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Bikini Cigarette Release New Single/Video 'Join Earth'

  Portuguese Rock Band Bikini Cigarette have released their fourth new single and video for 'Join Earth'. Check out the song/video below: Guitarist Rui Borges commented on the new song 'Join Earth': "This song, Join Earth, was created having in mind the current situation the World is facing in terms of Climate Change. It was conceived to work as a warning and reminder that Humans must adopt immediately the required measures to invert the global warming situation. We decided to create this song to be an Anthem for younger generations, to help and support them in their fight for the right of their future lives. The message is clear and strong, we must act now before it’s too late." Connect with Bikini Cigarette:  Website:   Spotify:   YouTube:   Facebook:   Instagram:

Moonshade announces new album "As We Set The Skies Ablaze"

  After releasing the singles 'Epitaph' and 'Blood Of The Titans', the band is independently releasing their second album, titled As We Set The Skies Ablaze. The album is to be released in the 22nd of July, 2022. Three more singles are to be expected before release date: Everlasting Horizons ( w/ playthrough video, June 3rd), Artemis (June 24th), and Valley Of Dying Stars (w/ music video, July 14th). Pre-orders available via the band's official store or Bandcamp page . Session drums were performed by Diogo Mota. Artemis and A Treatise Of Human Nature feature lead vocals by Sandra Oliveira (Blame Zeus, Perennial Dawn), who also contributed with back vocals in Valley Of Dying Stars and Everlasting Horizons. The Antagonist features lead vocals by Sofia Beco (Phase Transition). Mixed and mastered by Afonso Aguiar from Titanforged Productions. Band statement about the album "We are the sons of he who brought us the light of fire - heirs of the great titan aspirin

Mexican Nu-metal act Into The Chaos Release Debut Single/Video

  Mexican Nu-metal act Into The Chaos Release Debut Single/Video 'Abulia'. Check out the video below for the hard-hitting nostalgic nu-metal track that features some hefty grooves to head bang along to: For more on Into The Chaos visit:


  Rejoice at the re-release of the iconic 1977 single God Save The Queen with your very own Sex Pistols’ ‘Pistol Mint Commemorative Coin’. Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and rock n roll monarchy’s own swindle, in style, this is a beautiful souvenir for all the family to cherish. This unique, once in a lifetime celebration of a pivotal moment in British history, is yours to own. Minted at the Sex Pistol’s prestigious Pistol Mint (probably), the coin is nickel plated and features Jamie Reid’s iconic Union Jack flag design on the front. The reverse features high quality decal of Jamie Reid’s depiction of our Queen, featuring her lesser known lip piercing. As befitting such a quality item, the coin comes in a cushioned sapphire velvet presentation box, with the front face design embossed in silver. The commemorative coin comes twinned with a bonus digital counterpart in the form of an NFT which can be redeemed via The Pistol Mint. The NFT collection features a number of designs rand

UK Symphonic Folk Metal Clan BRING TO BEAR reveal second new single "Time To Burn"

  Bring to Bear is a symphonic folk metal band from the UK, on an adventure of making metal with meaning and looking to inspire others along the way. The idea came to life during lockdown in May 2020 by long-time friends and bandmates Hristo Nikolov and Ian Tarboton. They quickly put together their first material and set about expanding the clan. One by one the band came together, each with the same desire and a unique set of skills and stories. Bring to Bear combines the ethereal tones of lead singer Izabela Smyt with the harsh growls of keyboard-accordionist Ian Tarboton, using the raw power of drummer Simon Jones as the backbone for a solid metal pack comprising guitarists Hristo Nikolov and Nik Rotas, and bassist Richard Knight. Guitars swap between lead and rhythm, often play-fighting with accordion, to create strong melodies and plenty of opportunities to head-bang. Bring to Bear seeks authenticity and meaning through music that gives a feeling of adventure, discovery, and cour

Let’s Drink Mead with Irish Vikings REN MARABOU AND THE BERSERKERS

  Irish Viking Metal/Norse Pagan Rockers REN MARABOU AND THE BERSERKERS have unleashed their new single ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ today, May 27th, available everywhere through United Music Mafia. ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ is taken from the band's upcoming album "Tales Of Rune", coming out this Summer through United Music Mafia. Stream/buy at - - - Ren Marabou shared: ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ is a jovial song about the fallen Viking Warriors who now reside, feast and fight in Valhalla’. Also watch three teaser videos: teaser #1 - teaser #2 - teaser #3 - More on upcoming album "Tales Of Rune": The Irish Heathens say this will be their most riff fille

British metallers Ambrius release 'The Unavoidable Path' video ahead of their debut EP

