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CHASTAIN: 'Rise Up' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Rise Up" from the reformed CHASTAIN — featuring Leather Leone on vocals — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's comeback album, "Surrender To No One", which was released on November 19, 2013 via Leviathan Records. Comments CHASTAIN guitarist David T. Chastain: "We wanted ...

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FREEDOM CALL: 'Beyond' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

German melodic metallers FREEDOM CALL will release their new studio album, "Beyond", on February 24, 2014 in Europe and March 4 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The 14-song effort was recorded at Separate Studios in Nuremberg and FREEDOM CALL's own studio and was produced by guitarist/vocalist Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst. Comments Chris Bay: "Stylistically, ...

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AVATARIUM Singer: 'People Have This Preconception That Female Vocalists Only Use Opera-Styled Vocals In Metal'

Raymond Westland of The Midlands Rocks recently conducted an interview with AVATARIUM singer Jennie-Ann Smith. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The Midlands Rocks: Can you start by telling how you become involved with AVATARIUM? Jennie-Ann Smith: AVATARIUM started out as a project from Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS) and Mikael Åkerfeldt ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Pays Tribute To NELSON MANDELA

LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe was one of many musicians who have taken to social media to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and a groundbreaking civil rights activist. Mandela died on Thursday (December 5) at age 95. One of the foremost civil rights leaders in his battle against ...

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FREEDOM CALL To Release 'Beyond' In February

German melodic metallers FREEDOM CALL will release their new studio album, "Beyond", on February 24, 2014 in Europe and March 4 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The 14-song effort was recorded at Separate Studios in Nuremberg and FREEDOM CALL's own studio and was produced by guitarist/vocalist Chris Bay and Stephan Ernst. Comments Chris Bay: "Stylistically, ...

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MAGNUM On New Album: 'We Believe We Have Taken It To Another Level'

Influential British melodic hard rockers MAGNUM will release their 19th studio album, "Escape From The Shadow Garden", on March 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. The effort will be made available as a limited digipak edition with bonus material, as a double colored vinyl LP, standard jewel case CD and download. The cover artwork ...

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