Παρασκευή 28 Οκτωβρίου 2022

BLACK HOLE Unveil First Single "Never Surrender"


Presenting anthemic guitar riffs, powerful rhythms, frenzied solos, and enlightening vocals, brace yourself for a power metal band that's progressive, symphonic, and strongly influenced by masters of the genre such as Stratovarius, Kamelot, Powerwolf, Nightwish, and Iron Maiden.Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing BLACK HOLE for the release of their new album "Whirlwind of Mad Men" due out on November 11th, 2022.

Today, in preview of the album, BLACK HOLE is unveiling the first single "Never Surrender" off the forthcoming album. The track offers up a Celtic atmosphere that is inspired by the character of "Braveheart" William Wallace who fought to save his land.

"It is a message to all those who have fought, are fighting, and will fight for their country and their freedom." adds the band.

Πέμπτη 27 Οκτωβρίου 2022

SUBSPEC released new EP


New Zealand Heavy Metal band SubSpec released their debut EP «Valhalla». The release was recorded in "Valhalla Wellington Studios", and mixed/mastered by Ascitir.

SubSpec is a (currently) one man band formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2017. In 2020 during the first lockdown the first 4-Track demo cassette featuring a side of Originals & a side of covers was recorded at the Sub Thug Beat Lab on a tascam porta-studio 2, it was released August 2020 & features a voice introduction by Karl Sander of Nile.

Δευτέρα 24 Οκτωβρίου 2022

BORN DIVIDED released debut album


Canadian Progressive/Melodic Death Metal band BORN DIVIDED released their debut album «Impending Doom». The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Fred Bedard.

Born Divided was formed in 2020 at Quebec City, Québec by Maxim Levesque (Vocals), Fred Bédard (Guitars), Michaël Beaudoin (Guitars), Tommy Demers (Bass) and Lucas Biron (Drums).

Παρασκευή 21 Οκτωβρίου 2022



Canadian Depressive Black Metal band DESECRATOR OF SANCTUARY released their debut EP «Unsettling». This release was recorded in "Cold Colony Studios" in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Mixed and Mastered By Carlo Barberi.

DESECRATOR OF SANCTUARY is a one man band founded in 2021 in Ontario Canada. Inspired mainly by the work of Burzum, Aiming to create unsettling soundscapes that have a disturbing feeling of despair but drift slightly from the traditional DSBM melodic sound.

Τρίτη 18 Οκτωβρίου 2022



ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album – “Dystopia. Part 2” – on October 26th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on October 28th via NorthPoint Productions (EU/N & S America). The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Leven (TSO, Skyblood, Vandenberg), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP). “Dystopia – Part 2” will be released in following formats: regular CD, various Deluxe editions/bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl double LP (availability date pending).

ROYAL HUNT keep expanding their trademark sound and, as the story which inspired the project - Ray Bradbury´s classic novel “Fahrenheit 451” – gets more intense towards the end, the music turns into more dynamic, heavier direction. Once again the guest singers add even more dramatic contrasts to an already cinematic yet solidly rocking soundscape.

Simply a “must have” for any symfo/prog/power fan out there!

MESSAGE FROM THE BAND: “Thinking back to the release date of the “Part 1” back in 2020 makes you realize what a crazy time we all went through just during the last two years: who could have imagined that our “Dystopia” – project would reflect the harsh reality in such detail? And the madness is still ongoing.

In any case, “Dystopia – Part 2” is even more relevant today than ever: we followed the general concept yet filled it up with images of current events in order to make it resonate with every person, everybody living through 2020 to 2022 and watching insanity to unfold in real time”.

Σάββατο 15 Οκτωβρίου 2022

LYZZÄRD reveal cover art, tracklist & 1st song from new album!


Portuguese Heavy Metal band LYZZÄRD, has just revealed the cover art and 1st advance single for their 2nd album "The Abyss", which will be released on December 1st, 2022 through Fighter Records on CD and Digital formats.

LYZZÄRD emerged in 2013, releasing their first EP "Release the Hounds" in 2014. Already in 2017, they signed with Fighter Records for the release of their 1st album "Savage". After playing several shows in Portugal, Spain and Germany, the pandemic came and two changes in the line-up happened as well, to finally record their 2nd album in 2022 under the title "The Abyss" and which will again be released by Fighter Records. Currently, LYZZÄRD are stronger than ever and eager to return to the stage!!

Tracklist for "The Abyss" is as follows:

01. Satan's Well

02. The Abyss

03. Shackles of Justice

04. Red Hot

05. Jailbreaker

06. Distant Skies

07. Agents of Death

08. From the Blade to the Grave

09. Resistance

10. As Above So Below

The release date for LYZZÄRD "The Abyss" will be the 1st of December 2022 through Fighter Records on CD & Digital formats.

