mercyful-fate in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

The Reckoning Dawn - WINTERFYLLETH

You could get lost in "The Reckoning Dawn", such is its immaculate, overpowering hugeness. This is WINTERFYLLETH's seventh studio album (assuming you include 2018's acoustic set "The Hallowing of Heirdom" — and you should, because it's brilliant) and it feels big, grand, important; as if the band have finally perfected the wild, windswept cacophony that ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Weapons of Tomorrow - WARBRINGER

This has already been a superb year for thrash. New albums from heavyweights like TESTAMENT, SEPULTURA and ANNIHILATOR and furious new wavers like HAVOK, SHRAPNEL, HOLYCIDE and SCHIZOPHRENIA have all confirmed that this peculiarly resilient subgenre is as vital and vibrant as it has ever been. What self-consciously cool folk fail to understand is that ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

WARBRINGER: 'Glorious End' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Glorious End" from the thrash metal force WARBRINGER can be seen below. The track is taken from WARBRINGER's new album, "Weapons Of Tomorrow", which will be released on April 24 via Napalm Records. WARBRINGER vocalist John Kevill says: "'Glorious End' is the grand finale of 'Weapons Of Tomorrow', ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TAR POND Feat. Former CELTIC FROST And CORONER Members: Debut Album Out Now

TAR POND is a Swiss anti-supergroup established in 2015 by legendary CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain (R.I.P), former CORONER drummer and lyricist Marky Edelmann, renowned scratchboard artist Thomas Ott, Swiss art world heavyweight A.C. Kupper, and Stefano Mauriello. TAR POND's debut album, "Protocol Of Constant Sadness", was released on March 20 and is described in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON Praises 'Heavy And Dark' New Album, 'Titans Of Creation'

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson spoke to Australia's Subculture Entertainment about the band's upcoming album, "Titans Of Creation", which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The Snake" was produced by singer Chuck Billy and Peterson while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, recording and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Organizers Of SONIC TEMPLE, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE And EPICENTER Festivals Are 'Assessing The Situation Very Carefully'

The organizers of Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, all of which are scheduled to take place in May, say that they are "assessing the situation very carefully" with regards to the status of this spring's festivals. A number of festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella and Stagecoach ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO Launches New Band, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT

Former CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho has launched a new band called BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joining him in the group are guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa. The blood in most musicians' veins would curdle if they all of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To New TESTAMENT Song 'Children Of The Next Level'

The official visualizer for "Children Of The Next Level", a brand new song from San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Titans Of Creation", which will be released on April 3 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2016 album "Brotherhood Of The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Explains 'F8' Album Title

In a new interview with Berlin, Germany's Star FM, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "F8". He said (see video below): "Originally, we were just gonna call it '8', sort of. We thought it's the eighth record, and if you wanted to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WARBRINGER To Release 'Weapons Of Tomorrow' Album In April

Thrash metal force WARBRINGER will release its new album, titled "Weapons Of Tomorrow", on April 24 via Napalm Records. With this release, the SoCal five-piece has not only proven a true mastery of its craft, but has spurred the forward shift of an entire genre — transporting thrash metal into a brand-new era. Building upon ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAVOK Releases 'Phantom Force' Music Video

Colorado-based thrashers HAVOK will release their new album, "V", on May 1 via Century Media Records. The official music video for the disc's debut single, "Phantom Force", can be seen below. The clip, complete with a seizure warning, was directed by K. Hunter Lamar of Digital Myle and is described in a press release as ...

Read more

Posted in: News