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Spock's Beard, Airbag & Jump Complete HRH Prog XII Residential Prog Extravaganza - With 20% Off This Easter

  HRH can barely contain their excitement as the full lineup is announced for what could possibly be the greatest HRH Prog yet. 3 amazing bands complete the stunning HRH Prog XII jigsaw with Americans Spock's Beard, Norway's Airbag and the UK's Jump added to the already strong lineup that includes Tangerine Dream, The Earth Band, Steeleye Span, Pendragon, Headspace, Galahad, Doris Brendel, IT, Solstice, Magenta and many more. HRH Prog XII takes place from 17th to 20th March 2022 in Great Yarmouth, England. Get ready to get lost inside 3 days of astonishing music as HRH Prog returns to the very popular residential format. The event is now 93% sold, but seeing as it's Easter HRH are offering an incredible 20% off for the next 4 days only - with just 48 rooms left and accommodation looking to sell out in record time, fans are urged to book early. Fans can use promo code HAPPYPROGEASTER at to get 20% off all packages for HRH Prog XII and witness one of the

Sounds Of Hell goes International

  The Sounds of Hell compilation series are exclusively made for Belgian and Dutch bands. In Co-operation with Hard 'n' Heavy playlists we will start a new promo compilation series, called HARD 'n' HEAVY SOUNDS OF HELL They are looking for bands who want to participate in this new and exciting journey. Bands who are interested in participating can send an email (see below) to get more information on how this all works. Sounds of Hell Nijverheidslaan 7 3290 Diest Belgium

Jordan Red Release New Single & Lyric Video For 'Freak Show'

  Singer Daniel Leigh says "From the tabloids, to the TV Networks, true journalism is rare in these times. Our song Freak Show calls out the mainstream media for what it is.....a FREAK SHOW! Since we see what a joke it is, we had to write this song that makes you want to scream, jump around and laugh while pointing at the clowns behind the mainstream agenda". The new single is mixed and mastered by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Don Broco) and is accompanied by a lyric video produced by 12 Inch Media (Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More). Check out the lyric video for 'Freak Show' below: ‘ Freak Show ’ is the fifth single from their upcoming album, ‘Hands That Built The World’. Since the release of their first single (‘Beautiful Monsters’) in February 2020, Jordan Red have accumulated 140,000 Spotify streams and 230,000 YouTube views. The three subsequent singles, ‘Don't Let The Heavens Fall’, ‘Hands That

Minneriket Release New Music Video For 'Hjemlengsel'

  Minneriket returns with a new music video 'Hjemlengsel' (homesickness). Shot by Daniel Puskas of Valhallartworks. The video features stunning drone footage of majestic Iceland set to the somber and melodic tunes of new Minneriket material. Check out the video on YouTube: " I wanted to really present the beauty of melancholy" Akslen says. "My music is very visual in its compositions, painting within the soundcapes... I think the whole world needs to take a deep cleansing breath, and this is two minutes of pure serenity". Cooperating with session musicians Misstiq (keys), Margarita Chernova (strings) and Norlene Olmedo (cello), ' Hjenlengsel ' is a taste of what's to come where Stein Akslen of Minneriket has joined forces with a huge roster of session collaborators to bring forth a hybrid of black metal, goth and classical all presented in 50 shades of blackness. Commenting on this change of style Akslen narrates: "I've spent too muc

Stoner Heavyweights Son of Boar To Release Debut Album April 2nd

  Flying the flag as one of the best emerging heavy doom bands, and with smoke swirling around some very cool stoner flourishes, Son of Boar may well emerge from being strong competition to stand out as leaders of the pack. Despite all that 2020 brought with it, Son Of Boar remain undeterred whilst they stomp their way to the forefront with the heaviest of riffs, dopest of grooves and the confidence and swagger of the heavy beast that they are. Son Of Boar surge forward with their tusks up with every second of this superb debut album. The lead single, Cities Of The Deadeyed Priestess, is released digitally on March 26th - watch the YouTube video now : Fans can pre-save and pre-add the entire album to their streaming accounts here: Album Title: Son Of Boar Track Listing Stoned Wail [09:06] All In Your Head [04:07] Satanic Panic [05:35] Snakes And Daggers [06:29] Cities Of The Deadeyed Priestess [05:55]Writing credit