  Ambrius is most likely a new heavy metal band you've yet to discover, but that is set to change. Featuring former members of metal acts Oakhaart and Tempestora, this Gloucester metallic group has spent time honing lessons learnt and applied a pure bloodied combination of art and craft to produce one of the best emerging metal debut EPs heard in recent times. The debut EP 'Effigies of Time' sees Ambrius romping out the gates with their own unique take on heavy metal which paints huge dark orchestral and symphonic sonics that are complimented with technical heavy metal acrobatics. Crucially, at the beating heart of this forthcoming release is the importance of songwriting, melody and a flaming hot side dish of diversity. Shiers explains, "Metal is and probably always will be the main source of music I listen to, however, I’ve always loved and appreciated many genres of other music, including classical bodies of work. Like Metal, classical music has such a dark but beau

Bullet For My Valentine release new single "Stiches" + announce UK tour dates

  Photo credit: Fiona Garden British metal giants, Bullet For My Valentine, have announced a 10-date UK headline tour for Feb/ March 2023. Starting at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on February 27th, this new run of shows hits cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow & Swansea before finishing with an appearance at London’s Camden Roundhouse on March 11th 2023. Atreyu and Jinjer will join the bill across all shows, cementing the line-up as a sure-fire rager.   BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES: 26th FEB – Corn Exchange, Cambridge 28th FEB – O2 Academy, Bristol 1st MAR - Mountford Hall, Liverpool 3rd MAR - O2 City Hall, Newcastle 4th MAR – Barrowland, Glasgow 6th MAR – O2 Academy, Leeds 7th MAR - O2 Academy, Birmingham 8th MAR – O2 Guildhall, Southampton 10th MAR – Arena, Swansea 11th MAR – Roundhouse, London Tickets are available now, here: Meanwhile, the band have released “Stitches” – a song previousl

The Rolling Stones Announce Special Guests For 60th Anniversary Show

  The Rolling Stones return to London this summer for two huge nights at American Express presents BST Hyde Park, 60 years on from their first ever show at the legendary Marquee Club in London. Today they announce some incredible special guests including: The War On Drugs and Phoebe Bridgers (Saturday 25th June), plus Sam Fender and Courtney Barnett (Sunday 3rd July). Tickets on sale now. The Rolling Stones mark their 60th anniversary this year and BST Hyde Park is the place to celebrate. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood return to the Great Oak Stage this summer, once again joined by Steve Jordan on the drums. On Saturday 25th June, they will also be joined by The War On Drugs, the Grammy Award winners who have become a mighty force in rock music over the last fifteen years, releasing their acclaimed fifth record I Don’t Live Here Anymore in 2021. Hailing from Philadelphia, The War On Drugs have toured the globe expansively, selling out iconic venues and headlining major fes

REN MARABOU AND THE BERSERKERS Reveal Two Teaser Videos for Upcoming Single ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ + Nominated as Brand Ambassadors for Ulster Mead Co

  Irish Viking Metal/Norse Pagan Rockers REN MARABOU AND THE BERSERKERS will release their new single ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ on May 27th, today the band teases the single with two new videoclips, watch them below. ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ is taken from the band's upcoming album "Tales Of Rune", coming out this Summer through United Music Mafia. teaser #1 - teaser #2 - If you missed, also check out Ren Marabou talking ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ while he was followed by a stalking sheep at Ren shared: ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ is the new single by Ren Marabou and the Berserkers. Release date is May 27th through United Music Mafia. Taken from the upcoming album ‘Tales of Rune’, ‘Let’s Drink Mead’ is a jovial song about the fallen Viking Warriors who now reside, feast and fight in Valhalla’. It will be available

VADER Announce New Dates for "Final Declaration Northern Tour 2022"

  Polish death metal legends VADER have announced new dates in Sweden and Denmark for "Final Declaration Northern Tour 2022" with HATE and THY DISEASE. Peter, frontman of Vader shared: "VADERMANIAX !!! Here we have some more details for the upcoming "Final Declaration Northern Tour 2022" for You. There are new dates in Sweden and Denmark. On this tour organized in cooperation between Massive Music and Creative Music we will bring our Friends from HATE and Thy Disease. ARE YOU READY ??? \m/" See the confirmed shows below. 01.09.22- LT / VILNIUS - “Kablys” 02.09.22 - LV / RIGA - “Republika“ 03.09.22 - EE / TALLINN - “Tapper” 04.09.22 - FI / HELSINKI - “On the Rocks“ 05.09.22 - FI / TAMPERE - “Yo-talo“ 06.09.22 - FI / SEINAJOKI - “Rytmikorjaamo“ 07.09.22 - FI / JYVASKYLA - “Lutakko“ 08.09.22 - SE / UMEA - “Droskan“ 10.09.22 - SE / STOCKHOLM - "Hus 7" 13.09.22 - DK / ROSKILDE - "Gimle" 14.09.22 - DK / ODENSE - "Kansas City&q

2 Shadows Share 'Bring The Cold Inside' EP Featuring Green Day Cover "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams'

