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 album Electric 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 Osbourne off 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
One of the architects of Southern Metal and Sludge, Kirk Windstein is bringing forth his debut solo album. Best known for his work in Crowbar, Down and Kingdom of Sorrow, Windstein will release his debut solo album, Dream in Motion, January 24, 2020 via eOne Music. Kirk handled all vocal duties, guitars, and bass on the album, with drums and effects by longtime producing partner and collaborator, Duane Simoneaux (Crowbar, Down, Exhorder). The album features new originals and The a faithful rendition of ‘Aqualung’, the title track of Jethro Tull’s 1971 masterpiece. Directed by Justin Reich (Black Label Society, Royal Thunder), watch the video for the title track now! Continue reading
Midwestern progressive metal act, The Contortionist, return with another chapter in their transformation story. This particular collection of tracks making up a quick, yet most satisfying, EP is entitled Our Bones (eOne Music). While the group has moved on from their deathcore character, harsh vocals return to this release that brings some promise for future releases as well. Continue reading
As we previously reported, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will release a remastered reissue of their debut Sonic Brew, dubbed Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend via eOne Music on May 17th. The band just released a chilling rendition of ‘Spoke In The Wheel’, heavily relying on piano and strings and a video to accompany it, which you can see below. It’s the bonus track on the reissue and even features a musical nod to Eric Clapton/Derrick and the Dominos classic ‘Layla”.
Stoner and sludge bands Toke andYear of the Cobra have been added to High On Fire’s upcoming “Electric Messiah” Tour this winter. With frontman Matt Pike recovered from his toe amputation, High On Fire is ready to tour in support of their Electric Messiah album, out now via eOne Music. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading