Edition twenty-four of Cum On Feel The Newz. Swiss cult death/doom combo, Excruciation, released their 'Twenty Four Hours' EP a year ago. The three track EP includes the Joy Division cover of the same name plus 'Olympus Mons' and 'Borderline'.
Ahead of their performance at this year's Revolver Music Awards on December 13th, Italy's Lacuna Coil have an early and very special Christmas gift for their fans. Lacuna Coil wish you a 'Naughty Christmas'.
German thrash titans Kreator have released the first video trailer for their upcoming album, 'Gods Of Violence'. Watch Kreator mainman Mille Petrozza talk about the album's title, it's creation and the band's musical evolution since 2012s 'Phantom Antichrist'.
Rising electro-rockers This Burning Age have released their new single, 'Ab Aeterno' (From Forever), the closing track from their acclaimed EP 'Desolation'.
Frontman Friday told us: "In an industry that's become a little stale and predictable, it's our aim to not only create music that we'd want to hear but that pushes boundaries. We want to make music that inspires - both intellectually as well as in that all important, almost inexplicable, visceral, kick-in-the-guts way that you feel when you hear something you immediately connect to."
Anaal Nathrakh released their ninth album, 'The Whole Of The Law', in October via Metal Blade Records and you can find out all about it right here. Today, the two-piece have launched the video for the album track, 'We Will Fucking Kill You', which was directed and edited by the Widow Brothers, who interpreted the themes of the song and the cover artwork for the clip.
Celloshredder plays Metal on the cello and here's his version of Arch Enemy's 'Nemesis', initially recorded in cello standard tuning C, but now played the song in B tuning and recorded in one take, live. He recorded the video with a smartphone and the sound with a JamVox and then added them together. The guitar parts are extracted from the song so all guitar sound is the sound of my cello, except for the rhythm guitar riffs during the solos.
Sepultura will unleash their upcoming studio album, 'Machine Messiah', on January 13th through Nuclear Blast and today the band have released the lyric video for first digital single, 'I Am The Enemy'. Andreas Kisser states: "The song 'I Am The Enemy' was one of the last songs we worked on before going to Sweden to record the album. It's really simple and straightforward with a strong influence of the hardcore scene of the 90's.
The lyrics talk about ourselves as human beings, with concepts and pre-concepts implanted in our heads through education, religion, the environment and all of our own experiences. We are the problem and the solution, do not blame anything or anyone else but yourself, you are your own enemy. Face yourself, rethink your life and then you'll have a chance to make a better world for yourself.
"We are playing the song live already and the reaction is being amazing, now you all have the chance to listen to the album version. Play it loud!"
On January 13th, Accept will deliver their new live package release, 'Restless And Live' which you can find out about right here. Today, the band presents the video of their track 'Pandemic' and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann explains:
"It was actually never really planned, it sort of just happened. At 'Bang Your Head!!!' they always record their shows so we just thought: 'Yeah, let them film it!'" After their stage show was praised as being crucial for the great atmosphere, Wolf continues: "Yes, as well as the crowd. We've been there before so it felt familiar to film it and see what happens. Then we got the footage and we thought: 'Wow, it's pretty good!'"
Overkill have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album, 'The Grinding Wheel', which will be released on February 10th 2017 via Nuclear Blast and you can read all about it right here. Last week, the band revealed the first video trailer in which they were talking about the album title and the cover artwork and today, they publish the follow-up. In this second trailer, the band discuss about the lyrics of the new album.
Headspace's new album 'All That You Fear Is Gone' was released back in February, and following some select festival dates during the summer, they will return for three UK headline dates in 2017. The band, featuring Damian Wilson (Threshold), Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath, Snakecharmer), Pete Rinaldi (Hot Leg, Dido, One Eskimo), Lee Pomeroy (ARW, Steve Hackett, Jeff Lynne's ELO), and Adam Falkner (Babyshambes, Dido, One Eskimo), will play the following dates:
20th April 2017: Corporation, Sheffield
21st April 2017: Trading Boundaries, Uckfield
22nd April 2017 – Underworld, London
Headspace launched their latest album with a stunning video for ‘The Science Within Us’ which you can watch here.
Alice Cooper's 'Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken' is the first in a series of legendary Wacken performances to be released, which are to be directly related to the Wacken Foundation which is a nonprofit organization, assisting young Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artists on their way to success.
'Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken" is a limited Box Set which will be exclusively available for the Holiday Season. This deluxe edition contains 'Raise The Dead...' on BluRay (Full HD) and three LPs pressed on heavyweight vinyl, 3 x 12" photocards, all in a collector's box. The running time of the BluRay is 88 minutes plus a 20 minute interview with Alice Cooper.
Metal Church released their latest album, entitled 'XI', in March this year through Nuclear Blast Records. After a lot of successful shows with bands such as Megadeth and Amon Amarth as well as several European festival shows, the band with singer Mike Howe returns today with a brand-new music video for another track taken from 'XI', 'Needle And Suture'. It was crafted with video director Jamie Brown (Smokin' Gun Video Productions), director of photography Jeff Cools, and aerial photography Anthony Cools. Watch the result here.
Gotthard are set to release a brand new studio album, 'Silver', in 2017. The third album with lead singer Nic Maeder is produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian among others) and Leo Leoni.
The record will be released on January 13th 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS – which means that the first Friday the 13th next year won't spell bad luck.
The band are set to tour throughout 2017.
A massive treat for Jethro Tull fans and classical aficionados alike, Jethro Tull's 'The String Quartets' is an album of classic Jethro Tull repertoire, imaginatively arranged for classical string quartet with the flute, guitar and vocals of songwriter and producer Ian Anderson, it will be released on 24th March 2017 through BMG.
'The String Quartets' was recorded in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral and in St Kenelm's Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire and all tracks were performed by The Carducci Quartet with additional performances by Ian Anderson. Here's a video of Ian Anderson talking about this project.
Halestorm have unveiled details of their third EP of cover songs. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Korn), 'ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP' will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday 6th January 6th. It includes a reworking of Whitesnake's 'Still Of The Night', Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' 'I Hate Myself For Loving You', Metallica's 'Ride The Lightning' and more.
"We are so excited to finally unleash our latest cover EP, 'ReAniMate 3', said Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. "On this EP we were inspired to push the limits and challenge the ears of our fans. There are some surprises that you may not have expected from us, and there are also things that you've always wanted to hear from us. We were so incredibly honoured to work alongside producer Nick Raskulinecz. He truly helped us bring these songs to life and find a way to make them Halestorm's."
To usher in the holiday season, Halestorm released a cover of AC/DC's 'Mistress For Christmas' and here it is.
THQ Nordic celebrates the release of The Dwarves on PC and console with official music video, 'Children Of The Smith' with members from Blind Guardian. The Dwarves offers massive-scale, tactical battles in real-time and a brand new, physics-based "crowd combat system", to let players feel the thrill of fighting hundreds of enemies with only a small bunch of heroes.
Besides the challenging combat, players can dive into a deep story, based on the best-selling series of novels The Dwarves by Markus Heitz. Here's the official music video.
Krokus are back with a brand new studio album. 'Big Rocks' is penned for a January 27th 2017 release via Century Media Records and on the album Krokus are paying tribute to bands and artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and many more by presenting their very own versions of classic tracks such as 'My Generation', 'Tie Your Mother Down', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Born To Be Wild' and others.
'Big Rocks' offers a total of thirteen tracks: twelve cover songs and a re-recorded version of Krokus' hit 'Backseat Rock N' Roll', all of them flawlessly executed, brilliantly interpreted and spiced up with the typical Krokus edge.
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