classic metal

Riot to release “Rock World” rarities album on March 27th 2020

On March 27th, 2020, Riot will release the rarities compilation album, “Rock World”, via Metal Blade Records.

For a preview of the record, check out the “Rockworld Theme” below.

Pre-order the album, here, in any of these formats:
• ltd. Digipak-CD
• black vinyl (ltd. 400)
• iron grey blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200)
• rusty orange brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 200)

Fifth Angel releases live video for “Dust to Dust” and announces new festival dates

Fifth Angel released their first album in nearly thirty years, “The Third Secret”, in autumn 2018, which entered the charts in Germany on #48 and in Switzerland on position #51 - marking the first chart entries for the band ever. Today, they reveal a new live video for the song “Dust to Dust” from that album.

Watch the video for “Dust to Dust” below.

Burning Witches - Dance with the Devil

I had the chance to watch Burning Witches perform, at Sweden Rock Fest, but I decided to pass the chance of watching their performance in full. I might be big on classic metal, but taking a quintet of nice looking ladies who feel like they jumped out of a Stryper or Bon Jovi video, fashion wise, who want to sound like Priest and Warlock, but end up sounding more like Crystal Viper and the like, is not exactly my definition of a fun day.

Queensrÿche and John 5 live in Orlando, FL, 2020

First up to take the stage at The Plaza Live in downtown Orlando was somewhat of a home state band, Eve To Adam. Having formed in Florida in the late nineties and playing many of the state’s rock venues they were no stranger to many in the crowd. When they hit the stage, there was no theatrics or drama. They came out with a purpose to rock out, and that’s exactly what they did.

Dark Passage to release debut album “The Legacy of Blood” on April 3rd 2020

Italy’s heavy metal band Dark Passage has unleashed the official audio track “When I Killed the King”, first single off the upcoming debut album “The Legacy of Blood” coming out on April 3rd, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

The band comments on the track: “The commander kills the old king and prepares for a period of peace after he is taking over the crown”.

Almanac - Rush of Death

I must say that after witnessing the serious lineup changes, which left only Victor Smolski (G, K) and his LGO partner Jeannette Marchewka (female vocals) in place, and included losing both David Readman and Andy B Frank as vocalists and some really poor reviews, I begun listening to this album with some trepidation to say the least if not a bit of a negative bias.

Metal Church to release special edition compilation album “From the Vault” on April 10th 2020

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “From the Vault”, on April 10th, 2020, via Rat Pak Records .

This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan favorite classic “Conductor”.

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.