With the countdown to Blacken Open Air 2022 entering its last two months, HEAVY felt it high time to start chatting with a few of the bands who will be playing. Not that there is a shortage to choose from! How’s this for a line-up? Revocation (Exclusive Australian Show), Amyl and the Sniffers, Psycroptic, Shepherds […]
Originally viewed as more of a side project for OneSideZero vocalist/guitarist Jasan Radford, Centershift has now developed into more of a band in its own right. After the success of singles 9 and My Own World, Centershift recently released the hauntingly important track And So…, a tale of domestic violence and other negative emotions and […]
Motionless In White are at that stage of their career where you could imagine their loyal legion of fans would consume whatever musical output they choose fit to release. With unprecedented sales and figures that would make Donald Trump blush, the band have forged a path for themselves that has seen them steadily ascend the […]
It’s hard to believe that Steel Panther celebrated their 20th year during the recent lockdowns. For a band many believed to be a one trick pony – but a damn fine one at that – Steel Panther have endured where others have fallen and not only taught that pony a stable of new tricks, but […]
“I talk a little bit about meeting Motley Crue, just the whole thing. I try to keep it light-hearted and funny.” JOHN CORABI When you think of the name John Corabi, it is almost instinctive to play word association and come up with Motley Crue straight after, but the singer is more than just the […]
CREMATORY celebrates the last stretch before the release of their newest opus, Inglorious Darkness,with the re-release of one of their most legendary and celebrated songs, now with German lyrics, entitled Tränen der Zeit. The hymn was originally released in 1995 as Tears in Time, and since, its official music video has racked up over a million views on YouTube. […]
Featuring members of legendary bands such including Blood Duster, Captain Cleanoff, The Kill, Fuck I’m Dead, King, and The Day Everything Became Nothing, Melbourne maniacs Remains burst onto the scene recently with their debut single, Bloodthirst. Continuing the brutality, the band are back with, second single, the self titled, Remains. Frontman Tonebone comments on the track: “This self-titled track “Remains” tells the tale of the ...
The relentless sextet from Finland strikes again with another single from their upcoming album Towards The Dying Lands, to be released on July 1 via Nuclear Blast. Beyond Your Reach bestows with its captivating, melodic guitars which drive you to a huge chorus, that makes this track a real anthem. The single comes along with a music video, which […]
Detroit death-doom force TEMPLE OF VOID’s Relapse debut, Summoning the Slayer, is out NEXT WEEK on June 3. In the meantime TEMPLE OF VOID share the third single The Transcending Horror which can be seen below.
Curse of Existence, the seventh studio album from MISS MAY I, explodes with the life experience of an established band, the uncertainty of mental health struggles, the isolation of the global shutdown, and the perspective gained from the most extensive time away from the road of each man’s adult life. “Curse Of Existence is exactly what it […]
Swedish sensation Aviana have made an impact on the global metalcore scene since their return in February 2021. Led solely by vocalist Joel Holmqvist as a consequence of past members leaving the band, Holmqvist has exceeded all expectations by himself. Today, Aviana have shared the video for Anomaly. Watch it below.
