Arch / Matheos – Winter Eternal

Gobsmacking. That’s the first word that came to mind and I wasn’t even a minute into Winter Eternal (Metal Blade Records). Arch / Matheos deliver everything people like about heavy metal. The music is imbued with headbanging fury. The guitar riffage is sublime. Winter Eternal is that perfect storm of a heavy metal album. It’s a wicked mixture of classically awesome Iron Maiden, heady powerful Dream Theatre, and has the story-telling prowess of Queensryche. Listening to the album makes you go, “Grrrrrrrrrr!” Continue reading

Queensrÿche Shares Video For “Light-Years”

Queensrÿche has shared a new video for their song ‘Light-Years’, from their recent album The Verdict (Century Media). Directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye Music Visuals, you can watch it now below. The band is still on a US headline tour supporting their new album, with Fates Warning opening all dates. Continue reading

Fates Warning Signs New Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade Records, New Album in 2020

Progressive Metal legends Fates Warning have inked a new worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records, for a new album, due out in 2020. The band have resigned ot the label and could not be happier. Their next studio album will be thirteenth in their storied career. The band released their latest album, Live Over Europe, last year to critical acclaim. The current lineup is comprised of — Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass, vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), and Mike Abdow (guitars, vocals) Fates Warning will kick off a US tour supporting Queensrÿche next month. The tour will commence on March 2nd in Orlando, Florida and run through April 3rd in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading

Queensrÿche To Release New Album “The Verdict” This Coming Spring, Announce Headline Tour

Progressive heavy metal greats Queensrÿche have announced their newest album The Verdict out March 1st 2019 via Century Media Records. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign below. Continue reading

Fates Warning Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Fates Warning released Theories Of Flight to the world last year, and as Chris said in his review, “After a number of years in the wilderness of creativity, Theories sees them return to their best.“The band has already performed “their best” new material for the crowds in Europe, and now they’ve finally announced the first leg of dates here in the States! Continue reading