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Sepultura – Machine Messiah

With their fourteenth studio album Metal Messiah, thrash metal legends Sepultura are still raising the middle finger to the “Bring back Max” computer keyboard warriors. Lead vocalist Derrick Green has fronted them for over twenty years now and personally speaking he has earned his stripes many times over, point proven …

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Soilwork – Death Resonance

Death Resonance from Soilwork is a collection of tracks that probably should not work but does in a kind of strange way.  Two new offerings, Helsinki and Death Resonance, along with 13 rare, previously unreleased and remixed tracks gives us an opportunity to hear how the Soilwork sound has progressed over the years. Normally you may wonder as …

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Opeth – Sorceress

It might seem like a paradox, but it’s just as likely for a band to evolve their sound over time as it is for them to stick to their guns. Both have their merits – AC/DC are the surefire answer when you think of a group who have never strayed …

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Destruction – Under Attack

Probably my favourite genre of rock/metal would be thrash for the sheer intensity it creates and Destruction are a fine example of this. Considered (and rightly so) to be in the top 4 of German thrash metal bands along with Kreator, Sodom and Tankard, their latest studio album Under Attack, …

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Hatebreed to Release New Album ‘The Concrete Confessional’ in May

HATEBREED Tease New Album – Special Pre-Orders Now Live HATEBREED‘s long-awaited new album, The Concrete Confessional is set for a May 13 release via Nuclear Blast Records.  The band are teasing the album and their upcoming tour dates with a video clip featuring three brand new songs; ‘A.D.,’ ‘Looking Down The Barrel of …

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Immortal Finally In Position To Comment On Band Conflict

After the IMMORTAL trademark case was closed by ‘Patentstyret’ (Norway’s Patent Office) in November 2015, Demonaz and Horgh can finally share their side of the story for the first time. The conflict was not about anyone leaving the band as Abbath claimed. It was all about his personal problems. He …

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Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance

This debut album should really have been a stone cold classic from Metal Allegiance as their core musical line up consists of Mike Portnoy on drums, Alex Skolnick on guitar and Dave Ellefson on bass guitar with an array of guest vocalists but out of the 9 tracks, only 7 …

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Symphony X Announce UK Headline Tour For 2016

New Jersey-based progressive metal masters Symphony X are very pleased to announce they will be coming to our UK shores this coming February 2016 for a run of headline shows.   Guitar virtuoso and founding member Michael Romeo said of the announcement; “We are excited about getting back out on …

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Soilwork Unveils New Track “Enemies In Fidelity”

Sweden-based melodic metal experts SOILWORK will release their forthcoming 10th studio album, The Ride Majestic, worldwide next Friday, August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. The Ride Majestic is available for pre-order in various formats (CD, Vinyl, TS/CD Bundle) – pre-order your copy here: http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajesticNB   For the past month, SOILWORK …

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Nuclear Assault – Pounder E.P

Welcome back Nuclear Assault! Even though it will be short lived (they are calling this the ‘Final Assault’ tour), the New York based thrash metal legends have reformed for their 30 year anniversary and released Pounder. This blistering 4 track E.P and 2015 tour dates including a main stage slot …

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Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine

Bringing forth their 12th studio album, Sweden’s Unleashed has, with Dawn of the Nine, successfully continued an aggressive, fairly melodic saga. Their previous release, Odalheim, released in 2012, began this journey. Let’s pretend you’re a new fan, perhaps just introduced to death metal a little while ago, and your virgin …

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The Vintage Caravan to release second album in May

The Vintage Caravan - Arrival artwork

Icelandic classic rock trio The Vintage Caravan will release their second album, ‘Arrival’, on May 18, via Nuclear Blast. Commented the band: “We are so excited for the release of the upcoming album. It’s definitely a step forward for us musically and we are incredibly happy with how natural the recording process was …

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Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct (Second Opinion)

Internationally acclaimed music legends Black Star Riders‘s ten track “second album, The Killer Instinct, is released via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Rush), The Killer Instinct is hard rock in the classic tradition.” In 2012, the band was formed, and contains three former members of Thin Lizzy: …

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Black Star Riders – Ricky Warwick discusses the first five tracks on new album ‘The Killer Instinct’

Black Star Riders – Ricky Warwick Discusses the First Five Tracks on ‘The Killer Instinct’ BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album The Killer Instinct on the 23rd of February and in anticipation of the release, frontman Ricky Warwick sat down to discuss each of the new tracks. The first part …

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Panzer – Send Them All To Hell.

Panzer came to be when Stefan Schwarzmann, drummer from Accept approached Destruction vocalist Schmier to form a trio along with fellow Accept member Herman Frank on guitar. Since the album has been released via Nuclear Blast Records, Herman and Stefan have left Accept to concentrate on Panzer. Normally in the …

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ENSLAVED release Diary of Mad Men – Part V

Checking in from Duper Studios in Bergen, members of Norwegian progressive extreme metallers ENSLAVED offer the fifth installment in the seven-part “Diary of Mad Men” series shedding insight into the band’s upcoming as-yet-untitled thirteenth studio album, set for an early 2015 release. “Sunday in Bergen means slight hangovers and double-parked …

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PANZER release new track ‘Mr. Nobrain’ on YouTube

Teutonic Heavy Metal trio The German PANZER is comprised of three undisputed genre legends: vocalist & bass player Schmier, best known as frontman of DESTRUCTION and HEADHUNTER, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT). The band are set to release their debut album Send Them All To …

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CRADLE OF FILTH sign worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast

Having worked with the band for several years in the United States, it is with great pleasure that Nuclear Blast Records can officially announce the worldwide signing of one of the UK’s most visionary, sickening and disturbing outfits: CRADLE OF FILTH. Iconic vocalist Dani Filth commented: “Nuclear Blast owner Markus …

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BLIND GUARDIAN to release ‘Beyond The Red Mirror’ in February 2015

BLIND GUARDIAN Beyond The Red Mirror std

‘Beyond The Red Mirror’ is the title of the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers BLIND GUARDIAN.  Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed. Four-and-a-half years in the making, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘At The Edge Of Time’ (which debuted at #2 on the …

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