“If you’re a shameless narcissist, watch out! Our new video release deals with just that type. ‘Self Important Shithead’ is a parody of what we’ve become as we portray a false image to the world with our smartphones, and is shot guerrilla style in real New York City settings while pissing off real New Yorkers. It’s a 57 second blast of hardcore punk fury directed by The Jerry Farley and we’re blasting all shitheads who forsake social cues for social media!”
The fourth album trailer has now been released, in which they discuss the importance of putting their music into context and why Verdun plays a key role in “The Great War”.
The US band Edge of Paradise will be the opening act along with the melodic Finnish band Temple of Balls.
RAM reveals details for “The Throne Within” along with lyric video for “Ravnfell”, featuring Alan Averill of Primordial
“It is unmistakable RAM, there are fast songs, heavy songs, mid-tempo and slower tempos as well. There’s melody and there’s grit. The arrangements are recognizable but some may be unorthodox,” states founding guitarist Harry Granroth.
“Fiesta Y Copas” is the new single from the German metal veterans, featuring a guest appearance by Ronnie Romero of Rainbow.
Hansi Kürsch comments: “The cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák just perfectly fits our upcoming project and I think it’s a true masterpiece. Gulya’s love for details is incredible and his ability to see behind complex stories and reproduce them in art is amazing.”
“Heroes of the Dawn” is the first glimpse of the album “Wanderers”. Epic melodies take the listener into an unknown world in which symphonic metal reigns. A captivating chorus gives the listener hope for more and awakens anticipation for Wanderers.
The Italian metal icons has now announced that their new album “Black Anima” will be released on October 11th. Lacuna Coil will also be playing some more festival shows in summer and will be on extended European tour together with Swiss Folk Metal band Eluveitie and their friends in Infected Rain.
And they manage to stay that way even though they are constantly admired, getting their egos fed, put under pressure and tested by their surroundings. Even though they have fans that are not always behaving nicely, they still have trust and faith and allow you to connect with them, they dare to open up and let you in.
Blue Öyster Cult signs with Frontiers. Studio album, live albums and re-issues to follow. Live dates announced!
“The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs to be written and recorded. About half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process,” adds Buck Dharma. A new studio album is expected to be released from the band in 2020. Fans can also expect to see remastered reissues.
The group, in its constant state of evolution, has generated an exciting new album reflective of their musical roots in contemporary and classic rock. With the return to the original line-up, they have discovered that while time may pass, some things never change.
Born as a collaboration between singer Larry King (Michael Thompson Band) and keyboardist John Blasucci (Dennis DeYoung), Soleil Moon has become a personal outlet for writer and producer Larry King to “spread my wings and share a piece of my life with everyone.”
The fourth track “The Armor of God” is a speedier power metal song with a neoclassic touch. This one should please their fans out there. The melody actually sounds quite simular to an old swedish folksong by Björn Afzelius (En Kungens Man).
Sure thing, the music doesn’t sound like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Slayer anymore (besides the retro bands). The reunions are becoming a parody and you seem to need more oxygen masks than cops on Sweden Rock Festivals. But guess what, heavy metal is not a formula – it is a way of thinking and living. And it’s alive and kicking.
Then KISS were support of Whitesnake. Apparently, it wasn’t easy for them to be just a support – as they were used to a big success in US. I heard from my tour manager, from our road crew that things were getting rough backstage… But that’s life – the tables turn. And it happens in everyone’s career. I mean – Jesus, Metallica was opening for Vandenberg! And now I would be happy to open for them.
A photo album by Martin Pavicic