Stoner Rock legends Lucifer will release their brand new album Lucifer IV, which will be released on October 29th, 2021 via Century Media Records! The band released a killer new single and video for the track “Bring Me His Head!” Pre-orders are also now live for the album and you can see the incredible artwork and tracklisting below!
It is quite outstanding when we sit down to realize how human nature can easily adapt (for better or worst) to its surroundings and environment. Particular historic examples in the music industry like the shift of the typical major label model, to music piracy, to streamings platform era, and some more social events, like a pandemic, are some of the major challenges that musicians have had to deal with through history. How some musicians have been able to, somehow, stay on their feet and continue to deliver quality products to their fans it’s simply remarkable. Some bands have been able to release some formidable production, and an example of this is Tesseract’s latest livestream event P O R T A L S (Kscope Records), released in December 2020. Continue reading
GosT has, since 2013, been the vehicle for producer and singer James Lollar. Loosely fitting into the synthwave bracket, GosT’s music in fact takes influence from many areas including post-punk, industrial and black metal. Moreover, Lollar has regularly shared stages with metal bands including Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder and Mayhem, as well as fellow synthwave acts such as Perturbator and Carpenter Brut.
After just a few short years, bassist Brandon Bruce has departed the lineup of Thrash Metallers Havok. The split appears to be amicable, as the band shared Brandon’s message on Facebook. No word yet on who the replacement will be. Havok’s latest studio album is V, released May 1st, 2020 via Century Media Records. (review here)
The Picturebooks have shared another new single from their upcoming album. Chris Robertson from Black Stone Cherry joins the band for “Catch Me If You Can.” The Major Minor Collective released September 3rd, 2021 via Century Media Records. Watch the official music video, filmed in Guetersloh (GER) and Edmonton/Kentucky (USA)now, and the song is streaming on all DSPs today as well. The entire album is chock full of guest performances from members of Clutch, Refused, Slothrust, Blues Pills, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and more! Watch the clip right now and pre-order the album.
Modern Heavy Metal leaders Spirit Adrift has shared a new single and lyric video/visualizer for the track “Forge Your Future.” The song is the title track of their upcoming new three-song EP releasing on August 27th via Century Media Records. You can pre-order the vinyl (due in October) and stream the track at all DSPs right now! The band has also announced Forge Your Future features Preston Bryant on synthesizers, and they will be joined by Sonny DeCarlo on bass in live settings moving forward.
Long-running rockers The Picturebooks have shared a new single “Holy Ghost,” featuring Jon Harvey (Monster Truck). Watch the music video, which was recorded in Guetersloh (GER), Los Angeles (USA) and Hamilton (CAN) at the link below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album The Major Minor Collective, due out September 3rd, 2021 via Century Media. The entire album is chock full of guest performances from members of Clutch, Refused, Slothrust, Blues Pills, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry and more! Watch the clip right now and pre-order the album.
At The Gates is a household name to every Melodic Death Metal fan out there. Formed over thirty years ago, this group of guys invigorated the scene by gifting the people with their unruly and extreme proclamations. Along with several other eager acts from their hometown, like Dark Tranquility and In Flames, ATG bolstered what is now defined as Gothenburg Melodic Death Metal. The signature sound that they captured still storms the scene today, showing off the band’s Swedish roots with a grim and wistful flourish. They continue on to profess their dark truths on their new seventh full-length record, The Nightmare of Being (Century Media Records).
Legendary Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates have just shared a new single and video for “The Fall Into Time” off their upcoming album The Nightmare Of Being out July 2ndvia Century Media Records. At The Gates are also launching an exclusive U.S. only guitar giveaway for fans who pre-save/add the band’s forthcoming album The Nightmare of Being on Spotify or Apple Music. Enter the contest HERE for a chance to win an At The Gates signature model Solar Guitar and 2 band t-shirts. Watch the music video, which was directed by longtime Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media (Arch Enemy, Grave, Borknagar, etc.) right now!
Bewitcher has always stood out for having a more melodic slant than their Blackened Speed Metal peers and that distinction is at its most apparent on their third album. The band’s Venom meets Running Wild style leans much in the latter’s favor on Cursed Be Thy Kingdom (Century Media Records). The guitar rhythms are noticeably more accessible with more flamboyant leads above them and more dynamic song structures to match. Even the blatant Welcome To Hell worship on ‘Satanic Magick Attack’ has an almost Hard Rock flair to it.