After more than thirty years in the music industry, British rock act The Wildhearts have seen their fair share of trouble.
Unapologetically led by enigmatic frontman Ginger, The Wildhearts are widely recognized as one of the finest acts to come out of Britain in that time and have built a loyal and dedicated fan base with a mixture of driving, catchy tunes and memorable live performances.
After releasing Renaissance Man – their first album in a decade – in 2019 The Wildhearts enjoyed their ...
Perhaps the old saying should be ‘even rock-stars get the blues’ because when HEAVY Magazine’s Dave Griffiths caught up with From Ashes To New on board their tour bus he learnt that just like many of us the band found themselves in a real slump in the early days of the Covid forced lockdowns.
The band talk to Dave about how it was becoming creative and setting out to work on their Quarantine Chronicles EPs that helped get over those blues.
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Today, celebrated British rock band Asking Alexandria unveiled the official music video for their new raw, emotional rock anthem Alone Again.
The introspective single, co-written by all five members, received praise from critics upon release earlier this month, with Forbes writing, “‘Alone Again’ shows the quintet in fine form, with lead singer Danny Worsnop delivering a soaring, impassioned vocal melody and guitarist Ben Bruce unleashing piledriving riffs and a furious, wah-drenched ...
On October 22, five time nominated, two-time Grammy winners Slayer will release CD, cassette, and vinyl re-issues of their classic records Show No Mercy (1983), Haunting the Chapel (1984), Live Undead (1984), and Hell Awaits (1985) via Metal Blade Records.
Pre-order your copies now at: metalblade.com/slayer
Formed in 1981, Slayer assaulted the world with a new hybrid of metal and punk – heavier, faster and darker than the rest – and set a new standard, defining not ...
Norway’s hottest upstarts Bokassa will finally release their long-awaited new album, Molotov Rocktail this Friday, September 3 via Napalm Records.
Their eclectic and catchy mix of stoner, sludge, metal and catchy punk rock has earned them die-hard fans all over the world, as well as hundreds of thousands of streams across all platforms.
Bokassa are fully charged up and ready to set everything ablaze on their upcoming new album, revealing the new single and video for Hereticules today ...
After undergoing somewhat of a musical transition with last album Euthanize-Steralize, Western Australian metal outfit Kimura have now settled on their hard hitting sound and are preparing to unleash the onslaught onto the public with their upcoming album Circle The Prey, which will be out towards the end of October.
To introduce fans to the new, brutal direction Kimura have unleashed the first track from the album, Sharpen The Bones, with vocalist Josh Kelly joining HEAVY to chat about ...
It’s no secret that the music industry and all of those – from the performers to the venues to the studios to the punters – have all been affected, and in most cases decimated, by the rules and laws governing lockdown and restrictions.
While the argument will continue to rage over the rights and wrongs of the way things are being handled, one fact remains true throughout.
The music industry is suffering.
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At this stage in the game, the name Whitechapel commands respect. Already sitting on one of the most enviable catalogues in contemporary metal, in 2019 they dropped The Valley, showcasing a confident evolution in their sound and standing as a true landmark release that sets a new standard for the genre.
In 2021, they return with that album’s successor, the mighty Kin, which is an even more dynamic and diverse collection, further advancing the band’s sound into new territory ...
Japanese genre-blenders, Crossfaith, have released their brand-new single, Slave Of Chaos.
Speaking of the song, frontman, Kenta Koie, says: “This is our message to the powers who try to control us – we have been strangled by your ego and we need to take back control! Slave Of Chaos mixes trap with hardcore punk and rock’s attitude, so it’s different from our last releases but you’re going to find out about the new Crossfaith style as soon as you hear this song…”
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Since forming in early 2020 Wollongong rock outfit The Vandastruts have set about putting the rock back in roll, releasing two singles already and bringing a sass and enthusiasm to their rock based music that belies their relative youth.
Their new single Guilt Shot further enhances their credentials, with a blues tinged rock number that is centred around one of the many gun related deaths in U.S history.
