Apr 132021
 

Sunbomb, the project featuring L.A. GUNS‘ Tracii Guns and Stryper‘s Michael Sweet, will release its debut album, “Evil And Divine”, on May 14 via Frontiers Music. The official music video for the third single, ‘Better End‘, can be seen below.

According to a press release, “Evil And Divine” is “an absolute blinder of a heavy metal album, melding influences of classic metal bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, with Tracii‘s love of metal subgenres, specifically doom metal.”

Initiated and conceived after Serafino Perugino, president and A&R director of Frontiers Music, reached out to Tracii about working on a new musical project for the label, the idea of a classic heavy metal-sounding album was born. The music style on “Evil And Divine” is much heavier than what one would expect from these two musicians and is firmly planted in the “metal” category. While Tracii wrote the music for the album, the fact that Michael Sweet has been writing/playing in an increasingly heavier style in the latter era, and extremely well-received Stryper albums made him a very logical choice to sing for the band. And since doom metal, often known for having powerful singers like Messiah Marcolin from Candlemass, was a massive influence on Tracii‘s songwriting here, Sweet‘s ability and range were a perUNBOMBfect match.

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Apr 132021
 

The Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner just released a live video for ‘Evilizer’. The video was filmed at the “Realms of Time” album release show in Athens on November 1st 2019.

The video can be seen below.

‘Evilizer’ comes off the latest Diviner album “Realms of Time”, available now via Ulterium Records. The album is available on CD, LP and digital.

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Apr 102021
 

Fit For A King and Silent Planet have teamed up for a collaborative merch drop that also finds their members covering each other’s songs. To that end Fit For A King frontman Ryan Kirby covered Silent Planet‘s ‘Trilogy’, while Silent Planet vocalist Garrett Russell covered Fit For A King‘s ‘Stockholm’. You can find both of those tracks below.

For the collaborative merch drop, dubbed ‘Silent King‘, up to $5,000 of the proceeds generated will go towards Ryan‘s wife Crystal Kirby, SIlent Planet explained:

“…Crystal Kirby (Ryan‘s wife) has been in and out of the hospital over the last few months being treated for bloodclots in her brain. So our bands decided that the money from this sale, up to $5000, will go directly to the Kirby family to help covered what is not being covered by her insurance. We are a family. We are One. Love you all!”

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Apr 092021
 

Three-time Grammy Award-nominated rock quartet P.O.D. has announced “Satellite Over Southtown”, a premiere streaming series celebrating the 20th anniversary of its landmark triple platinum album “Satellite”.

Streaming via Mandolin from Petco Park in P.O.D.‘s hometown of San Diego, California, the band will perform two albums in full as well as a collection of B-sides and hits over three nights — “Satellite” on May 13, “The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown” on May 27 and “B-Sides Rarities And Hits” on June 10.

“As we navigate through the new norm of live performances, it’s a great feeling knowing we can still somehow connect with our fans and friends who have supported us all of these years,” shares vocalist Sonny Sandoval. “The idea of fans around the world online together watching us is pretty amazing!”

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Apr 092021
 

The Swedish melodic metal project 7days just released a lyric video for ‘Redeemer’, the first single from their upcoming remixed and remastered debut album “The Weight of the World”.

The lyric video can be seen below.

“The Weight of the World” was originally released in 2006, and the second album “Into Forever” in 2010. Remixed and remastered versions of both albums will be released on CD and digital on May 28th via Ulterium Records.

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