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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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IN FLAMES Discuss the mixing, artwork and lyrics in second album webisode

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of IN FLAMES thirteenth studio album, 'I, The Mask' out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

In this second webisode, singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the production and mixing of their new full-length release and how they managed to make the songs sound more aggressive without sacrificing the big melodies. Furthermore, they speak about the artwork and how social media has influenced their lyrics. Watch the clip here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV407e12H80

'I, The Mask' is now available for pre-order and the first limited vinyl colours have already sold out. Get your format of choice here and have a look at the NB exclusive limited edition including the digipak and a special jesterhead mask: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask
Pre-order the album digitally, here: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask

On August 2nd and 3rd, I…

KORPIKLAANI Release Lyric Video For 'Øl Øl' feat. TROLLFEST Plus 'Kulkija [Tour Edition]' Out Now

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI recently kicked off 2019 with a bunch of successful Finnish shows. Next week, the group will embark on their highly anticipated European run with TURISAS and TROLLFEST. What better way to celebrate this tour than by revealing a brand new song? There's none, that's why KORPIKLAANI are happy to present a lyric video for 'Øl Øl', which features their longtime tour mates TROLLFEST. The track is taken from the band's 'Kulkija [Tour Edition]', which is out now. Order now: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniKulkijaTE

Check out the single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_9YqRRcuMY
Purchase it here: http://nblast.de/KorpiklaaniOlOl

KORPIKLAANI's Jonne states, "Beer, sax & violins! What more do we need to say? We hope you enjoy this as much as we did with friends we love to drink and tour with."

TROLLFEST add, "We got super excited when one of our alltime favourite bands asked us to do a TROLLFEST version of thi…

Alexisonfire Release First New Song In Nearly A Decade 'Familiar Drugs'

Canadian hardcore melodic act Alexisonfire have released their first new song in nearly ten years called 'Familiar Drugs'.

This is the first new music from the band following the announcement of their breakup in 2011 after 10 years together. They have since reunited and have been playing sporadic shows since 2015 but have not played or released anything new.

Check out the new song and video below for 'Familiar Drugs':





The track, Familiar Drugs, is available for pre-order as a single-sided 7-inch vinyl as well as some special limited edition vinyl.


As well as a new song they have announced just four headlining shows in June, taking place in London, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. Tickets for all show dates go on sale Friday 22nd February.


Jun 1: Alexandra Palace, London
Jun 8: Terminal 5, New York
Jun 13: The Wiltern, Los Angeles
Jun 15: The Budweiser Stage, Toronto

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CELLAR DARLING Release New Music Video For 'Death'

On March 22nd, Switzerland's CELLAR DARLING will release their new concept masterpiece 'The Spell', which tells the story of a girl who falls in love with death. With the two previous singles, 'Insomnia' and 'The Spell', the fans could already see the band taking a turn towards heavy progressive rock while still not neglecting their folk roots.

The new video for the epic track 'Death' was once again created by Costin Chioreanu. Check it out below:


And stay tuned, Darlings: On March 8th, the band will unveil their 4th single, 'Drown', which has been chosen by hundreds of fans in an online voting.

Pre-orders for CELLAR DARLING's sophomore concept album 'The Spell' are available now and you can get the album as 2 CD-digibook (featuring 13 songs + an audiobook of Anna Murphy telling the story behind the concept), black vinyl or digitally via this link:
http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

The first two music videos, created by Costin Chioreanu, ca…

FEATURE: HIM TOP 5 VIDEOS

December 2017 saw the creators of love metal, Finnish band HIM calling it a day. It hasn't been long but they are missed dearly already so we decided to be nostalgic and look back at some of their best music videos especially in aid of Valentine's day on the 14th February and them being the creators of 'love metal'. So let's take a look at 5 essential HIM videos to check out...



Funeral Of Hearts

This is a very scenic and beautifully gothic video in the snowy setting with decorative fire and with symbolism throughout. It captures their Finnish and love metal essence. An essential masterful video from the band.





Wings Of A Butterfly

It is very atmospheric, dark and cinematic video and well produced, making it one of their best and most stand out videos. The song is ridiculously catchy also, again another must-see video in their releases.





Buried Alive By Love

This was one of their best and most popular songs and videos. Set in an old picturesque gothic theatre and starrin…

Latitudes premiere first track 'Moorland Is the Sea' from upcoming album 'Part Island'

Latitudes premiere first track 'Moorland Is the Sea' from upcoming album 'Part Island'

Check out 'Moorland Is The Sea' (official stream): https://youtu.be/coSyb3EC-Hc

On their fourth album 'Part Island' the UK atmospheric metal band Latitudes weave emotive metallic power and dream-state vulnerability - summoning a new level of melodicism through cast-iron, heartfelt songcraft.

Foregrounding vocals on every album track for the first time in the band’s 12 years, 'Part Island' is a dynamic collection unashamedly brim-filled with sadness and regret. Helmed by a performance of sheer naked honesty from vocalist Adam Symonds, the record incorporates acoustic guitar, piano and analogue synth within flowing volleys of melodic black metal, weighty contemplative doom and the wide-ranging wistfulness of indie, folk and shoegaze songwriting.
Produced by Chris Fielding (CONAN) at Skyhammer Studio, mastered by Audiosiege (CONVERGE) and featuring artwork by the in…

Dream Theater Release New Video 'Paralyzed'

Progressive metal titans Dream Theater have released new video 'Paralyzed' taken from their highly anticipated 14th album 'Distance Over Time' out on the 22nd February 2019. The new album marks the first album released under new label InsideOut Music.

Check the very trippy futuristic animated video for 'Paralyzed' below:



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