The Swedes Europe are about to unleash their tenth album, War Of Kings. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (and engineered by John Netti), the record drops in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), rest of Europe on March 6th and in the U.S. on March 10th. Two songs from the album, "Days Of Rock 'N' Roll" and "Nothin' To Ya", can now be heard at this location. Make sure to listen now because the tracks are only available for streaming until the morning of Friday, February 27th. Is it the quality you were expecting?
Last year, Nick Cordle parted ways with Arch Enemy and guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis took his place. Now the guitarist has a new gig. Sanctuary has parted ways with guitarist Brad Hull and has replaced him with Nick Cordle (ex-Arch Enemy, Arsis). He will join the Seattle band on their upcoming European dates.
The American black metal unit Bosse-De-Nage has been kind enough to share the first track off their new album. You can now hear the song called "A Subtle Change" from their new album All Fours. Their first new album since 2012's III is being released via Profound Lore Records on April 14th. Take a look at the interesting album cover and tracklist below and listen to "A Subtle Change" through SoundCloud here if you dare! Was it enjoyable?
Having recently released their new studio album Return To Forever, Scorpions have also debuted a brand new video. The German hard rock veterans present a video for the first single, "We Built This House", which can now be seen below. Whether you already had time to listen to the new album or not, did you like this particular track?
Swiss industrial metallers Samael have recently announced that long time bassist Christophe Mermod aka Masmiseim has left the band. He was in the band since the beginning. Thomas "Drop" Betrisey of Sybreed fame is now the group's new permanent bassist.
Death doom metallers The Slow Death's new album Ark will be released on March 16th 2015 via Chaos Records. Now it's time for new music. You can stream the new track "The Chosen Ones" at this location as a foretaste. It's an 11-minute song. Enjoy!
And now for something a bit different. As the anticipation builds for the next season of HBO's popular series Game Of Thrones, there is a new mixtape coming up, "Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, Vol. 2", and today saw the premiere of a 40-second snippet of Killswitch Engage's contribution, a new track called "Loyalty". You can whet your appetite over here. The band recently recorded the new song as they were asked to contribute to the mixtape.
Whitesnake will return with The Purple Album, their first new studio album in four years, sort of. The hard rock icons will release the new record in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple's Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. Check out below the album closer "Stormbringer" for starters!
2014 was a busy year for Swedish metallers Arch Enemy with a new singer announced in early 2014, a new album out in the summer and extensive touring. However, they are not about to stop. In fact, European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band is coming back with support from US metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany. The band has now also presented a tour trailer featuring the first official live footage with the new guitar player Jeff Loomis. Check out the band performing with their new line-up below and get ready for more shows from the group!
Leviathan have shared two tracks so far from their awaited new record Scar Sighted. But there is more music for the fans today as the tune "Gardens Of Coprolite" has also been premiered online. Jef Stuart "Wrest" Whitehead's black metal one man band returns four years after True Traitor, True Whore. Check out more material from the new record below now before it is released on March 3rd via Profound Lore Records.
Wilderun have posted online a track from their upcoming album, Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth. It's called "The Garden Of Fire" and you can stream it as much as you want below. Their next album is due out on the 7th of April and will be available on their website and Bandcamp. How was that 9-minute track as an introduction to the album? Let us know.
Swedish hard rockers Graveyard have announced their new bass player, Truls Mörck, who will replace Rikard Edlund from now on. Mörck originally helped found the band back in 2006 and played guitar on Graveyard's self-titled debut album (2007). The group is working on a brand new album and the successor of 2012's Lights Out is planned to be released later this year. All you can do now is wait and hope for a good album. Do you have high hopes?
Germans Morgoth have shared yet another new song off of their upcoming comeback album Ungod. Now with vocalist Karsten "Jagger" Jäger in the band, the death metallers present "Snakestate" which can be enjoyed below. How do you think he fits in Morgoth?
San Francisco-based doom metallers Orchid have announced tour dates for Europe this coming summer. The band will soon be releasing a brand new EP named Sign Of The Witch on May 22nd with four brand new tracks. You can find all the new tour dates below. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see Orchid live and maybe hear a few new songs!
Italian Doom Metal Records has announced the release of a 12" split between gothic doom metallers Abysmal Grief and Runes Order. This vinyl edition will be limited to 500 copies (200 grey plus 300 black) and some copies will come with a strictly limited certificate handsigned by both bands. The release date is scheduled for April 13th.