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MOON SHOT Featuring Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: Debut Album 'Confession' Due In October

With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä, vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE) united last year to form MOON SHOT. Buoyed by the resounding success of debut track "Big Bang", and further singles "Blood Looks Cool", and ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Feeding Frenzy' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Feeding Frenzy". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion when ...

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LEPROUS Announces New Studio Album 'Aphelion'

Creative Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release a new studio album, "Aphelion", on August 27 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2019's "Pitfalls" was recorded throughout the last year at three different studios: Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and Cederberg Studios in Norway. The LP was once again mixed by ...

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Watch MAYHEM's Music Video For 'Voces Ab Alta'

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM return this year with an EP called "Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando" with additional material from the "Daemon" session, including a homage to bands that laid the foundation for what was to come. The EP will be released on July 9. The official music video for the song "Voces Ab Alta", ...

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Life Cast In Glass - MOUTH FOR WAR

With so many grim distractions and not much touring in prospect for the foreseeable future, this is a weird time for new bands to be peddling their wares. Fortunately, MOUTH FOR WAR are far too pissed off and bellicose to be concerned with anything other than smashing everybody to pieces with giant riffs. The core ...

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KVELERTAK's 'Splid' Album Has Inspired Video Game And New EP

Norwegian metallers KVELERTAK have immortalized their latest album, "Splid", in video game form and beyond. "Game Of Doom" arrives on May 13. It takes fans and singer Ivar Nikolaisen on an epic quest through a retro-style maze where they are tasked with finding the other band members, as well as defeating the ghost of Tagholdt, ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Collaborates With Germany's THE PICTUREBOOKS On New Song 'Rebel'

THE PICTUREBOOKS, the German biker-blues duo consisting of Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, has already caused a sensation this year with various collaborations like Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED) and Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) and additional musical guests Ryan Sinn (THE DISTILLERS) and Dave Dinsmore (Brant Bjork), presenting the band to an even larger audience. The hard-working band ...

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HEADLESS Feat. Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer GÖRAN EDMAN: 'Square One' Album Due Later In The Year

The European hard rock group HEADLESS — composed of members who have performed alongside the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE) and ELEGY — has signed with M-Theory Audio. Their new record, "Square One", which blends classic rock catchiness with heavier progressive metal influences, will be released later this year. First single "Woman In ...

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Electric Temple - SUPERLYNX

The smell of incense and bong hits permeates every hazy pore of "Electric Temple", the third album from this Oslo-based psychedelic doom crew. SUPERLYNX have displayed a singular charisma from the start, with both 2016's "LVX" debut and 2019's "New Moon" setting the band apart from the stoner/occult hordes by being (a) noticeably better at ...

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TOTO To Release 'With A Little Help From My Friends' In June

TOTO and The Players Club/Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of "With A Little Help From My Friends" on June 25. The performance captures one special night on November 21, 2020 when Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich appeared with the new lineup of TOTO for a global event originating from Los ...

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ARTILLERY Drops 'Turn Up The Rage' Music Video

On May 7, ARTILLERY will release its tenth full-length, "X", via Metal Blade Records. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Turn Up The Rage", can be seen below. In the mid-1980s, Denmark's ARTILLERY established itself as being at the cutting edge of the thrash movement, and nearly 40 years later, it continues ...

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TOTO Moves Confirmed Appearances To 2022

TOTO has announced the band will push all confirmed appearances to 2022. Specific dates for those shows impacted follows below, alongside on-sale plans for new events not public prior. Steve Lukather shares: "In the interests of approaching the band's activities with health as the primary concern for the fans, band, crew and all impacted when ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'What Once Was' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "What Once Was". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Drops 'Silence In The Snow' Acoustic EP

Matthew Kiichi Heafy, the Japanese-American musician best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band TRIVIUM, has released the "Silence In The Snow" acoustic EP, featuring reworked versions of four songs from the group's 2015 album of the same name. You can now listen to it in the YouTube clip ...

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