Rammstein released their debut album Herzeleid 25 years ago today, and now in 2020, the album will get a new life. The Industrial Metal greats will release a limited edition remaster of Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) via Vertigo/UMe, on December 4th, 2020. The release will feature the album’s original tracklist on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally.Continue reading →
Iron Maiden and Parlophone Records will issue a special limited-edition 12-inch vinyl version of their iconic self-titled debut album on October 9. The release honors both the 40th anniversary of the album, which came out on April 14, 1980 and reached No. 4 in the U.K. chart, and also 2020’s National Album Day, on October 10 — a celebration of the long-player in association with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).
Yesterday, June 29th, 2020 marked 21 years since the release of Slipknot’s monumental debut album. Former drummer Joey Jordison, who exited the band in 2013 for reasons never explained, posted some memories and thanks for the making of the album: Continue reading →
Halestorm is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut studio album with a deluxe edition available for pre-order now. Halestorm was released on April 28th, 2009 via the bands’ label Atlantic and immediately made their mark on the music scene on the strength of great songs, Lzzy Hale’s voice and the infections hit single ‘I Get Off’. The deluxe edition has all new artwork, original pre-production demos and extra materials that show the growth and the run-up to the final full debut album. Watch a message from the band to fans and the details below. Continue reading →
Los Angeles power-trio Athanasia is a new group featuring former members Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach, and Joey Jordison’s Murderdolls. Founded in California by veteran guitarist/vocalist Caleb Bingham under the band’s original name Ascension. The bands’ early demos landed Caleb a slot with the first incarnation of Five Finger Death Punch in 2005. Leaving that band in 2007, Bingham continued to write under the name Ascension, recording several more unreleased demos (and one EP) at the behest of then Roadrunner Records A&R, now Nuclear Blast Entertainment impresario and tastemaker Monte Conner (Sepultura, Slipknot, Type O Negative, Machine Head, Fear Factory). Now Athanasia is ready to strike with their debut full-length The Order Of The Silver Compass on March 15 via Seeing Red Records and Rock of Angels Records. New music to follow soon, but check out the album details.
Stone Sour will reissue their chart topping debut album from 2003 for Record Store Day Black Friday, via Roadrunner Records. The album will come with all new artwork, and in various configuarations which you can see below. The release is limited to 2500 pieces and the CD edition comes with a bonus CD of music recorded live at The House of Brick in 2002.Continue reading →
With the Progressive and Tech Metal climate being so crowded and, at times, stagnant, any new breed of band has the unenviable task of trying to stand out from the hordes by bringing in any resemblance of freshness or innovation. Whilst there is undoubtedly an abundance of quality talents out there, all too often acts fail to leave much of an impression in comparison to many of their peers. Continue reading →
Sevendust celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album by performing it live in its entirety at a special show in Atlanta last month. As you saw in the footage we posted, the performance was absolutely amazing, and now they’ve announced more of these special anniversary shows this Summer. Continue reading →