Cavo Release New Single/Video "Come Undone"

  Hard/Alt-Rock band Cavo have released their next single "Come Undone". Cavo chose to record and produce a Duran Duran cover song that they play often live, "Come Undone." Featuring Shannon Nicole on vocals, she adds the right spark and mood. Once again, Cavo is working with video director - J.T. Ibanez. "Come Undone" is the follow-up to their previous single/video, "Lead On." Cavo continues to strike the alternative hard drive of rock with a magnanimous sound that pronounces Cavo's own sound. The St. Louis group continues to create a highly anticipated culmination of seasoned phenomenal rock music. Cavo fans are looking forward to their forthcoming album, Bridges, Bright Nights, and Thieves, due out in 2021. Check out the video for "Come Undone" below: "This is a song that we’ve played for years and it’s one of our favorites to play live. I mean who doesn’t love Duran Duran? We started playing this song back in 2007 and

After Silence Release New Single & Lyric Video

  Starting in 2019, After Silence is a Mexico-based Metalcore band formed by Raul Garccianni, Jimmy Almonte, Alis Emerson and Hugo Cantú. This band provides brutal breakdowns, melodic guitars, hard drum patterns, heavy bass drops and a monstrous versatile voice. Signed by Enigma Records, After Silence wants to show the world the Mexican version of Metalcore. Considered as the best representatives of Metalcore on their country, After Silence is destined to connect with thousands of people who share a deep connection with their tones and lyrics. Their only desire is to transcend creatively by providing the best within their souls. Check out the new single 'Lost In Faith' below:

REVIEW: The Guitar Ninja Academy - The Future Of Guitar Lessons

  A Northampton, UK based guitar teacher Rory, has turned his business and its industry on its head throughout last years’ and this years' lockdowns. This guitar school has cracked the code for motivating new and old guitar players alike. Rory created The Guitar Ninja Academy, guitar tuition with a difference, instead of just learning to play the guitar or improve in the usual set up, he has made it so you are motivated initially to do the lessons and not just the end goal. He has achieved this turning it into a more fun almost game inspired experience where you can create and customise your own character avatar, backgrounds, amps and more, the more you learn, the more you unlock to upgrade and customise your character and grow your in-game fanbase, even earning fans. If you don't play regularly you will even lose fans. This is a clever and fun concept and as a guitarist myself, this excited me so I tried it out with the free account that they offer. When you first log in you a


  A MINIMUM OF £5 OF EACH SALE IS DONATED TO THE VENUE Featuring Loathe, Our Hollow Our Home, Venom Prison, Immerse, Bad Touch, Take The Backseat Casey. Available from Camden’s beloved The Black Heart is close to being saved, with 90% of their £150,000 target already achieved. However, with just six days left to hit 100%, another £15,000 needs to be raised to secure it’s future. The Save The Black Heart Crowdfunder – which has had 3750 supporters so far – has released details of a new batch of prizes, including a hand-painted Obituary leather jacket, music and merch bundles from several labels including Ritual Productions, New Heavy Sounds and London Doom Collective, a Death n Grind bundle, Test Pressings from Frank Iero (Stomachaches), Lonely The Brave (The Days War) and Casey (Darling) courtesy of Hassle Records, signed drumstick’s from former Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler, and a variety of others including beer packages and tattoo vouchers. Additionally, mu

Prymå Release Single 'Masquerade'

