Dec 142018

Dutch Metal Band The Royal keeps exploring the wide variety of today’s metal scene. After the release of their first label release “Seven” – which was hailed for its catchy riffs and uplifting songs – The Royal played numerous club shows and festivals across 25 European countries during a 2 month tour. This was followed by a series of intercontinental shows during a 4 week tour in Japan and China.

Writing songs on tour and 5 guys discussing rather heavy topics at times, The Royal decided to explore the darker side of metalcore on their upcoming album “Deathwatch”. The new record is a mix of catchy riffs with heavy breakdowns and ambient sounds. There is a lot of raw emotion put into this upcoming record, in which the band processes what has been a very emotional past year. Writing, producing, designing and a lot of other DIY brings this album closest to what it should be. Whether it’s vocalist Sem Pisarahu writing about life struggles, or the exceptional guitar work of JD and Pim; if you like shadowy, epic sounding, emotional metal music, rest assured; this album is for you.

‘Nine For Hell’ appears on the upcoming album which will be released March 8th, 2019 through Long Branch Records, check out the music video below. Continue reading »

Dec 142018

‘Dance’ is the brand new single from Tunesian Oriental metallers Myrath, the song appears on their upcoming and fifth album which will be released in 2019. ‘Dance’ is also available on digital and streaming services. Get the single here.

Once upon a time… there were tales.

Fairytales were always used to amaze, to mesmerize but also to delight people by saying things about real life that can’t be said otherwise.

In this tradition, the most successful Metal band from the orient, Myrath, has created a fantasy land, inspired by “Tales of Arabian Nights” to talk about their life in the post Jasmin Tunisian Revolution, epicenter of a movement, which has changed the world. Continue reading »

Dec 142018

Breaking Benjamin has released an official music video for the song ‘Tourniquet’. The clip completes the visual trilogy of videos released to date from the band’s sixth studio album, “Ember”“Ember” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has spawned off two No. 1 rock radio hits with recent singles “Red Cold River” and “Torn In Two”, marking the band’s eighth and ninth No. 1 singles to date.

Breaking Benjamin will kick off 2019 with a North American headline arena tour next spring, starting on March 15 in Saginaw, Michigan. The tour will include support from SkilletAsking AlexandiaUnderoathFight The Fury and Diamante on select dates.  Continue reading »

Dec 132018

“Legend of the Bone Carver”, the classic second album from Pyramaze will be re-issued on CD, digital and for the first time on vinyl on February 15th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings.

The re-issue includes an extended 16 page booklet that features album history written by Pyramaze guitarist and founder Michael Kammeyer. The CD and digital editions also includes the bonus track ‘Flame and Retribution’ that was originally only included on the Japanese edition of the album.

Michael Kammeyer comments:
“Dear fans of Pyramaze and all things metal: our highly praised concept album Legend of the Bone Carver is up for a re-issue. Originally released back in 2006 to great acclaim, the album was dubbed by genre fans as one of the best concept albums in fantasy metal. Now almost 13 years later our album has found a new home with Inner Wound Recordings of Sweden. This release also means that ALL Pyramaze albums, both old and new, are finally under one roof with the very passionate crew at Inner Wound. The re-issue features a re-worked booklet, insightful album history and a bonus track. Continue reading »

Dec 132018

Eric Clayton (the voice of Saviour Machine) is doing a small tour through Europe this fall/winter with his new band ‘The Nine’, on Nov. 16 Eric Clayton and The Nine played at the ‘Hammer Of Doom Festival’ in Germany, more quality filmed video-footage of that show can be seen in the video below.

Saviour Machine frontman Eric Clayton is back with a new band Eric Clayton And The Nine, recently he posted the following on facebook:

Five years ago Eric Clayton’s life was in turmoil. What’s new, right? Ever since he formed Saviour Machine in 1989, in sunny California, with his brother Jeff, it seems much of his artistic career and his private life has been cursed rather than blessed. The stories about banishment, mismanagement and business relationships gone sour are legion. The man even felt the need to write a book about it because it was impossible to explain everything anymore in an interview. And yes- there’s also the stories about some album that remains unfinished.

But this time it was serious. In 2004, Eric got diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that got worse over the course of some years. Continue reading »