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NEW EDEN to release new album on PURE STEEL Records !!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 23:04

After long 9 years NEW EDEN will release their new album  "Solving For X" via PURE STEEL RECORDS.
Already founded in Los Angeles by Steel Prophet-guitarist Horacio Colmenares back in 1993, NEW EDEN have released three studio-albums so far. In the early days they already had some famous US Metal-singers in their line-up like Helstar’s James Rivera, Steel Prophet’s Rick Mythiasin (who also sang on their last studio album „Stagnant Procession“, released in 2003) and Michael Grant of Crescent Shield.
On their new longplayer "Solving For X“, their first album on Pure Steel, they leave the US Metal-legends behind and give us melodic Power Metal with a lot of doublebass. Now they sound more European than before. The eleven songs have a good, modern production without leaving their traditional roots concerning their songwriting. The powerful and expressive vocals of the new singer Rod Arias, are at least as good as all his predecessors. Altogether you get 45 minutes of exciting and intelligent Metal without any clichés. The only song that sounds more different is the last track.
But it’s a matter of fact : NEW EDEN´s "Solving For X“ is a melodic Power Metal-masterpiece that will be loved by all friends of this genre !

> www.myspace.com/newedengroup

RAMPART revealed details about their new album "War Behest" !!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 18:25

RAMPART has finished the recording sessions of their new project ‘War Behest’. The album is being mixed and will be released by INFERNÖ Records in 2012. ‘War Behest’ is a metal opera (Just have in mind band like SAVATAGE and no goth/atmospheric trendy ones, ok ??)

This conceptual piece of music consists of 10 compositions and presents an anti-utopia of war as clash of interest. In the real nature of conflict there are no losers and winners. The opposition is a result of our free will. This is a story about the restrictions of man and the decisions he could take on his way to perfection. The libretto will be published in the booklet of the release and its poetic expression is in the lyrics of the album.

‘War Behest’ cover artwork is created by the Bulgarian artist Dimitar Nikolov (KEEP IT TRUE, ROSS THE BOSS, SENTINEL BEAST, STEELWING and many more).

The summer program of RAMPART includes participation in European festivals and self-dependent concerts. During this period the band will prepare a wide-scale dramatic performance and a show for smaller stage of the metal opera ‘War Behest’. According to the reactions of the fans RAMPART expect to be able to present such a show in its complete form till the end of the year.


01.    Thunder Realm (Prologue)
02.    Army Of The Perfect (Overture)
03.    Ghost Of Freedom
04.    Within The Silence
05.    Road To the Unknown
06.    Fire Circle
07.    Up In Arms
08.    Storm Force
09.    Give Nothing Back
10.    March On To Victory (Epilogue)

> www.myspace.com/rampartbg
> www.reverbnation.com/rampartmetal


German speed-metal band DEFENDER reformed ! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:52

Here is a statement from guitarist Joe Pomponio : "Since our split in 1990 we never played together again but now the time has come to bring the old spirit back ! DEFENDER are back in the original Line-Up from 1984! We are rehearsing since 2011 and are ready to play our first show in september  2012 in our hometown Speyer (germany). Songs from the first + second demotape and all songs from our EP "A Symbol Of Devotion" (1989) are on our setlist ! Keep yourself informed thru our website and listen to our YOUTUBE channel. We will update the website every week and put some more songs on Youtube - if possible some old videos too."

> www.defender-speedmetal.de

ACCEPT unveil title-track from "Stalingrad" new album !!! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:14

The title track to ACCEPT’s new album "Stalingrad" – due out on April 6th in Europe and April 10th in North America – is available for listening in its entirety on the band's YouTube channel.

The follow-up album to the runaway success of 2010’s Blood Of The Nations, Stalingrad’s eleven tracks were once again produced by Andy Sneap and are filled to capacity with everything that made ACCEPT famous: exceptional songwriting, soaring guitar solos, a propelling dual-guitar attack, a no-holds-barred rhythm section and chanted background vocals. Every track is destined to become a live anthem!

Guitarist Wolf Hoffman has previously stated: “We put ourselves under enormous pressure to bring out a new album right after our 180-show tour marathon, which took us two times around the globe. But we are very proud about what we delivered with Stalingrad and we hope our fans will like it as well.”

ACCEPT will be touring throughout Europe with NWOBHM label mates Hell this April and also performing in Russia.

> www.acceptworldwide.com

German Metal Queen DORO announces new tour dates for late 2012 ! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Thursday, 08 March 2012 15:02

German metal queen DORO Pesch has announced new tour dates for late 2012 (click HERE for all dates) and is currently also working on a brand new album – the first for Nuclear Blast Records.
Commented DORO : "Dear fans ! Past weekend, I flew over to the US to work on the last couple of songs for my new album. Just some last twists and pulls to be done – after three long years of hard work ! But it all paid off in the end. My first album for Nuclear Blast will literally be a BLAST ! I am considering having those 12-14 songs being mixed in Scandinavia for the first time. The producers there guarantee a massive, fresh and modern sound. I really can't wait until my first album for NB will eventually be out in October. To shorten the wait for as well you as myself, we plan to release an EP around May/June 2012. From November on we'll rock Europe – in support of the new album from which we'll definitely will include around 4-5 hymns in our set.“

> www.doropesch.com


HIRAX - New & fourth album on the way !!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Sunday, 26 February 2012 19:40

HIRAX have announced they will be recording there 4th full length studio album with legendary producer/engineer : Bill Metoyer - Metal Blade Records (SLAYER, W.A.S.P., MORBID ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, D.R.I., C.O.C., etc.),

HIRAX will enter the studio in the beginning of June 2012. The album will be recorded at Skull Seven Studio In North Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA. and will be released worldwide by Black Devil Records.

