16:25 - Truemetaljope Yeah and in Flight 666 there was this brazilian priest who got over 100 Iron Maiden tattoos...
15:48 - Karlabos Back in my town in Brazil there's actually a christian church where they play metal on the worship time. But more like heavy and gothic metal. Then there are some local christian extreme bands who do gigs on saturdays
15:36 - Mr. Doctor Primitive Man, Coltsblood and King Dude will play at Roadburn... Yesssss. Nice additions all three.
15:11 - Redn1ght Jokes on you bro, there's a Metal church in Finland.
Currently on tour in North America, Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation are releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert is set for release on November 14th and features two of Within Temptation's most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012's 15th birthday Elements concert and the final night of the Hydra European arena tour at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. These two performances showcase every nuance of their reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including giant fire-breathing dragons.
As previously reported, Avatarium are releasing a new EP called All I Want soon and the first sounds are now available! The doom metallers have put up the official teaser for the EP, giving you a first hint on what to expect. Check out the clip here below. Are you excited about this release?
British heavy metal veterans Tank are currently writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their 2012 album, War Nation. The band is scheduled to enter the studio in November to begin recording the new record for a tentative early February release. Joining guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on the new album will be former DragonForce frontman ZP Theart, who has been a member of Tank's touring lineup for the past two years. And also new recruits Bobby Schottkowski, formerly of Sodom, on drums, and current Blind Guardian member Barend Courbois on bass.
Ensiferum have been locked away in Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo for three weeks. Drums, bass and most of the guitar parts have been recorded for their new album which is tentatively scheduled for release worldwide on Metal Blade Records in early 2015. At the end of last week, guest musician Timo Väänänen tracked some takes with his kantele (see below), and over the weekend, vocalist Petri Lindroos began tracking vocals. It's almost done.
Despite the hints that Black Sabbath's show at London's Hyde Park this last July could be their last, the heavy metal legends will be touring again, according to frontman Ozzy Osbourne. In a recent interview to Metal Hammer magazine, he confirms that the band will start working on a new album next year and then do one final tour.
Prosthetic Records has recently announced the signing of the Denver-based atmospheric metal quartet Wayfarer. Formed in 2012, the band began working on their full-length debut Children Of The Iron Age, which is now tentatively scheduled for a November release.
As previously reported, there is a new German supergroup called Panzer. This Teutonic heavy metal trio is comprised of Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer (Destruction), guitarist Herman Frank (Accept, Victory) and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept, ex-Running Wild). Recently, the band put out the second album trailer for Send Them All To Hell, their impending debut album. If you are curious about the band, you can hear more song excerpts below!
Ozzy Osbournerecently announced the release of Memoirs Of A Madman. It is an audio and video collections that celebrates the legacy of Ozzy Osbourne. The single CD, two DVD set, 180g double vinyl and limited edition picture disc vinyl is due out on October 7th via Epic Records/Legacy Recordings. A new teaser of the release is available below. The interview clip features bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, guitarist Gus G., keyboardist Adam Wakeman, drummer Tommy Clufetos and guitarist Zakk Wylde. Check it out!
American thrashers Metal Church, who reunited last year, have announced vocalist Ronny Munroe's departure. The band even released a new album called Generation Nothing but now faces a line-up change. However, they promise big news soon.
"Kill To Live" is the new video from Entombed A.D., and can now be seen below. The clip was filmed at the Party.San Metal Open Air festival in Germany by Oliver Barth from Visions In Fear and showcases the song taken from the band's fresh new album Back To The Front. The death metallers are currently on the road with label mates Grave on their European tour.
Swedish melodic death metal band The Duskfall from Luleå are back! Their new opus Where The Tree Stands Dead which was mastered by Ahti Kortelainen (Sonata Arctica, Moonsorrow, Sentenced) marks the band's return to the scene after seven years of silence and delivers all the strengths of the Swedish metallers. Take a look at the album cover and tracklist here below to whet your appetite. Check out the first album teaser as well.
"I Forget To Breathe", a brand new song from hard rockers Mr. Big can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, ...The Stories We Could Tell, which will be released on September 30th in North America and four days earlier in Europe via Frontiers Records. Enjoy!
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno's April 9th performance at Lizard Club in Krakow, Poland as part of the Doładowanie festival, was professionally filmed for an upcoming DVD, titled The Beast Arises. After sharing online a clip of the performance of the song "Charlotte The Harlot" from the DVD, you can now see below another preview, this time of the track "Running Free".