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ATKINS MAY PROJECT Featuring Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS: New Song 'Here Comes The Rain' Streaming

ATKINS MAY PROJECT, the band featuring original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins and Christian guitarist and music artist Paul May, will release its third album, "Empire Of Destruction", on September 29 via Gonzo Multimedia. Like its predecessors, "Empire Of Destruction" comes once again straight out of the heart of "Black Country" in the United Kingdom, ...

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ENSLAVED Begins Recording 13th Album

Norway's progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED have entered the studio to begin recording their thirteenth album for an early 2015 release via Nuclear Blast. Main recordings for the as-yet-untitled CD are taking place at Duper and Solslottet Studios in Bergen, Norway, with additional tracking at Conclave & Earshot Studios (presided over by ENSLAVED members Larsen and ...

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Bled White - NOVEMBERS DOOM

NOVEMBERS DOOM just might have become America's official answer to ENSLAVED and OPETH, in a subtle way, of course. Having fostered their reputation in Europe, it's no surprise the Chicago-based death metallers could pass for a Euro or Scandinavian act. Now carrying more than twenty years under their belts as a band, NOVEMBERS DOOM follows ...

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SOULFLY: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SOULFLY's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. SOULFLY's ninth album, "Savages", sold 4,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 84 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Enslaved", opened with 5,900 ...

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Dutch Death Metallers DICTATED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metallers DICTATED. The band's new album, "The Deceived", will be released on August 15. Comments DICTATED: "DICTATED is very honored and proud to have signed with the mighty Metal Blade Records! "We have just finished our album, 'The Deceived', and we are thrilled to see ...

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SOULFLY Drummer ZYON CAVALERA To Miss Russian Tour Dates

Drummer Zyon Cavalera will be forced to miss SOULFLY's upcoming shows in Russia with KORN, set to take place later this month. He states: "I broke two fingers and have a LODY KONG [Zyon's side band] recording coming up. But my friend Kanky Lora [who plays drums for SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo's solo band] is ...

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Tied to a Dying Animal - SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY

It can never be understated that double albums come with risks, the main caveats being they should either be special or at least serve a credible purpose. Otherwise, there lies automatic suspicion of bloated packaging in the interest of sales boosting. Black metal/dark meditative artists SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY have no concern in lighting up Billboard, ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR BJØRNSON Speaks To RESIDENT ROCK STAR In Denver (Video)

Resident Rock Star conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED, on February 11 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Interviewed by SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus on Friday, February 28 at the Melbourne stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR will bring the most insane spectacle in rock 'n roll all the way from Antarctica to ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Interviewed By THE AU REVIEW (Video)

The AU Review conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus on Sunday, February 23 at the Sydney stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR will bring the most insane spectacle in rock 'n roll all the way from Antarctica to the Land Of The Rising ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Interviewed By SOUNDWAVE TV (Video)

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus earlier today (Saturday, February 22) at the Brisbane stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR will bring the most insane spectacle in rock 'n roll all the way from Antarctica ...

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ENSLAVED's GRUTLE KJELLSON Talks To VALENCIA VOICE (Video)

Bryce Brimhall of Valencia Voice conducted an interview with Grutle Kjellson, bassist/vocalist of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED, prior to the band's January 27 concert at the House Of Blues in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the chat below. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its ...

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BENEATH To Release 'The Barren Throne' In April

Icelandic death metal juggernauts BENEATH will release their second full-length album, "The Barren Thorne", on April 29 via Unique Leader Records. The CD was helmed by Polish producers Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski, who previously worked with such acts as DECAPITATED, VADER and BEHEMOTH. The album contains 11 tracks of technical brutality, clocking in at 53 ...

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BLIKSEM: 'Disciples' Video Released

"Disciples", the new video from Belgian metallers BLIKSEM, can be seen below. The clip was shot during the band's Spanish tour in November and is a high-octane, live iPhone raw power impression of their Iberian trip, which includes footages of their live performance for Spanish TV. "Disciples" is taken from BLIKSEM's debut album, "Face The ...

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VAINAJA Signs With SVART RECORDS

Svart Records has announced the signing of VAINAJA, a three-headed metal band from Finland. Taking influences from early '90s death metal and doom, the group's debut album, "Kadotetut" — set for a spring release — is one of the heaviest records ever made in the Finnish language. Besides the crushing riffs and dark melodies, the ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR BJØRNSON Interviewed By THE AGE OF METAL (Video)

On January 18, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Ivar Bjørnson, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of Norwegian progressive/psychedelic black metallers ENSLAVED, in Tempe, Arizona during the band's North American tour with AMON AMARTH. You can now watch the chat below. ENSLAVED's twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR", sold around 2,300 copies in the United ...

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ANCIENT ASCENDANT Signs With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

Candlelight Records has announced the signing of ANCIENT ASCENDANT. ANCIENT ASCENDANT is a British-based quartet pioneering a unique brand of songwriting based on a solid foundation of black and death metal while injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions. Since the release of its critically acclaimed debut EP, "The Heathen Throne", ...

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AMON AMARTH Premieres Epic Video For 'Father Of The Wolf'

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH premiered their stunning production video for the track "Father Of The Wolf" last night (Friday, January 17) at the first show of their U.S. tour in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans who did not attend this show are now able to view this epic music video, which is more like a ...

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GWAR's ODERUS URUNGUS Interviewed By METAL RIOT (Video)

Nich Madl of Metal Riot conducted an interview with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus in December 2013 in New York City. You can now watch the chat below. GWAR will bring the most insane spectacle in rock 'n roll all the way from Antarctica to the Land Of The Rising Sun. After 28 years of relentless ...

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AMON AMARTH: Quality Fan-Filmed Footage Of Gothenburg Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH's December 3 performance at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden can be seen below. AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record ...

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MAX CAVALERA Recording Music For ESPN's World Cup Coverage

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED) entered the studio yesterday (Wednesday, December 4) with producer John Gray (SOULFLY's "Primitive" and "Dark Ages" albums; MINISTRY) to write and record the music for ESPN's World Cup 2014 coverage. Having been raised in Brazil, and with the love of soccer flowing through his veins, this ...

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