Manowar have announced that the upcoming Kings Of Metal MMXIV album will be released on February 28th, 2014. Kings Of Metal MMXIV is a completely new recording with many surprises, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the opus Kings Of Metal and Manowar's following world tour.
Uriah Heep will play a one-off show in London's Koko on March 4th. This show will be filmed and released as a live DVD on Frontiers Records in late 2014/early 2015. Mick Box and company will deliver a set including classic tracks and brand new material written for their upcoming 2014 studio album, the follow-up to 2011's Into The Wild.
As previously reported here, German power metallers Iron Savior have been preparing a new album which they now revealed will be entitled Rise Of The Hero and will be out on February 28th, 2014 through AFM Records. The album is now complete and the band promises to release some previews soon.
Slash and his solo band are back in the studio to record the third album under the solo Slash banner. The legendary guitarist has offered some updates as the band gets to work on the follow-up to 2012's Apocalyptic Love. Slash has also said before that the new album will be heavy.
Aurora Borealis started blending death metal and black metal 20 years ago and now with their 6th full-length album already recorded, Xtreem Music has announced the addition of the band to its roster, signing them for the release of Worldshapers in spring 2014. The exact release date is set for March 1st, 2014 but you can already listen to an exclusive advance track called "God Like Redemption" right here.
"Firefly" is the new video from American progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning. The clip was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchyfilms and you can enjoy it now here. The song comes off Darkness In A Different Light, their first new studio album effort in almost a decade and InsideOut debut.
Italian progressive metallers Eldritch will release their new album Tasting The Tears on February 17th in Europe and February 18th in North America via Scarlet Records. The album was produced by Eugene Simone and was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The first single, "Alone Again", can be streamed now using the SoundCloud widget below.
Former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon, who recently announced the release of her debut solo album Shine, has unveiled the first song off the record. The track is called "Falling" and you can stream the lyric video for it right here if you are curious. The album is to be released on February 28th via earMUSIC.
Norwegian metallers Iskald have posted a teaser with samples from all songs on their forthcoming fourth album Nedom Og Nord. You can hear a bit more of what you will find come January when the album will be released by Indie Recordings. The samples are available for your listening pleasure through the clip below. Play it loud.
After unveiling their new song "Shine", proggers Transatlantic have shared their Yes cover of the song "And You And I". At the upcoming Progressive Nation At Sea 2014, Transatlantic and Jon Anderson are joining forces for a set of Yes classics. To give a little taste of what it may sound like, here's a sneak preview of one of the bonus tracks from Transatlantic's upcoming Kaleidoscope CD available below.
The Finnish group Apocalyptica has made the new video for "Stormy Wagner" available online for viewing. This live clip had only been previously available in iTunes only. Now you can watch it right here. This is one of the three videos created for Apocalyptica's live CD Wagner Reloaded, which was recorded in July, 2013, in Leipzig, Germany and released in November.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, the project headed by the legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, has released today a brand new video for the song "Ugly Mug". You can watch it now here below and also download the track for free at this location. The track is part of the recently released Housecore Horror Film Festival EP in conjunction with Scion AV as a limited edition 10".
"Raptured To Divine Perversion" is a brand new song from underground death metal veterans Acheron which has recently been revealed by the group. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album Kult Des Hasses to be released via Listenable Records in Europe on the 24th of February and in the US on the 3rd of March, 2014. Enjoy "Raptured To Divine Perversion" below through the Soundcloud widget.
Because he is Christopher Lee, the legendary actor (The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, Dracula, The Wicker Man and most recently The Hobbit) has released a new single titled A Heavy Metal Christmas Too. The single includes two songs: "Jingle Hell", a playful take on "Jingle Bells", and "My Way". The vocals were recorded back in 2006 for a cover version of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra and remixed specially for this single. You can hear the teaser of the single below.