NEWS: BYZANTINE – Chris ‘OJ’ Ojeda Launches ‘Quarantine Jam’ Video Of Metallica’s ‘The Shortest Straw’

Last month, Byzantine's Chris "OJ" Ojeda (vocals/rhythm guitar) took part in a "quarantine jam" of Metallica's "The Shortest Straw" with Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves; rhythm/lead guitar), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence; lead guitar), Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch; bass/backup vocals), and Mike Portnoy (Metal Allegiance; drums), which was filmed and recorded at each members' home. Watch the video … Continue reading NEWS: BYZANTINE – Chris ‘OJ’ Ojeda Launches ‘Quarantine Jam’ Video Of Metallica’s ‘The Shortest Straw’

NEWS: CULT OF LILITH – Reveals Details For New Album ‘Mara’

On September 4th, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, Mara, via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive. For a first preview of the album, the new single, "Cosmic Maelstrom", can be heard at: metalblade.com/cultoflilith - … Continue reading NEWS: CULT OF LILITH – Reveals Details For New Album ‘Mara’

ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thallasic

Grab a sword and board a dragonhead long ship! Make fast the oars, set sail and prepare for battle on the high seas with ENSIFERUM. The sword bearing folk metal warriors from Finland are due to return with their new nine track album Thallasic. What does Thallasic mean though? As I discussed with vocalist and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ensiferum – Thallasic

NEWS: ENSIFERUM – Launches Video For New Single ‘Andromeda’

On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the new single, "Andromeda" (directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland). You can watch the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgF38ZQJAPU Find ENSIFERUM on Facebook.

NEWS: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Announces ‘Verminous European Tour 2021’

The Black Dahlia Murder recently released their new album, Verminous, via Metal Blade Records. The band is now ready to take the album on the road and has just announced a full European tour for January of 2021. Support comes from Rings of Saturn and Viscera. THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER+ RINGS OF SATURN+ VISCERA 08/01/21 DE Essen - Turock09/01/21 DE … Continue reading NEWS: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Announces ‘Verminous European Tour 2021’

NEWS: SORCERER – Releases Video Clips For Entire New Album, ‘Lamenting Of The Innocent’

Last week, Sorcerer digitally released their third full-length, Lamenting of the Innocent, via Metal Blade Records worldwide (the album is physically available in the USA now, with a new June 5th physical street date in Europe). For a preview of Lamenting of the Innocent, video clips for each song (directed by Daniel Wahlström - Heavy Groove Media) can be viewed … Continue reading NEWS: SORCERER – Releases Video Clips For Entire New Album, ‘Lamenting Of The Innocent’

NEWS: BEHEMOTH – Releases New EP, ‘A Forest’, Digitally Worldwide

Behemoth has released a new EP, A Forest, digitally worldwide (with additional physical copies available for purchase). For a preview of this 4-track collection, the new single, "Evoe", can be heard at: https://behemoth.lnk.to/Evoe Front-man Nergal comments: "'Evoe' and 'Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha' are two brand-new, unheard songs that continue on from 'ILYAYD' left off. We're fortunate enough to have … Continue reading NEWS: BEHEMOTH – Releases New EP, ‘A Forest’, Digitally Worldwide

NEWS: MERCYFUL FATE – ‘The Beginning’, ‘Return Of The Vampire’ Re-Issues Pre-Orders Now Available

On June 19th, Mercyful Fate will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums The Beginning and Return of the Vampire via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster. King Diamond comments, "These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were … Continue reading NEWS: MERCYFUL FATE – ‘The Beginning’, ‘Return Of The Vampire’ Re-Issues Pre-Orders Now Available

NEWS: MERCYFUL FATE – ‘Don’t Break the Oath’, ‘Melissa’, ‘Mercyful Fate’ Re-Issues Now Available via Metal Blade Records

On June 5th, Mercyful Fate will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums Don't Break the Oath, Melissa, and Mercyful Fate via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster. King Diamond comments, "These are not remasters. These are the albums as they … Continue reading NEWS: MERCYFUL FATE – ‘Don’t Break the Oath’, ‘Melissa’, ‘Mercyful Fate’ Re-Issues Now Available via Metal Blade Records