Πέμπτη 13 Οκτωβρίου 2022



DESTRUCTION - Diabolical

Napalm Records


On the first few hearings, I figured this is going to be another "recycled" Destruction album but it grew on me!  The only founding member left is Schmier as Mike departed from the band after being a founding member for 39 years.  Some of the material on here remind me of 'Release From Agony' as some riffs are similar to that title track way back then.  The album itself is somewhat brutal in the sense of thrash brutality.  It's not as hard as 'Born To Perish', but it still has its highs and lows.  I enjoyed the whole album though despite the fact that it's hit-or-miss with the songs themselves. They really haven't invented anything new.

Τρίτη 11 Οκτωβρίου 2022

REVIEW: KREATOR - Extreme Aggression


KREATOR - Extreme Aggression

Noise Records


The album that's previous to my favorite which undeniably is 'Coma Of Souls', this one packs a punch as well.  The lyrical concepts are just starting to advance with the band and the aggression in the music has illuminated.  The real talent comes out in this one.  The guitars were quite technical and voracious.  Mille's vocals is just getting their own sound that he hasn't really abdicated his whole musical career in thrash metal.  Just if the lyrics were as good as the music this would get a higher rating.  But that's not the case here.  Subsequently they get a low "A."  Fans this is no disappointment.

Δευτέρα 10 Οκτωβρίου 2022

COSMIC DEATH CULT released new video clip


Canadian Industrial Metal band COSMIC DEATH CULT released their new video clip «Your Gods, Your Masters» , the title track from the band's last EP. The song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Brendan O'Carroll in "Ethereal Plane Studio" and the video was directed by Brendan O'Carroll.

Σάββατο 8 Οκτωβρίου 2022

INFANTRY release physical version of their album ‘Terminal Society’

Dutch thrash-/deathmetal band INFANTRY announces the start of the pre-order for their upcoming physical version from their album ‘Terminal Society’

Band Statement: “As you may know we released our new “Terminal Society” album on all digital platforms on August 31th 2022, but now the time is here that the physical release is coming near. The album is being pressed as we speak, so you can place a pre-order now, if you want to be sure to get your physical copy. The official release date will follow soon.

We will release “Terminal Society” as a digipack with a 16 page booklet. It’s for sale for € 15,- (excl. postage) and we send it worldwide

Please sent us an email at infantry.nl@gmail.com with “Terminal Society pre-order” as subject. We accept banktransfer, PayPal or Tikkie.

Παρασκευή 7 Οκτωβρίου 2022

TER released debut EP


Catalan Atmospheric Black/Folk Metal band TER released their debut EP «Homeward Bound». The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alfred Berengena at "Your Sound Recording" Studios.

TER was formed as a one man band in Catalonia, Spain by Nil Lapedra (ex-Forja). Fueled by his own emotions and the landscapes of his rural area,he writes his music, conceiving it as an immortal echo that resonates through the mountains of Catalonia and beyond.

Πέμπτη 6 Οκτωβρίου 2022

SOLITUDE WITHIN release "When Kingdoms Fall"


On October 22, 2022, the second full-length album from Belgium symphonic rock/metal band SOLITUDE WITHIN will be released, called 'When Kingdoms Fall’

Artist: Solitude Within

Title: When Kingdoms Fall

Format:  Digital CD / Physical CD

Label: Boxfish Records(the bands own label, so still an Independent Release)


01. Beautifully Broken

02. Further Away

03. When Kingdoms Fall

04. I’m Not Lost

05. Over and Over

06. One Final Wish

07. Breathe

08. Land of Disarray

09. Ice and Fire

10. To The Grave

 11. Astray

Τετάρτη 5 Οκτωβρίου 2022

REVIEW: DARK FUNERAL - We Are Apocalypse


DARK FUNERAL - We Are Apocalypse

Century Media Records


Concentrate on sine metal isn't as well known for the lyrical concepts as it is the music itself.  The whole underground image is clear to keep the darkness high especially here which I don't focus on.  On here, the vocals are good like previous releases.  They sound a little like Naglfar and Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir.  In any case, they are their own despite this.  The music is way on high tremolo piking and chord progressions.  There's quite a lot of tempo changes which makes it more diverse.

Τρίτη 4 Οκτωβρίου 2022



IMMOLATION - Acts of God

Nuclear Blast


Talk about some crushing death metal throughout, this band never falls short in being extreme!  This is probably one of my favorites of theirs.  Fresh riffs devastating the listener.  Just all the way BRUTAL!  There are tempo changes but mostly mid-fast to fast riffs the whole way through.  A little of a clean tone guitars, but not much.  The vocals keep the music underground and it goes well alongside the instruments.  I don't mind any of this album, it's death metal to the extreme through and through.  I wouldn't want anything changed either.  The music is what captivates me ABSOLUTELY to the n-th degree!

Δευτέρα 3 Οκτωβρίου 2022

ATHIEL released debut EP


Italian Black Metal band ATHIEL released their debut EP «Birth from Darkness». The release was recorded/mixed and mastered by  Mario Tamponi  in his home studio.

ATHIEL was formed in 2021 at Sardinia, Italy as a one man project by Dann. The band was born to bring back the voices of darkness, and the song lyrics entirely dedicated to death, chaos and necromancy.