Bastardogs - No Pain No Gain out on December 17th 2013

No Pain No Gain”, Bastardogs’ debut album, will be released under Street Symphonies records on December 17th 2013.
The album features ten tracks of old school sleaze metal, inspired by bands such as Wrathchild and Mötley Crüe.
“No Pain No Gain” will be distributed by Andromeda Dischi.
Check out the first single, “Bite You Down”, below.

Joey Molland - Return to Memphis out on December 2nd 2013

Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, will be releasing his highly anticipated 4th solo album "Return to Memphis" on December 2, 2013 on UK's Gonzo Multimedia! The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous 'Royal Studios' in Memphis.
Says Joey: “I was raised on a diet of Memphis music, and it was a thrill for me to record there.... I also made a lot of friends”...

Reverence to release “When Darkness Calls” on vinyl

Germany’s Metalizer Records is proud to announce the limited vinyl release of “When Darkness Calls”, the 2012 full length album release by power metal band Reverence. The vinyl album includes fully printed inserts and a bonus 7-inch single with two bonus tracks not available on the original CD release. The cost to fans is 16,90 Euros (approximately $22 USD).

X-Ray Life - New acoustic EP out in December 2013

Venice-based rock-grunge band X-Ray Life has announced the forthcoming release of a new EP called “Skinned Songs... Naked Sound”, featuring the acoustic arrangements of some tracks taken from the band's self-titled debut album, published in 2012 under Atomic Stuff Records. 
This EP, available exclusively in digital format, can be downloaded for free on the band's BandCamp page here from December 15th; on the same day, the EP will be presented during a live performance at the legendary venue “Al Vapore” (Venice, Italy). 

Cleopatra Records - Psych-Out Christmas compilation out now

The 2013 holiday season is about to get a whole lot trippier with the release of Cleopatra Record's “Psych-Out Christmas”, a brand new compilation of spaced out, psychedelic interpretations of Christmas classics and new holiday favorites performed by a team of current psych-space rock bands from around the globe! The compilation is available now on both CD & vinyl at all fine music retailers as well as for download at iTunes, Amazon and other digital music retailers.

Europe celebrate 30th anniversary with exclusive guitar auction

On Sunday 15th December 2013 one of Sweden’s most successful rock groups of all time, EUROPE, will celebrate 30 years of rock and roll by auctioning an exclusive collection of customised guitars. 
Stockholms Auktionsverk has been accorded the honour of auctioning off ten uniquely airbrushed Gibson/Epiphone guitars personally autographed by all band members, including previous Europe band members Kee Marcello and Tony Reno.

Mountain Throne - Stormcoven on December 6th 2013

German Heavy Metal horde MOUNTRAIN THRONE will release their anticipated debut album entitled “Stormcoven” on the 6th of December. The intense work was recorded and mixed by Magister Hubert at Darkland-Studios Heiningen, only the drums got recorded by Unholy Kral at Hammerbeat Resort.
Fans of MANILLA ROAD, PENTAGRAM, VENOM, early MANOWAR, CIRITH UNGOL, THE LAMP OF THOTH have to prepare for a true killer release by the end of 2013!
01. Spirits Of Fate
02. Stormcoven

Six Feet Under return to Europe in December for eight live shows

American Death Metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER return to Europe in December for a small run of dates. Make sure to not miss out when Chris Barnes and company wake the undead!
Comments Chris Barnes: “Look out Europe we’re coming to kill you!!! Looking seriously forward to shedding some blood across Europe for our annual Xmas in Hell tour! Should be a killer ride with all these great new upcoming bands we’re bringing along with us! Hope to see all of you diehard death metal fans at all the shows for an up close and personal evening with the murderers Six Feet Under! See you there”!

Darling Parade - Battle Scars & Broken Hearts deluxe edition on December 3rd 2013

Nashville's emerging pop/rock quartet Darling Parade will release a "Deluxe Edition" of its debut album “Battle Scars & Broken Hearts” on December 3rd through Page 2 Music. Containing the album's 11 original tracks, plus four song remixes and three acoustic renditions, “Battle Scars & Broken Hearts” (Deluxe Edition) showcases the versatility of the young group, fronted by guitarist/vocalist Kristin Kearns.