melodic metal

Majestica announces live stream on Saturday May 16th 2020

Last year, Swedish symphonic power metallers Majestica, formerly known as Reinxeed, unleashed their debut album “Above the Sky”, via Nuclear Blast.

Now, since their spring tour has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the band have decided to do a live stream on Saturday May 16th, streamed via their Facebook page.

You can find the stream here.

Bassist Chris David comments: 

Black Sun signs with Rockshots Records and announces new EP “Still Alive”

Well known in their home country of Ecuador and South America for supporting bands like Judas Priest, Kreator, Firewind (Immortals Tour 2018), Edguy, UDO, and more. Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of heavy metal trio Black Sun for the release of their new EP “Silent Enemy” due out in Summer 2020. The EP follows the band’s three previous albums “The Pupetteer” (2017), “Dance of Elders” (2010), and “Tyrant from a Foreign Land” (2015).

Imperial Age announces September 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Imperial Age have announced they have rescheduled their UK tour which was postponed earlier this year. 

Joining them will be the two bands hand picked by Imperial Age from tons of competition entries; Control The Storm and Midnight Prophecy!

UK Tour Dates 2020:
Sept 23rd  MANCHESTER – Rebellion
Sept 24th  LONDON – The Dome
Sept 25th  BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
Sept 27th  GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

Falconer to release new studio album “From a Dying Ember” on June 26th 2020

On June 26th, 2020, Sweden’s Falconer will release their new album, “From a Dying Ember”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the first single, “Desert Dreams”, below.

Click here to pre-order the album in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• ltd. digipak CD (incl. 3 bonus tracks - EU exclusive)
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

Oxidize to release debut album “Dark Confessions” on May 22nd 2020

Swedish melodic metal combo Oxidize are proud to announce that they have signed with Wormholedeath for their album “Dark Confessions”, set for digital release on May 22nd, 2020.

Tracklist:
1.Heading for tomorrow
2.Bleeding Heart
3.Coma
4.Not an Angel
5.Tell Me Why
6.Revolution
7.Anti Hero
8.Hey Angel
9.Dark Confessions
10.Titanic
11.Devil in Disguise
12.Crucify Me

Alcatrazz to release new studio album “Born Innocent” on July 31st 2020

Alcatrazz will release their brand new full-length, “Born Innocent”, via Silver Lining Music on July 31st, 2020!
 
The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band Alcatrazz will once again throw down a studio gauntlet on July 31st with “Born Innocent”, their first studio venture since 1986’s “Dangerous Games”.

Michael Angelo Batio to release new studio album “More Machine Than Man” on June 12th 2020

Shred guitar pioneer Michael Angelo Batio will release his 12th studio album “More Machine Than Man” on June 12th, 2020, via Rat Pak Records. The album features 13 new studio tracks and is the highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s “Intermezzo”.

Svärd to release debut EP “The Rift” on July 3rd 2020

It’s been a longtime, common dream and a lot had been going on since then behind the scenes, when members of Ahab and In Mourning got together in 2017 to start a new band project. Tim Nedergård and Björn Pettersson (both in In Mourning) teamed up with their former bandmate Pierre Stam, when drummer Cornelius Althammer of German doomsters Ahab, who has been connected to the Swedish guys in a 10 years friendship, joined this new and heavy music adventure that is Svärd.