see some sort of human decay anymore. We’re battling each other in so many ways, it’s disturbing. Be it political party differences, the struggle of black vs. white, religious differences, terrorism, famine, disease, pollution, climate change, etc. — nobody is working TOGETHER in any way to find answers to these issues, and communicate as adults!”

Rock & Roll is indeed alive and well!!!


Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) – guitars
John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – vocals David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) – bass Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) – drums

About The Dead Daisies:

Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans worldwide are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!

The band features in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet, among them one of the premier lead guitarists of this day and age, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio). He completes a powerhouse line-up consisting of charismatic singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), drummer to the stars Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and bringing the thunder from down under, Australian rhythm guitarist and founder David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).

About Woodstock Poland:

Woodstock Festival Poland (Polish: Przystanek Woodstock; “Woodstock Station”; English- language materials often refer simply to the Woodstock Festival) is an annual ticket-free rock music festival in Poland, inspired by and named for the Woodstock Festival, that has taken place since 1995. In 2009 Woodstock Festival Poland gathered above 400,000 people, in 2011 the attendance was above 700,000, in 2012 attendance was about 550,000 people, in 2013 attendance was about 500,000[4] and in 2014 attendance was about 750,000 (record). The average attendance for the past four years is 625,000 people. Since the 11th festival Przystanek Woodstock has been recognized as “the biggest open-air festival in Europe”.


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Nargaroth + Absu + Hate + Nekrodelirium + Bloodrocuted @ The Boston Music Room, London

June 18th, 2017
by UK Team

Nargaroth + Absu + Hate + Nekrodelirium + Bloodrocuted

@ The Boston Music Room, London

1st June 2017

Review by Demitri Levantis

Photos by Oliver M.

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