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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)

Epica and Apocalyptica announce Fall & Winter 2020 European co-headlining Tour

This fall Dutch Symphonic titans Epica and Finnish Cello masters Apocalyptica will join forces for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour”.

The tour comes in support of Epica’s upcoming album, which will be released later this year. Support on all dates will be provided by Helsinki prog metallers Wheel.
 

Megadeth and Lamb Of God announces Summer & Fall 2020 North American co-headlining Tour

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and Lamb Of God – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM.

And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th, here.
 

Fires In The Distance to release debut album “Echoes of Deep November” on May 22nd 2020

Connecticut-based melodic death/doom outfit Fires In The Distance are proud to announce the release of their debut album, “Echoes of Deep November”. The album will see release on Friday, May 22nd, 2020.

The melancholic cover art for “Echoes of Deep November” was created by Caelan Stokkermans, who is known for his work with Soreption, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Lorna Shore, and many more.

Ex Deo to release new single “The Philosopher King” on March 13th 2020

After three years since the release of their latest acclaimed full-length, “The Immortal Wars”, Roman Empire-inspired epic death metal band Ex Deo are about to make their grand return – with a little extra boost from special guest Francesco Ferrini of Italian symphonic metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse! The collective will release a brand new single, entitled “The Philosopher King”, set to drop on March 13th, 2020, via Napalm Records.
 

Ara to release new studio album “Jurisprudence” on May 15th 2020

Every so often, a band comes along that generates praise and attention for all the right reasons, and not always due to having a label or heavy marketing power behind them. Wisconsin-based dissonant technical death metal outfit Ara has already achieved that with their completely independently released 2012 EP, “The Blessed Sleep”, and 2014 debut album, “Devourer of Worlds”.

Fallen Arise to release new studio album “Enigma” on April 10th 2020

Fallen Arise are excited to announce the release of our new, third album called “Enigma”, via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records, on April 10th, 2020.

On this new offering, the band wanted their music to sound as contemporary as possible, but at the same time to remain faithful to their melodic/symphonic roots.

David Ellefson and Chris Poland announce May 2020 Japan & Australian Tour

David Ellefson, legendary co-founder and bassist of iconic ‘Big 4’ Thrash Metal titans Megadeth, will bring his eponymous solo band, including vocalist Thom Hazaert, to Australia in May, reuniting with Megadeth’s classic “Peace Sells” era guitarist Chris Poland for a once in a lifetime thrash event!