News and events

Our news section is frequently updated - usually the stories are sent in by our users, and sometimes by the bands/labels themselves. There's an RSS feed. Events are also submitted by users and feature concerts, festivals and tours from all around the world. Upcoming events are displayed under the Navigation menu - make sure you adjust your Settings to display events from your city/state/country. In the detailed event view you can see the additional info, running order, who's coming to the show (and add yourself to the list) and user comments.

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Metal Storm - Design Update

Hi all!

It's been a while since Metal Storm had a proper update. A lot of layouts were rather outdated and it looked terrible on mobile devices.

I started working on a redesign over a year ago, but due to chronic lack of time and Metal Storm's insane amount of pages, the progress was very slow. Now, while not every page has been redesigned, I feel it's ready for release - I certainly wouldn't want to drag it for another year. The remaining pages can then slowly follow as I complete them.

The biggest improvements are centered around responsive layout, which should now scale nicely all the way down to smartphones. A lot of layouts, some sections and functionalities have been updated, most notably the front page and private messaging. My biggest efforts were directed at the most vital parts of the site, like band pages, the forum and publications.

Due to the increased image sizes, many old album and band images wil appear stretched - please replace them with new ones, they will be saved in higher resolution. I will also work on automatically updating gallery thumbnails, which used to be very small and now will look stretched as well.

Please report any broken layouts and bugs here. Though make sure you clear your browser cache before you complain

Happy New Year!

Source: metalstorm.net
Posted: 14.01.2017 by Ivan | Comments (106)


Metallica - To Perform At Grammy Awards

Metallica are among the nominees for "Best Rock Song" with "Hardwired" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. But the metallers will also perform at the event. The last time Metallica performed at the Grammy Awards, they played the song "One" and were joined on stage by Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang. Now they promise something special once again.

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Source: metallica.com
Band profile: Metallica
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Zakk Wylde - New Video Online

American guitarist Zakk Wylde, more known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society, has unleashed a new solo video for the tune "Lost Prayer". His latest solo album, Book Of Shadows II, was more of an acoustic style blues album. Enjoy.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Zakk Wylde
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (0)


Mike Williams - Benefit Show Details Revealed

Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans. The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Eyehategod
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (0)


The Great Old Ones - Reveal Third New Song

The Great Old Ones are readying the release of a new album, called EOD : A Tale Of Dark Legacy. It will be available in stores on January 27th on Season Of Mist. The Lovecraftian black metal band is now showcasing the tune "When The Stars Align". See if you like it below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The Great Old Ones
Posted: Today by Paz | Comments (0)


Blackfield - Share New Album's First Single

After some teasing, now you can finally hear the first single off Blackfield's new album, Blackfield V (out on 10th February 2017). Blackfield is the collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. The new opus sees a return to the full partnership that made their first two albums firm favourites with fans. "Family Man" is available for your listening pleasure below. Was it worth the wait?

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Source: kscopemusic.com
Band profile: Blackfield
Posted: 15.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Firewind - New Song Streaming Online

Greek power metal masters Firewind, now fronted by Henning Basse, are releasing their 8th studio album, Immortals, really soon on January 20th, 2017 via the band's longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe and AFM Records in North America. After sharing a couple of new songs previously, the group now shares the track "Back On The Throne". Crank it up!

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Firewind
Posted: 15.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Anubis Gate - Complete New Album

Proggers Anubis Gate haven't said much lately but there is a good reason for it. The band has been hard at work on the follow-up to their 2014's album Horizons. In fact, according to their latest update, the new album is finished and "sounding bloody fantastic". You can expect it to hit stores in the spring.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Anubis Gate
Posted: 15.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


Battle Beast - Premiere New Song And Video

Here's a short update from Finnish heavy metal team Battle Beast. Five weeks are left until Battle Beast will unleash their 4th studio album, Bringer Of Pain, through Nuclear Blast Records, and the band just shared a new video for the track "Familiar Hell". Don't miss it!

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Battle Beast
Posted: 15.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Liv Sin - New Song Online, Album Announced

Swedish metal singer Liv Jagrell launched a new project called Liv Sin, Now the mystery is over, as she revealed more pieces of the puzzle. The band's debut album will be entitled Follow Me, which will be released on April 28th via the Swedish label Despotz Records. At the same time, you can hear her first single "Let Me Out" via the YouTube player below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Liv Sin
Posted: 15.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Svart Crown - New Song Streaming Online

After revealing all about their new album, Svart Crown have now given us a new song to hear. Their new release is titled Abreaction and all you need to know about it is here. Below you can now enjoy "Transsubstantiation" and tell us if you love/hate it. The French black/death metal band is releasing this new record on Century Media Records on March 3rd.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Svart Crown
Posted: 14.01.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)


Judas Priest - To Release 'Turbo' 3CD Edition

British metal legends Judas Priest announced the reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo, originally released in 1986. The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on 3rd February 2017 on 3CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as well as 1LP 180g vinyl. Included on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is Live in Kansas City, a live recording from the band's 1986 Fuel For Life tour in support of Turbo.

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Source: judaspriest.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 14.01.2017 by Azarath | Comments (6)


Me And That Man - Nergal Announces Side Project Debut Album

Behemoth's frontman Nergal has been teasing the fans about his side-project Me And That Man for a while already. In his new band, Nergal teamed up with British-Polish blues guitarist John Porter, Wojtek Mazolewski plays bass and contrabass and Łukasz Kumański on drums. The debut album will be titled Songs Of Love And Death and the music will be a mix of country, blues and folk. The record is scheduled for release on March 24th via Cooking Vinyl.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 14.01.2017 by robpal | Comments (8)


Mors Principium Est - Debut Another New Song

Mors Principium Est just released the second single and video for "Apprentice Of Death", a song taken from their new album, Embers Of A Dying World, due out on February 10th via AFM Records. Previously, the band shared the song "Reclaim The Sun". The Finns haven't released a new album in three years. After listening to the new songs, what are your impressions of the new material?

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Mors Principium Est
Posted: 14.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Avatarium - Working On Third Studio Album

Sweden's doom darlings Avatarium have entered the Gröndahl studio and are currently working on a follow-up to their highly acclaimed second album, The Girl With The Raven Mask. This third offering will include eight new tracks and is scheduled to see the light of day in the spring of 2017. Get ready!

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Avatarium
Posted: 14.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)