U2 have just released the documentary, 'From The Sky Down' on DVD, Blu-Ray and video download with bonus interviews and performances. The film documents the history of the band up through the making of the pivotal 1991 album, 'Achtung Baby'.
Dropkick Murphys will be joined by special guests State Radio at their March 17th St. Patrick's Day matinee show at Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, marking State Radio's only confirmed 2012 East Coast date thus far. The 1pm St. Patrick's Day show will also feature an acoustic performance by Frank Turner (solo), as well as Australian openers Ramshackle Army. The 7pm St. Patrick's Day show at Tsongas Arena will include Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls supporting Dropkick Murphys.
There is a very limited number of rock albums which have stood the test of time, only true masterpieces continuing to sound fresh and exciting even years after their release. The reason for their cult status: the songs are timeless and the album’s sound has captured the magic of the moment perfectly. Girlschool's second album, 'Hit And Run', out in 1981, was such a classic.
Imminent Sonic Destruction, Detroit's premiere progressive metal band has released the album art and track list for their upcoming debut album, 'Recurring Themes'. Check out the listing and art below. The album is also available for pre-order HERE
Solid State Records is pleased to announce the release of MyChildren MyBride's third full-length album, a self-titled effort available online and in stores everywhere March 13th. For MyChildren MyBride, the self-titled album represents a new chapter for the band, and stamps the advent of a refined sound the members have been chasing since MCMB's inception.
After weeks of teasing fans, silencing naysayers and polarizing the press, the international shred-metal consortium known as Blessed By A Broken Heart are finally ready to take the advice they offered up in their latest single: "Shut Up And Rock." At long last, the band are putting their money where their mouths are and releasing their much-hyped new album 'Feel The Power', in stores everywhere on Tooth And Nail Records.
Hemina are a unique voice in the ever-growing world of progressive metal. Hemina puts melody, songwriting and atmosphere before any of the instrumental histrionics one may typically think of in today's world of progressive music whilst still maintaining the level of technical proficiency listeners have grown accustomed to. From Australia, the band takes you on an 80 minute aural journey into the life of an angel born onto the world, forced to live through our modern world and beyond with this, their debut concept album, 'Synthetic'. The album will be released March 27th on Nightmare Records.
This year, Jasmine Ash of Oh Darling is stepping out on her own armed with a wicked combination of gossamer vocals, stellar songwriting skills, and effortless charm. Her forthcoming full-length record 'Beneath The Noise' (produced and co-written by Jacques Brautbar and Sam Farrar of Phantom Planet) arrives on Valentine's Day.
German power metal legends Primal Fear have released their latest opus 'Unbreakable' today on Frontiers Records. 'Unbreakable' combines the skills of the strongest Primal Fear line-up ever, with a well-balanced back to the roots vibe which came from an ambitious learning process that took place during their last round of touring, their longest trek yet.
Legendary Swedish Viking death metal masters Unleashed have declared the title of their upcoming album to be 'Odalheim'. 'Odalheim' was recorded at the Chrome Studio in Sweden and produced by Unleashed guitarist Fredrik Folkare. The record will be released on April 20th (Europe) and April 24th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
Veteran Chicago rock n' roll band Bible Of The Devil have announced the completion of their sixth full-length album and third for Rome, Italy, based label Cruz Del Sur Music and have set May 8th, 2012 as the album's release date. Entitled 'For The Love Of Thugs And Fools', Bible Of The Devil's eagerly anticipated follow-up to their 2008 release, 'Freedom Metal', is an assembly of raging rock n' roll songs that encapsulate the band's saga musically and personally over the years since the last full-length.
Dawn Of Ashes have completed a new digital EP that is available for pre-order now on iTunes
for $5.99! The EP features three new tracks, "Farewell To The Flesh", "Torture Device Part 2", and "Blood-Shed With The 3rd Eye (Instrumental)". The other songs are remixes of songs from the band's previous album 'Genocide Chapters'. The band has launched an album preview video online. Warning: this video is NSFW!
The debut album 'Condemned' from Dead Icons is available in stores and online today! The band recently wrapped up production at Warrior Sound Studios in Chapel Hill, NC and Jaime King (BTBAM, Deception Of A Ghost) handled mastering. You can watch a live video promo for the song "Folding Aces" below.
Multi-platinum guitarist Kenny Olson has announced the upcoming release of his long-awaited, debut solo album 'Kenny Olson Cartel' on February 7th through Foxy Music/Firebird. While Olson may be best known as Kid Rock's 11-year axeman and founding member of his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, music fans around the globe are soon going to know him by the music of his ground-breaking, genre-bending rock band, Kenny Olson Cartel.
Long-defunct Swedish death metal legion Altar are set to unleash the most complete collection of recorded material from their six-year existence (1989 – 1995). Entitled 'Dark Domains', the compilation features 17 tracks, remastered by legendary multi-instrumentalist Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio, Sweden, as well as exclusive cover art and layout by Kontamination Design in Poland, and rare, never-before-seen photos hand-picked by the band. The 'Dark Domains' comp is dedicated in loving memory to the late Mieszko Talarczyk (Nasum /ex-Altar).
To celebrate the release of their Capitol Records' debut, British duo Graffiti6 are streaming their new album for fans HERE
. 'Colours' features Graffiti6's breakout single, "Free," which is currently in rotation on VH1 and in the top 10 at AAA radio.
Reunited German metal legends Running Wild will release their brand new album 'Shadowmaker' in Germany on April 20th, in Europe on April 23rd and in the US/Canada on April 24th 2012 on SPV / Steamhammer.
Beware: Yog's new album is out! So if you are looking for the eradication of all living creatures before the end of this year, you have to drop yourself on 'Half The Sky'. This bullet in the head by our beloved swiss grinder-math-metal terrorists is currently available through Division Records (Dirge, Unfold, Lost Sphere Project…).
Bulgarian death metallers, Enthrallment have unveiled the cover and track listing for their forthcoming album 'People From The Lands Of Vit'. The album will be released soon by the American label United Guttural. The cover art of the album, entitled 'Hell,' is a creation by the Bulgarian artist Stefan Stefanov.
Two-time Juno-nominated Cancer Bats will release their fourth full-length album 'Dead Set On Living', on April 17th, 2012 through Distort Inc. in Canada. Once again utilizing the legendary Vespa Studios and producers Eric Ratz and Kenny Luong, 'Dead Set On Living' is undeniably the most metal-tinged offering the band has released to date, bringing yet another dimension to the Bats' signature sound.