Sep 142017

Blackened death metal band A Hill To Die Upon are back with a new album entitled “Via Artis, Via Mortis” Initially, the album would be released on September 15th, but it is postponed to Friday, September 29th. Check out the video update below.

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 link below.

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

Sep 142017

Dave Ellefson says Megadeth have begun working on some new material for the follow up to last year’s Grammy Award winning “Dystopia” album.

“We’re starting to just compile…the process usually goes, we compile riffs, we compile some lyrics, you kind of start putting it together, we start thinking,” he tells SpazioRock. “We’ve been talking on the bus at night about the process and the location and just kind of how we’re gonna do the next album. So a lot of that. So it’s nice that we’re already thinking forward toward that. We’re gonna wrap up the tour in November, and then our intention now is to go in and start working on the record after that.”

The bassist also talked about his extended time away from the group and how he benefited from it, saying it allowed him to grow up and have fun as an adult in the band when he returned. Continue reading »

Sep 142017

Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen has announced her departure from German symphonic metallers Xandria.

This news comes shortly after Xandria announced that Aeva Maurelle (Aeverium) will step in to rock with them the European dates in November and December.

Dianne says in a statement (hear audio below): “The moment I promised you and me that would never come is here: I am leaving Xandria. And the reason is simple: staying in the band would cause further damage to the health problems the band has caused me.

“For nearly two years now, I’ve been trying to put band and management issues on the table, with the sole reason to keep this band healthy, together and ready for the future. Today I am sad to say that my attempts failed and have been ignored, that my cries for help have been met with financial threats and emotional extortion and that my persistence to keep on going, ignoring all the warning signs, has left me with uncontrollable stress symptoms (confirmed by doctors). Continue reading »

Sep 142017

It’s been a few weeks since We Came as Romans teased the release of a new album for the fall, and now the Michigan post-hardcore outfit has revealed the title of their fifth LP. “Cold Like War” will arrive on Oct. 20 through SharpTone Records. The lead single is the title track, and the explosive video for the song can be seen below.

In a word, the album represent adversity – in all of its various forms. Cold Like War is an energetic and immensely catchy compendium of songs that run the full gambit of emotion; aggression to sorrow, love to hate, to capture the fullest extent of the conflict and turmoil the band endured to make it to this point in their careers and their lives.

Cold Like War is about struggle, those trials,” says guitarist and songwriter Joshua Moore in a statement. “They can turn us towards each other, towards those we love, towards those who have supported us. Because the last two years to us have felt like this giant war – an internal war – to figure out the right path for our band…to figure out how to stay together and be happy again.” Continue reading »

Sep 132017

German symphonic metal band, Xandria, have issued the following update in regards to their upcoming live performances:

“Some bad and some good news, folks. Starting with the bad news first: It comes with grief and sadness that our singer Dianne (Van Giersbergen) cannot perform with us for the time being. Sometimes these things are beyond your own power and there is a life offside the stages of the world which requires appropriate attention, so please bear with us.

“This unfortunately also means that we have to cancel the upcoming Russia shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as the following US tour in the end of September and October. We are already working on new dates for these stretches, yet can’t determine an exact time window by now already. Please stay alerted for ticket-return info in here and where you purchased your tickets. Continue reading »