> www.hirax.org


French metallers LONEWOLF join NAPALM Records ! New album out SOON !!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:40

It seems many things have happened during the last months and since we conducted the last interview with french metallers LONEWOLF ! Sometimes plans are not happening as they're supposed to.. but sometimes, for the best too : LONEWOLF have inked a deal with NAPALM Records - home of bands such as KORPIKLAANI, TYR, VAN CANTO and GRAVE DIGGER. The band's new album, "Army Of The Damned", will be released in March 2012. In addition, LONEWOLF's classic longplayer "The Dark Crusade" will be re-released the very same month, with bunch of bonus tracks. Commented the band: "The WOLF has joined the pack! We're proud and grateful to join forces with Napalm Records to release our new album "Army Of The Damned". Our metal crusade continues. See you on tour! Hellbent on metal !".
"Army Of The Damned" was mixed by Mariusz Pietka at the MP Studio (SABATON, MORTICIAN) in Poland. The CD was produced by Bart Gabriel (JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, CRYSTAL VIPER), who previously worked with the band on 2009's "The Dark Crusade". One of the new songs features a special guest appearance by ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley.

Also note the Polish label Skol Records has released a special limited deluxe edition of the two first rare LONEWOLF albums — "March Into The Arena" and "Unholy Paradise" - on one disc. Both albums were remastered, and the package includes a special booklet with all the lyrics and lot of old pictures.

> www.lonewolfdivision.com

Singer Marta Gabriel About CRYSTAL VIPER's new album !!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Saturday, 11 February 2012 20:08
Hell yeah ! Here are some news about the next CRYSTAL VIPER's album from the mouth of singer Marta GABRIEL : "It's time, to reveal few more details about our new album... There will be two special guests on "Crimen Excepta": David Bower, vocalist of HELL appear in the title track, while VADER mainman Peter will be heard in the cover version of the classic VADER song "Tyrani Piekiel", which will be available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. So most probably CRYSTAL VIPER is the first ever Heavy Metal band, which re-arranged and recorded Death Metal cover song.

"We already announced that fans should expect the unexpected. The new album is different than everything CRYSTAL VIPER did in the past. Of course it's still traditonal Metal, and it's still CRYSTAL VIPER - but this time, everything was different, starting from the compositions, through our attitude and inspirations, up to equipment we used and the recording session itself" says CRYSTAL VIPER frontwoman Marta Gabriel. "It was amazing to have Peter in the studio, we all are huge fans of VADER, and I think he was also amazed when he heard how our voices sound together in this Heavy Metal version of "Tyrani Piekiel". And when you will hear the lines of William The Judge recorded by David of HELL, you will have jaw on the floor. We had !"


RAZORWYRE (N. Zealand) signed to INFERNÖ Records & to play KIT 2013 !! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Sunday, 29 January 2012 10:20

What a news ! New Zealand best newcomers in old-school Speed-Power Thrash Metal will unleash their debut album called "Another Dimension" on french label INFERNÖ Records (as CD version - the vinyl version will be released through UNDERGROUND POWER Records from Germany) around May 2012 - More infos will follow !

The band has a great potential and is already planned to play legendary traditional Heavy Metal Festival KEEP IT TRUE in Germany next year ! Here's the announcement made by KEEP IT TRUE organizers Tarek & Oli : "New Zealand does not only have Middle Earth landscapes, they also have a great young Power Metal band called RAZORWYRE. We were able to listen to their first full length “Another Dimension” already, which is due for release this spring, and we were simply blown away by the energy and the melodies. Do not miss this release on Infernö Records and Underground Power and check them out for the first time in Europe at KEEP IT TRUE."

More infos > www.facebook.com/razorwyre - www.facebook.com/keepittruefestival


RAMPART : Singer Maria announces complete line-up change ! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 14:55

Common personal divergences between the band members forced Maria to change the line up !  The decision was not easy to take... but now we can announce you the line-up of the brand new RAMPART which Maria D.S. on vocals, Vili NESHEV on guitars, Svilen IVANOV on bass and Petar SVETLINOV on drums - you can find a pic of the brand new line-up in our BANDS section.

The band remains HEAVILY inspired by old-school Heavy-Metal band but their music has recently taken a more progressive slant - Imagine what a mix of early QUEENSRYCHE and early HELLOWEEN could sound like with Maria's typical vocals ! You can now listen to one new song called "Stronghold Of The Sun" on RAMPART's myspace page (www.myspace.com/rampartbg).

Next steps of the band will be a 3-song cassette single called "A Tale To Cold" (limited to 100 copies) including NEW songs ("Stronghold Of The Sun", "Metal Spell" and "A Tale To Cold"). - to be released on INFERNÖ Records.

Also, very important, some dates will soon be announced for gigs in the United Kingdom this August !!

Besides the band is now working hard on the new album ... and already more good things are on the way !!! Stay TUNED !

ROOT announces special guests on their upcoming album ! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fab   
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 14:43

Czech dark metal beast ROOT will release 9th full lenght album entitled Heritage Of Satan in Autmn on Agonia Records. We can reveal three special guests who recorded their parts: Erik Danielsson (WATAIN), Rune Blasphemer Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR) and Adam Nergal Darski (BEHEMOTH). Both singers Erik and Nergal have their vocals in two songs. One song is decorated with Blasphemer´s Northern guitar melodies.

> www.rootan.net

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