LORDS OF BLACK Feat. RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO: 'Icons Of The New Days' Album Due In May

Spanish melodic progressive metal masters LORDS OF BLACK — who feature in their ranks new RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero — will release their third album, “Icons Of The New Days”, on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. After two critically acclaimed albums, the self-titled debut and sophomore effort “II”, it was time for LORDS OF BLACK to craft its all-important third disc. With the anticipation created by the album’s predecessors and Romero‘s selection as the singer for Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW reunion, expectations are high and the pressure is on for the band to deliver. Have they? “Icons Of The New … Continue reading

MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: 'Nothing Remains' Video

“Nothing Remains”, the new video from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group’s second album, “The Silent Vigil”, which will be released on March 23 via Nuclear Blast. The disc’s impressive artwork was once again created again by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION). MEMORIAM states: “‘Nothing Remains’ is about dementia, and in particular about Karl‘s mother’s struggle with this condition. … Continue reading

Listen To RAINBOW's First All-New Single In More Than 20 Years, 'Waiting For A Sign'

The first new RAINBOW single since 1996, “Waiting For A Sign”, can be streamed below. The song was penned by Ritchie Blackmore, with lyrics by his wife Candice Night and vocals from RAINBOW‘s current singer, Ronnie Romero, who is originally from Chile but is now settled in Madrid. The latest incarnation of RAINBOW released two new studio recordings last year, but they weren’t original compositions; one was an instrumental song called “Land Of Hope And Glory”, which was a reworking of the 1902 British patriotic song of the same name from Edward Elgar‘s “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1”, while … Continue reading

MORBID ANGEL Announces U.S. Tour With MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in April. Support on the trek will come from DREAMING DEAD and HATE STORM ANNIHILATION, with MISERY INDEX providing direct support from April 16 through April 25 and ORIGIN providing direct support from April 26 through May 17. MORBID ANGEL tour dates with DREAMING DEAD and HATE STORM ANNIHILATION: With MISERY INDEX Apr. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore Apr. 17 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry Apr. 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Apr. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA Apr. 20 … Continue reading

Video Premiere: JUDAS PRIEST's 'Spectre'

The official video for “Spectre”, a brand new song from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, “Firepower”, which is being released today (Friday, March 9) via Epic. The follow-up to 2014’s “Redeemer Of Souls” was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band’s longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for “Firepower” was created by the Chilean/Italian digital artist and photographer Claudio Bergamin. “Firepower” track listing: 01. Firepower 02. Lightning Strike 03. Evil Never Dies 04. Never The Heroes 05. Necromancer … Continue reading

MUSHROOMHEAD Guitarist TOMMY CHURCH Quits

Guitarist Tommy Church has announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD. The musician, who had been with the band since 2012, released a statement last night in which he said: “It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left MUSHROOMHEAD. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family I have made over the years and you will always have a special place in my heart. I wish MUSHROOMHEAD well in turning the page to this new chapter of life. It was an amazing adventure!” Church made his recording debut with MUSHROOMHEAD on the … Continue reading

Video Premiere: A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s Alex Howard-directed video for the song “Disillusioned” can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s fourth album, “Eat The Elephant”, which will be released on April 20 via BMG. The disc arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed”. The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of “Disillusioned”. “Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, I’m actually … Continue reading

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Is 'Still Dealing' With WARNER BROS. Lawsuit

The lawsuit brought against AVENGED SEVENFOLD by its former label, Warner Bros. Records, has not yet been resolved. Warner Bros. sued AVENGED SEVENFOLD in late 2015 after the band left the label by citing the California Labor Code’s “seven-year rule.” The rule allows for parties to exit contracts after seven years if certain unfavorable conditions exist. The band has since moved on to Capitol, which issued the group’s seventh album, “The Stage”, as a surprise release in October 2016, promoted with a concert on top of the Capitol building. Asked in a brand new interview with Billboard if AVENGED SEVENFOLD … Continue reading

BARREN EARTH Feat. KREATOR Guitarist SAMI YLI-SIRNIÖ: 'The Ruby' Video

Finnish progressive death metal band BARREN EARTH, which features in its ranks guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR, WALTARI), will release its new album, “A Complex Of Cages”, on March 30 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2015’s “On Lonely Towers” was recorded at Woodshed Studios with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura). The official video for the disc’s new single, “The Ruby”, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Vesa Ranta. BARREN EARTH vocalist Jón Aldará states: “This song concerns the inability to feel empathy for others or to care about the effects of one’s actions. It is seen … Continue reading

Video Premiere: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's 'Millions'

“Millions”, the new video from progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new effort, the conceptual epic two-part album “Automata”, part one of which is being released today (Friday, March 9) through the group’s new label, Sumerian Records. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME lead vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. states: “Every single week, music comes and goes. We can get music instantly, and with this luxury, the listener has a hard time sitting down with albums and exploring their every twist and turn. Because of this, we … Continue reading