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Artillery to release “The Last Journey” single as tribute to Morten Stützer on October 16th 2020

On October 16th, 2020, Artillery will release the new song “The Last Journey” - featuring former singers Flemming Rønsdorf and Søren Adamsen - digitally and on vinyl via Metal Blade Records. The B-side features “Trapped Under Ice”, a cover by Metallica.

“The Last Journey” is dedicated to the memory of former Artillery guitarist Morten Stützer, who passed away in October 2019.

H2Ocean to release debut album “The Horned Goddess” on September 25th 2020

H2Ocean’s debut album “The Horned Goddess” will be out on September 25th, 2020, via Wormholedeath / The Orchard.

H2Ocean proudly presents the lyric video for “The Horned Goddess”, the secnd track taken from the self-titled album. Watch the video below.

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Heathen to release new studio album “Empire of the Blind” on September 18th 2020

Bay Area thrash legends Heathen are back! Today, the band reveal the details of their fourth studio album entitled, “Empire of the Blind”, which will be released on September 18th, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the lyric video for the first single, “The Blight”, below.

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Machine Head releases new digital single “Civil Unrest”

Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released “Civil Unrest”, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, “Stop the Bleeding” and B-side, “Bulletproof”, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach.

This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They are not for the faint of heart. 

Anvil announces live stream metal show on July 4th 2020

Back in February, Canada’s Anvil released a new album “Legal at Last” celebrating the legalization of recreational cannabis use in the country. To support this album, the heavy metallers had a very thorough tour planned in the UK and Germany, with an assortment of other stops along the way. Unfortunately, like everyone else, COVID-19 stopped the tour in its tracks.

Kreator releases music video for new single “666 - World Divided”

German metal legends Kreator have surprised fans by unveiling a brand new track and accompanying music video. The video for “666 - World Divided” was created under the direction of Jörn Heitmann, who was responsible for the videos for “Radio” and “Ausländer” by Rammstein.

Watch the video for “666 - World Divided” below. Get the new single here.

Vio-Lence signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Vio-Lence to its worldwide roster!

Vio-Lence was born in 1985 in the womb of thrash metal’s inception: San Francisco’s East Bay Area. With a ferocious blend of blazing guitar riffs, relentless rhythm, and an ultra-aggressive vocal style, they have an intensity unmatched in metal.

After disbanding in late 1993, their music and legacy still drew metal-heads from around the world. Their return to live performances began in mid-April 2019 and they haven’t looked back.

Warbringer to release new studio album “Weapons of Tomorrow” on April 24th 2020

Thrash metal force Warbringer is launching into 2020 with the announcement of their brand-new full-length release, entitled “Weapons of Tomorrow”, scheduled to drop on April 24th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

With this release, the SoCal five-piece have not only proven a true mastery of their craft, but have spurred the forward shift of an entire genre – transporting thrash metal into a brand-new era.