Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Jens F. Ryland. The band says in a statement: “We would like to thank and salute him for all the
January 27, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish pagan metallers MOONSORROW are reaching their fans through Facebook with following: Heathen Crusade 2018 Tour starts in just over 2 months! What would be Your dream set list from Moonsorrow?
January 27, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Before finally unveiling their new album later this year, IMMORTAL are today releasing the long overdue re-pressings of their last two cult records »Sons Of Northern Darkness« (2002) and »All Shall Fall« (2009) on vinyl. You
January 26, 2018 by Jule Grune
Gothenburg melodic death metal pioneers, DARK TRANQUILLITY, will do another string of European headline shows in support of their latest album “Atoma”. They will be accompanied by epic metal outfit
January 26, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Grammy nominated extreme tech-metal messiahs MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for summer 2018. After the release of their highly successful, eighth studio album, »The Violent Sleep Of Reason«, which hit the world
January 26, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, DIMMU BORGIR, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for
January 26, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS recently released their 2015 studio album »Under The Red Cloud«, which won countless soundchecks and reached great chart results all around the world, including their first ever entry in
January 26, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish modern melodic death metal band MORS SUBITA is set to release their third album “Into the Pitch Black“. The album is released by Inverse Records on April 6th 2018.  After three years
January 26, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Shiraz Lane will release their new album, “Carnival Days” on February 23, 2018. The band has been extremely busy throughout 2017 composing, producing and recording their second album in collaboration
January 20, 2018 by Jule Grune
The title track of NECROPHOBIC’s upcoming studio album “Mark Of The Necrogram” has been released today! “Mark Of The Necrogram”, NECROPHOBIC’s eighth studio album, will be released on February 23rd on
January 19, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just completed the recording process of their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.)
January 19, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release their three-hour-long opera project »Beloved Antichrist«. After unveiling the opera’s plot, characters and the differences to the Russian novel it is loosely based
January 19, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
On February 16th, progressive extreme metal architects LETTERS FROM THE COLONY will release their crushing debut album. »Vignette« mixes perfection with ordered chaos; the unbridled joy of experimentation with virtuosic instrument mastery, and today,
January 19, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Cabal are premiering their new video for False Light exclusively with Metal Hammer. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album Mark Of Rot, the follow-up to 2016’s Purge EP. “This song is a
January 14, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
CyHra guitarist Euge Valovirta has checked in with the following update: “Our touring cycle for our debut album Letters To Myself is about to start soon with full force and
January 14, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Stratovarius frontman Timo Kotipelto recently spoke with Italy’s SpazioRock and discussed playing acoustic gigs with former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen, performing Stratovarius‘ Visions album in its entirety, and what
January 14, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
2017 was a great year for Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN and their loyal fan base: The band with mastermind Jari Mäenpää didn’t only release their third studio album »The Forest Seasons«, they also played several
January 14, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Symphonic metal pioneers THERION unveiled the plot and first track off their opulent opera project »Beloved Antichrist« last year, which will see the light of day on February 9th. Today the band is kicking
January 14, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Tuomas Holopainen‘s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996. 20 years later – with over 2,000 shows played and more
January 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
The release date for TRIBULATION’s much anticipated new album “Down Below” on January 26th is drawing closer…   Correcting an audio issue on the previous version, a new visualizer clip (Note:
January 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
In the dirt where fallen icons lay to rest, the maggots and seeds spawned in 2014 a new creation. This took the ugly form of Lik, which fittingly means corpse in
January 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Last January, Norway’s Fight The Fight released their self-titled debut digitally in the USA – now, the band is giving the record a proper physical release in the States via Blacklight Media.
January 11, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
The recording and mastering of the new IMMORTAL album is completed. The band’s upcoming new full-length album has been produced by Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio) who also produced »At The Heart Of Winter«, »Damned In
January 10, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Swedish death metal legends The Crown have announced their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, for a March 16th release through Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record
January 10, 2018 by Tero Tolkki
Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY will release a deluxe vinyl box set including all ten studio albums and a bonus Gatefold 2LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996
December 22, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR will release a new song, “Interdimensional Summit”, on February 23, 2018 as a seven-inch vinyl EP. The EP will also include a live version of the track “Puritania”,
December 19, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD have entered Park Studios in Stockholm to record their as-yet-untitled new album for a late spring/early summer release. The disc is being produced by Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineered by Stefan
December 19, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Longtime NIGHTWISH bandmates Marco Hietala and Tarja Turunen performed live together for the first time in 12 years during this past Thursday’s (December 14) “Raskasta Joulua” concert at the Elenia Areena in Hämeenlinna, Finland. “Raskasta Joulua”, which translates
December 18, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Before the symphonic black metal legends DIMMU BORGIR finally return to the spotlight with their highly anticipated ninth studio album in spring 2018, the Norwegians now unleash the re-releases of their early
December 16, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
WATAIN have released a second track from their upcoming studio album “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE”. Check out “Sacred Damnation” here: “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” is going to be released on January 5th,
December 16, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish melodic death metal outfit OMNIUM GATHERUM will do another run of European co-headline dates with Skálmöld and with their fellow countrymen from Stam1na as support right after the recording
December 15, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish crusaders of heathen metal, MOONSORROW, are teaming up with Primordial for the ‘Heathen Crusade’ European co-headline tour in April 2018! They will be supported by Der Weg Einer Freiheit.
December 15, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are currently in the studio, working on the follow-up of 2015’s »Noita«, before they’ll embark on an extensive European headline run with support from Russia’s ARKONA, Dutch men HEIDEVOLK as well
November 23, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
When HAMMERFALL released their debut album »Glory To The Brave« in 1997, the five Swedes launched a true heavy metal revival overnight. While the mainstream was saturated with grunge and the metal scene was
November 23, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Last week, blackened prog virtuosi ENSLAVED embarked on their big European tour to present the songs of their freshly released album »E« with a spectacular new stage setting. From today you can witness the
November 17, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Swedish black metal masters, DARK FUNERAL, have just announced that they are parting ways with their drummer Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem.   Lord Ahriman comments: “We must sadly inform you that we
November 14, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
At The Gates surprised everybody with their excellent comeback album in 2014, At War with Reality, and now they’re ready to do it again. The band took to Facebook to announce
November 7, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Poland’s Inertia.pl conducted an interview with frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON prior to the band’s October 15 show at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland. The conversation unfolded mostly about the recently released Satyricon’s
November 6, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
Swedish “suicidal black metal” band SHINING will release its new album, “X – Varg Utan Flock”, on January 5 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Kevin Rolly and can
November 6, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
A nine-minute video featuring footage of former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen talking about their new collaborative project THE DARK ELEMENT can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT will release its self-titled debut
November 6, 2017 by Tero Tolkki