modern extreme metal

Polaris announces Summer 2019 European Tour

Aussie metalcore breakouts Polaris have announced that they will be returning to Europe for a run of headline and festival dates in Summer 2019.

The south-Sydney five piece most recently visited the continent supporting scene titans Architects across a host of monumental shows that included a date at London’s revered Wembley Arena at the start of the year.

European Tour Dates 2019:
28.06 Graefenhainichen, DE - Full Force Festival
29.06 Ysselsteyn, NL - Jera On Air Festival

Mushroomhead signs worldwide record deal with Napalm Records

Cleveland Ohio’s Mushroomhead have signed a worldwide recording deal with Napalm Records.

Mushroomhead are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock.

Diesel Machine premiere new single “Shut It”

Long dormant Los Angeles, CA extreme metal outfit, Diesel Machine, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (Soil, World In Pain), guitarist Patrick Lachman (Halford, Damageplan), bassist Rich Gonzales (Recipients Of Death, American Aftermath), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (Cosmosquad, B’z), have released “Shut It”, the band’s first new original song since their full-length debut album, “Torture Test”, in 2000.

Heart Of A Coward announces June 2019 UK Tour

Intrepid British metal quintet Heart Of A Coward, who last week announced their new studio album “The Disconnect” for a 7th June, 2019 release, are pleased to also announce a run of UK tour dates in celebration of the record!

Joining them on the road as special guests will be Arising Empire label mates Any Given Day, with support also coming from Lock & Key. Heart Of A Coward also have a performance scheduled for Download Festival on June 16th.

Rage Of Light release new music video for “Battlefront”

Switzerland’s rising stars Rage Of Light just unleashed a musical monster! Their mix of sharp riffs, electronic beats, melody and screaming violence breaks down to the long awaited debut album “Imploder”, which is out now and available everywhere!

Together with the album release comes the powerful video for “Battlefront”. Watch it below.

The band on the new album:

Heart Of A Coward to release new studio album “The Disconnect” on June 7th 2019

Today, intrepid British metal quintet Heart Of A Coward are proud to release brand new single “Drown in Ruin” and have also launched the pre-order for upcoming fourth full length album “The Disconnect”, which will be available on June 7th, 2019, via Arising Empire Records!

Watch the music video for their brand new single “Drown in Ruin”, below.

Crystal Lake drops new music video for “Hail to the Fire”

Japan’s biggest metal export in years, Crystal Lake, has dropped a visually stunning new video for their latest single “Hail to the Fire” today.

The song is featured on the band’s newly released album, “Helix”, that’s available everywhere now from SharpTone Records.

Watch the music video for “Hail to the Fire” below.