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Battle Beast to release new studio album “Circus of Doom” on January 21st 2022

After re-signing to Nuclear Blast in early 2021, the Finnish heavy metal sextet Battle Beast are once again getting ready to unleash their force upon the world in the shape of their brand new masterpiece “Circus of Doom”.

The album is set to be released on January 21st, 2022, via Nuclear Blast and the first single will be revealed soon, on October 22nd. To shorten the wait, the band kick off the digital pre-order for the album today.

Volbeat to release new studio album “Servant of the Mind” on December 3rd 2021

The wait is finally over. Today, multi-platinum Danish band Volbeat announce the release of their eighth studio album, “Servant of the Mind”, on December 3rd, 2021, via EMI Records.
 
For “Servant of the Mind”, the band - Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) - took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly, and punk ‘n’ roll sound up a notch while showcasing Poulsen’s keen ability for songwriting and storytelling.
 

Vandenberg announces new lead singer Mats Leven

Vandenberg has announced that Mats Leven will be joining the band as lead singer. The powerhouse vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass and tours with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among many other bands. To celebrate this new coming together, they have announced their only show of 2021 with the new line-up at the Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay, Wales, on Friday 12th November.

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons announce new vocalist Joel Peters for November 2021 UK Tour

After listening to hundreds of audition tapes, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are proud to welcome Bootyard Bandits vocalist Joel Peters to the fold for their upcoming UK tour.

The band comments: “Joel stood out from the very start. Rehearsals have gone well and we were extremely happy with Joel’s performance at Headbanger’s Balls Fest in Belgium last weekend, so we’ve decided to give him the role for the upcoming UK tour in November”.

Estriver signs licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut “Outcry”

Italian Hard Rock band Estriver have signed with Wormholedeath a licensing deal for their new album “Outcry”, due for release on December 10th, 2021.

Estriver deliver the finest hard rock with metal and progressive influences!

Check out an album teaser below.

Tracklist:
1. Nails
2. Belonging
3. To Wish to Have a Human Nature
4. Slavery
5. Human Destiny
6. Primordial
7. March of the Black flags
8. The ManWho Could Fly

The Unity to release new live album “The Devil You Know - Live” on November 12th 2021

Sometimes the seemingly most surprising idea can also be the most obvious: German-Italian melodic metal act The Unity, consisting of Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitar), Michael Ehré (drums) and bandmates Gianbattista Manenti (vocals), Stef (guitar), Jogi Sweers (bass) and Sascha Onnen (keyboards) are set to release their first live album “The Devil You Know - Live” on November 12th, 2021, via Steamhammer/SPV, their very own reaction to the lockdown, which has still not been fully lifted.

Bangkok signs licensing deal with Wormholedeath for new album “Madness”

Argentina based Hard Rockers Bangkok have signed with Wormholedeath a licensing deal for their album “Madness”, which is due for release on November 12th, 2021.

Band statement:
“We are very pleased to sign with Wormholedeath Records and to release the album worldwide! For us is a dream come true. We’ve released 2 albums in Spanish for our market and now we have the opportunity to reach a wider audience with this English version and the worldwide distribution that the label provides”.