Celebrating 40 years of Bad To The Bone this September, iconic rock legends GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS have announced their return to Australian shores this October and November for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra, with additional regional shows in NSW and Queensland. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 27 May, 12pm […]
Skid Row have released a music video for their latest single “The Gang’s All Here”, taken from the anticipated new studio album The Gang’s All Here, available on October 14. Watch the video below. “By the fans, for the fans!“ is the mantra for this video as the band has called upon their loyal and dedicated fanbase […]
Metal heavyweight ANY GIVEN DAY, from the heart of the German Ruhr area released their special take on Scorpions’ anthem of peace Wind Of Change. Their special take will be exclusively available on a limited 7″ colored vinyl (17.06.) at the Arising Empire Shop / band shop and all earnings will go to “TMR Flüchtlingshilfe Ukraine Berlin e.V.” to help those in needs. Andy (guitarist and […]
If you’ve ever endured an anxiety or panic attack – you will know that it SUCKS. Perth’s Ratking are tackling that issue with the video for their single Panic Station. They also announced their EP Nervous Nature will be out on Friday June 17 (with vinyl to arrive later on in 2022), released via Collision […]
Alternative mainstay Mayday Parade have shared their new single Losing My Mind, ahead of the band’s self-titled 11-year anniversary UK tour which starts May 31 in Nottingham. The track, produced by multi-Platinum music producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, is an outtake from the band’s 2021 studio album What It Means To Fall Apart. “Losing My Mind is […]
Recently celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Sisters of Mercy are one of the most important bands to emerge from the post punk scene, with the imposing presence and the heavily melancholic voice of Andrew Eldritch giving their mark. They are a reference point for the dark rock sound and the dark culture in general with their music […]
Aptly titled III, the third studio album by Swiss-based hard rock quintet CORELEONI, featuring band founder and guitarist Leo Leoni (GOTTHARD), Eugent Bushpepa (vocals), Jgor Gianola (guitars), Mila Merker (bass) and Alex Motta (drums), has finally seen the light of day today via Atomic Fire Records. To showcase the record’s high quality, the band have simultaneously revealed a brand-new music video for the track Like It Or Not, which was created […]
U.S. post-hardcore rising stars LIMBS will release their lyrically intimate and sonically pummeling new EP Coma Year on June 24 on UNFD. Today, the band has shared the visualizer for Slow Burn, a deeply personal track that explores what it’s like to navigate the struggles of having panic disorder and anxiety, and how to emerge […]
Celebrating over 25 years of metal mastery, chart-topping icons EVERGREY have unveiled their eagerly longed for, thirteenth full-length, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament). To commemorate this massive next milestone in the band’s history, Gothenburg’s dark metal masters have just released their emotive, mystical new single, Call Out The Dark – a heartfelt sonic experience […]
Ukranian metalcore force SPACE OF VARIATIONS is unstoppable – while living through the horrors of war in their home country, the band still manages to express themselves through their creative, emotional and hard-hitting music and videos. Today, SPACE OF VARIATIONS reveals a new, mesmerizing music video for the powerful album title track IMAGO. SPACE OF VARIATIONS have also announced that the […]
Bristol, UK-based band RXPTRS – who blend rock, metal, punk, and hardcore with a seamlessness that is enviable, creating something that is unique that seethes with boundless energy – recently announced their forthcoming album Living Without Death’s Permission, out June 24 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records. Today, RXPTRS, who were tipped by Alternative Press as […]
Lookout Australia, ALESTORM cannonball a long overdue return to P.A.R.T.Y.! Come to Australia we asked, and come to Australia they will, for what will be hot on the hooks of the release of their seventh album Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum. Under blackened banners, ALESTORM, along with their inflatable ducks, will conquer the seas […]
The brand-new OUTLANDERS track THE SLEEPING INDIAN with JOE SATRIANI as special guest on the guitar is out now. Once again OUTLANDERS proves how multi-faceted their music and vison is. With THE SLEEPING INDIAN, Tarja Turunen and Torsten Stenzel tell a story about a mountain in Antigua, guarding the area called Sleeping Indian. Tarja´s voice becomes one with […]
Influential and highly regarded Orange County, CA metalcore giants BLEEDING THROUGH have made their awaited post-pandemic return with a fierce new single titled Rage via SharpTone Records. Their first new music in 4 years, comes ahead of the band’s upcoming performances at So What?! Music Festival, Blue Ridge Rock Festival and Furness Fest. Commenting on their anticipated return and the new single, […]
“[We’re] feeling better in the neon light!” Oh yes, they are! HELLOWEEN have finally entered the stages again and successfully started their United Forces tour with HAMMERFALL at packed venues in the UK about two weeks ago. Reason enough for the German cult metal band to celebrate with their fans in the form of a new limited vinyl single, Best Time which is out […]
Los Angeles power trio Sasquatch announce the June 3 arrival of their awaited sixth album, Fever Fantasy. Preorders are open now for the Mad Oak Records release, and the band has booked a four-week US/Canada tour alongside Portland, Oregon’s Hippie Death Cult as well as an early fall Australia/New Zealand tour with Pieces of Molly. It’s been five […]