  Vancouver, BC Canada based Metalcore band 2 Shadows have released their debut EP ‘Bring The Cold Inside’ on Rock Shop Records. They are also sharing the video for lead track ‘ Boulevard Of Broken Dreams ’ that features Ryan Hayes of Righteous Vendetta on guest vocals. The song has been added to key Rock & Metal playlists at Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and more. The band’s Glen Bridden explains: "“When Tryst and I started experimenting with different songs to cover on the EP we both felt an immediate connection to Green Day’s 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' . We went through a huge turning point, in the past year especially, where we needed to start making sacrifices in our daily lives in order to keep the band growing. We had to seriously re-allocate our time to focus on our dream and it caused some of our personal relationships to wither or break off entirely. 'Boulevard' describes this feeling of isolation brilliantly and it was a very cathartic outl

Bloodstock Festival 2022 Adds UK heavy hitters MALEVOLENCE & more updates

  The clock is ticking! There’s just 79 days left until the marauding hordes thunder their way through the gates of Catton Park, pitch their tents, crack some beers and kick off the best heavy metal weekender of the year! As is often unavoidable in these still uncertain times, there have been a couple of changes due to travel logistics for some bands, but BLOODSTOCK always finds a way! As such, BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce that Sheffield’s fast-rising, hardcore heroes MALEVOLENCE are stepping in to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday night - replacing Hatebreed, who’ve sadly had to pull out of a number of EU shows this August. Fresh from their pulverising slot on Architects' recent UK arena tour, MALEVOLENCE just released their new album, 'Malicious Intent’. If you've not had the chance to catch their incendiary live set just yet, you are in for a treat! See what’s in store via 2021’s absolute slayer of a set at Catton Park and get ready for some seriou

Corners of Sanctuary Release Def Leppard Tribute EP, “Defying”

  Traditional American Metal band Corners of Sanctuary (COS) have released their new digital Def Leppard tribute EP titled "Defying." The EP is now available at a multitude of online retailers and streaming platforms including Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, iTunes and Youtube Music via Sonic Velocity Records. "Defying" includes cover versions of "Mirror, Mirror," "Rock of Ages" and a piano-envisioned version of the classic Leppard track, "Bringing on the Heartbreak." “Defying” was mastered by former Metal Blades Records engineer and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Armored Saint). Get "Defying": "When working on a project like this, there are more challenges to surmount than first considered," said COS guitarist Mick Michaels. "Songs such as the ones we had chosen to do have such a legacy attached to the impact that comes from doing a cover version of your own has to essentiall


                                          Photo credit: Jay Zucco Boston legends CAVE IN makes a highly anticipated return with their Relapse Records debut, Heavy Pendulum, OUT TODAY! Heavy Pendulum is their first full studio record in over a decade. Listen to Heavy Pendulum on all streaming services HERE . A full stream video is available on YouTube HERE . Physical Heavy Pendulum orders are available via AT THIS LOCATION Additionally, CAVE IN announced headline tour dates throughout the Summer and Fall. CAVE IN will tour the United States from July 21-Aug 06 with support from labelmates Author & Punisher. CAVE IN will also tour throughout Europe and the United Kingdom in October with support from Stake. A full tour schedule is available below CAVE IN (Stephen Brodsky - Guitar/Vocals, Adam McGrath - Guitar/Vocals, John-Robert Conners - Drums) sees a revival following the addition of Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders, Old Man Gloom) on bass and vocals. Produced by K

French death metallers Post-Mortem release new album 'Monumental Pandemonium'

  As announced a few weeks ago with the official music video of the single "Cryptic revelations" and then the lyrics-video of the song "Pure Terror" , Progressive Death-Metal practioners Post-Mortem finally released their sophomore album called 'The monumental pandemonium' on CD & Digital through Great Dane Records and the main legal platforms . In addition to the official release-news, the band also shared the whole album for FREE STREAMING on bandcamp . Stream / buy 'The monument pandemonium' on Bandcamp ...For the record... Long-time band founded in 1994, Post-Mortem have been active since its birth until 2008 before to get on hiatus and reunited in 2018. During the first part of their career, the French death-metallers released two EPs ('Mystic Delights' in 2021, followed by 'Mankind Autopsy' 4 years later) In 2012, the Frenchmen decided to get back on track and bega to work on the first ever full-lenfth record of the

Symphonic Metal Quintet GRAVESHADOW Unveil Video for 'The Swordsman'

  The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – have unveiled “The Swordsman,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, “The Uncertain Hour.” The band's third album will be released July 15, 2022. “The Swordsman” is also special as it features guest vocals from Chelsea Murphy (Dawn of Ouroboros, Cailleach Calling, Tegmentum). GRAVESHADOW will also begin their West Coast tour on the same day at Barmadeggon in Tulare, CA, performing alongside Pacific Northwest blackened progressive-metal group VINTERSEA on “The Uncertain Hour Tour 2022” through Saturday, July 23rd at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, CA. Full tour dates are below. In the meantime, the streaming audio visualized for “The Swordsman” can be viewed at Pre-orders for CD and limited-edition (200) vinyl copies of GRAVESHADOW's upcoming third album, “The Uncertain Hour,” are available at