On November 4th, 2016, DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their 11th album “Atoma” worldwide through Century Media Records and start their North American headline tour. The band is proud to present the first single and video for the song “The Pitiless”. You can watch it below.
The band comments: “Selecting the first single from an album as diverse as Atoma is always a hard task, but we felt that The Pitiless gives a good representation of the general vibe of the material. It's fast, melodic and with a sense of urgency that permeates the whole album. Enjoy!“
The video was filmed during their stay at the German Turock Open Air Festival 2016 in Essen by the director Dirk Behlau. The next video will be filmed by Vesa Ranta (ex-Sentenced drummer) in Northern Sweden and you can expect something very epic!
Swedish power metal band HAMMERFALL has released a new video for the song "Hammer High". The track will be included in the debut of musicians on the new label Napalm Records. "Built To Last" comes out November 4th.
Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, will release their forthcoming masterpiece »Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes« on November 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band reveal the first track from the album, entitled 'Under The Thunder'. Watch the lyric video here:
Right after the thrilling egoshooter music video of 'The End', Swedish metal visionaries IN FLAMES follow up with their next clip. 'The Truth' was also directed by Patric Ullaeus and stays in the same story line as the previous clip, while it throws you into a dark world of virtual reality. Watch 'The Truth' here:
Finnish melodic metal titans, SONATA ARCTICA, will unleash their new studio album called »The Ninth Hour« on October 7th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released the music video for the brand-new song 'Life'. Watch the clip directed by Ville Juurikkala here:
The release date of the ZIX album „Tides Of The Final War“ on CD is October 28th, 2016. One of The best Heavy Metal bands from the Lebanon is without doubt ZIX.
The debut was recorded in the Vegas View studios, Nevada, by Steve Thompson (METALLICA, ANTHRAX, GUNS N ROSES etc.), mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Yngwie), remixed and remastered at QuSoundStudio in Germany by Michael Kusch. They show on their debut album true Metal hymns with fantastic female vocals! With True Metal I mean real Metal and no neosymphonic mass ware! Of course as you might expect the music contains also lyrics with "heaviness" because of the situation in the near east and the oppression of the headbangers there!
To support this there are guest musicians like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar, Death Dealer) and many many more. I won't count them all here. Explore the album, you won't be disappointed!
1. Buyer Of Souls 2. Metal Strike 3. Tides Of The Final War 4. Shadow Of A Dying Sun 5. Crucible 6. Dark Days Of Babylon 7. Heavens Eyes 8. Thousand Wars At Sea 9. Night Of Evil 10. The Warwhore
POLTERGEIST – “And So It Has Begun” – official single from the album "Back To Haunt" - official release date: 21st of October 2016 by PURE STEEL RECORDS.
For aficionados of technical Thrash Metal the comeback of the Swiss POLTERGEIST might be one of the most sensational reunions.
With albums such as “Depression” (1989) and “Nothing Lasts Forever” (1993) the guys around mainman V.O. Pulver (guitar) and Andrй Grieder (vocals) presented evergreen albums of the genre, which are still count as references for many. 22 years after the split they return with their fourth studio album, which is released through Pure Steel Records. Technical Thrash Metal with melodic vocals, sophisticated songwriting and a good, powerful production are the main strengths of the ten new tracks (plus bonus song on the limited Edition).
With “Back To Haunt” POLTERGEIST made a great album, followers of the genre will love.
LEGION – “Stand And Fight” – official single from the album "War Beast" - official release date: 30th of September 2016 by PURE STEEL RECORDS.
With the New Jersey quintet LEGION we are proud to present a new signing on Pure Steel Records.
Classical, melodic Heavy Metal, deeply rooted in the American Steel of the 80s, is presented here. Already in 2005 the self released debut „Shadow Of The King“ has been unleashed, where they gained their first success with. One year later it has been re-released through Majestic Rock Records.
After a long break the second album „War Beast“ is ready. Driven by majestic leads, energetic high pitched screams from the new singer Ralph Gibbons and varied song writing LEGION offer everything an aficionado of American Steel adore.
Mixed by Black Label Society bassist John "JD" DeServio, the eight tracks have been forged to a work they can be proud of.