The Warriors of Metal Fest V Open Air , which will take place on Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, OH (located about 20 minutes east of Columbus), has officially announced the band order and set times for this weekend's event.
Additionally, there will be a pre-fest showcase on Thursday the 28th The Shrunken Head Rock Club at 251 West 5th Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.
Doors for the showcase are at 7:00 and the first band takes the stage at 8:00.
Swedish doomsters The Gardnerz have unveiled the track list and artwork, which comes courtesy of Daniel "Devilish" Johnsson, for their recently completed EP, entitled "It All Fades".
Guitarist Wilhelm Lindh comments on the EP, which is a follow up to the band's debut, "The System of Nature":
Finnish metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (also COB) have inked a worldwide recording deal (excl. Japan) with Nuclear Blast Records. The celebrated metal label - who worked with the band over the early stages of its career - is proud to announce the renewed partnership with the world famous band. COB, who kicked off a year long celebration of its 15th anniversary with a successful North American tour alongside label mates ELUVEITIE, have a new studio album planned for release in 2013.
Chicago's Mortal Music is pleased to announce the second in its DR (digital release) series, "Man: Instincts" from expansionist UK metallers MONSTERWORKS on July 10. As was done with Mortal Music's first DR release, ION VEIN's IV v1.0 , the MONSTERWORKS DR will also be available as a free download for a limited time.
01. The Creation Dream
02. All Suns Die
Kråke release their new album “Conquering Death” on June 29th in Europe. Today they release the new single "Victorious, I". Click here to listen to it.
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.
The ”Fire Walk With Me” concept presented by Amber Booking & Metal Hammer Norway has become a great success in Norway. In Norway bands such as Behemoth, Entombed, Vreid, Aura Noir, Skeletonwitch, Einherjer, Kampfar, Nekromantheon, Mongo Ninja etc have played on “Fire Walk With Me” shows.
Amber Booking and Metal Hammer Norway are proud to announce European tour vol 1 together with Rock Hard Magazine. The tour will visit 8 countries and has the spectacular Norse line up of Vreid / Einherjer & Mistur.
2011 saw the uprising of a new breed of Extreme Symphonic Metal. Saturnian are a 5 piece from the United Kingdom, proud of a country rich in metal history and ready to usher in a new age charged with its pedigree. Saturnian was formed around one main principle – to create epic and majestic music to enchant fans of all metal genres; delivered in a grand and dramatic style that could soundtrack a blockbuster movie or theatrical performance.
Russian Melodic Death/Doom Metal band Adfail released their debut album "Unkindness" on 5th of June via Darknagar Records.
A debut album by Adfail titled “Unkindness” combines the best traditions of Death Doom Metal of 1990s and 2000s and contains varied stuff, ranging from rather fast parts to slow doomy passages.
Among the highlights of this release there’re melodic guitar riffs, acoustic interludes and an excellent keyboard work which has a special role in combination with vocal variety.
This is the case where an underground band that has caused fuzz around its name… not only manages to make the next step but also succeeds. Lahmia are coming from Italy and they managed to release their first demo, “An Eternal Memory”, back in 2007. A year later they released their EP “Forget Every Sunrise”, which got several great reviews from the press and helped the band gain more reputation. After almost two years, in 2010, they entered the Outer Sound studios in Rome, Italy and started working on their debut’s pre-production.