Demo:listen: Nomad

Nomad’s six track self-titled demo proclaims the enduring potency of 90s black metal. The heart of this demo burns with satanic ambition, and hellish inspiration courses every riff. Nomad by Nomad Says Nomad: “It took quite a few attempts and several months to find my sound. The current Nomad sound that appears on the demo is the third major sonic iteration I’ve been through. The first one was low-quality, stripped down, and though important in figuring things out, simply bad. The automated drums were weak and very obviously programmed, the guitars were thin, there was no low end to speak … Continue reading

TONY IOMMI Says He Will 'Eventually' Start Writing And Putting Some New Music Together

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has once again said that he agrees with singer Ozzy Osbourne that the band should play the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England — the city where the group formed in 1968. Iommi told Planet Rock on the red carpet of the Kerrang! Awards in London last night (Thursday, June 21): “I haven’t spoken to Geezer [Butler, SABBATH bassist] about it, but I know Ozzy wants to do it and I’m up for that. I think it’s great. We’re from Birmingham and if we can represent Birmingham and they ask us, that’s great. If we … Continue reading

TARJA Releases 'Undertaker' Performance Video From 'Act II'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen has revealed the second song from her brand new live-art-album and video “Act II”. “Undertaker” was recorded live in Milan, Italy and showcases a slightly different side of the Finnish queen of symphonic rock. Filmed during Tarja‘s world tour “The Shadow Shows”, during which the influential heavy rock singer circled the world 7.5 times with over 300,000 km travelled and played over 200 shows in 40 countries in front of 1 million people, “Act II” consists of the singer’s very intimate 75-minute set filmed and recorded live at the Metropolis Studio in London, England and … Continue reading

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Making Of 'Gravity' Album Part 1 (Video)

The first in series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Gravity”, the sixth studio album from Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, can be seen below. The disc will be made available on June 29. “Gravity” will be issued through BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm and international artist management company Raw Power Management. The follow-up to 2015’s “Venom” marks BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s full-length recording debut with new drummer Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND), who has been touring with the group for the past two … Continue reading

MOONSPELL: 'Alma Mater' Performance Clip From 'Lisboa Under The Spell'

A performance clip of the song “Alma Mater”, taken from MOONSPELL‘s upcoming “Lisboa Under The Spell” release, can be seen below. A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enter the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on February 4, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal act and 4,000 of its fans in the sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD package “Lisboa … Continue reading

U.D.O.: EPK For 'Steelfactory' Album

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album, “Steelfactory”, on August 31 via AFM. The official EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the disc is available below. According to a press release, “Steelfactory” sees “U.D.O. return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past.” The press release continues: “‘Steelfactory’ has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft. With its earthy, … Continue reading

POWERWOLF: 'Fire & Forgive' Video Released

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, “The Sacrament Of Sin”, on July 20 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015’s “Blessed & Possessed” was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. The official video for the song “Fire & Forgive” can be seen below. POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf told Overdrive about “The Sacrament Of Sin”: “I would say the approach was to expand the territory a bit. I think ‘The Sacrament Of Sin’ has become the most diverse POWERWOLF album … Continue reading

Listen To Two New NONPOINT Songs, 'Chaos And Earthquakes' And 'Dodge Your Destiny'

NONPOINT will release its tenth album, “X”, on August 24. The follow-up to 2016’s “The Poison Red” was produced by Fred Archambault, who has previously woked with ATREYU and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others. Two songs from the effort, “Chaos And Earthquakes” and “Dodge Your Destiny”, can be streamed below. “X” track listing: 01. Empty Batteries 02. Chaos And Earthquakes 03. Fix This 04. Crashing 05. Passive Aggressive 06. Dodge Your Destiny 07. Wheel Against Will 08. Milestone 09. Feel The Way I Feel 10. Position One 11. Paralyzed 12. Fix This (Acoustic) 13. Generation Idiot (Live) During an appearance on … Continue reading

Listen To New HALESTORM Single 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM will release its fourth album, “Vicious”, on July 27 via Atlantic. The second single from the disc, “Black Vultures”, can be streamed below. Recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse’s Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, “Vicious” is available for pre-order at all DSPs and streaming services. Deluxe album packages are available for pre-order exclusively at the band’s official webstore, including the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited-edition opaque purple colored double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. Also exclusively available at the webstore are a limited edition t-shirt, … Continue reading

METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. The band will release its sophomore album, “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty”, on September 7 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The thrash-worshiping disc merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to … Continue reading