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The iconic Iron Maiden have a treat for their fans. The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 countries and six continents. They will play the final show on Thursday, August 4th in Germany at Wacken Open Air Festival. ARTE Concert is going to feature the entire performance on live stream. The gig will get lavish camera attention and can be accessed anywhere in the world.
The infamous Wintersun have recently given a new update regarding a new release but in true Wintersun fashion, it's only half an update. In a cryptic new message posted on the band's Facebook page, mastermind Jari Mäenpää reveals that "It is done" without revealing exactly what it is. Could it be Time II or some other release? Reportedly, they are in negotiations with Nuclear Blast to release the material that they have been recording.
German epic folk metal outfit Equilibrium present the second lyric video off their upcoming album, Armageddon. This brand new track, fifth on the album, is called "Born To Be Epic". Check it out here and tell us how epic it is.
German death/doom metallers Décembre Noir have some news to share about a new album and also a video. Forsaken Earth contains almost 50 minutes packed of 6 catchy songs full of melancholy, emotions, power and brutality. The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Chameleon Studios/Hamburg and Chemical Burn Studios/Bad Kösen by Project Mayhem. Enjoy their new video for "Small.Town.Depression"!
A new Trap Them song is here! Furthermore, the grindcore/crust punk unit just revealed all about their upcoming new album. Crown Feral is due out on September 23rd on Prosthetic Records. Check out the stunning cover art and other details here. More importantly, the new incendiary track "Hellionaires" is also available. Prepare your ears and dig in!
After showing us their work in the studio, Epica have just released the first single off their new album, The Holographic Principle. For a taste of what's to come with the symphonic band's 7th album, check out the 6-minute track "Universal Death Squad". Are you impressed? Let us know your thoughts about it. It is a lyric video but also much more than that.
Blindead released their last album Absence in 2013. Now the time has come to reveal more about their upcoming record. The Polish prog/post-metallers announced that their fifth full-length will be called Ascension and also unveiled its cover artwork which was created by Bartek Rogalewicz (Behemoth, Antigama, Odraza). Expect the album to be released this fall on Mystic Production.
Showtime, Storytime was Nightwish's last DVD released three years ago after vocalist Floor Jansen joined the band. Now, after touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world, the time has come for Nightwish to immortalize their Endless Forms Most Beautiful tour on DVD. The symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone Vehicle Of Spirit on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
As The Storm Within approaches, progressive metallers Evergrey have now released the first song off the impending new album. As they have done many times before, the Swedes enlisted the help of Patric Ullaeus and rEvolver Film Company for the video. Hear the song "Distance" on the video below and share your thoughts about it.
Vocalist Jon Oliva of Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Jon Oliva's Pain fame has just released an update. According to him, he suffered a stroke in April. The good news is that the recovery is going well. In fact, Jon Oliva is planning the release of a double-album of new Oliva music.
After 5 years, death metal band Mithras are planning on releasing new stuff for the fans. For now, they have revealed the artwork, the tracklist and the release date of their 4th album called On Strange Loops. The new album will be available on October 21st this year on digital, CD and vinyl.
Before Celldweller, there was Circle Of Dust. Since Klayton - the man behind those projects - bought back his rights to Circle Of Dust, he's trying to revive the past. Now, we can hear and watch a video for a new song - "Machines Of Our Disgrace". This track and previous singles will be on the upcoming Circle Of Dust album in December, 2016.
American doomsters Khemmis are releasing a new album, Hunted, just one year after Absolution. To start things off, they have now revealed more details about it. More specifically, today you can see the album's tracklist and bluish cover artwork which has been crafted by Sam Turner (3 Inches Of Blood, Black Breath).
As you probably know by now, Horseback, led by ever-evolving Jenks Miller, will release its new studio album called Dead Ringers on August 12th through Relapse Records. As the release date approaches, he has now decided to share the track "In Another Time, In And Out Of Form", which can be heard over here. How is the follow-up to Piedmont Apocrypha sounding so far?
Are you up for some progressive metal? Because today we can listen to the first new song off of Canadian Anciients' new record, Voice Of The Void. The follow-up to the promising debut Heart Of Oak is coming out this October 14th via Season of Mist and the opening song "Following The Voice" is now streaming online. Don't miss it! Also, check out the album's cover artwork and more details below.