Testament set release date for upcoming album!
Bay Area thrash legends Testament have set October 28th for the release date of their upcoming album 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake'. Legendary producer Andy Sneap is mixing the album right now which guitarist Eric Peterson says is the band most thrash album yet. Cannot wait!
Melbourne metal band Elm Street release new album!
Elm Street have supported the likes of Sepultura, Iced Earth and Accept since their 2011 debut album 'Barbed Wire Metal'. Now the band have just released their second album titled 'Knock 'Em Out...With A Metal Fist'. Check out the lyric video for the song 'Kiss The Canvas' below. These guys are seriously good and need your support, so if you like the music, go buy it!!
Classic Clip of the Week!
This week's classic clip goes to Seattle's Candlebox with the song 'Far Behind' from their debut self titled 1993 album. This band came out at the height of grunge and being from Seattle got caught up in the whole scene. I always liked these guys more than most of the grunge bands at the time as Kevin Martin's voice was so unique and the songs were a little more to my taste than most of the popular grunge bands at the time. The band disbanded around 2000 however formed again in 2006. Their latest album 'Disappearing In Airports' is fantastic, however only has original member Kevin Martin left. Check the album out and enjoy 'Far Behind' which is one of the best songs released during the grunge era...http://www.candleboxrocks.com/
Motionless In White sign with Roadrunner Records and release new song!
Pennsylvanian gothic metal band Motionless In White has signed with Roadrunner Records and to celebrate they have released a brand new song titled '570'. Check out the song and story below...http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/motionless-in-white-signs-with-roadrunner-unveils-new-song-570/
Def Leppard premieres new video!
English hard rock band Def Leppard has just released a new video for the song 'Man Enough' from their self titled album. The album is great if you haven't purchased it yet, however this track is definitely a divisive one. I don't love it, but it does have a cool Queen feel to it. Check out the video below..
Evergrey to release new album September 9th!!
Amazing Swedish metal band Evergrey will celebrate their 20th anniversary by releasing a brand new album titled 'The Storm Within' on September 9th. If it even comes close to their amazing last album 'Hymns For The Broken', then this will be one of the albums of the year!!
Meatloaf and Jim Steinman team up one more time!
Legendary songwriter and producer Jim Steinman has teamed up with Meatloaf one more time. Meatloaf's new album 'Braver Than We Are' is out September 16 and the first few minutes of the single from the album 'Going All The Way' can be heard at the link below...http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-meat-loafs-bombastic-new-track-with-bat-out-of-hell-songwriter-20160622
How would you rank the Metallica studio albums?
Here is my order:
6. Death Magnetic
5. Kill 'em All
4. ...And Justice For All
3. Ride The Lightning
2. Metallica (Black Album)
1. Master Of Puppets
Puppets is untouchable, a perfect album if ever there was one. The Black Album isn't far behind, yet they are different beasts. AJFA I had slightly above the debut album purely because it has 3 of my favourite songs - Shortest Straw, Blackened and One. Load and Re-Load you could swap, however I feel half the songs on Re-Load were quality, while there were maybe 4 on Load. Less said about St.Anger the better. Overall it was probably easier than I thought to rank them in order. What would your order be??
Dutch symphonic metal band Delain to release 'Moonbathers' on August 26!
'Moonbathers' will be the bands fifth studio album and if it is as good as their last album 'The Human Contradiction', it will be amazing. If you love bands like Nightwish and Within Temptation, you should check these guys out. Their latest video 'Suckerpunch' is below..
Tesla to release Mechanical Resonance Live!
August 26 will see the release of hard rock band Tesla's latest live album 'Mechanical Resonance Live'. This showcases the bands debut 1986 album 'Mechanical Resonance' in a full live setting. It also has a brand new studio track by the band that was produced and co-written by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.
Gojira: Magma, by Simon (Sun 11-09-2016)
All good things come to those who wait! Never a truer word said when it comes to the new album from Gojira in Magma.
Jorn: Heavy Rock Radio, by David (Mon 27-06-2016)
Jorn adds his power vocals to some hard rock and metal classics and adds enough surprises to make this a worthy purchase...