After a few months of speculation, Forced Entry members Tony Benjamins (vocals, bass) and Colin Mattson (drums) confirmed in an interview on ‘Misery Point Radio’ that the band is officially reuniting with a new lineup. While no reason was given in regards to original guitarist Brad Hull’s absence from the reunion, the two stated there has been talk of replacing him with either Russ Stefanovich (Bitter End), Dean Babbitt (Coven) or Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore, Sanctuary). Also in this […]
In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding the group’s guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer, Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block and bassist Luke Appleton have decided to quit the band. Statements from both of them can be read below. Stuart’s statement reads: “Hey all, well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that […]
After the release of their latest single “Blood Red Sands”, Colombian metallers Headcrusher are back with a video from the “Blood Red Sands” studio sessions, where the band showcases their incredible musicianship. Visually, this video features footage of the band in LA, Austin and Singapore during their recording process for Headcrusher’s upcoming EP “Portal of Existence”, to be released in 2021. Video produced by HateWorks.
Dutch trio Cryptosis proudly present you the official video to “Transcendence”, their third single from the forthcoming debut Bionic Swarm (out on March 26th). The clip was produced by Aimed & Framed. The band checked in with the following comment about the song’s lyrics: “In 2149 it is possible to purchase digital thoughts, knowledge and talents from a deceased person. The term “self investment” has shifted to a whole different kind of perspective. People can now enhance their mind to […]
We are usually not one to post about politics and those involved but today was a very crazy day in the history of America. Many of the metal community have taken to social media to post about the appearance of Iced Earth guitarist John Schaffer part of the protests at Capitol Hill today in Washington D.C. As seen below, Travis Sigler has taken to Facebook to confirm the appearance of Schaffer. According to Sigler, Him and Schaffer were to talk […]
New Zealand’s Alien Weaponry will be heading out on the road this November and December for the ‘Level One Tour’. Comprised of 6 shows in their homeland, the trek kicks off in Tauranga on November 20th.
Swiss heavy metal band Burning Witches premiere a music video for their brand new single, “Circle Of Five”. It’s also the first music piece, featuring new guitarist Larissa Ernst, who has joined the ranks last month. Guitarist Romana comments: “We are hungry for action and are proud to present you this new song that reflects the band pretty well: it’s a bit freaky – high on gain and shows that we are a strong unit again! This way we can […]
Couple of weeks ago, US thrash veterans Evildead announced the release of their first “long player” in almost 30 years, titled United $tate$ Of Anarchy. Today, they share the first taste of what to expect with the song “The Descending”. It’s available for streaming in the form of a lyric video clip. The new outing is set for October 30 official release (SPV/Steamhammer).
The release of Pantera‘s ‘Reinventing The Steel 20th Anniversary Edition‘ has been announced and scheduled to be released this October. A 3-CD / 2 LP set will feature a new mix of full album by longtime producer Terry Date, plus a selection of rare covers, radio edits, and instrumentals. 3-CD and digital versions will be available on October 30th from Rhino, with a Limited Edition 2-LP version available on January 8th, 2021. Track listing as follows: Disc One: New Terry […]
German thrash metal outfit Sodom have announced that they just finished mixing their upcoming album, Genesis XIX, at Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany with producer Siggi Bemm. It will be the band’s first full-length studio album since 2016’s Decision Day, and is expected to be released later this year.