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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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REVIEW: Spreading The Disease - Mindcell EP

Modern UK metal band Spreading The Disease start a new chapter with latest EP ‘Mindcell’ which was released via Rock Surgery Records.

Opener ‘Obsession’ is fierce yet melodic throughout, with a stand out chorus and immediately hooks you in and leaves you eager for more…

‘Voices’ starts with effective clean vocals before the brutality kicks. It is dynamic from start to finish with plenty of hard-hitting riffs and varied vocals which give it a frantic and intense feel, this is a must hear track.

‘The Anger Inside’ opens with alarming sirens and then goes on a full-blown rampaging assault. This will certainly get your blood pumping and boiling, a good one to let loose too. Offering something a bit different, being the most melodic and optimistic track is ‘Waves’ which is ambient and serene yet progressive which seems fitting. Another well-rounded and vibrant track with intelligible riffs.

Final track ‘Conflicted’ opens with crunchy riffs and goes on to display fierce vocals and goo…

CELLAR DARLING Announce European tour dates and new video for 'Pain'

Witness CELLAR DARLING's haunting progressive concept album 'The Spell' live on their newly announced European shows in October and November 2019.

CELLAR DARLING’s concept album, 'The Spell', saw the light of day on March 22nd and immediately catapulted the Swiss trio into ‘album of the year’ candidate territory. Now they are bringing this tale of a girl who falls in love with death on tour! Unmissable shows carried by Ivo Henzi’s groovy riffs, the energy of Merlin Sutter’s powerhouse drumming, and the unforgettable voice of Anna Murphy who takes you through enormous highs and deepest lows as she sings the chapters of 'The Spell'. Experience the new tracks as well as your favourites from the debut album “This Is The Sound” live!

Tickets are available at https://www.cellardarling.com/shows

17.10. F Paris - Les Etoiles
18.10. D Dusseldorf - The Tube
19.10. D Hameln - Autumn Moon Festival
20.10. D Frankfurt - Nachtleben
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Icon For Hire Announce Summer Tour Dates

Even as they continue to create more music to reveal over the coming months, Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Duo ICON FOR HIRE has revealed Summer dates for THE ICON ARMY TOUR. Launching July 19th in Atlanta, GA, the tour winds through the Mid and Southwest before finishing up on August 25th in Nashville, TN. Tickets and VIP Packages will be available at iconforhire.net on Friday, 5/17.



"We decided to name this The Icon Army Tour because we want to show our fans how much their continued support and encouragement means to us. We can’t wait to get back on the road and share the new music we’ve been working on this year, because getting to interact with our fans through the live show is one of the best parts about making music! We are so excited to showcase both new and old songs on this upcoming tour, as well as reconnect with our amazing tribe." - ICON FOR HIRE

Tour Dates:
07/19 @ Hell - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
07/20 @ The Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
07/21 @ Otto…

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…