classic metal

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.

Ironflame - Blood Red Victory

Ironflame have been a going concern for the past few years, the brainchild of well-traveled multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist Andrew D’Cagna (newly minted in Icarus Witch but also member of a myriad of other bands), who seems to be a real one man band, with an ensemble of musicians helping out with live performances and a quick succession of some three albums since their conception in 2016 including the current one “Blood Red Victory”.
 

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:

British Lion - The Burning

Hindsight is 20/20. Love makes you fat and other idioms. And people are assholes. It’s funny to see the same people who tell you ohh that new Steve Harris album is absolute phish, then singing its praises to get a feature and an interview.

Anvil - Legal at Last

One has to give it to Anvil for sticking to their guns for the best part of over forty years and counting. Countless albums later (nearing 20?!) the band is still around, through all its ups and downs, doing what they set out to do all those years ago.
 

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.