Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Whispering Woods finishing recordings & announcing collaboration with Hiili Hiilesmaa

Whispering Woods finishing recordings & announcing collaboration with Hiili Hiilesmaa

Romanian Symphonic Gothic Doom Metallers WHISPERING WOODS are announcing the end of their recording sessions for the upcoming album, a long and careful process that saw the band approaching the moment when the material will be sent for mixing and mastering by World renowned Finish producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Amorphis, Swallow The Sun, etc.)! The band's second album is scheduled to be released in early 2015 by Loud Rage Music.

In the meantime the band also released a video teaser offering a glimpse of their funny and at the same time hard life in studio. Featuring 3 demo tracks, "Demon Blood", "Calusarii" and "Farewell Ladybug", the new video teaser is available here:

More details will followup soon, WHISPERING WOODS are preparing a few more surprises for their fans!

Argonauta Records signs THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE

Argonauta Records signs THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE

ARGONAUTA Records is proud to announce the signing of the progressive avant-garde masters THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE. The band is actually the ongoing collaborative project involving members of the ritual drone doom outfit SHABDA and a very close bunch of talented musicians that led to a over 15 years activity: started as a progressive avant-garde extreme metal phenomenon, Thee Maldoror Kollective evolved into a multi-dimensional experience. The new album “Knownothingism” is the 9th full length of the band and a massive step into their genre-melting extravaganza. Lyrically inspired by the Yin hemisphere of universal energy, the album features the charming vocals of PINA KOLLARS (courtesy of Peter Gabriel's Real World Records), moving further the entire work to smartly touch of rock, psych, prog, jazz, while keeping the sound into the most adventurous fields of laptop experimentalism. To be released next fall, Knownothingism is a creative zen walk into sound and a must-have album for all music enthusiasts.

CRIMSON REIGN - "The Calling" debut cd re-release

Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Crimson Reign is the brainchild of Titus Medina. Although Titus was new on the scene, as he had just moved to Phoenix from his home state of Colorado, it didn't take long before he could find himself at home within the local music scene and team up with some of the most talented local performers.
Crimson Reign's early line up was established in 2002, and after a few changes and adjustment eventually the band settled with Titus on lead guitar, James Eden on drums, Darren Tuchawena on bass, Steve Estrada on rhythm guitar and Donovan Bosworth on vocal duties.

Flying Colors releases brand new video

Flying Colors releases their second studio album Second Nature 29th September via Mascot Label Group/ MusicTheoris/Warner Music Denmark.

You can watch the brand new video for Mask Machine here:

CHAINFIST 'Scarred' Album Details Revealed

Danish metallers CHAINFIST will release their second full-lenght album “Scarred“, on October 6 worldwide via Mighty Music/Target Group. The album contains 11 tracks, produced by Michael Hansen at Phon Studio and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen (Primal Fear, Volbeat, Anubis Gate, Pretty Maids) at Hansen Studios. The “Scarred” album teaser can be viewed below:

Nickelback Ink New Record Deal, Debut ‘Edge of a Revolution’ Lyric Video

Nickelback are back in action, revealing the first taste of new music from their upcoming eighth studio album. The group just unveiled the lyric video to the politically charged song ‘Edge of a Revolution,’ which can be seen below : 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut entitled, Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi. 

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.” 

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

JADED HEART, 'Fight The System'

Jaded Heart represent top class melodic hard rock and have become a German rock institution since the band came into existence 22 years ago. Based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Jaded Heart have turned into a German-Swedish formation since 2005 with singer Johan Fahlberg and 2006 with guitarist Peter Oestros emphasizing the band’s international standing.
After their successful tour with Masterplan in 2013, presenting their first ever live album (LIVE IN COLOGNE), JADED HEART are now back with their 12th studio album “Fight The System” on which they present themselves as usual at their best. Heavy riffs and metal-oriented lyrics
lead to grand refrains with catchy melodies going straight into your mind.

Monday, August 18, 2014

TANGO DOWN Release New Streaming Track from 'Charming Devil'

News from tango down:
"We are soooooo close to the home stretch it's not even funny. The TANGO DOWN master is scheduled to be sent to the manufacture this coming week. Then we head for the finish line.  First we dropped the album art, then we dropped the title track Charming Devil, followed by the behind the scenes video. As if that wasn't enough to get you pumped, we thought we'd show you another side of Tango Down's "Charming Devil". Something with that is a little more "aggressive". We are proud to give you, "Change My World" (
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RATED X Debut Due November

RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American hard rock. Comprised of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra).
Appice was the first person who was called in to join JLT in the band, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie between the two. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured on the legendary debut album by Blue Murder. The last step was to find the right guitarist and who could be a better choice than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran; a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none.

 With ties to some of heavy rock's most seminal bands Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Murder and Vanilla Fudge RATED X is the definition of a supergroup. 

1. Get Back My Crown 2. This Is Who I Am 3. Fire And Ice 4. I Don't Cry No More 5. Lhasa 6. Devil In Disguise 7. You Are The Music 8. Peace Of Mind 9. Maybe Tonight 10. On The Way To Paradise 11. Our Love Is Not Over 12. Stranger In Us All 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

LORD VOLTURE / Will To Power (2014)

"Anthem-like songs, Jackhammer riffs, razor-sharp guitar solos and glass-shattering high-pitched vocals; anyone with a heart of steel will find “Will To Power” contains the indispensable ingredients of a truly outstanding hard rocking heavy metal album"....these words are exactly what to expect of from the Lord Volture's brand new release!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SEVENTRAIN nominated for best hard rock album at 2014 San Diego Music Awards. Band offers 2nd free full song download.

San Diego, California blues based hard rock band SEVENTRAIN featuring in their ranks former CAGE guitarist Eric Horton, former Tourniquet bassist Dino Andino and 24-7 SPYZ drummer Joel Maitoza, have been nominated as one of eight bands in the best hard rock album category of the upcoming 2014 San Diego Music Awards.
The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego, California.
As a thank you to their ever growing fan base all over the world, the band is offering a 2nd free full song download of the punishing track "Carry The Cross".
Upcoming SEVENTRAIN show dates:
8/15/14 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, Ca.
9/6/14 - PCH Club - Long Beach, Ca.
9/12/14 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, Ca.
For the latest band news and show dates visit their official Facebook page: