| ICARUS WITCH: Announce New Singer & Video

Fifteen years and five albums into their career Pittsburgh-based traditional heavy metal band ICARUS WITCH found themselves seeking a new voice for their first album since 2012’s “Rise”. They found the ideal vocalist in Andrew D’Cagna, a name many will recognize from his work with artists like the doomy BRIMSTONE COVEN or IRONFLAME, his solo…

| WITHERFALL: New Album Out In November

US epic metal shooting stars WITHERFALL will enter the studio to record their eagerly awaited second album, entitled “A Prelude To Sorrow”, the successor of their highly acclaimed debut album “Nocturnes And Requiems”. The band comments: “Witherfall have finished writing and are deep into pre-production of our second LP. On May 15th Witherfall will head…

| FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Confirm New Drummer

Thrash legends FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have officially confirmed Ken Mary as their new drummer. But there’s more. Their Spring European tour kicked off last weekend and a new album is due later this year. As they prepare for a busy season of touring, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have officially welcomed Ken Mary (ALICE COOPER, ACCEPT) as their…

| BATTLEROAR: “Codex Epicus” Details Revealed

10/5/18 Update: read the BATTLEROAR – “Codex Epicus” review. Via Cruz Del Sur: BATTLEROAR Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing For “Codex Epicus”. Greek epic/power metal force BATTLEROAR has revealed the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming studio album, “Codex Epicus”. Due on June 15 via Cruz Del Sur Music, the “Codex Epicus” album art was…

| CONCEPTION: Reunion & EP New EP Due This Fall

Two decades since its last release, Norwegian hard rock band CONCEPTION has reunited with its familiar lineup: Roy Khan, Tore Østby, Ingar Amlien and Arve Heimdal. Having decided to control the process themselves, the bandmembers now turn to their fans via a PledgeMusic campaign to help generate the funds they need for releasing their brand-new material. Since releasing the album “Flow” in 1997, the members have…

| ARMORED SAINT: To Perform Entire ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ Album

In November, ARMORED SAINT will embark on a European tour commemorating the band’s classic “Symbol Of Salvation” album. On this special run, the group will perform “Symbol Of Salvation” in its entirety. ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush comments: “Looking forward to coming to Europe in November to play the Metal Hammer Paradise show and others. Plus we’re playing some cities for the first ever: Milan, Budapest…

| TIM CALVERT: Former NEVERMORE & FORBIDDEN Dies At 52

Former FORBIDDEN and NEVERMORE guitarist Tim Calvert died this morning after battling an aggressive form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He was only 52 years old. Tim‘s passing was announced by his sister, Vicky Calvert-Hawkins, who wrote in a Facebook post: “Myself and my husband Bret (along with several wonderful doctors, and hospice providers)…

| GHOST: “Prequelle” out in June

GHOST has set “Prequelle” as the title of its new album, due on June 1 via Loma Vista Recordings. The disc was recorded last year at Artery studios in Stockholm with producer Tom Dalgety (OPETH, ROYAL BLOOD) and was mixed in January at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood, California with Andy Wallace (SLAYER). The official video for the disc’s first single, “Rats”, can be seen below. The clip was…

| FATES WARNING: “Live Over Europe” release

Via Inside Out Music: progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are proud to announce the upcoming release of their new live album “Live Over Europe” on June 29th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic. Gathered during the group’s most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING’s much acclaimed latest studio album “Theories Of Flight” in January 2018, “Live Over Europe”…