12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
Former UFO and Waysted bassist Pete Way has been given the all-clear after a battle with prostate cancer with which he was diagnosed last year. Way's solo album Walking On The Edge, which was put on hold during his health battle, is due for release later this year.
Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have shared their new video for "The Call Of The Mountains", which is the new single from Origins. The song was made available as a digital single on July 25th. You can watch the video now here. It is the second video for the new album after "King". Do you like this one?
"Shark Attack" is the new video from Swedish heavy metallers Wolf, and can be seen below. The video was helmed by Owe Lingvall at Dreamday Media. If you want to check out what the band will bring with their new album Devil Seed, watch the video now here. Enjoy!
Croatian gothic doom metallers Ashes You Leave have posted an update. The re-release of their Songs Of The Lost album has been postponed to August 8th via Sleaszy Rider Records. The band is also planning more releases for 2015. So stay tuned for more updates on that.
Voyageur Press has set an August 15th release date for The Big Book Of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History Of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade. The book was written by acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' Rush: The Illustrated History, Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth, and Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution. If you are curious about it, check out the book description below.
Heavy metal outfit Stryper will release a concert CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky on September 23rd in North America and September 19th in Europe via Frontiers Records. The live recording was captured at a sold-out show last November at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California. For now, you can watch the DVD trailer below!
US heavy metallers Slough Feg have some unpleasent news to share. The band has confirmed that their drummer Harry Cantwell will be leaving the band after the July 28th show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA. Harry has been part of Slough Feg for the last seven years and has contributed his share to the band's last four full-length releases.
As previously reported here, the Swedish heavy metallers Bullet are releasing a new album and are going to hit the road again in Europe. Today you can listen to the first single and title track of their upcoming new album Storm Of Blades. Also out today is the riff-ridden music video for the song. Check it out here!
Italian black metal band Stigmhate posted a message on their Facebook breaking the news about the death of their guitarist and vocalist Marco Gambicchia. The Italian metallers recently released the new album Zodacare Od Zodameranu and now face this tragedy. RIP.
Cult U.S. heavy metal act Titan Force has inked a deal with Skol Records. The band's first release for the label will be Force Of The Titan, a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in the '80s: the complete demo from 1985 — recorded when the band was using the Titan name, featuring John Flores on vocals — and eight classic tracks from the first two band's albums in alternate and previously unreleased demo versions with Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Riot) on vocals.
Unisonic have presented their new video. The track chosen was "Exceptional" and you can now watch it below. The power metallers are showcasing another song from the impending new album Light Of Dawn, which will be their second album. Is the new song exceptional? Tell us what you think about it.
"Angel Of Mercy", the new video from Black Label Society, can now be seen below. It was directed by longtime collaborator Justin Reich of the Antimatter Studio. "Angel Of Mercy" appears on the band's most recent output, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, which was released earlier this year.
British singer Tony Mills (Shy, TNT) will have to undergo more cardiac surgery. Previously, he suffered a heart attack at Oslo Airport in August 2010 on the way to a gig with TNT. He has been working on his new solo album that will be called Over My Dead Body which is nearing completion.
American death metal veterans Nunslaughter have a new album out called Angelic Dread on double-CD and double-vinyl LP formats via Hells Headbangers Records. The full-length contains 31 tracks, half of which are new and half of which are re-recordings. You can now listen to it in its entirety at Bandcamp. Enjoy their new album!