After 14 years in the dirt, classic rock band The Hellacopters have returned from the dead to do exactly what Swedes do best: make damn good rock ‘n’ roll. Like many, many bands, The Hellacopters had no intention of getting back together post-breakup in 2008, but their new 2022 record, Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast), goes to show that bands really do suck at staying broken up. We’re certainly not complaining, because this is one hell of a comeback record. Continue reading
Scottish Progressive Metal band Bleed From Within has announced a new album, ‘Shrine’, due to be released on June 3rd, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available now at the link below. The vinyl will be released on October 14th, 2022. Check out the new single and video “Levitate” now!
Sabaton is a group that has applied their singular, surefire sound to all their works while still making each release entertainingly compelling and special. For over twenty years, this Swedish Power Metal quintet has affected the scene with their fierce vibrato and hard-hitting intensity. They have become well-known storytellers who bring history to life through their knowledgeable lyrics and grandiose style of playing. Their capacity to carry historic war themes through their skillful writing has allowed them to carve into the new genre of Military Metal. They released an album in 2019 called The Great War where they shared tales from World War One. They knew they couldn’t fit all the war’s remarkable events on just one album so now they are getting ready to release a full-length follow up stocked with more stories. The War to End all Wars (both Nuclear Blast) continues the band’s narrative on WW1 and does so with exceptionally exhilarating enthusiasm. Continue reading
Vein.fm has announced their new album This World Is Going to Ruin You on March 4th, 2022 via Closed Casket Activities, outside of North America the record is released through Nuclear Blast Records under exclusive license from Closed Casket Activities. Pre-order it at the link below. The album follows 2018’s acclaimed break-through album Errorzone. Check out their new single and video for “Wavery” here:
Guitarist Marzi Montazeri has quit Exhorder. Montazeri shared the news of his exit in a social media post, which you can see below. He joined Exhorder in 2017 following stints with Pantera vocalist Philip Anselmo’s projects Superjoint and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. He wrote and toured behind the Exhorder comeback album Mourn The Southern Skies, in September 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Thomas confirmed in an interview with Ghost Cult last fall that the band had begun writing a new album. Continue reading
The temperature was almost in the single digits last Saturday evening when Dark Tranquility brought their Moment tour to Detroit’s northern suburbs. The poorly plowed roads and the negative degree wind chill did not deter Michigan metalheads from witnessing the trailblazers of Gothenburg’s Melodic Death Metal Scene. Everyone briskly trotted into Pontiac’s acclaimed music hall to catch the two opening acts of the evening. Nailed to Obscurity and Kataklysm were invited along on this tour which made for a deliciously stacked bill. Built in 1830, the Crofoot building is a historic phenomenon and local treasure. The large building contains three venues in one and is known for catering to heavier bands. This prized entertainment complex was a fair choice for a night of big, blistering, music.
Amorphis is one of those bands that marches to the beat of their own drum. They are a major-league act that has elegantly evolved over the years and is known for their ever-developing style. They are beloved because they master innovation while remaining tried and true to their uncommon sound. For over three decades, this six-piece has accomplished the reputation of being one of the main contributors to establishing the Scandinavian Melodic Death Metal genre. Looking through their delightfully diverse discography, it’s a small wonder as to why they have gained such acclaim.
Ministry has shared a trippy new music video for the song “Believe Me!” The track comes from their 2021 album Moral Hygiene, out now via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will kickoff a new tour soon with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity for direct support as special guests. Tickets are on sale now! Watch the clip for “Believe Me” now!
Some bands fit easily into a singular genre. And though it makes for much simpler categorization, it can inhibit an artist or artists that feel they want to branch out or try something new without alienating a fanbase. The French foursome Celeste do away with this notion entirely, and have dipped their toes in many different areas of music, most recently on their sixth album, Assassine(s) (Nuclear Blast), an effort that brings forth elements of Doom, Black Metal and atmospherics.
Stoner Rock legends Earthless will drop their new album this week, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons, due out on January 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The power trio features Isaiah Mitchell, Mike Eginton & Mario Rubalcaba – also members of The Black Crowes, Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes and others. The band’s new album features one epic long track, they have shared teasers for the release leading up to its drop. The band will also hit the road next week for a west coast tour, with some dates rescheduled for this April. Check out “Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons” now!