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Rock/Metal Albums To Look Forward To In 2019

As its the start of a new year, time to look ahead to some the upcoming metal and rock album releases that Mad About Rock is particularly looking forward to throughout the year...


Within Temptation new album 'Resist' is out 1st February 2019 and will mark the Dutch symphonic metallers seventh album. The band have already graced us with some massive and hard-hitting singles featuring brilliant guests with singer Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Anders Fridén (In Flames), leaving us very eager to hear more in what sounds like some of their best and most dynamic songs yet.



Children Of Bodom
 upcoming 'Hexed' album will be the melodic death metallers tenth album due for release March 8th via Nuclear Blast. New single 'Under Grass and Clover' is a good sign of what is to come, being extremely catchy and memorable.




Slipknot unleased the crushing new single 'All Out War' in 2018 and the upcoming sixth release is being worked on. The follow-up to 2014’s .5: The Gray…
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VADER Release first single from their forthcoming EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will be releasing a new EP titled 'Thy Messenger' on May 31st this year. Today, the band has revealed the lyric video for new track and digital single 'Grand Deceiver'. Check it out here: youtu.be/2a2zpFGUm-M



The band states: "We are so excited to give you new Vader song from our fresh record! GRAND DECEIVER is the opening track on Thy Messenger EP and perfect explanation of what you all may expect with the upcoming releases. Sharp as razor and brutal as Hell track is just an appetizer before the new Vader album to come. Chris of Nuclear Blast created this brilliant lyric video, which you can watch while waiting for Thy Messenger. Sit comfortably, play it LOUD and…ENJOY!!!"

Pre-order the EP here: nblast.de/VaderThyMessenger




The release will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. T…

Bloodywood Releases Official Music Video For "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)"; "Raj Against The Machine Tour" Dates Announced

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, "Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)."




"Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game "Beyond Good and Evil 2", Machi Bhasad is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last. Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both a tribute and a call to action. It's a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that'll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the many. It's a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us. To Become the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back, and change the world for the better."

Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez H…

ELUVEITIE Release New Lyric Video For 'Worship' [feat. Randy Blythe]

After triumphantly storming the worldwide charts with new album 'Ategnatos', the Swiss folk metal superstars ELUVEITIE are premiering an official lyric video for the track 'Worship' today.

Watch the new lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubhf4AAL5Hc



Chrigel Glanzmann comments:
"Here you go with our second lyric video for a song from our brand new album ATEGNATOS! It's the second part of the two-song cycle of THE SLUMBER and WORSHIP! A radical song with drastic lyrics on a severe topic: the ancient Celtic Sesroneos myth, in which our modern societies can and probably should reflect themselves as much as the people in ancient times could! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and find some food for thought in it! Special thanks to Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD for an excellent performance!"

'Ategnatos' has entered the charts all over the world, including a #3 position in their home country, Switzerland and #11 in Germany.

Worldwide char…

Bleed Again Release New Video For "The Awakening" Taken From Upcoming EP 'Transition'

Times are changing in the Bleed Again camp and they are showing it by releasing a brand new EP named "Transition" as a message about such changes. "Transition" is being self-released on a 100 physical copy run and digitally on April 19th. The Worthing metal outfit have also released a video for their lead single "The Awakening".

Check out the new video:


Towards the end of 2018 and start of 2019, long-time bassist Jonathan Liffen left the band on good terms to focus on family life. Bleed Again have since appointed Sam Jones on bass.

Vocalist James Dawson says "Jonathan hadn't featured on any of the EP. All bass and clean singing is done by Sam Jones who officially joined the band in January.

This EP is about the band transitioning in our personal lives over the past two years and transitioning as a band in general with losing Jon and soon to be losing Russell and looking to the future. Three of us have become parents since "Momentum" was…

ELUVEITIE First track-by-track video released

Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE are going to release their new studio album 'Ategnatos' on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The band presents the first track-by-track video. Check it and find out more about the songs 'Ategnatos', 'Deathwalker', 'Black Water Down' and 'A Cry In The Wilderness':https://youtu.be/JWFXaCAnCu4

Last week, ELUVEITIE released the brand new single 'Ambiramus'
The song can be heard and watched in the form of a music video over on YouTube. The music video was produced by the Polish company Grupa13 in January 2019 and can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/hFa2M1QW6UI

Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"Here you go - the next single off our upcoming album: 'AMBIRAMUS'!
It's definitely one of the most exceptional songs from our discography! 'AMBIRAMUS' comes in quite groovy and with a light-hearted, yet racing folk reel in the chorus and a very accessible overall appearance; easily the brightest song we’ve eve…

JINJER Release New Music Video & Announce European Tour Dates

One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER have released a 4th video single “Teacher, Teacher!” taken from their critically acclaimed 5 track EP entitled Micro, released via Napalm Records in January 2019.

Filmed in various concert venues throughout Europe on their last tour with Amorphis and Soilwork,“Teacher, Teacher!” is a visually stunning portrayal of JINJER's exciting and energetic live show mixed over the unique Progressive Groove Metal sound that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

The band comments on the new track & video "Teacher, Teacher!":
"The idea behind the song is about people that dictate their agenda by means of their status, position, or just their internet claim to fame in order to impose their opinion onto others but those opinions aren’t based on experience nor knowledge."


JINJER are currently booking more tours on their quest for world domination with dates already an…

CELLAR DARLING New Album 'The Spell' Out Now

The storytellers of CELLAR DARLING released their sophomore studio album 'The Spell' on the 22nd March 2019 and carry you away into the tale of an unnamed girl who is birthed into a world that is full of pain, damaged and debilitated by the human beings that inhabit it. We follow her as she searches for meaning in life when suddenly she meets and falls in love with death. This haunting concept album sees the band taking a turn towards heavy progressive rock while still not neglecting their folk roots.

The band states: "Today we release 'The Spell' - a concept album based on the old motif of "Death and the Maiden", but with our own unique story of a girl who falls in love with the personification of Death. For the first time we wrote music according to a lyrical concept, we let the words of the story guide our melodies and rhythms and fully immersed ourselves in this fictional world. Now we invite you to do the same - dream, interpret, make it your own.

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