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Deicide – Once Upon The Cross / Serpents Of The Light (2023)

Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Artist: Deicide Album: Once Upon The Cross, Serpents Of The Light Released: 2023 Style: Death Metal Format: MP3 320Kbps Size: 134 Mb Tracklist: 01 – Serpents of the Light 02 – Bastard of Christ 03 – Blame It on God 04 – This Is Hell We’re In 05 – I Am No One 06 – Slave to the Cross 07 – Creatures of Habit 08 – Believe the Lie 09 – The Truth Above ...

Steve Vai announces lengthy European tour

Wed, 18 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Guitar hero Steve Vai will embark upon a five week European tour in March. The New York-born six string sorcerer will kick off his springtime trek in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 24, and the tour will continue through to May 7 in Helsinki, Finland. "Myself and the band are as oiled up and ready as ever," says Vai. "I'm excited to finally bring the Hydra guitar to Europe as I missed doing that on ...
Source : Louder Sound

URIAH HEEP Shares New Single 'Hurricane'

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
British hard rock legends URIAH HEEP will release their 25th studio album, "Chaos & Colour", on January 27, 2023 via Silver Lining Music. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "Hurricane", can be seen below. Drummer and co-writer Russell Gilbrook explains: "Simon [Pinto] and I wrote the song about how our ancestors looked at storms and how these can be interpreted as being mess ...

Tobias Forge: "I would love to play in the Red Hot Chilli Peppers"

Wed, 25 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Armed with a gleefully luxurious new rock record – and a flame-spurting, cathedral-decked stage show to match – Ghost were one of 2022’s juiciest, sparkliest prospects. Fifth album Impera was built for the arenas they headlined, conveying Tobias Forge’s internal web of doomy metal, enormous riffs and bombastic singalongs to delighted audiences. On top of that, they becam ...
Source : Louder Sound

“The biggest circle pit I have ever seen for an opening band”: watch British metallers Malevolence cause chaos at Trivium's Hammersmith show in London last night

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Last night, US heavy metal heroes Trivium played their first London show in almost five years, after being forced to push their originally planned winter 2021 UK tour all the way back to January 2023 due to the pandemic. Headlining the Hammersmith Apollo, the Floridian metal mainstays played a career-spanning greatest hits set, including cuts from critically acclaimed 2020 and 2021 albums, What ...
Source : Louder Sound

Kamelot To Release New Album "The Awakening" In March; Shares New Music Video "One More Flag In The Ground"

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Kamelot To Release New Album "The Awakening" In March; Shares New Music Video "One More Flag In The Ground" One of the most innovative and prestigious bands in modern symphonic metal, Kamelot, are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date - their first full-length in five years - "The Awakening," ou ...

Belgium's AFTER ALL Release New Single / Video "Waiting For Rain"

Sun, 08 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
Belgian power-thrashers After All welcome the new year with the official video for "Waiting For Rain". The track hails from the band's latest studio album, Eos, released this past October via Metalville Records. Check out the video below. After All are best known for their original take on speed metal songwriting, where killer riffs lay the foundation for songs with hooks an ...

Tobias Forge on what 2023 holds for Ghost: “There’s going to be a change. Good change”

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600
It was January 2022, and we found ourselves sitting in the empty lobby of a snug Seattle hotel, overlooking the sunset over Puget Sound while soft rock wafted through the PA system. Across from us was Ghost frontman and mastermind Tobias Forge, and we spent nearly two hours talking about music, family, dogs and the steady ascension of Ghost from spooky Swedish underground band to arenafilling ti ...
Source : Louder Sound

Metal albums to look forward to in 2023

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600
    As we say goodbye to 2022, we welcome 2023 with open arms. There is so much to look forward to in the new year, especially when it comes to album releases. From the highly anticipated 11th studio effort of Big 4 band Metallica to Dope’s comeback to reinventions of bands like In Flames […] The post Metal albums to look forward to in 2023 first appeared on Metal Insider. ...
Source : Metal Insider

Nearly 70 Guitarists Participated in Jared Dines’ ‘Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World’ Video

Mon, 26 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600
For the fifth year in a row, YouTuber and Sion guitarist Jared Dines released his annual “Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World” and some big names added their expertise to the entire project. As anyone that spends time on the internet would expect, you’ve got some Herman Li in the mix, Ola Englund is there, Matt Heafy, too. But that’s just a few of the names involved. Along with some o ...
Source : MetalSucks

Here are all the metal bands Rob Halford loves, according to Rob Halford

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600
There are few more vocal cheerleaders for metal than Rob Halford. The Judas Priest frontman has been repping the scene for years, bigging up everyone from Metallica and Slayer to Ghost and Babymetal via interviews, T-shirts and Instagram posts. We salute the Metal God’s commitment to the cause by rounding up all the bands he’s showered with love Rob on… Black Sabbath̶ ...
Source : Louder Sound

Weirdly random study reveals truck drivers who listen to rock and metal have more sex in their rigs than truck drivers who don't

Fri, 16 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600
If you're a truck driver who listens to heavy music, then congrats, as according to science, you have far more sex than truck drivers who listen to other genres. The strange and weirdly random revelation was discovered by American Trucks, who carried out an investigation examining the behaviours and music habits of over 1000 drivers.  After examining the Billboard Hot 100 chart list since ...
Source : Louder Sound

Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2022

Tue, 27 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0600
Long time no see, Metal Insider readers. My listening was not so prolific in 2022 compared to previous years, but I’ll take that as a quality over quantity thing. Each of this album came along at the right time and hit me just the right way, and that’s all I can really ask for.   10) Ghost, Impera (Loma Vista) Five albums in and Ghost is still fun and catchy as all he ...
Source : Metal Insider