Pryma are a 4 piece rock band from Canterbury, UK, specialising in high energy music and catchy riffs. 'Pryma' pride themselves in experimentation, always wanting to push the boundaries of their sound. With every new track varying from Rock, Indie, Funk and Metal, 'Pryma' keep their listeners on their toes. When performing live 'Pryma' always thrive to put on a show, with a high energy set and fantastic stage presence, you are glued to the stage. You won't be disappointed seeing the explosive Pryma live. Pryma’s 3rd single release, 'Masquerade' is a fast tempo, energetic rock anthem with a great foundation and backbeat. This is a song 'Pryma' have had written a year ago and finally came to light during the pandemic. Massive drums with silky smooth guitar riffs lead the way with Gabby's vocals taking overall point to form this high impact, catchy track. Check out the lyric video for 'Masquerade' below:

Bulgarian Symphonic Metal Band Metalwings release video for the song "Monster In The Mirror"

  On December 23, 2020, the Bulgarian Symphonic Metal Band METALWINGS released the first single from the new upcoming album and now they have released the video of this single. Check out the video from the song "Monster In The Mirror" below: ! Stela Atanasova also participated in the WOMEN ROCK Project from Belgian Jasper. This project was made by Jasper de Man for Belgian Jasper YT-channel to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th 2021. From that day on he published the whole week, from Monday 8th till Friday 12th over 30 interviews and video compilations. The video from Stela was published on Friday March 12 and you can watch it here: “MONSTER IN THE MIRROR”! The single was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. Music and Lyrics by Stela Atanasova. Extreme Vocals by Ivo Kalyonski! This song combines angelic and extreme vocals with the sound

Luna Kills release new modern single 'bITTER sONGS COME EASY'

  Good news from Finland - Luna Kills is preparing to release their second album! Gigs from all the way abroad, with crackling live performance this alternative rock band releases their upcoming album ‘’not to be bitter, but it helps’’ on 11th of June 2021 and offers first taste of it in the form of single ‘’bITTER sONGS COME EASY’’. ‘’The song deals with emotions of disbelief and bitterness, which are often emotions that you don’t want to admit that you feel, but you do and you pour them on to other people’’, vocalist Lotta Ruutiainen explains The song is guaranteed earworm material with it’s heavy-hitting riffs and choruses, flowing seamlessly with modern production. The song has already gotten it’s deserved air time on the largest national radio stations in Finland - Radio Rock, YleX. Like so many, the song was born in the aftermath of the covid-19 crisis when emotions were building up and it seemed like nothing mattered in the moment. ‘’In the spring of 2020 we noticed that everyon

Toby Jepson releases new retrospective solo album 'Viewfinder' and lyric video for 'Unwind'

  Originally featured on his 2002 comeback EP 'Refresh'; 'Unwind' is an upbeat anthemic slice of alternative rock, tinged with pop smarts, that captures the Wayward Sons frontman in fine form. This re-released track is accompanied by a brand new lyric video: Watch 'Unwind' (lyric video):   "As I was resurfacing back into the fickle world of the music business back in 2002, I wrote 'Unwind' as a way of trying to explain my deep feelings of unease - about what I’m not really sure if I’m honest. There in lies the rub of anxiety and stress - it’s often hidden from view. I guess most of it was caused by the very ordinary need to navigate life and figure myself out having been away from music for quite some time; ‘am I good enough?’ ‘Will anyone care?’ - the imposter syndrome in action. Being a song writer allows for self examination and this song definitely underlines my needs at the time to seek a better way of relaxing

Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Sign With Crusader Records, Announce New Single 'Slave'

  Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Sign With Crusader Records, Announce New Single 'Slave', Teaser Unveiled! International All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL - feat. by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) - have signed a deal with CRUSADER RECORDS (Part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment) which will see their debut album Negative released in 2021. On top of the signing announcement ACT OF DENIAL will release a new single ‘Slave’ on March 29th which features a guest appearance by Ex-Soilwork guitarist Pete Wichers. The band has unveiled the official teaser video for the single, watch it here: Pre-Save/Order to Slave HERE: Watch the earlier singles, below. &


