Traditional Metal

Scala Mercalli releases music video for new single “Be Strong”

Italian heavy metallers Scala Mercalli have finished mixing their new album “Indipendence” at Alpha Omega Studio’s by Alex Azzali. The album is set to be released on January 25th, 2019.

Today the band unleashes a new video for “Be Strong”, taken from “Indipendence”, watch the video below.

Evil Conspiracy releases music video for new single “Dogs Ov War”

Swedish metalists Evil Conspiracy have released another potent taster from their forthcoming album “Evil Comes”, set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on February 19th, 2019.

The song is called “Dogs Ov War” and sounds exactly as it reads, with it’s balls very firmly fixed to the wall. Check out the brand new official video below.

Doro to release new EP “Backstage to Heaven” on March 8th 2019

2018 was an exciting year for Doro, having released her very successful debut double album “Forever Warriors, Forever United” on top of completing the first leg of her world tour, which included some killer performances in the UK - at Bloodstock Festival straight after Judas Priest plus some hugely popular shows with Saxon.

Manowar announces new guitarist E.V. Martel for The Final Battle World Tour 2019

E.V. Martel will be the guitarist on Manowar’s upcoming Final Battle World Tour 2019.

A musician since the age of 8 and devoted Manowar fan, E.V. lives the life of true metal and the music of Manowar. He has performed for years in the only official Manowar tribute band in the world. E.V. is proud to know every Manowar song ever recorded, and his style is a mix of all previous Manowar guitarists combined with his own metallic burning.

Dyrewolf - Dyrewolf

Admittedly, my knowledge of Manitoban heavy rock/metal leaves much to be desired. Aside from spotting the odd Propagandhi T-shirt amongst a (wacky) crowd back in college or fawning over Evil Survives’ killer “Die like a Samurai”, I’ve yet to musically sink my cuspids (i.e. canines) into Canada’s Easternmost Prairie province.

Warkings - Reborn

Warkings are an international power metal band/project, made up of Viking on Bass (some Scandinavian guy?), Spartan on drums (maybe a Greek, as the band’s bandcamp lists Pieria in Northern Greece as their base of operations), Crusader on guitars (likely a Brit or Frenchman?) and Tribune on vocals, who’s been revealed to be Georg Neuhauser, the Austrian singer of bands like Serenity and another international project, by the name of Phantasma that if fate serves correctly we did review some time ago.

Satan announces February 2019 European Headlining Tour

English metal powerhouse Satan will return to central Europe for the “Cruel Winter” tour featuring ten dates in six countries. Satan are in full promotion swing of their current album “Cruel Magic”, which has been released in September of 2018. The album is a huge success for band and label which culminated in a sensational German chart entry on position 28.

Steel Engraved to release new self-titled studio album on January 25th 2019

German Heavy/Power Metal machine Steel Engraved, have announced the release of their new self-titled album for January 25th, 2019, via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

Steel Engraved’s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

Powerwolf live in London 2018 along with Amaranthe and Kissin’ Dynamite

The energy and excitement was at fever point before Powerwolf even reached the stage. Kissin’ Dynamite and Amaranthe had already drawn everyone to the stage, singing and dancing along. The lights go down and cheers ring out, with people chanting “Powerwolf, Powerwolf, Powerwolf!” and the cheers become deafening as they finally hit the stage. After the first couple of songs, someone dressed as a monks brings out a thurible, the catholic incense holder, handing it to Attila Dorn.

Fifth Angel - The Third Secret

Returning after heck 29 years, with an album and having only performed for the public for the second time in 2010 and without the original singer, Fifth Angel is a band that could and should have been big, since the talent that they had in their ranks was phenomenal… and they were on the branch of a multinational (ie Sony’s Epic label) yet mainly due to timing and nonmusical issues were held back.