ALESTORM Confirm UK & Ireland Headlining Tour

Alestorm are excited to announce that they will be teaming up with Gloryhammer and Æther Realm for an UK & Ireland tour in late November / early December. Alestorm commented: “Humans, pirates, ducks, and other species of the UK and Ireland! This winter we’re all coming out of lockdown for a huge tour with Gloryhammer and Æther Realm! It’s been far too long, but it seems the UK is finally getting their shit together and we’ll be able to come […]


SONATA ARCTICA Announce Acoustic Album & Touring Plan

Today, Finnish power metal titans Sonata Arctica announce the release of their first acoustic album, Acoustic Adventures – Volume One, to be released in October 2021 through Nuclear Blast Tonträger Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH. To promote this release, the band will embark on a journey through 17 European countries, where they will be supported by the Swedes Eleine, who will also be presenting an acoustic set. “This acoustic form of Sonata Arctica has been slowly brewing for years”, comments vocalist […]


ICED EARTH Guitarist Jon Schaffer Released From Jail & Cleared Of All Charges

Today, Chief Judge Harry A. Powell filed an “order dismissing all charges against Iced Earth founding member and guitarist Jon Schaffer” concluding that Schaffer “must not be detained because the Government has not proven by clear and convincing evidence in connection with the January 6th, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol.” A hearing on a motion to review a pre-trial detention order for Jon Schaffer was held on Wednesday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. via videoconference before Judge Powell. Schaffer’s […]



  While listening to music on YouTube, I will usually check out channels that upload new albums and one album caught my eye on Symphonic Black Metal Promotion’s channel recently. Ukraine’s Her Pale Skin is a unique atmospheric black metal project in the sense the band describes themselves as being “romantic black metal.” The duo (Crying Lorelia and Dying Aldig) have forged something that has a raw, emotional sound to it with the use of acoustic passages, piercing vocals that […]