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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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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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Spreading The Disease - Voices (Single Review)

'Voices' starts on an effective soft clean vocal intro before the aggressive fierce vocals kick in and features varied vocals throughout keeping it dynamic. The guitar work is hard-hitting especially with ambient and heavy chugging riffs. The delivery and transitions it goes through aided by the vocals add to its frantic vibes which seem appropriate given the nature of the track. This is an intense and killer track which leaves you hungry for the upcoming EP 'Mindcell'.




'Voices' has just been released worldwide through Surgery Records, taken from our forthcoming new EP 'MINDCELL' which is out on April 11th 2019.



Listen to the new single below:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/voices-single/1455944515

https://open.spotify.com/album/0ZR9BJZluu4anwlb3ejLz8

Voices (Mindcell): https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=nupIyZr_pyI




For more on Spreading The Disease:


https://www.stdband.com

https://www.facebook.com/spreadingthedisease.official/

ELUVEITIE Release brand new single & music video for 'Ambiramus'

Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE are going to release their new studio album 'Ategnatos' on April 5th2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band proudly present a 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 ever written. Yet at the same time it goes to where the actual magic of traditional Celtic folk music exists: a place where cheerfulness and melancholy, hardship and hope, glee and deep mysticism meet to become one! And this deep, …

BLACKGUARD Unleash Single "By My Hand" ft. Kittie's Morgan Lander + New Album "STORM" Coming 2019

The northern lords of symphonic melodic-death metal are back!

8 years since the release of their last album "Firefight", BLACKGUARD have released “By My Hand”(featuring Morgan Lander of Kittie), the first single for their upcoming album "Storm".

“This has a been a very long time coming, but we’re all elated to finally share with you our first single from 'Storm'. We have no shame in saying this album is by far our best/heaviest/fastest/bla bla bla, you’ve heard it all before, but sooner than later everyone is going to know why we feel this way. We’d like to send a huge thank you to Morgan Lander of Kittie for doing an amazing job on the chorus of this song, hopefully, she can make it out to a show or two to perform it with us.”

Listen to the new single here: 



Track download and album pre-order available on Bandcamp here.



The band recently broke their long hiatus to announce their first show in four years on March 22nd in Toronto with longtime friends Crimson Sha…