VALKYRIE Sign To Relapse Records

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Virginia hard rock riff worshippers VALKYRIE. Formed in 2002, VALKYRIE consists of brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain) on guitar and vocals, Alan Fary (Earthling) on bass and Warren Hawkins on drums. Drawing heavily from the classic eras of hard rock and heavy metal, VALKYRIE play guitar driven rock n’ roll replete with infectious solos and catchy, powerful vocals. The band has drawn numerous comparisons to greats like Thin Lizzy, […]


GOD DETHRONED Plot Return To Stage In 2015

Influential Dutch death metal stalwarts God Dethroned performed their final shows as a band in 2011 at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, and in early 2012 on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. In 2015, they are plotting to return to the stage. The band will begin where they left off, and will be performing as part of 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January 2015! God Dethroned front man, Henri Sattler, explains in the quote below. “In early 2011, I […]


MINSK Begin Recording New Full Length

Peoria, IL psychedelic metallers MINSK have begun work on their new full-length record and first in over 5 years. After a two-year hiatus, the band has been reinvigorated and has written their most ambitious material to date. The album is being recorded at Earth Analog studios outside of Champaign, IL throughout July/August and is being produced by long-time collaborator Sanford Parker. The as-of-yet titled album will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records. Founding member Timothy Mead commented on […]


FYRDSMAN – Omen In The Sky

How often can a musician see what is done right in music and reinvent it to become better than what we thought was already the best? Tim Shaw, the man behind the force known as FYRDSMAN has done that. He captures the creativity found in the music of bands like Borknagar and Arcturus and blends in the atmospheric nature sought in Forefather and Walknut. With essences of Viking and Folk metal in the layers, Fyrdsman captures all that is wanted in […]


GOATWHORE First Week Charts and Summer Slaughter Begins

Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, the latest full-length from blackened death thrash behemoths, GOATWHORE, debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart! In Canada, the record landed at #151 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #25 on the Top Heavy Music […]


DRAGONFORCE Premiere New Song on Loudwire

DRAGONFORCE will release “Maximum Overload” in the US on August 19th via Metal Blade Records. “Maximum Overload” is available for pre-order at, in CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats! While there be sure to check out the band’s new video for the song “The Game”. Today Dragonforce unveils the second song from their upcoming masterpiece. The second single, entitled “Defenders” is being premiered exclusively by Loudwire. Get an insight into guitarist Herman Li’s thoughts on the song and […]


GOATWHORE Set To Invade Europe Supporting DYING FETUS

GOATWHORE, who are currently leveling stages across the US on a Summer-long live tirade that includes a twenty-two date run on this year’s Summer Slaughter tour, will make their way to Europe this Fall/Winter supporting Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic trek will topple nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah. Goatwhore is currently touring in support […]