classic metal

Primal Fear announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

The End is Near” - German metal commandos Primal Fear are currently putting the finishing touches to their 13th studio album, which will be released via Nuclear Blast later this year.

Today, the group is pleased to announce a European headline tour, including a show at London venue The Dome, during which they’ll be presenting some new tracks to their fan base across Europe. 

Victor Smolski’s Almanac to release new studio album “Rush of Death” on March 6th 2020

Victor Smolski’s Almanac are set to unleash their third studio album, “Rush of Death”, on March 6th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has unleashed a lyric video for their first single, “Predator”. Check out the lyric video below.

Victor states:

Powerwolf re-signs with Napalm Records

Germany’s currently most successful heavy metal band, Powerwolf, has extended their deal with renowned label Napalm Records.

Guitarist Matthew Greywolf states: “We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and - above all - passion is great”.

Moon Reverie release lyric video for new single “Say Forever”

Neoclassical hard rock band Moon Reverie has unleashed the new single “Say Forever” off the upcoming self-titled debut album, coming out on January 31st, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

Luca Poma, guitar virtuoso and mastermind of the band, comments the song: “A strong 80’s mid-tempo with the chorus inspired by medieval-renaissance music. The solo is loosely inspired by Bach’s fugues”.

The Three Tremors announce February 2020 UK Tour

Three of metal’s finest vocalists, known collectively as The Three Tremors - Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, etc.), Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage) and Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Satan’s Host) - Steel Cartel Records have announced the Friday, December 20th, 2019, release of a 3-disc digipak, called “The Three Tremors - The Solo Versions”.

Burning Witches unveil “Dance with the Devil” cover artwork

Burning Witches will release their third studio album “Dance with the Devil” to the world on March 6th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.

There’s no rest for the wicked, as less than two weeks after the release of their “Wings of Steel” EP, the band have unveiled the cover artwork for their upcoming record, which was designed by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra, Accept, Powerwolf, Stratovarius etc.) and Destruction and Gomorra guitarist Damir Eskic.

HammerFall and Candlemass Nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Of the Year”

Swiftly following the recently announced first Grammy Award nomination for Napalm Records and Candlemass, the Swedish doom metal legends and Scandinavian heavy metal idols HammerFall are building upon this achievement with additional award nominations. Both bands have been nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards – the most prestigious award in the Swedish music industry.

Stormburner - Shadow Rising

Hmm… given the album title, company, country of origin and track titles, I sort of knew what to expect, but in all truth I wasn’t expecting it to be delivered with such aplomb.
 
Epic power metal that feels as if someone mixed Enforcer with Manowar with slightly more straightforward songwriting that feels a little like Hammerfall at their “heaviest” with a bit more shouting and ear splitting falsettos than it should be legal.