Aug 132017
 

The Royal frontman Sem Pisarahu has released a vocal cover of August Burns Red’s ‘Invisible Enemy‘ You can check out his take on the track below.

‘Invisible Enemy’ appears on August Burns Red‘s new album “Phantom Anthem” which will be released on October 6 via Fearless Records.

The Royal is a band that takes the best of a wide variety of subgenres in metal and presents a fresh and unique cross-over into today’s scene, released their very first label record “Seven” on Long Branch Records in march 2017. After forming the band late in 2012 these 5 ambitious young men began writing and recording songs DIY and displayed incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

Blackened death metal band A Hill To Die Upon are back with a new album entitled “Via Artis, Via Mortis”which will be released on September 15th. through Luxor Records.

The band states: We’re very excited to be working with such an awesome label, and look forward to a long relationship with them. Check out the first single ‘Jubal and Syrinx’ from the new album by clicking the Spotify link below.

“Via Artis, Via Mortis” will be the follow-up to “Holy Despair” (2014) Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

Shattered Sun return with their sophomore effort, bringing more metalcore to the masses while avoiding the clichés of the genre…

The south Texas band Shattered Sun trace their origin back to 2005 and since then have managed to share the stage with the likes of legends like Testament and Exodus, supporting them on the Dark Roots of Thrash Tour and in summer of this year (2017) joined the Warped Tour for part of that run. Interestingly, even with the success and acclaim from their first album, Hope Within Hatred (2015), the band nearly self-destructed before recording The Evolution of Anger.  In late 2015, guitarist Daniel Trejo decided to leave the band and other issues that came to the surface put the second album in question.  In the end, Daniel came back and the band realized that chances like they were given were few and far between.  The band worked with producer Mark Lewis (Devil Drive, Fallujah) in their hometown to narrow down the 26 songs to the 10 that made it onto The Evolution of Anger, and artist Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Machine Head) was brought in for the album art depicting how anger can drive one into a maze that does nowhere, capturing the essence of the album and a bit of the band’s own struggles. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

Occultfest – The 16th edition of the oldest open air metal festival in Drenthe. This year the festival will be held on 1 and 2 September beer, metal and more on the Wijsterseweg 2 in Hoogeveen.

Occultfest is a Dutch hardrock and metal festival held in Hoogeveen every year. The first edition of the festival was organized in 2002.

Since then the festival will be organized always in the first weekend of September. In addition to the more famous bands, there also will play less well-known bands. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

The third edition of Rock Alive was scheduled for 23 September not in Atak/Enschede but this year in Hedon, Zwolle (Netherlands). Performing bands would be: Deliverance, Antidemon, Germán Pascual, Slechtvalk, Frühstück, Boarders, S91, Pure Harvest, Slechtvalk, Inside Mankind – but the event has recently been canceled. In a statement on the website the organisation says:

Unfortunately we have to make a sad announcement…

It’s with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that the upcoming Rock Alive festival will not be held this September 23th this year. Due to some circumstances beyond our control it won’t be able for the organisation to make it the festival it should be. So there will NOT be a festival on September 23th in Zwolle this year. Continue reading »