Latvian doom metal act Catalepsia just shared a different and new version, an a cappella version, of their song ''Par Vēlu'', a song taken from their debut, World Of Cliché. It's the result of an experiment with recording at least 7 vocal tracks. You can listen to it below, and at the same time check out the original version here. The band has also been working on a new single.
Sabaton recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, The Last Stand, due out on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now revealed the first album trailer, where they talk about different topics, including working with producer/musician Peter Tägtgren, and you can hear a few new snippets.
Draconian regret to inform fans that unfortunately they had to cancel their upcoming shows in Germany (Sunstorm Festival and Rockharz Festival) and in Romania (Dark Bombastic Evening) due to visa issues.
German power metallers Primal Fear are planning to release a new concert DVD and CD in 2017. The band released the new album, Rulebreaker, this year and they keep going strong with a live album in the works. More details will be revealed in due time.
The classic lineup of American metallers Dokken will reunite for 6 shows in Japan. Frontman Don Dokken confirmed the rumours that he and longtime drummer Mick Brown have booked a handful of Japanese shows with former guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson. However, this reunion will be short-lived. Money convinced them to reunite temporarily.
Spanish heavy metal masters Lords Of Black, who feature in their ranks the new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero, recorded a cover version of their classic "Lady Of The Lake" during the sessions for their second album, II. The track, which was released as a bonus cut with the new disc, can be streamed below. The band releases the track in celebration of Ronnie's performances with Rainbow.
Recently, the new death metal group Memoriam fronted by Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower fame released their first song. Now, the band has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast. This means that their debut album is coming out in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.
As previously reported here and here, Led Zeppelin have been under fire and were accused of stealing the opening notes of their most famous song, "Stairway To Heaven," from the band Spirit. But now they have won the lawsuit. A Los Angeles jury has decided the band did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway To Heaven" from the album Led Zeppelin IV.
British heavy metallers Tank just released a new video for the tune ''Make A Little Time''. You can see it below. The video was filmed in Spain. A second video filmed for the title track of the album, "Valley Of Tears", is scheduled for release later this summer.
Blaze Bayley just posted a new video online. The English heavy metal singer has been touring in support of the new album Infinite Entanglement. The video is for one of the new tracks, "Calling You Home", and was filmed by Blaze, band, fans and crew during the 2016 Infinite Entanglement European Tour.
Swedish hard rockers Spiders have shared some bad news about their stolen gear. It appears that there was a break-in in their rehearsal room in Gothenburg and they took two guitars, bass guitars, pedals, among other things.
Myrkur has just announced their new EP Mausoleum, which will feature acoustic reinventions of tracks from M and two new songs recorded live with the Norwegian Girls' Choir and Håvard (ex-Ulver) on guitar in the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. The EP is due out this August 19th via Relapse Records. Hear the first song now and get full details below.
Dutch metallers Epica announced their new album just recently, and also an upcoming European tour with Powerwolf. The updates continue now about the new album with the tracklist of The Holographic Principle, due out September 30th through Nuclear Blast, which they consider their best album to date. The record will have 12 tracks and the band has also explained the concept.
If you thought the newVader album was coming out this September, think again. Unfortunately, the Polish death metal veteran maniacs have pushed back the release date of their new studio album, The Empire, to November 4th from the previously announced September 23rd via Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, you can check out the artwork for their upcoming EP, Iron Times. It was created by artist Joe Petagno, he also made the artwork of Vader's latest EP, Go To Hell.