NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: April 28th New Music Releases

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Lovebites Share New Single – “Holy War”, New Album Incoming

Japanese Power Metal band Lovebites has shared their brand new single, ‘Holy War’, from their upcoming new album, via Metal Insider. Electric Pentagram releases April 24 via Red River Entertainment/BFD, in partnership with JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Group and distributed by The Orchard in North America. Pre-orders have gone live at the link below. Continue reading

REVIEW: Dragonforce and Lovebites: Live at Manchester Academy 2

 

When thinking of the power metal scene in general, you would be forgiven for not necessarily considering Britain an institution of it. Considering that Germany has offered the worldwide scene the likes of Helloween and Blind Guardian, and Finnish groups such as Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, it is unsurprising that power metal shows in the UK come few and far between, despite the country’s roots in the highly influential NWOBHM genre. Continue reading

Lovebites – Clockwork Immortality

With a name inspired by – no, not the Def Leppard power ballad or the hickey Accept were screaming for – Halestorm’s ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ is the all-female Japanese Metal band Lovebites. If you like your Metal relentless, big, bombastic and with one foot in the eighties then you have come to the right place, Clockwork Immortality (JPU Records) is their second album in their short three-year life and it is not for the timid. Continue reading

BLOODSTOCK 2018 Part I – Catton Hall, Derbyshire UK

With people on social media proudly sharing photographs of their recently purchased or newly patched up tents, or cirrhosis-inducing beer supplies during the days and even weeks leading up to the event itself, by the time the big day actually arrives, anticipation for Bloodstock 2018 has already turned into a Christmas-like level of excitement. Continue reading

DIAMONDS AND MIST: Albums Round- Up

In this edition of our Reviews Round-Up, our fearless Editor Steve Tovey takes on some new and recently released albums to see if they pass the smell test.
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Ozzy, Judas Priest, Meshuggah And Myrkur Among The Winners At The Golden Gods Awards

Last night Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Meshuggah, Myrkur, Maynard James Keenan, Jessica Pimentel and many more took home the statues at the 16th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Hosted by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and saw Carpenter Brut, Myrkur, Meshuggah, Baroness and Parkway Drive perform in front of a packed crowd at Indigo at the O2 in London. Ozzy won the evening’s top award, fittingly the Golden God Award in service to his solo career in music. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air Sets Thursday Night Lineup

Bloodstock Open Air, Europe’s most staunchly independent, best quality heavy music festival has set their pre-opening night lineup for 2018. Taking the stage on Thursday night in Catton Park to entertain the early arrivers includes Arkona, Bloodshot Dawn, Skiltron, Fire Red Empress, and Hundred Year Old Man. If for some reason you plan to go but haven’t booked tickets yet, fear not. We’ve got you covered for all the details. Continue reading

Bloodstock Open Air Adds Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Lovebites And More!

Bloodstock 2018 continues to grow in depth and quality as the festival has added six more bands to the bill. Joining the already killer lineup are Onslaught, Feed The Rhino, Lovebites, DeProfundus, Reprisal and Uncured to the lineup. These bands bring the classic, underground, avant-garde and extreme metal quotient up even more. Get pumped up for the festival by watching this new teaser trailer! Continue reading