Amaranthe Forced to Cancel Their North American Tour 

Amaranthe, who recently announced their sixth studio album will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records, has been forced to cancel their North American tour. With the current state of the Covid-19 pandemic their upcoming North American 2020 tour is canceled. The tour was to have also featured Battle Beast and Seven Spires. All ticket holders will be refunded by the service where they made the purchase. Please note the promoters are working diligently to refund the payments in a timely manner and appreciate ticket holders patience during the process. The band thank fans for the understanding while they work on rescheduling the anticipated tour. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: LOVEBITES – Electric Pentagram

Released in Japan and the UK earlier in the year, other territories have had to wait until now to hear the latest album by Japanese power metallers, Lovebites. Every bit as impressive as their previous records, Electric Pentagram (Victor Records) even draws inspiration from the likes of Slayer for their latest release, the appropriately titled opening track, ‘Thunder Vengeance’ having been conceived after watching the legendary thrashers at Download Festival Japan in 2019. Not that you’d be able to tell from the chorus, which carries a hook so beefy you could eat it for Sunday lunch. Continue reading

Hammerfall Teases New Video for “Second to One” ft. Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast

Hammerfall has shared a teaser for a new music video! ‘Second To One’ features Noora Louhimo of Beast in Black. The track comes from the bands’ acclaimed album Dominion, out now via Napalm Records.  Both of these bands will tour together in the USA in 2020. Check out the teaser! Continue reading

Battle Beast Taps Cyhra and Brymir for European Tour Dates

Finnish Power Metal band Battle Beast have tapped Cyhra and Brymir for their previously announced European Tour. Following a summer performing at European festivals and upcoming dates next week with Kamelot and Sonata Arctica, the proper EU tour kicks of on 15 of November, All dates are on sale now. Led by dynamic front-woman Noora Louhimo, you can watch the band in action at Metal On The Hill (Graz, Austria) in this aftermovie for the fest: Continue reading

Battle Beast Release New Album, Share New Video For “Endless Summer”

Finnish heavy metal band Battle Beast released their brand new album No More Hollywood Endings today via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has shared the official video for new track ‘Endless Summer’, which was once directed by their returning collaborators Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Watch ‘Endless Summer’now! Continue reading

Battle Beast Announces New Album – “No More Hollywood Endings”

Finish heavy metallers Battle Beast will release their new album No More Hollywood Endings, this March 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The eleven featured songs were recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio; the record was also produced and mixed by Janne. Last but no least, the cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Korpiklaani, Manowar etc.). The band will release the album head of their already announced six-week tour with Arion. More details and new music coming soon! Continue reading

Rockharz Festival 25 Is Totally Sold Out!

This year’s Rockharz Open Air is sold-out, faster than ever before. As preparations begin to host the 25th edition of the festival, it will take place from July 4th to July 7th, 2018 in Ballenstedt.  The fest is headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, Hammerfall, Eisbrecher, Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Knorkator, Schandmaul, Cannibal Corpse, Alestorm, Ensiferum, Exodus, Sodom, Equilibrium, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Finntroll, Battle Beast, Amaranthe, Bannkreis, Gloryhammer and many more. You can see the final poster below. Continue reading

Rockharz Open Air Adds Six More Bands, Tickets On Sale Now

Rockharz Open Air is celebrating 25 years as a festival in 2018. This year’s fest is already loaded with talent and grows all the time, now with six new bands. Joining the lineup headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, and Hammerfall are Bannkreis, Versengold, Winterstorm, Oni, Blind Channel, Manntra with special guest, Michael Rhein (In Extremo). The fest takes place from July 4th to July 7th 2018 in Ballenstedt, Germany. Tickets are on sale now and a sellout is expected. Continue reading