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U.D.O. to release new live album “Live in Bulgaria 2020 – Pandemic Survival Show” on March 19th 2021

U.D.O. return with the upcoming 5th live album of the heavy metal legend. The year 2020 faced many with tough challenges, but U.D.O. managed to play a great show under pandemic conditions in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the amphitheater in Plovdiv/Bulgaria, making it not only one of the world’s grandest shows under Corona, but also certainly beyond compare. This is exactly the feeling that the live recording captures.

Trial to release new EP “Sisters of the Moon” on January 29th 2021

On January 29th, 2021, Trial will release a new 2-track EP, “Sisters of the Moon”, via Metal Blade Records.

For a preview of “Sisters of the Moon”, a video teaser can be viewed below

Pre-order the EP as a 7", here, in the following versions:

• black vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 222 copies)
• gold vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 111 copies)

Primal Fear announces new single “I Will Be Gone” featuring Tarja Turunen

Primal Fear’s ferocious new record “Metal Commando” has been an undisputed highlight of 2020. The German power metal band’s 13th full length detonated in the midst of a raging pandemic, leaving no stone unturned in its path. The whole world got stuck in, achieving the 6 piece some of their highest chart positions in their 20+ year career.

Thorium to release new studio album “Empires in the Sun” on March 5th 2021

The second Thorium album “Empires in the Sun” will be released on March 5th, 2021, via Freya Records. The record is now available for pre-order here.

For the epic trilogy “1302” the band acquired the help of several renowned guest vocalists: Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon), Benny “Zors” Willaert (23 Acez), Joe Van Audenhove (Evil Invaders) and Anneleen Olbrechts. Moreover, Norman Eshley (Blind Guardian) lent his warm voice to provide the narration on a selection of songs.

Todd La Torre to release debut solo album “Rejoice in the Suffering” on February 5th 2021

As global touring came to a sudden and unexpected halt earlier this year, Queensrÿche frontman Todd La Torre has been using his recent pandemic downtime to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album “Rejoice in the Suffering”. The idea for a solo album was always in the cards for Todd.

Corners Of Sanctuary release new Holiday single “Wonderful Time of Year”

Christmas is a time to say I love you and what better way than through a song!  Classic Metalheads Corners Of Sanctuary (COS) are staying true to their annual Holiday tradition and are dropping another brand new, all original single, “Wonderful Time of Year”.

“A holiday track has definitely become a tradition with Corners of Sanctuary”, said COS guitarist Mick Michaels in a recent MBM interview. “It’s something we hope to continue to do each year… the fans seem to really enjoy it”.