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After 23 years of silence, Finnish cult black metallers and pioneers of the scene Darkwoods My Bethrothed are making their long-awaited comeback with a new full-length album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed, to be unveiled on November 12, 2021 via Napalm Records.
The album sets free a unique blend of brutal, fast-driven black metal and epic anthems, in which eerie screams merge with heroic clean vocals, monumental choirs and majestic keyboards along with gory stories of famine, war, plague ...
With the excitement for the new album increasing and as the band gets ready to hit the road in support of the new album Marching In Time, Tremonti has released a live music video for the crushing album opener.
The live video version of A World Away opens with a musical intro before switching into the driving metal riff that kicks off the upcoming album. The video was recorded live in Orlando, FL and features live vocals and instrumentation that gives fans a taste of what they can expect ...
Australian metal outfit Kimura are releasing their latest slab of brutality with new single Sharpen The Bones.
Sharpen The Bones is a story of revenge and retribution for a girl who was assaulted by a trusted friend and how he won’t get away with it and inevitably meets his end in the clip.
Kimura have combined the metal influences within the band on this release, and stepped it up a few notches in terms of melody, heaviness and song structures.
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British power metal heroes Dragonforce have released a new video for the song Trooper Of The Stars.
The song about the movie Starship Troopers is taken from the band’s latest release Extreme Power Metal which is out now https://smarturl.it/DragonforcEPM_au
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Two years since their latest, vicious Afterburner album, India’s heavy metal force Kryptos returns to invoke the ultimate sound of denim and leather with the release of their sixth studio album.
Force Of Danger will be out on October 1 and csn be pre-ordered here https://shop.afm-records.de/kryptos/
After previously- released singles, the crushing album title track and just recently Raging Steel, the band have shared another blistering appetizer for their upcoming album in the form ...
Killer Be Killed released their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Reluctant Hero last November via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the lyric video for Filthy Vagabond.
The band also announces that they are releasing new formats of their debut self-titled album as well as a Reluctant Hero picture disc that will be released on November 26.
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Frankie’s Pizza have concocted a Father’s Day box, a last minute gift to get kids, wives, partners etc out of trouble with a fully sick bundle of goodies delivered direct to Dad’s door.
Seems the Dads out there are planning to ROCK this Father’s Day and as such we’ve already had to source fresh stacks of wax to fill demand. ACCADACCA on vinyl, mucho merch and a heap of booze is heading into households all across Australia via Frankie’s Pizza Ultimate ...
Gore fuelled death metallers Pathology return with their 11th studio album The Everlasting Plague which will be released on November 19 via Nuclear Blast.
Recently signed to Nuclear Blast Records, the band is charged with a violent hunger to return to the road and unleash their latest monstrous music to the masses. Today, they release a music video for the first single Engaging In Homicide.
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After recently unveiling the first single of their upcoming sophomore studio album, blackgaze masters MØL have started the pre-order for DIORAMA, the Danes’ first long player on their new label Nuclear Blast Records.
With their unique mixture of raw extreme metal and hissing vocals mixed with dreamy soundscapes and shoegaze moments, MØL (whose band name translates to ‘moth’ in English) have grown to be a truly bright new star on the blackgaze sky and will deliver an ...
As bassist of prog legends Opeth Martin Mendez has gained world-wide popularity, and now he returns with another virtuous death metal crusher that captures the fear, loss of control and despair of lockdown in eight new tracks.
For Dancing Into Oblivion, his project White Stones goes further down the path of progressive extreme metal with haunting growls, jazz induced intermezzi and an incredible level of technical perfection.
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Swedish dark sleaze metallers ToxicRose recently released their latest singles Domination and Outta Time, hitting prominent Spotify and Apple Music Hard Rock playlists.
They are set to release their sophomore album IN FOR THE KILL via Crusader Records (digitally and CD) on September 24.
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Threads. is a progressive rock band from Berlin, Germany. The band has just self-released their first single named Tessera, taken from their debut EP Akasha, now available on all major streaming platforms.
