Reverence, the USA power metal band featuring former Savatage, Tokyo Blade and Jack Starr's Burning Starr members, Steve "Doc Killdrums" Wacholz (drums), Bryan Holland (guitar) and Frank Kruckel (Bass), Todd Michael Hall (vocals), and Sanxtion's, Pete Rossi (guitar) and with guest appearance by Sanxtion, drummer Tony Rossi.
Lost Tape Collective, the DIY label run by members of Man Overboard, has announced a series of cassettes that they are currently taking pre-order for. Full release info below. Check out all the cassettes and more over at the Lost Tape Collective webstore
Mike Paradine, drummer from the traditional metal band ArcticFlame, has released his first solo album 'Death In The Family'. A collection of personal songs, the subject matter consists of his on going feud with certain family members, growing up in the late 70's, early 80's in Bayonne, New Jersey, 9/11 and his battle with cancer as a 13 year old.
Noise merchants Whores unleash their ferocious debut EP, 'Ruiner' on Stressed Sumo Records April 30th, 2012.
Panic Records are excited to announce that Of Fortune & Fame has joined the Panic Records family. Formed in the early 2010 when roommates Shane Conzone (Bass) and Matt Travers (Guitar) strayed from their hardcore roots and began writing tunes influenced by the sounds of bands like New Found Glory and other similar acts. After a year of various member changes and intense writing Of Fortune & Fame played their first show in January of 2011. Since then, Of Fortune & Fame has been constantly writing, touring and working extremely hard to be on the cutting edge of the pop punk genre. After two successful East Coast Tours and an EP under their belt, Of Fortune & Fame has come into their own and matured into something truly notable.
Prawn has begun work on a new EP with Greg Dunn (Moving Mountains) recording and mixing. The EP will be released by Topshelf Records this summer. Prawn formed in Ridgewood, NJ in the summer of 2007. The band draws its influences from Indie-Emo and Post-Rock. The band has extensively toured the U.S., self released two EP's and one tour demo.
Modern Day Escape have launched a video trailer in anticipation of the band's upcoming sophomore release, 'Under The Gun'. Check it out HERE
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Holland's symphonic metal band Epica have issued the following statement: "Dear Fans, we're very happy that our new album 'Requiem For The Indifferent' is out as a result of 2.5 years of passionate and hard work. However, as you may have noticed, "Serenade Of Self-Destruction," the last song of the album, is missing some vocals. Somehow the instrumental version of the song ended up on the master of the full album and this didn't get noticed before the actual release. Everybody involved in making and producing the album has given everything to get the best possible result so we can't blame anyone for this. We know that this is a mistake which wasn't made on purpose. As we don't want to disappoint any of our beloved fans, we are trying everything in our power to solve this issue."
Philadelphia, PA's A Life Once Lost can now officially confirm that they will be heading to Planet Red in Richmond, VA on April 10th, 2012 to record the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2007 album 'Iron Gag'. Planet Red is owned and operated by famed producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). The band has been experimenting with new sounds and styles while staying true to their groove-tinged roots, promising to appeal to old and new fans alike.
Masters of Sumerian blackened thrash metal, Melechesh, have announced to release an exclusive digital EP entitled 'Mystics Of The Pillar II'. The EP will contain the following tracks and will be released April 27th in Europe and on May 1st in the US.
Finnish prog metal band Malpractice returns from a lengthy break and begins the recordings of their fourth album in April at Astia-Studios, Lappeenranta, Finland. The deal with Spinefarm-Universal ended in early 2011 and even then the band had over an album's worth of material in their drawers. "We decided not to just sit on this gem we have written. This kind of an album totally deserves to be released", states band's leader Joonas Koto.
The Dark Party, band of notorious rock musician Acey Slade (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, ex-Dope, Murderdolls, Wednesday 13) inks deal with French label Deadlight Entertainment (Undercover Slut, Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel, The Prophets Of Addiction) for the release of their eponymous album.
After raising eyebrows and blowing minds with their brutally inventive 2011 tour de force 'Celestial Completion', Atlanta, Georgia metallurgists Becoming The Archetype are prolonging the magic with the release of a digital-only remix EP, 'Celestial Progression', out April 17th on Solid State Records.
Quebec's pianist Mathieu Fiset, of the band Manahil, has released his new solo album entitled 'RoboJazz'. The album is available for download below. Name your price and download if you love the sound of piano.
Dropkick Murphys have released the 'Going Out In Style: Fenway Park Bonus Edition' CD today - an expanded version of their critically acclaimed 'Going Out In Style' - on Born & Bred Records. The Fenway Park Bonus Edition includes 18 live tracks recorded during two sold-out shows for 40,000 fans at Boston's legendary Fenway Park in September 2011. The two-disc collection also includes a download of the filmed concert.
After months of anticipation and buzz-building, metal powerhouse MyChildren MyBride are dropping their eponymous third album, available today in Hot Topic, other retailers and online everywhere from Solid State Records.
Seattle's monolithic death-tinged doom lords Anhedonist will be unleashing their highly-anticipated debut this Spring on Dark Descent Records. Entitled 'Netherwards', this monstrosity is a sure contender for 2012 Album of the Year. Featuring over forty minutes of mesmerizing doom sliced up into four epic tracks, 'Netherwards' combines crushing riffs, harrowing melodies and an overwhelmingly depressive vibe for unforgettable results. Dark Descent Records has 'Netherwards' slated for a May 2012 release and will soon be accepting pre-orders.
Celebrating 20 years of existence, the Czech Republic's Avenger have just released 'Bohemian Dark Metal' on Deathgasm Records. The album is their most accomplished to date. Often misconstrued, in this case dark metal refers to the brutality of death, the fury and ancient evil spirit of black and the gloom and despair of doom metal. 'Bohemian Dark Metal' features guest appearances by Blackie (ex-Root, Cales), Franta Storm (Masters Hammer), and many more. Presented in a high quality digipak, 'Bohemian Dark Metal' is anything but run of the mill. You need to hear this.
The self-titled debut EP from Jersey devils Hammer Fight is out today on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. Hard rockin', whiskey soaked heavy metal! The ferocious foursome known as Hammer Fight hail New Jersey and attack with their debut self-titled EP that is the soundtrack of a drunk who beats the shit out of everyone at the bar. This is the 3rd entry in the Price Slasher series that delivers high quality sickness at the lowest price possible, and features a hellacious cover of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You Got It)". For fans of Blood Duster, Exodus, Gang Green, Gehennah, Genocide Superstars, Midnight, Motorhead, Sick Of It All and Venom. Get drunk and fuck shit up with Hammer Fight!
Finland's face of progressive death metal, Barren Earth, has finally unleashed its highly anticipated sophomore album, 'The Devil's Resolve', today on Peaceville Records. Mixed by Dan Swanö (Opeth/Katatonia) at Unisound, 'The Devil's Resolve' continues with all the trademarks one has come to associate with Barren Earth: brutal riffs, gloomy growls, majestic melodies, as well as acoustic and progressive passages. But this time the band has delved even deeper, taking this sophomore effort to the extremes through musical landscapes encompassing brutal death metal, doomy vocals, trippy 70's prog. lunacy, pastoral passages and even bagpipes.