On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will unleash their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. Arch Enemy’s founder and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Behold the ‘Sunset Over The Empire’, the 4th single from our upcoming ‘Deceivers’ album! This is a faster song with some manic riffs and a relentless beat that I can envision becoming a […]
Mediterranea Metal Cruise is a heavy metal music festival on board a cruise ship taking place in Greece and is created to enjoy the Mediterranean climate in addition to visiting three stunning islands in the legendary Aegean Sea. Departure is set from Athens on November 4 and over three days cruise you’ll get to visit […]
Steel City’s Malevolence are proud to release their blindsiding new studio album, Malicious Intent. Dubbed early on as the year’s most hotly anticipated metal record, it marks their most singular work to date, staking their place amongst metal’s heavyweights. In celebration, Malevolence have revealed their fourth and final single from the record – a coup de grâce titled Salvation. The […]
Celebrating over 25 years of metal mastery, chart-topping icons EVERGREY have unveiled their eagerly longed for, thirteenth full-length, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament). To commemorate this massive next milestone in the band’s history, Gothenburg’s dark metal masters have just released their emotive, mystical new single, Call Out The Dark, a heartfelt sonic experience that […]
Heavy quintet, HORNED WOLF are preparing to release the new album Become Like They Are on June 24, 2022. Initially forming in Lawrence KS in 2015, Become Like They Are marks the next chapter for the outfit as this is the first record with new vocalist Sav. Unleash the beast and become immersed in an enthralling sound. Check […]
For ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS, making music has not only been a unifying force between them as a band of like-minded individuals, but also a proven mode of escape, into a soundscape marked by vibrancy and emotion. The group’s journey until this point has seen them grow up on stages around Australia, their music arresting and speaking to music fans who […]
After a seven-year hiatus, Irish rockers The Answer are set to make their long awaited and highly anticipated return with an exclusive and sole 2022 comeback performance at this year’s Planet Rockstock festival on December 3. Not only that but they are thrilled to announce a new album has been recorded and is due for release in […]
We Struck Gold release their new single I’ll Find More Peaceful Days on May 20, 2022. The track continues the cycle on from recent singles Done, Dark Days and Giving Up On Giving In and is released with a slick music video shot by Zak Pinchin.
Art-rock trio Palaye Royale have released their new song Broken via Sumerian Records. Produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Greatti (who recently worked with Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud), the song delves into the complexities of a doomed and toxic romance, oscillating between an explosive chorus and achingly vulnerable verses. The accompanying video, directed by Eva Dolezalova, was filmed in a 12th century monastery […]
Get ready for another taste of the WASTE! Richmond’s hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have revealed the blistering second single, High Speed Steel, from their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, Electrified Brain, that’s due out July 1 via Nuclear Blast. Commenting on the single, guitarist Ryan Waste says: “High Speed Steel is our ode to an era when heavy metal was transitioning into a faster […]
Progressive heavy metal vehicle, INTERLOPER is keeping busy in 2022 with the releases of their album Search Party and completing a very successful 7-week tour across North America with label mates OBSCURA. To keep the momentum going, the band releases a music video for their new single, My Flame Deadened. Miles Baker comments, “We are very happy to release this one. […]
sonaBLAST! Records 27 May 2022 Until recently, I thought a Belushi Speed Ball was just something that killed one of the greatest actors of our generation, but it turns out it is actually something that has the potential to kill many more people before it is brought under control. Sonically that is. Belushi Speed Ball […]
Napalm Records Out Now Words by Michael Naidos The new album from Gothenburg’s EVERGREY, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), is the thirteenth studio LP in the bands 25 years together and their legacy is as strong as ever. Over the decades they have crafted skilfully executed prog metal powered by founder and frontman TOM […]
June 3 Nuclear Blast Records For more than 17 years Scottish metal outfit Bleed From Within have ruled the European roost when it comes to genre-blending. Drawing from all manners of genres and subgenres to create a sound identifiably their own, Bleed From Within have refined their sound with each album, unafraid to experiment within […]
With the trailer for brand new suspense thriller Beast being released today we decided to sit down and have a chat with director Baltasar Kormakur. We spoke about what we can expect from the film and what it was like throwing Idris Elba to the lions. Take a listen to the full interview below:
SUNJIVE STUDIOS, Australian horror distribution specialists MONSTER PICTURES and Chris Brown’s PICTURES IN PARADISE have partnered in the $12 million production fund for an initial slate of three elevated horror films aimed at the international market. The slate is financed by HEAD GEAR FILMS, AMCOMRI PRODUCTIONS and SUNJIVE STUDIOS and distributed globally by 101 FILMS INTERNATIONAL. The first film in the outfit’s ...
