Jul 312020
 

Legendary Petra bassist (and founding member) John DeGroff have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Three Nails’  

Three ex-Petra members. John DeGroff is the original Petra bassist. The song features original Petra guitarist, Greg Hough and Grammy Award winning Petra vocalist, John Schlitt.

This is a rockin’ old school, classic rock romp, which producer, Tim Bushong says is “Heavier than anything you’ve ever done!”

The track is taken from the recently released D45. – The video for ‘Three Nails’ can be watched below.

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Jul 312020
 

The official lyric video for “Make Love Great Again”, the new single from hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, “Even The Devil Believes”, which will be released on September 4 via Frontiers Music.

Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, the 11-track project is Stryper‘s first studio album with Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.

“We’re incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983. “This album was recorded during the pandemic, and I believe the message pertains to the times we are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration and a light in the darkest of times.”

Sweet, who also produced the new album, revealed that the band members delivered focused determination, a collaborative spirit and spot-on execution for the new record. The result is a collection of remarkable songs that will leave a strong impact on listeners.

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Jul 312020
 

Lifelong (ex-Confide) have released a video of their song ‘Above The Waves’ below. That song is also the title track to their debut album which arrived earlier this month on Solid State Records.

Lifelong is a melodic hardcore band from San Diego, CA. Members Trevor Vickers and Joel Piper first met playing in Confide, a band that ruled the metalcore scene in the mid-2000s. Years after disbanding, Vickers and Piper reunited serendipitously in San Diego. The chance encounter ignited what would become Lifelong—a pop-meets-punk hardcore outfit inspired by the duo’s musical roots. After releasing the EP “Revive The Masses” in 2018, Lifelong signed with Solid State Records and began working on their debut full-length, “Above The Waves.”

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Jul 302020
 

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Greece’s Black Fatefor the release of the prog power metal band’s new album “Ithaca” due out October 23rd, 2020.

With their heartbreaking world-class vocals, catchy hooks and lyrics, along with crashing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, and furious technical and melodic solos, Black Fate continues to satisfy bands with the release of their 5th studio album.

The band comments on the release of “Ithaca”:

‘Ithaca’ is melodic, technical, and groovy, but also a bit dark. It has beautiful and strange melodies with powerful emotions. We believe it’s an album for all kinds of metal audiences. We hope the fans will see it the same way. We see ‘’Ithaca’’ as a very integrated album. Fans who have followed us over the years will also notice many changes in the songwriting process; we concentrated to find the best form and the best overall result for every song.”

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Jul 302020
 

Covid-19 goes into the history books. That is something that is certain. With the total disruption of life in the Netherlands in mid-March 2020, all events ended (provisionally). All festivals and performances were canceled and it was going to be a bitter summer. At that time, we could sit down or get the idea from a “boost” to organize a stream festival. This is how it was thought, how it started. After months of preparation, it was Saturday, July 25, 2020. That day, the metal event of 2020 took place with ten bands that would perform a real live performance especially for the METAL-AID festival. Which was an initiative by Rockportaal Five had pre-recorded their set and five bands gave their presence in Baroeg Rotterdam, which hosted the festival for the occasion. You can read the entire report here.

Here is Undawn‘s live stream for Metal Aid Festival. The band says: Our very first one performed, and recorded from our rehearsal room. We’re speaking Dutch in between the songs. We hope you enjoy it anyway! Have fun with this one.

You can watch Undawn‘s 50-minute show below.

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