“Black Label Society is up to something,” says the ominous message across BLS’s social media. The band has shared a new trailer teasing something in the works from Zakk Wylde’s primary gig outside of Zakk Sabbath, future live gigs with Ozzy, and his solo work, with the reveal on April 21st, 2021. The teaser features the song “Suicide Messiah” from 2005’s Mafia album. The last BLS album released has Grimmest Hits and Zakk released a solo album Book of Shadows II (eOne Music) and a Black Sabbath tribute record with Zakk Sabbath, the Billboard-chartingVertigo via Magnetic Eye Records.
Directed by Mike Holderbeast (Exhorder/High on Fire) what you see (and hear) from “Crowbar from New Orleeeaanns!” third slab of live streamage is what you’d expect to get… Crowbar playing a bunch of songs in an empty bar. Continue reading
Avatar took my live stream “virginity” away in this concert Ages|Madness from their series of Livestream concerts titled Ages, which has been running since January 9th and will end this upcoming weekend on January 30th. The Swedish band demonstrated why they are one of the most popular and entertaining bands in the genre right now by giving a performance that very well is worth the “price of admission” that COVID normalcy has given us for these types of events since we cannot go to live shows for the time being. Avatar was able to set a tone and ambiance like no other with this performance which was concentrated on tracks from the albums Black Waltz (Gain Music Entertainment)and Hail the Apocalypse (eOne Music).
Avatar is not your ordinary metal band. Melding crushing melodic groove metal with humor and mysticism, Avatar creates something new and intriguing that breaks the mold. For the second performance of their epic 4-part “Avatar Ages” livestream event, dubbed “Illusions”, the band performed fan-voted tracks off their records Feathers and Flesh (2016) and Avatar Country (2018).
Ace Frehley has shared a cover version of the Deep Purple classic “Space Truckin'”. The track will appear on Origins Vol. 2, the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, due on September 18 via eOne.
Swedish theatrical metallers Avatar has set Hunter Gatherer as the title of their new album, due on August 7th via eOne Music. The band revealed the name of the new disc in a one-and-a-half-minute video teaser, inspired by The Matrix films and Blade Runner, which was uploaded to their official YouTube channel. Songs set to appear on the LP include ‘Colossus’, ‘Child’, ‘Scream Into The Void’, ‘Silence In The Age Of Apes’, and ‘Secret Door’, the latter of which featuring a whistling spot by Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor.Continue reading
In a message to fans, High on Fire has canceled all of its headline club tour dates due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The band suggests fans contact their point of purchase for refunds. Ad for their festival dates, the band recommends keeping up with Festival news on their sites and socials. They are working on rescheduling European tour dates for 2021. The band had continued to tour in support of their Grammy-Award winning albumElectric Messiah, released via eOne Music. The band has yet to announce a permanent replacement for co-founder and drummer Des Kensel, who stepped down from the band after 21 years in 2019.Continue reading
Good news as Black Label Society has announced rescheduled dates with Obituary and Lord Dying for this summer. The tour had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and tickets fro the previous shows will be honored. Zakk Wylde told Billboard recently since he has downtime with Ozzy Osbourneoff the road, the band will work on their followup to 2018’s Grimmest Hits album, released via eOne Heavy. Continue reading
Theatrical Metallers Avatar have shared a new musical featurette inspired by their latest album Avatar Country (eOne Music), Legend Of Avatar Country A Metal Odyssey today. The featurette was originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, where the goal was quickly met in only 90 minutes. Now available to the public at large via a YouTube premiere today, Legend Of Avatar Country: A Metal Odyssey marks the finale of the Avatar Country story for the band. Following their North American tour supporting BABYMETAL, Avatar has also shared that they’ve been in the studio working on a follow up to Avatar Country with producer Jay Ruston. This marks their first time recording in the US. A new album is expected later in 2020. Watch the video now!Continue reading
Swedish Metal band Avatar has shared their new music video for the track ‘King’s Harvest’! The track comes from their short film, Legend Of Avatar Country: A Metal Odyssey short film, which the group released last month after completing a crowdfunding campaign that raised nearly $190,000 in 2018. The video was directed by Avatar ‘s longtime collaborator Johan Carlén.Continue reading