Beth Roars Launches a Podcast, New Interview with Ralf Scheepers of Gamma Ray

If you have been following this space, we love YouTuber Beth Roars and her amazing critiques of singers, especially rock and metal vocalists like Mike Patton, Layne Staley, Maynard James Keenan and more. In addition to her recent Patreon campaign, she has launched a podcast, the “Good Job Podcast which you can find on Spotify and other places you listen. Episode #3 features an interview with Ralf Scheepers, the world-renowned singer from Gamma Ray and Primal Fear. They chatted about his career, developing his talent and remaining humble, how the music industry changed over the years, and more. Subscribe and listen now! Continue reading

August 10th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world! Continue reading

Rockharz Festival 25 Is Totally Sold Out!

This year’s Rockharz Open Air is sold-out, faster than ever before. As preparations begin to host the 25th edition of the festival, it will take place from July 4th to July 7th, 2018 in Ballenstedt.  The fest is headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, Hammerfall, Eisbrecher, Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Knorkator, Schandmaul, Cannibal Corpse, Alestorm, Ensiferum, Exodus, Sodom, Equilibrium, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Finntroll, Battle Beast, Amaranthe, Bannkreis, Gloryhammer and many more. You can see the final poster below. Continue reading

Rivers Of Nihil – Where Owls Know My Name

A relationship between Heavy Metal and birds has existed for decades. Representing everything from freedom to patriotism, the mighty eagle has flown free, as high as the sun, and even cried, not to mention appearing in varying degrees of quality on the covers of every Primal Fear album ever. Crows, ravens, and vultures all stand proudly and fiercely Metal, and even the mention of blackbirds and albatrosses has been known to get moshpits moving. Continue reading

Rockharz Open Air Adds Six More Bands, Tickets On Sale Now

Rockharz Open Air is celebrating 25 years as a festival in 2018. This year’s fest is already loaded with talent and grows all the time, now with six new bands. Joining the lineup headlined by In Flames, Powerwolf, Kreator, and Hammerfall are Bannkreis, Versengold, Winterstorm, Oni, Blind Channel, Manntra with special guest, Michael Rhein (In Extremo). The fest takes place from July 4th to July 7th 2018 in Ballenstedt, Germany. Tickets are on sale now and a sellout is expected. Continue reading

Rockharz Festival Adds Powerwolf, Cannibal Corpse And Sodom To Complete 2018 Line-Up

Rockharz Festival, celebrating 25 years in 2018, has completed their incredible line-up with the addition of Powerwolf, Cannibal Corpse, and Sodom. Tickets are on sale now and Ghost Cult has the full details. Continue reading

Alestorm, Primal Fear, Ahab And More Added to Rockharz Festival

The 25th Anniversary edition of the Rockharz Festival has added Alestorm, Primal Fear, Ahab, Erdling, Letzte Instanz and Nothgard to the 2018 event. Rockharz takes place next July 4th to July 7th 2018 In Ballenstedt, Germany.

The full lineup for Rockharz 2018 so far includes: Continue reading

70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Tickets Now On Sale To The Public

Tickets went on sale today for the biggest metal party of 2018! 70000 Tons Of Metal, “The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise”, released their tickets to the public today. The cruise takes place February 1-5, 2018 voyage and sails from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back. Continue reading

The Unity – The Unity

 

The list of acts who can be linked to Metal legends Helloween through their band members is really quite an impressive one. Masterplan, Running Wild, U.D.O., Krokus, Accept, Iron Savior, Savage Circus, and Freedom Call have all featured one or more of the German pumpkin botherers at one time or another, not to mention obscure side projects like Shockmachine and Palast, and a frankly ridiculous amount of collaborations and guest appearances. Continue reading

Audio + Tour: Primal Fear – Bullets and Tears + Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Alex Kuehr Photography

Photo Credit: Alex Kuehr Photography

German power metallers Primal Fear is streaming “Bullets & Tears,” off of their new studio album Rulebreaker in North America on January 29, 2016 via Frontiers Music Srl below. The band has also released their touring schedule for early 2016.

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With Brainstorm & Striker
Feb 05: Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona (ES)
Feb 06: Garaje – Murcia (ES)
Feb 07: Arena – Madrid (ES)
Feb 10: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR)
Feb 11: Kabana – Siegburg (DE)
Feb 12: Nove Chelmince – Prague (CZ)
Feb 13: LA Café – Cham (DE)
Feb 14: Logo – Hamburg (DE)
Feb 16: Musikzentrum – Hannover (DE)
Feb 17: Garage – Saarbrücken (DE)
Feb 18: LKA – Stuttgart (DE)
Feb 19: Z7 – Pratteln (CH)
Feb 20: Backstage – München (DE)
Feb 21: Barba Negra – Budapest (HU)
Feb 23: Szene – Vienna (AT)
Feb 24: TBA – Cracow (PL)
Feb 25: K17 – Berlin (DE)
Feb 26: Posthalle – Wuerzburg (DE)
Feb 27: Turock – Essen (DE)
Feb 28: Biebob- Vosselaar (BE)

North American Co-Headline Tour With Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody:
Apr 26: Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
Apr 28: Stage 48 – New York, NY
Apr 29: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 30: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
May 01: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
May 03: Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
May 04: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
May 05: Granada Theatre – Kansas City, MO
May 06: Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
May 08: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 09: Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
May 11: RockBar – San Francisco, CA
May 12: The Grove – Los Angeles, CA
May 13: LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
May 14: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
May 15: Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
May 17: Trees – Dallas, TX
May 18: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
May 20: The Haven – Orlando, FL
May 21: Orpheum – Tampa, FL
May 22: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 24: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
May 25: Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
May 26: Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
May 28: Palladium – Worcester, MA
May 30: Club Soda – Montreal, QC
May 31: Imperial – Quebec City, QC
Jun 01: Mod Club – Toronto, ON