Latvian doom metal team Catalepsia, led by singer/guitarist Eriwn Franz, once interviewed for Metal Storm, is working on a new single. In fact, they have been in the studio recording it. So far, the band has only released their debut album, World Of Cliché.
Belgian gothic/doom metal act My Lament has shared an exclusive new track called "Pathetic Fallacy". You can find the track on a sampler with 12 Belgian bands, including Organised Chaos, Animal Version, Drawn Into Descent, Pothamus, My Name Is God, Throatsnapper, ExoGenesist, Marche Funèbre, My Lament, Thurisaz, The Searching and Hootka. Enjoy!
Mithras are down to one man. The remaining soldier, Leon Macey, has explained on the band's Facebook page that bassist/vocalist Rayner Coss has departed the band. Rayner Coss was one of the founding members along with Leon. The band has been preparing the release of their first full-length in nine years, On Strange Loops, but no release date has been officially announced.
Finnish melodic death metallers Insomniumhave been in the studio forging a very special and bold release during the past few months. Titled Winter's Gate, it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. The short story is about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west of Ireland, despite the treacherous winter drawing near. The full story will be released together with the album as a book with translations in English, Finnish and German, and illustrated by the artist Teemu Tähkänen.
Norwegian band Jorn have shared another cover song video, this time for the tune ''Stormbringer'', a Deep Purple cover. You can see it and hear it below, as well as another video previously released. It is a cover of Paul Stanley's song ''Live To Win''. Both will appear on the upcoming covers release, Heavy Rock Radio. Enjoy!
Paul Di'Anno has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical issue, forcing him to cancel his previously announced June 2016 tour in Brazil. According to the tour promoter, Blog n Roll Produções, Di'Anno is undergoing a series of tests to help ensure an accurate diagnosis and identify an appropriate course of treatment but it is a delicate situation.
While Eluveitiehas parted ways with three members recently, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter will still perform with the band until their show at Fortarock 2016 in June. Sadly though, the band has been forced to cancel 3 gigs in China due to visa issues.
Former Sister Sin singer Liv Jagrell launches a new solo project called Liv Sin. After Sister Sin called it quits, she will now work on her own new metal project. Liv is currently working on new music.
Crashdïet guitarist Martin Sweet has launched a new band called Sweet Creature. Together with Michael Txr of ToxicRose on drums, Tin Star of Gemini Five on bass, and longtime songwriting partner Linus Nirbrant from This Ending on rhythm guitar, the group has recorded a full-length studio album due out later this year. First out is the single "Not Like Others", the official video for which can be seen below. Martin Sweet, who is handling the lead vocals, describes the sound as classic hard rock with gloomy melodies and lyrics.
Things aren't well in the Eluveitie bandcamp. In fact, things are quickly imploding. Today, the Swiss metallers announced several departures from the band, including drummer Merlin Sutter, Merlin's close friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi. It seems like the band asked the drummer to leave and the two others followed suit. Could this be the end of the band? According to the remaining members, it won't be.
Since frontman Brian Johnson could no longer perform with AC/DCdue to hearing loss, and the band announced that Axl Rose will be their new live vocalist for the upcoming tours, many fans aren't happy with the choice. In fact, 7,000 Belgian fans want their money back for the tickets they bought. Fans have been offered similar refunds for the 12 other dates on the European tour, which kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7th and runs until June 12th.
Psychedelic doom metal band Landskap has announced that the band's third album III is now available online. You can listen to it in full and get it digitally via Bandcamp, as it was just released. All donations will go to funding future studio time.
There hasn't been many updates from the Latvian doomsters Frailty camp lately. The band has been quiet in the live front because they just started to record a new album. Drummer Lauris Polinskis has started recording drums for ten new songs. Moreover, the band will play in the festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of legendary Latvian underground and heavy music venue Melnā Piektdiena.
Swedish hard rock/stoner purveyors Spiritual Beggars just shared a new video for ''Hard Road'', filmed and edited by Dirk Behlau. The group has just wrapped up a European tour in support of their recently released 9th studio album, Sunrise To Sundown. The clip consists of footage gathered on the band's latest European tour and highlights the band's on and off stage character.
British thrash maniacs Savage Messiah have revealed that they will be hitting the road this June as main support to the mighty Testament on a short U.K. run. Also appearing are Broken Teeth. The band will be taking a short break from recording their new album for this tour.