MANOWAR’s new studio album, "The Lord Of Steel", will first be released worldwide on June 16, 2012 exclusively on iTunes and on the band’s own online store, The Kingdom Of Steel.
On the same date, Metal Hammer UK will release a special ‘Steel Edition’ of Metal Hammer #233, including the CD and a digital copy of the album.
"The Lord Of Steel" is blazing with pure power, untamed energy, and a sound as raw and wild as a force of nature.
The Countdown has started. It is less than four weeks until “Firebirth”, the new GOTTHARD album, is released on June 1st. From this Friday 11th May, you can sample the music on iTunes (Switzerland and Germany only). This is the start of a countdown lasting three weeks on the Download portal, on which one new song per week will be presented.
Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers KORPIKLAANI reveal first details on their upcoming 8th studio record that at the same time will be their 4th release via Nuclear Blast Records! The record will be entitled “Manala” and is scheduled for a release on the 3rd of August 2012.
You've heard his voice on such classic Manfred Mann's Earthband hits as "Blinded By The Light", "Spirits In The Night", "The Mighty Quinn" and many others, a staple of FM radio for the past 40 years, legendary vocalist Chris Thompson has released a vintage live solo concert from Berlin, Germany. Available as a 2CD and bonus DVD package, Chris Thompson "Live In Berlin" features all the Manfred Mann Earthband hits you have loved for the past four decades, along with many beloved solo songs.
Flying Colors, the hot new virtuoso prog rock supergroup featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple), and Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), follow the release of their eponymous debut album with a rare European tour taking in London's prestigious Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 21st.
Docker's Guild is the solo effort of Douglas R. Docker, who put his talent and writing skill into "The Mystic Technocracy", an opera which unfolds over 5 seasons.
The first season, called “Season I: The Age of Ignorance”, sees the participation of worldwide acclaimed musicians like Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth/Joe Satriani), Magnus Jacobson (Miss Behavior), Tony Franklin (Blue Murder), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), John Payne (Asia), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, Karmakanic), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia/Epica), Tony Mills (TNT/Shy) and many others and sees release through Lion Music on 15 June 2012.
One of the most talked about group's of 2011, Boston's Blue Moon Harem, are celebrating the positive reaction to their latest CD release "Finland" from the music press and fans alike around the world. Having survived some of the toughest years in the music business, the dynamic and diversely-talented duo at the heart of Blue Moon Harem, guitarist Demetri J and guitarist/vocalist Jon Bix released their second CD "Finland" in early 2011; a remarkable collection of creative non-categorical modern music, which also boasts the talents of drummer Steve Hart, who previously worked with Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry, among others.
Frontiers Records is excited to present the debut album from WIGELIUS entitled “Reinventions” due for release on June 29th in Europe and July 2nd in North America.
WIGELIUS is a sensational new AOR band from Sweden built around the talent of Anders Wigelius, a gifted young vocalist who came to the attention of producer Daniel Flores (ISSA, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET, MIND'S EYE) after he sung the popular Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" in a contest on the national Swedish TV (you can watch his performance below).
Indie Recordings are proud to announce the signing of Kråke! Check out Kråke's first single "And A Colder Breed" on Indie Recordings here!
Original founders and brothers, Dreugh and Beist, conceived Kråke as an idea already in 2007. From the brothers hailing from Kopervik on the west coast of Norway the idea was to create the best possible symphonic & atmospheric black metal they could possibly achieve. It took 5 years in the making, but the result is nothing short of impressing.