Threads. plays an ever-changing style of progressive metal with post-rock, ambient and stoner elements that form their unique musical style.
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New York speed metal outfit ShadowStrike have announced their upcoming EP Fables & Folklore ,due for release on September 22 via Avalon Records.
The band also unveils their first offering Once Upon A Beginning in the form of a pure melodic speed metal masterpiece bolstered by galloping riffs and dramatic solos.
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Tech/melodeath unit Mother Of All released their debut album, Age of Solipsist on June 11 via Black Lion Records.
Now the band has premiered a playthrough video for Curators Of Our World Scope, performed by Martin Haumann on drums, Steve Di Giorgio on bass and Frederik Jensen on guitars.
Check it out below.
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After releasing critically acclaimed debut album A Shadow of All Things Broken in February this year, Bergen old school thrasher outfit Relentless Aggression have released a new single and video, American Carnage.
The song is a fast thrasher with lyrics about the chaos in the US in the last years, leading up to the storming of the Capitol. Once again, the band used the studio of Iver Sandøy (drummer for Enslaved), who also plays drums on the new song.
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Lucifer lay claims to being one of the hardest working bands in rock right now.
After turning heads with the release of their iconic album cover artwork last week, the group now has the next ace up their sleeves with their brand new single and video for Bring Me His Head, the second single of their new studio album Lucifer IV which will be released on October 29 this year.
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The Bronx have released their highly-anticipated new album, Bronx VI, out now via Cooking Vinyl Australia.
Alongside the album release, the band have also debuted a Craig R. Stecyk directed video for the song Peace Pipe which can be seen below.
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On September 17 Criminal will release their new album, Sacrificio, via Metal Blade Records.
Sacrificio is Criminal’s ninth full-length studio album: a twelve-track bludgeoning that harks back to their roots – both literally and metaphorically.
For a taste of Sacrificio the band has released a lyric video for the new single Live on Your Knees.
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Symphonic metal outfit Ad Infinitum return with their bewitching second offering, Chapter II – Legacy, out October 29, 2021 via Napalm Records.
A first glimpse of what can be expected from the album is delivered by vibrant first single Unstoppable, alongside an explosive music video. The song reflects the band’s attitude in the best way and immediately catches the listener with its intriguing chorus.
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Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts Evergrey. The matchless force led by singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund has just inked a worldwide contract with the premier rock and metal label.
Evergrey are currently working on new music. More to be announced soon.
Dive into the band’s inimitable soundscapes and listen to Where August Mourns below.
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With the multi-format physical release of TesseracT’s ambitious live experience P O R T A L S imminent the band have revealed the performance video for Concealing Fate Pt 1.
Amos Williams, TesseracT’s bass player and the driving force behind P O R T A L S comments “Concealing Fate Part One…Acceptance. This for many long time fans would have been the first bit of noise that they would have heard from us.
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Is it just me, or is every band these days either post or core? If you could make it to post core, move on and just mention neither of those word ever again, that would be post fucking fantastic core! But here we are again, with another core band.
This time around a metalcore outfit from Brazil called April 21st, and I’m already confused because it’s August 7 here.
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Release date: September 10
I’d be straight up lying if I said I wasn’t excited for this 13-track beast from Amyl and the Sniffers, Comfort to Me. I’m an absolute sucker for that Aussie pub rock/ punk sound, and these guys nail it.
Covid really hasn’t attributed many positives to our lives, however, forcing downtime on bands and creative minds alike is producing quality music!
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L.A rock outfit All Good Things tick all of the boxes for a successful radio rock band.
Catchy as fuck hooks, harmonies to melt your heart, choruses that could launch a meteor and sing-a-long anthems that remain stuck in your head hours after they have faded from the stereo.
AND they know how to rock.
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Split releases can generally go one of two ways.
Either they are put together by two bands out to make a quick buck while they tide fans over until a new full release, or they are approached as a lasting work of art to be proud of and held in equal regard to their back catalogues.
It doesn’t take long to figure out which of the two the split EP from Shatter Brain and ...