Oct 012022
 

HolyName (ex-Sleeping Giant vocalist Tommy Green, etc.) have premiered their song ‘Creed (REV Gang)’. Eric Gregson of defunct straight edge hardcore band xDeathstarx, guests on this latest single.

Additionally, HolyName have announced a January 13th release date for their self-titled debut album on Facedown Records. Pre-orders for that are available here. Several other musicians will be making cameos on the full record, including Demon Hunter vocalist Ryan Clark, Impending Doom singer Brook Reeves, Convictions frontman Michael Felker and more.

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Sep 302022
 

Italian fantasy power metallers RuinThrone will be releasing their new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired album “The Unconscious Mind Of Arda” due out January 2023 via Rockshots Records to follow their debut album “Urban Ubris” and EP “Leaden Field”

The album itself has been composed of stories inspired by Tolkien’s poems, his “Legendarium”. The band hopes the concepts they wrote can be “messengers” of reflection for their listeners, turning in a better awareness of their daily life.

“With this album, we think we reached our own identity. Back in the early years, we started with a classic German power metal style, but year by year we changed and matured musically. This is why we use 7-string guitars with 1/2 step-down tuning, extreme vocals, etc. For this new record, we also focused on an alternative point of view of some stories written by Tolkien. We thought it would have been interesting to explore not only some interesting characters and heroes but also the mind of the main villains.” adds guitarist Nicolò de Maria.

Today, Ruinthrone reveal the first single ‘Earendil’ accompanied by a music video. Earendil was one of the first songs the band tried to finish while producing this album. It has a lot of different sections and moods and is the most “catchy” song on the full-length.

“It’s not exactly a ballad, because the only acoustic parts are the verses and the piano & bass solo, but that 6/8 time makes the song flow easily even if you’re not a metalhead. Another important point is the vocals. Haedus used a lot of different tones and ranges in this song…he did an amazing job!” adds the band.

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Sep 302022
 

The founder and guitarist of the Swedish metal band Narnia – CJ Grimmark – to release a Christmas-album together with a band of renowned musicians.

CJ Grimmark returns with his second solo album, 15 years after his self-titled solo debut from 2007. Together with the renowned musicians Anders Johansson (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, ex-Hammerfall, ex-Manowar, Tungsten, etc.), Anders Mossberg (Jerusalem), Andreas “Habo” Johansson (Narnia, Avatarium, Royal Hunt), and Anders Köllerfors (Anette Olzon, Allen/Olzon, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall, All For The King, etc.), Grimmark creates instrumental interpretations of carefully selected Christmas hymns.

Doing this is something I’ve had in mind for almost two decades, and it finally happened. explains Grimmark and continues: This is a very mellow album in general, and not a metal production with shredding guitars, but the rock elements are present too. Thanks to the artistic freedom we all allowed ourselves to express there’s a great deal of different musical territories explored throughout the record.

“Christmas + Instrumentals & Hymns” will be released on Jonatan Samuelsson‘s label JONO Music, with worldwide distribution via Sound Pollution Distribution November 4th.

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Sep 302022
 

Oh wow! Following the release of their critically acclaimed seventh full-length album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, legendary pirate metal overlords Alestorm will set sail on a massive tour across the center of Europe, playing some of the biggest and best indoor venues on the continent in January and February of 2023. Joining them will be intergalactic power metal wizards Gloryhammer, who will perform a full co-headlining set at all German, Austrian and Swiss shows.

But that’s not all! The drunken dwarves of Wind Rose are coming along for the ride too, along with enigmatic pirate metallers Rumahoy. This tour is guaranteed to be the biggest party of the year, so drink your ale, grab your hammer, get your tickets and prepare yourselves for the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

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Sep 302022
 

You wanted it heavy! You got it heavy! Welcome to Roxx Records the latest English language release from… MALCHUS

Polish Metallers Malchus released this very heavy album in 2019 in their native Polish language. In 2022 the band would record the album in English and Roxx Records is very excited to bring you this brand new album from Malchus!

You want it heavy? You got it! Enjoy the brand new Blum from Malchus and check out the first single entitled ‘The Heritage of War’ in the English language.

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