classic metal

Cirith Ungol to release new studio album “Forever Black” on April 24th 2020

On April 24th, 2020, Cirith Ungol will release their new album, “Forever Black” - their first collection of all-new material in 29 years!

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “Legions Arise”, below.

Pre-order the album, here, in the following formats:
• jewelcase-CD
• digipak-CD (EU exclusive)

Guardian Of Lightning signs worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of thunder-metal pioneers Guardian Of Lightning to an exclusive, worldwide deal.

The band’s unique sound known as “thunder metal” is a fresh take on the metal genre, replacing the typical lead guitar role with that of an ultra-heavy thundering electric bass.

Let Us Prey release lyric video for new single “Above The Vaulted Sky”

The Boston-based dark melodic power thrash group Let Us Prey have signed with M-Theory Audio, which will release the group’s full-length debut, “Virtues of the Vicious”, this summer.

A lyric video for the album’s opening track, “Above The Vaulted Sky”, can be viewed below.

The song can also now be streamed or downloaded on Bandcamp.

Dark Passage signs with Rockshots Records and announces debut album “The Legacy of Blood”

Italy’s heavy metal band Dark Passage has inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of the debut album “The Legacy of Blood”. Formed back in 2012, band’s intention is to merge the lyrical, melodic and epic concept of classic heavy metal with a rhythmic style closer to the teutonic and the more melodic thrash metal.

Rockshots Records states:

Ross The Boss to release new studio album “Born of Fire” on March 6th 2020

One can’t talk about genre defining acts in the metal scene without mentioning one man: Ross “The Boss” Friedman has written music history as a founding member of Manowar and The Dictators. His influence in heavy metal and also punk is noticeable to this day. 

Manowar’s first six masterpieces, which saw him significantly involved in between 1982 and 1988 are immortal classics today, and that the band wasn’t able to deliver the same quality again after his departure speaks for the New York based guitarist and songwriter.

Serious Black - Suite 226

“Suite 226” is the fourth proper album of Serious Black, a band that started as a promising, culmination of famous musicians, with many departures plaguing them and driving them down to a core four piece band at present. The somewhat rapid succession of albums as well, on a rhythm of one per year, didn’t do them any favors, with the band having now given up some three years of, off time before coming up with a new album.
 

Enzo And The Glory Ensemble to release new studio album “In the Name of the World Spirit” on March 27th 2020

Following up the previous albums “In the Name of the Father” and “In the Name of the Son”, composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled “In the Name of the World Spirit”.

Rage - Wings of Rage

I’ve always enjoyed most of what Peter Wagner and whoever he chose to surround himself with in the different lineups of Rage, so I was quite happy to see that Peave’s and his Rage chums, Marcos Rodrguez and Lucky were up to – some three years after their last effort… enough time, to come up with some good tunes to build an album around.
 

Mystic Prophecy - Metal Division

Mystic Prophecy have been around for two decades now, with a plethora of albums and a plethora of lineups that have included modern day metal luminary Gus G., among other pretty capable players. They’ve never made it to the premiere division, not for lack of trying, I imagine, but probably due to the unsteady line up and circumstances beyond the band’s control (ie the company they were signed to).