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A New Revenge - Enemies & Lovers

Tim “Ripper” Owens has gotten himself in some hot water with fans recently. His admission that he keeps putting out musical projects, just to make a living (with the quality gauge – being all over the place over releases) is not exactly the nicest thing to admit to, but at least he’s not trying to romanticize or sugar coat things for fans.

Holocaust - Elder Gods

Man, while I love the Scottish NWOBHM stalwarts Holocaust, who Metallica have famously covered on their “Garage Days” EP and who are returning after only three and a half years this time with a new album, instead of the decade long plus period of studio “draught” that seemed to affect the band for the latter part of the 00s, just by gazing at the artwork of their latest (ninth I think) album “Elder Gods”, I thought they’d gone completely bonkers and black metal at the same time!

Black Label Society release new music video for “Spoke in the Wheel”

Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song “Spoke in the Wheel” from their upcoming LP due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since “Trampled Down Below” was released last year from the “Grimmest Hits” LP.

Watch the new video for “Spoke in the Wheel” below.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons announce Fall 2019 UK Headlining Tour

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have confirmed that they will be heading out on a headline tour of the UK in October/November 2019.

The news comes off the back of the band’s recent support slot opening up for Slash across the UK which saw the ex-Motorhead guitarist and his band in the largest UK venues of their career so far. The newly announced run will give any new fans the chance to see what a full Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons show looks like.

Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame release new music video for “Tease My Love” feat. Göran Edman

German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame, have released a new music video for “Tease My Love”, featuring Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on vocals.

The song is taken from their third album “Smoke on the Mountain”, which was released in May 2018.  The video can be viewed below.

Restless Spirits to release self-titled debut album on May 17th 2019

Lords Of Black guitarist Tony Hernando is one of the most exciting guitarists, writers, and producers in the European metal and rock scene today. With his many talents, it was a natural next step for him to stretch out and work on a solo album after the promotional cycle for Lords Of Black third album, “Icons of the New Days” wrapped up.

Starbreaker - Dysphoria

Tony Harnell barely needs an introduction, as his days in Norway’s TNT are pretty well documented and almost all of his other projects, be it, the solo releases, the Westworld albums (with Riot’s late guitarist and fellow New Yorker Mark Reale and Danger Danger’s Bruno Ravel) and indeed the Starbreaker albums have received critical acclaim. When it comes to the latter, the eponymous debut that came out in 2005 was a pretty awesome “diversion”, but 2008’s “Love’s Dying Wish” was pretty bleak and dark.