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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.

Apocalyptica postpone North American Headlining Tour to August & September 2021

It is with great regret, but obvious and necessary compliance, that Apocalyptica has had to postpone their upcoming North American Tour a second time to August/September 2021 due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that all tickets bought will remain valid for the rescheduled dates and tickets remain on sale.
 

Illusory signs with Rockshots Records and announces new album “Crimson Wreath”

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Greece’s Illusory for their third full length “Crimson Wreath” planned for release in May 2021. Having opened for such legendary acts Blue Oyster Cult, Warrel Dane, Geoff Tate, and Gus G, the heavy metallers new album is the next step in their widely praised evolution to follow 2016’s “Polysllabic” (7hard/7us) and 2013’s “The Ivory Tower” (The Leaders Records).

Bongzilla signs worldwide deal with Heavy Psych Sounds and announces new album “Weedsconsin”

On the fringe of chaos, in the Year of the Pandemic, the Cannabeast has awoken: 16 years since their last record, Wisconsin Sludge Metal giants Bongzilla are back with a new full length album!

The pioneers of Weed Metal have signed a worldwide record deal with Heavy Psych Sounds, who will proudly release Bongzilla’s forthcoming, fifth studio album entitled “Weedsconsin”. The band has also announced to join the HPS Booking roster for Europe.

Malacoda to release new EP “Crawling Chaos” on April 2nd 2021

Malacoda announces the April 2nd, 2021, release for their next EP, “Crawling Chaos”, independently. The first single “Crawling Chaos” will hit all streaming services on February 5th, 2021.

“Crawling Chaos” is the band’s first new release since 2018’s “Restless Dreams” and is a return to the band’s more cinematic and gothic roots as heard on “Ritual is Aeterna” (2016), as well as a deeper exploration of melodic vocal hooks as heard on their self-titled debut (2014).

Wolfheart to release new EP “Skull Soldiers” on March 5th 2021

As if announcing today’s new virtual performance stream wasn’t enough of an early holiday gift (see below for more information), Finnish melodic death metal mainstays Wolfheart are doubling their musical output with the announcement of their upcoming EP, “Skull Soldiers”, scheduled for release on March 5th, 2021, via Napalm Records!
 

Mara signs with Wormholedeath and announces debut album “Djävulstoner”

Swedish metal outfit Mara have signed a deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their debut album “Djävulstoner” (TBA).

The band will release their first single & video for “Born to Die” on January 29th, 2021.

Mara is a unique band that deliver a sort of misty metal, fusing the sounds of misanthropy and spiritual seeking.

Check out an album teaser below.

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Enforcer to release new live album “Live By Fire II” on March 19th 2021

Swedish heavy metal band Enforcer are proud to present their second live album, “Live By Fire II”, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 19th, 2021. 

Today, the band have released a live video for the first single “From Beyond”. Watch the live video below.