Jan 192021

Temperance has released a brand new song off their upcoming acoustic EP “Melodies Of Green And Blue“! Among six acoustic renditions off “Viridian,” ‘Evelyn‘ is one of two brand new songs off the melodic/symphonic metal outfit’s new acoustic EP. After many years of band history and tours with genre giants like Nightwish, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and TarjaTemperance will release, “Melodies Of Green And Blue,” on February 19, 2021 via Napalm Records.

Right from the start of the song, ‘Evelyn’ sets the tone for a one of a kind acoustic ballad. Alessia Scolletti, Marco Pastorino and Michele Guaitoli each show off their powerful vocal abilities before coming together for the final, cathartic chorus, backed by marvelous acoustic soundscapes.

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Jan 192021

Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s August Burns Red is starting 2021 off strong by dropping the animated video for a brand new song called ‘Standing In The Storm‘.

‘Standing in the Storm’ is a song about fighting for something important to you, and enduring the hardships that come with that fight,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “We had a lot of fun with this track and I’m pumped on how it came out.”

ABR‘s latest full-length, “Guardians”, is out now through Fearless Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums chart, the Rock Albums chart, and the Vinyl Albums chart upon release. ABR also graced the cover of the spring 2020 issue of Revolver.

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Jan 182021

Legendary hard rock band Stryper have issued the following announcement:

“This Thursday we’ll be releasing an awesome remix of the song ‘To Hell With The Devil’. Our friend Jeff Savage did an amazing remix. We were all blown away and will be releasing it to Patreon only members on 1/21/21.”

Go to Stryper‘s Patreon page here.

“To Hell With The Devil” is the title track from Stryper‘s third studio album, released in 1986. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies.

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Jan 172021

We just wanted to get in a room and play. Please enjoy our performance video for ‘The War We Made’ , from our album “Declaration” which dropped in April of last year.

RED recently had to postpone their European “Declaration” tour for the 3rd time. The tour was originally scheduled for spring 2020, but covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. If all goes well, it will now take place this fall (‘Third time’s a Charm’). So we wait and will see …. dates and locations are listed below.

The video can be seen below.

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Jan 162021

Demon Hunter has released reworked versions of ‘I Will Fail You’ and ‘Dead Flowers’ from its forthcoming album, “Songs Of Death And Resurrection”, a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records.

“Songs Of Death And Resurrection” features 11 new “Resurrected” versions of classic Demon Hunter songs from across the band’s ten studio albums, including fan favorites such as ‘I Am A Stone‘, ‘I Will Fail You‘, ‘Carry Me Down’ and ‘The Heart Of A Graveyard‘, plus a brand new composition, ‘Praise The Void‘. Marking an entirely new approach for Demon Hunter“Songs Of Death And Resurrection” finds the band using lush string arrangements, haunting piano, and layered vocal harmonies.

Ryan Clark (vocals) had this to say about ‘I Will Fail You (Resurrected)‘: “The original album version of ‘I Will Fail You’ is one of our doomiest ballads. At the time, I found myself immersed in the bleak heaviness of bands like Omnium GatherumSwallow The Sun and Katatonia. I’m naturally drawn to that place where heavy and sad collide.

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