Enslaved release studio update

Norwegian progressive black metal warband Enslaved are currently in the studio recording their thirteenth full-length studio album.

Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrad - Big in Europe vol.2 - Amsterdam

Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrad – Big in Europe vol.2 – Amsterdam

Klaus Shulze & Lisa Gerrad
Big in Europe vol.2 – Amsterdam (live DVD)
Released 19th September 2014
Electronica/ Ambient
Released via M.I.G. (Made in Germany) Music

‘Big in Europe vol.2 – Amsterdam’ is a live DVD from the electronic artist Klaus Schulze (ex- Tangerine Dream) in collaboration with the singer Lisa Gerrard(Dead Can Dance). This is a recording of their “Bootleg Concert” filmed in…

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Mostly Autumn’s “Winter Tour” kicking off today

Mostly Autumn’s “Winter Tour” kicking off today

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Progressive rockers Mostly Autumn have released a new album in June – already their 11th full-length work. “Dressed In Voices” is a conceptual album, regarding the conscience of a killer. Now it’s time to bring that piece to the road and play it with the spirit that Mostly Autumn got us used to. The tour starts today in St. Helens:

03.10.2014 – The Citadel – St Helens

04.10.2014 – Islington…

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Anthrax’s live DVD “Chile On Hell” hits the stores on the 20th

Anthrax’s live DVD “Chile On Hell” hits the stores on the 20th

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Thrash legends ANTHRAX, 1/4 of The Big Four, are about to release a live DVD later this month (20th October, to be exact). As the title indicates, “Chile On Hell” was filmed in Chile, at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, on the 10th of May last year. This was an extra-long gig, where ANTHRAX visited their whole discography.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray and 2 live CDs, “Chile On Hell”was…

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Black Stone Cherry to headline UK arenas later this month

Black Stone Cherry to headline UK arenas later this month

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Black Stone Cherry made a surprise appearance at this year’s Download Festival, but the release of their fourth album “Magic Mountain” was too successful for a single show to be enough. So now they’ll be back in the UK, with their own headlining show, on the following dates and venues:

Sun 26th Oct – GLASGOW Hydro
Mon 27th Oct – SHEFFIELD Arena
Tue 28th Oct – CARDIFF Arena
Thu 30th Oct –…

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Silent Call - Truth’s Redemption

Silent Call – Truth’s Redemption

Silent Call
Truth’s Redemption
Released 15th September (the UK), 19th September (EU), 7th October (The USA) 2014
Progressive Metal/ Power Metal
Released via Dust on The Tracks Records

‘Truth’s Redemption’ is the third album from the Swedish progressive metal band Silent Call. It is the follow up to ‘Greed’ which was released back in 2010.

After an atmospheric intro, it’s straight into typical…

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Inserein - Fall from Perfection Review

Inserein – Fall from Perfection Review

Inserein

Artist: Inserein
Album: Fall From Perfection EP
Release: June 2014, Self-Released
Genre: Hard Rock, Metal

I’m always happy to check out new music.  So when this dropped in to my playlist, it was nice.  Inserein are a metal band from Reading who have a lot of potential, but still need a lot of work.  From what I’ve heard here they have a lot of room to develop and grown.  The music is tight with…

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Destruction’s “Thrash United” tour to hit the UK shortly

Destruction’s “Thrash United” tour to hit the UK shortly

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Destruction‘s first EP “Sentence Of Death” is seeing its 30th anniversary, so what better way to celebrate it than with a “real thrash live inferno”? Along with Lost Society and Evil Invaders, the thrash metal legends are currently on tour in their homecountry Germany – the “Thrash United Tour” – and will hit five cities in the UK in about a week. Dates and locations are the following:

Oct 8 th,…

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Deathstars live in Tampere, Finland

Deathstars live in Tampere, Finland

Woland, Deathstars
Klubi, Tampere, Finland
27th September 2014

Deathstars and I go way back… I first discovered them in my late teens, back in 2003 when their debut album was released. I liked them then and I still like them now. This was actually my third Deathstars gig – I saw them at a festival once then again a few years later when they supported Rammstein. The last show I saw was at a…

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Sparzanza - Circle

Sparzanza – Circle

Sparzanza
“Circle”
Heavy rock
To be released on 26th September 2014
Via Spinefarm Records / Black Cult Records

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Sparzanza are back. Well, have been back since March, when this 7th album of theirs, “Circle”, was released in the Northern countries. Now the stores in the rest of the world will have the pleasure of delivering it as well.

They’ve been gradually hardening their sound in the last…

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Echo Us - XII:XII, A Priori Memoriae

Echo Us – XII:XII, A Priori Memoriae

Echo Us
XII:XII, A Priori Memoriaé
Released: 15th September (The UK), 19th September (Europe), 7th October 2014 (USA)
Progressive Rock
Released via Dust on The Tracks Records

‘XII:XII, A Priori Memoriaé’ is the 4th album from the Portland-based, American progressive rock band Echo Us. The band was formed back in 2000 as a solo project of Ethan Matthews (also in Greyhaven) and the original sound…

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Bloodbath announce Paradise Lost-Nick Holmes as their new singer

Bloodbath announce Paradise Lost-Nick Holmes as their new singer

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Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström has said in several interviews that Bloodbath had already a new singer but he wasn’t allowed to reveal his name, due to the lack of contract. He did say “Oh, he’s a legend!” but no one expected that legend to be Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost. The news hit us this morning via Metal Hammer, with the following quotes:

“Ever since I got into Lost Paradise back in 1990,”says

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Interview with Johan Carlsson of Sparzanza

Interview with Johan Carlsson of Sparzanza

 photo 10558040-origpic-fe62b6_zps3b638754.jpgI’ve been a Sparzanza fan for some five years, since I’ve first heard “My World Of Sin”. That song was featured in their 4th album “In Voodoo Veritas” and they’ve released three more after that, none of them ever disappointing me. So I was more than thrilled for this chance to interview bassist Johan Carlsson and get to know a little bit more about their latest “Circle”, among other things.

RL: S…

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Moonsorrow announce exclusive UK headline show for 2015

Asgard Event Promotions have announced another stellar show to take place in York during the Jorvik Viking Festival (JVF).

Moonsorrow announce exclusive UK headline show for 2015

Asgard Event Promotions have announced another stellar show to take place in York during the Jorvik Viking Festival (JVF).

Electric Wizard unveil title of forthcoming album

Doom legends Electric Wizard have announced that Time To Die will be the title of their forthcoming album which is set to be released internationally through Spinefarm Records.