  Hailing from Salisbury, UK, NEXT STOP OLYMPUS are about to cause a riot as colossal as their name might suggest, with the release of ‘My Affliction’, the latest single from the upcoming EP ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’. Mixing the heavy breakdowns and screaming vocals of Metalcore with the intricate guitars and anthemic choruses of classic Rock n’ Roll, the band have crafted their own unique brand of Modern metalcore, riddled with nostalgic vibes that will have you banging your head & raising your horns to the sky! My Affliction - “This song is about the burning sensation inside when your temper has reached its limit, trying to express how crippling anger and a temper can be and how much is can ruin a life in split-second bad decisions. Bringing awareness to the fact that people that do struggle day to day with a temper”. Matt Gray – Bass & Vocals Produced, mixed and mastered by Sam & Joe Graves at Innersound Studios. (Asking Alexandria, Invisions etc) Check out the video for

Metalcore Band Ventruss Release "TALLADEGA"

  Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Scorching the metal-earth and raging into the core comes Ventruss and their new single "TALLADEGA". Working with MVK Music Group this metalcore band blends their background influences and twists them just enough to give their sound a branding that sells this as Ventruss's sound. "Talladega" revs the engine, shifts into a growling low gear soars with riffs, and brings multiple core parts together to make the listener hit the metal-paced speedway and say we want more. "The opening riff for "Talladega" leaves no listener stuck to their chairs as it immediately puts you in the forefront of an intense psychological race. Lyrically, "Talladega" tackles insecurities and internal struggles with oneself that leave your heart racing and relieved by the end. Fast-paced, in-your-face riffs with a transition of soaring vocals and guttural screams will have you banging your head and have you feel the emotion and psychol

Haxan Announce UK 2021 Tour

  Following on from one of hard rock's hottest album releases of 2020, Welsh rockers Häxan have announced their long-awaited UK headline tour! With special guests Mad Haven and Ashen Reach, the summer tour is set to commence on the 27th June in Newcastle, and comes to a close on the 7th August in Crumlin, Newport. Häxan have an impressive array of live shows and festivals already under their belt including: Download Festival, Planet Rockstock, Status Quo, The Subways, Electric Size, Phil Campbell, Monsters of Rock Cruise (USA), Rock the Boat Cruise (Australia), Hard Rock Hell, and many more. The Welsh power trio have been building their fanbase throughout the pandemic with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘White Noise’ last year. Taking the decision to release it during the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, vocalist/guitarist Sam Bolderson says, "We can't wait to get back out there after what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone. Tim

Alt Rockers Post Profit Release Single & Video For 'When You Think It's Right It's Always Wrong'

  Post Profit from Texas makes impactful guitar-based alt-rock that balances a sense of nostalgia with a thick modern rock sound. Post Profit from Texas makes impactful guitar-based alt-rock that balances a sense of nostalgia with a thick modern rock sound. The band have impressively supported heavyweights such as Filter, Saliva, Drowning Pool, and Sons of Texas. The band are looking forward to playing more festivals and touring in the future when they can. The unreleased full-length album “When You Think It’s Right It’s Always Wrong” is scheduled for release sometime in 2021. 'When You Think It's Right It's Always Wrong' is crushing with strong melodies and groove, brilliant, varied vocals and high impact guitars. This is refreshing stand out rock that leaves you hungry for more.

Belgian metallers Primal Creation Release Lyric Video For The First Single From Upcoming Album 'News Feed'

  On March 5th 2021 Belgian metal band Primal Creation launched a lyric video for the first single of their upcoming album 'News Feed', to be released April 16th. Check out the video for the song 'Please Disperse' below: This 4-minute modern thrash metal banger takes no prisoners – uptempo riffage collides with a catchy chorus and aggressive vocals. Please Disperse takes the lid off the anticipated upcoming album. Thematically, the track is about narcissistic bullies taking the world stage to promote their own perverted agenda. Frontman Koen comments : We are known for not beating around the bush when it comes to our lyrical themes. Rest assured, this new track is no trend breaker! If you’re into melodic, yet fast and aggressive metal, this song should be right up your alley. Primal Creation consists of five persistent men playing metal the way they see fit. The band found its current stable line-up in 2014 and self-released their debut fu


