RHAPSODY are proud to announce that in the end of the summer/beginning of autumn, their second single "CLASH OF THE TITANS" will be released online and will be available for everyone FOR FREE!
A real gift made by the band to thank all the people, fans and journalists, who contributed to the great success and the historical chart results obtained by the new album "ASCENDING TO INFINITY" around the world.
Due to the critical acclaim Michael Schenker received on his 2012 UK tour, the legendary guitarist will return with his classic rock band "Temple of Rock" on a 12-date UK tour in April 2013. The tour kicks-off on Tues 9th April at ARC, Stockton on Tees.
Tickets for all twelve Temple of Rock UK concerts go on general sale Monday July 30th. Book online: www.thegigcartel.com or call the Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898.
Sometimes it’s better to go on, evolve and burn bridges with the past in order to make it and present the new - renewed - you. That’s the case here with Icarus Witch. They had to make a choice for their future… and they did choose right. The new vocalist Christopher Shaner, the new 2nd guitarist & producer Dave Watson (Grave Desire, ex-Mantic Ritual) & the new drummer Tom Wierzbicky (Thunderfist), brought euphoria to the band’s ranks and updated the sound & the songwriting for the better.
In yet another display of treasure-hunting prowess, Shadow Kingdom Records has set September 11th, 2012 as the date for worldwide release of "The Time Lord" EP from 70s cult NWOBHM act PAGAN ALTAR. Consisting of remastered material from as far back as 1978, "The Time Lord" is an SKR must-buy release. The EP and other PAGAN ALTAR releases can be ordered from the Shadow Kingdom store until that date by visiting this location.
Shadow Kingdom Records owner Tim McGrogan had this to say about The Time Lord:
Historically speaking England could be considered the birthplace of heavy metal with the likes of Black Sabbath forging a new path for heavy music. But during the 1980’s the thrash metal movement stronghold was America and UK bands like D.A.M. (alongside Xentrix, Deathwish and Onslaught) fought tooth and nail to make their impact heard from across the Atlantic. Knowingly an uphill battle, D.A.M. managed to release two impressive albums (1989’s "Human Wreckage" and 1991’s "Inside Out") during their initial years.
Beyond the Gates is a brand new festival located in Bergen, Norway. The festival takes pride in being an alternative for those who still like to indulge in the vibrant underground scene and search for exciting new artists in the various niches black, death, thrash, doom and heavy metal.
We’re very proud to announce four brand new names for the first edition of the Beyond the Gates festival, set to take place in Bergen 23rd -25th of August this summer.
Progressive groove metallers STEALING AXION have now posted a new track, "Mirage of Hope", which is taken from their debut full-length album, "Moments".
Due out August 27th in Europe and August 28th in North America via InsideOut Music, "Moments" was mixed and mastered by Acle Kahney (TESSERACT guitarist and producer), who worked closely with the band on the sounds and textures of the album, developing it into a dynamic and immense listening experience.
Listen to the song "Mirage of Hope" below.
Posthum will release the new album ”Lights Out” on September 21st.
“Lights Out” can be described as an atmospheric and gloomy album with a melancholic undertone, even though some of the songs are more aggressive and with progressive elements. Lyrically Posthum draws inspiration from nature, dreams and nightmares, the material and commercial world and the human nature.
Check out the outstanding coverart and the tracklist from the upcoming album!