Aug 142017

Wind Rose hails from Italy and plays folk/power metal band (their sound is also described as dwarven metal – And indeed the dwarfs of The Hobbit are a great inspiration for Wind Rose. Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum. Their third album “Stonehymn” is released on May 26th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

Recently they played at Masters Of Rock (CZ), Bloodstock Open Air (UK) & in November they will enter the stage of Brainstorm Fest here in The Netherlands.

Following below is an interview with guitarist Claudio Falconcini.

TMR: Hello Claudio this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things going there in Italy?

Hello everyone it’s nice to be here answering your questions! Continue reading »

Aug 132017

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch joined Babymetal on stage — his face painted in the same white-and-black makeup as the Japanese act’s backing band — on June 25 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Official video footage from Korn, as well as a couple of fan-filmed clips, of the collaboration can be seen below.

Head comments: This was so fun, Babymetal band and crew are so kind and positive. Check it out:

Babymetal was one of the support acts on Korn‘s “The Serenity Of Summer” tour, also featuring Stone Sour, Skillet, Ded, Yelawolf and Islander. Continue reading »

Aug 132017

The Royal frontman Sem Pisarahu has released a vocal cover of August Burns Red’s ‘Invisible Enemy‘ You can check out his take on the track below.

‘Invisible Enemy’ appears on August Burns Red‘s new album “Phantom Anthem” which will be released on October 6 via Fearless Records.

The Royal is a band that takes the best of a wide variety of subgenres in metal and presents a fresh and unique cross-over into today’s scene, released their very first label record “Seven” on Long Branch Records in march 2017. After forming the band late in 2012 these 5 ambitious young men began writing and recording songs DIY and displayed incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing. Continue reading »

Aug 132017

Blackened death metal band A Hill To Die Upon are back with a new album entitled “Via Artis, Via Mortis”which will be released on September 15th. through Luxor Records.

The band states: We’re very excited to be working with such an awesome label, and look forward to a long relationship with them. Check out the first single ‘Jubal and Syrinx’ from the new album by clicking the Spotify link below.

“Via Artis, Via Mortis” will be the follow-up to “Holy Despair” (2014) Continue reading »

Aug 132017

Occultfest – The 16th edition of the oldest open air metal festival in Drenthe. This year the festival will be held on 1 and 2 September beer, metal and more on the Wijsterseweg 2 in Hoogeveen.

Occultfest is a Dutch hardrock and metal festival held in Hoogeveen every year. The first edition of the festival was organized in 2002.

Since then the festival will be organized always in the first weekend of September. In addition to the more famous bands, there also will play less well-known bands. Continue reading »