  RFL Records is pleased to announce our signing of New Orleans based Hard Rockers, Lowerline. The band brings a polished, modern, hard rock punch that appeals to a multitude of fans from teens to classic, arena rockers and everyone in between; the quartet from the “Big Easy” is primed to launch their brand of rock onto the world’s stages and take no prisoners. The new EP “Heavy Waters” was produced by Damien Starkey (Burn Season, Saliva, Puddle of Mudd) of Red Attic Studios in Jacksonville, FL. and will be released this spring with the title track and first single impacting radio. RFL Records CEO, Jon Marchewka is excited about the signing: “We have actually been looking to add a modern hard rock band to the roster, but had never found the right fit. Once I heard Lowerline and had conversations with the band and their manager, Nolan Hodges, I knew that this was the fit. They bring professionalism from every aspect and I am extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with them.” Lo

Grimmreaper Covers Babymetal's “Road of Resistance” With Own English Lyrics; New Album Out March 30

  The fourth and final single leading up to the full release of Grimmreaper’s debut album “The Tragedy of Being” is upon us, and he has shared his cover version of Babymetal's “Road of Resistance”, which features Dragonforce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman on the original recording. Grimmreaper elaborates for choosing the track to cover: “I’ve been a Dragonforce fan forever. I first heard this song by Babymetal and thought ‘That’s Japanese Dragonforce for sure.’ Sure enough, Dragonforce helped write some songs for them, including this one. I’ve been a fan of Babymetal ever since. I re-wrote the lyrics in English in 2018 and recorded the cover in my apartment when I lived in Japan. I lived there for a little over a year. It took almost 2 years of learning, recording, failing, and trying again before it was done. Dragonforce often writes about the hero’s journey, mountains, dragons and archetypes, and this cover sticks with those themes, but also fits in with the album’s story.”

CELEB CAR CRASH Release New Song "Drown Me In The Water"

  Celeb Car Crash have just released a new song and visualiser for "Drown Me in the Water". The new single is mixed by Riccardo "Paso" Pasini at Studio73 and Mastered at La Maestà Studio by Giovanni Versari (Muse, Afterhours ...) Artwork by: Alberta Follesa Visualiser by: Erika Errante Check out the visualiser below: “There are moments, moments and unrepeatable sensations. We should freeze everything, preserve what surrounds us but often to ruin everything we just need to do nothing “. Band info: Label: Zeta Factory Instagram: Facebook: Youtube: Website: Mail:

Finnish/Greek symphonic metal band Scarlet Desire release new single “Maiden of Snow”

  On February 20th, 2021, the Finnish/Greek symphonic metal band Scarlet Desire released their new single “Maiden of Snow”. An official lyric video of the single “MAIDEN OF SNOW” is now available on their official YouTube channel. Check out the video below: SCARLET DESIRE's music is dark, romantic gothic metal with symphonic elements like symphonic orchestration and powerful female opera vocals. The female vocalist Danae Komodromou has a classical background and she is an educated soprano. Her vocals are very powerful and she has a very big vocal range (3 and half octaves) and she can also sing extremely high notes and different styles when needed. The result is very classical-sounding powerful symphonic metal with a dark and unique sound. The song was originally recorded a long time ago, but was changed, produced and enhanced along the way to be what it is now. Oliver Palotai, keyboardist from Kamelot, brought beautiful orchestrations to the song and Heikki Pöyhiä from Finland d

Rock/Metal Artist Robert Navajas Releases New Song & Video 'Abduction'

  Rock/Metal artist Robert Navajas from Spain has released a new single 'Abduction' along with a video. The single is written, performed and produced by Robert. Check it out below: 'Abduction' features skilful acoustic melodic guitar throughout and takes a sinister turn towards the end, making for a very compelling rock track. The single is taken from Robert's upcoming album upcoming ''Firelove''. For more from Robert Navajas visit: