Hard at work on a new album, Ukranian progressive metal band Jinjer has announced they have rescheduled their previously postponed North American headline tour. Direct support will come from special guests Suicide Silence. Ticket pre-sales begin Thursday, March 25th with the public on-sale Friday, March 26th. The band is hopeful the new album will be due out later this year via Napalm Records. Watch their first studio update now.
Every album that Moonspell releases explores a different facet of their Gothic Metal style, sometimes responding to the one before it in a constant tug-o-war between darkness and light. Their thirteenth album, Hermitage (Napalm Records), is no exception. In contrast to the grandiose symphonics of 2018’s 1755, the band opts for a scaled-back, atmospheric approach with more Prog influence thrown in than usual. It seems to invoke the band’s early vibe without going full throwback and also reminds me of Tiamat or Opeth in spots.
Heavy Metal icon Dee Snider shared a tweet tonight (March 11th, 2021) in which he announced his upcoming album Leave A Scar, due out via Napalm Records this summer. The former frontman of Twisted Sister posted tonight on Twitter that his new album features George “Corspegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse on a song called “Time To Choose.” “HOLY HELL!! Just heard mix of a duet (if you can call something this brutal that) with me and #corpsegrinder of CANNIBAL CORPSE for my next album! ‘Time to Chose’ is BEYOND HEAVY! @jameyjasta @CorpseOfficial #HAAAAAARD !!!”
Life of Agony has announced the release of a new feature-length documentary, directed Leigh Brooks, about the making of their last album, 2019 The Sound of Scars, out now via Napalm Records. The band also announced a limited, two-week screening of The Director’s Cut starting Friday, April 16th, 2021. Watch the trailer now!
The self-described God of Partying, Andrew W.K., has shared a new single and music video for, “Babalon.” The track is also available to pre-order and stream from all DSPs. This is the first of new music from his newly minted worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. More information should be forthcoming soon about new Andrew W.K. music. Jam it out now!
Doom Metal legends Conan will release a live album, Live At Freak Valley, on March 12, 2021 via Napalm Records. Following their 2013 live album, recorded at Roadburn festival, and the self-released Live At Bannermans, their third live album could not have been recorded at a better place than Freak Valley Festival. Pre-orders are live below. Watch a performance clip for “Hawk As A Weapon” now!
As we reported last month, UK Thash Metal leaders Evile have returned! The band will release Hell Unleashed, due out April 30, 2021 via Napalm Records. The new album will be their first album since 2013 and features the new line-up formation of the talented Ol Drake on vocals/guitars and new member Adam Smith of RipTide as rhythm guitarist. You can check out the new single and video for the title track below! The new album is also available for pre-order now!
Bloody Hammers are the Hard Rock husband and wife duo Anders Manga (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Devallia (Keyboards/Organ). Hailing from Transylvania County, NC, the Gothic-Metal rockers released Songs of Unspeakable Terror (Napalm Records). Of the Horror-Punk record, Manga says, “When the pandemic hit and I realized I’d be stuck at home for a while, I started thinking I needed to dig into a music project. I was oddly inspired by the unknown, and fear that this plague was gonna wipe us all out. I needed a creative escape.”
Returning Thrash Metallers Evile will release a new album in 2021 via their new label Napalm Records, which was announced last fall. The band dropped a teaser of a new single and video on their socials and the label as well, hopefully releasing soon. For a little snippet, it sounds tasty!
With the news of the sudden passingof guitar hero and Melodic Death Metal leader Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom and recently Bodom After Midnight, stars from across the music world have shared their condolences and memories. A who’s who of artists paid respects, as well as press notices from his current label Napalm Records, and his former label Nuclear Blast Records as well.