It is the biggest release of this week so of course in this brand new episode of The Popcorn Conspiracy Dave Griffiths and Kyle McGrath take a look at Top Gun: Maverick. You can take a listen to the episode right here:
A new trailer and poster are now available for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder,” revealing new details about the God of Thunder’s latest adventure—including a trek to Olympus where Zeus (Russell Crowe) reigns supreme. The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But his retirement is interrupted […]
Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) stars in a pulse-pounding new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator. Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who […]
ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the lens of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom […]
The teaser trailer for Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning has just been released. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Henry Czerny, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Charles Parnell, Greg Tarzan Davis and Frederick Schmidt the […]
Production on Heath Davis’ latest feature film CHRISTMESS is underway in Campbelltown, Greater Western Sydney. Written and directed by Davis (Book Week, Broke, Locusts), the film stars Steve Le Marquand (Last Train to Freo), Darren Gilshenan (No Activity) and musician and vocalist Hannah Joy of alternative indie rock band Middle Kids, in her feature film debut. Fresh […]
Stan today announced that all seven episodes of the highly anticipated series Everything I Know About Love will premiere Wednesday 8 June, same day as the U.K, only on Stan. Based on Dolly Alderton’s internationally bestselling memoir of the same name, Everything I Know About Love stars Emma Appleton (The Witcher), Bel Powley (The Morning Show), Marli Siu (Alex Rider) and Aliyah ...
The Love Wins Film Festival, celebrating the power and magic of film as an art form and as a medium for multi-cultural exchange and social responsibility, is on again this year – in both physical and virtual formats. The hybrid event includes Films featuring Woody Harrelson, Tom Brady, Jason Mraz, Gisele, Ian Somerhalder, David and […]
Stan today announced that Yellowstone – the global phenomenon led by Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner and the #1 drama on U.S. cable television – will return for a highly anticipated fifth season on 14 November, only on Stan. Kevin Costner confirmed the news this morning, telling fans: “Hope you’re ready for another wild ride.” The fifth season of the acclaimed SAG and PGA nominated […]
Expanded Media/LBI Entertainment and 101 Studios announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner will star as Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Armstrong who – through a riveting and perilous journey – uncovered the secrets of how the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma fueled a national nightmare. Over a four-year investigation, Armstrong discovered evidence that, […]
Stan today released the brutal full trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the critically acclaimed criminal drama series Gangs of London. Starring Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, alongside a renowned ensemble cast, Gangs of London Season 2 is coming soon and will premiere same day as the U.K. and only on Stan. To watch and share the full trailer, click here: https://youtu.be/XSZ8Wtbw6H4 One […]
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge join Tom Cruise, and co-stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman, Greg Tarzan Davis, along with filmmakers Joe Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer & Christopher McQuarrie at the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Performance & UK Premiere in London.