Metal

Symphonic power metal band Insatia releases new music video for Memory of a Sapphire

June 27, 2017

Symphonic power metal band Insatia have just released a music video for their song, Memory of a Sapphire. The song is off their newly released album, Phoenix Aflame. Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments on the song, “Memory of a Sapphire quickly became a favorite for us in the studio- it’s poppy and melody-oriented, which makes it a lot of fun to play live. Spotlighting Mr. Chris Amott’s guitar artistry on it adds a whole new level of zing, and as it really represents our sound most completely, it all seemed very natural to make it the first music video for the album.” Check out the video here:     You can pick up the album by heading over to https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/phoenix-aflame Track List: 1. Intro (Land Of The Living) 2. Act Of Mercy 3. Memory Of A Sapphire 4. Sacred 5. We Are The Grey 6. Phoenix Aflame 7. Not My God 8. Captor And Captive 9. Velvet Road 10. Healer Of Hatred   Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on [Read More]

Alternative

Tempting Fate release new single, Carousel off upcoming album Catharsis

June 21, 2017

Tempting Fate have continued to deliver music that holds no genre boundaries; seamlessly blending metal, alternative, rock, and electronic. They are gearing up for the release of their new album, Catharsis on July 21st. Once again they have grabbed our attention for their signature sound as they released the first single off the new album. The song is Carousel and it is fused with a carnival rock vibe that has become addictive! Check out the new track below:     You can pre-order the album now by heading over to iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1243604869?ls=1&app=itunes. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTemptingFate Twitter: https://twitter.com/TemptingFate

Metal

Check out the new single from symphonic power metal band Insatia

June 21, 2017

Symphonic power metal band Insatia have just released their second single off their upcoming album, Phoenix Aflame. The album is set for a June 23rd release via Pitch Black Records.  The song is We Are The Grey and Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments that the new track “was actually the first song we had written for this album – originally I had constructed it to be a ballad, but as we started working on it, it became more straight up power metal. I don’t like discussing my lyrics in too much depth with certain songs, because it’s fun to see people apply their own meanings to them. This is definitely one of those songs.” Check out the track here: You can pre-order the album by heading over to https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/phoenix-aflame Track List: 1. Intro (Land Of The Living) 2. Act Of Mercy 3. Memory Of A Sapphire 4. Sacred 5. We Are The Grey 6. Phoenix Aflame 7. Not My God 8. Captor And Captive 9. Velvet Road 10. Healer Of Hatred   Make sure to visit their social [Read More]

Hard Rock

Motograter announce details on upcoming album ‘Desolation’ release

June 13, 2017

Motograter have shared some great news about their upcoming album, Desolation. The new album is set for an August 11th release via EMP Label Group. This 11 track album is sure to get you pumped up and is well worth the wait. Check out the news below: FINALLY, we are excited to announce the final street date for the new Motograter album DESOLATION, which will hit the streets, digital and retail, August 11th, (with an LP release to follow) and pre-orders should all be shipping out by early July! Mark it on your calendars!! Thanks to everyone for their patience!! There is still time to pre-order direct from empmerch.com! On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions. Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books [Read More]

Hardcore

Metal edged hardcore band, First Blood release video for their song, Rules of Conviction

June 13, 2017

Are you ready for a heaping helping dose of heavy metal edged hardcore? Well it is time to crank it up loud and let the adrenaline flow with the new video from First Blood. They have just released a music video for their song, Rules of Conviction. The song, an extract from their latest record “Rules” out this past February 10th on Pure Noise Records, features Jesse Barnett  of Stick To Your Guns and Kobayashi Hiroyuki of Loyal To The Grave. Singer Carl Schwartz comments, “I grew up going to see bands like Earth Crisis and Path of Resistance; bands with a voice, passion, conviction and heart. They inspired and helped shape my own personal convictions over the years, and these ideals are still very important to me today. This song is for those who paved the way and respect to those who still remain. These beliefs will never fade. These are the rules of conviction” Check out the video: First Blood will be in Europe touring, check the dates below: 29.06. CH – Aarau – [Read More]

Aftershock 2017

Monster Energy Aftershock announces lineup with Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson & More!

June 6, 2017

  NINE INCH NAILS, OZZY OSBOURNE FEATURING ZAKK WYLDE, A PERFECT CIRCLE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, RUN THE JEWELS, STONE SOUR, MARILYN MANSON, AND MASTODON LEAD BILL FOR CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL Are you ready for the lineup? YES! We are! Monster Energy Aftershock returns to Sacramento October 21-22nd at Discovery Park. Check out the incredible lineup announcement below:   The highly-anticipated music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Aftershock–California’s biggest rock festival–Saturday,October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.   Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock go on sale Friday, June 9 at Noon PT (see below for details).   Maynard James Keenan says, “I’m delighted to be completing my musical trifecta by returning to the Aftershock festival with A Perfect Circle. Join us for a celebratory glass or three at the Caduceus [Read More]

Metal

TOUR: Lacuna Coil Announces Dates for North American Tour with Epica

April 24, 2017

One of our favorite metal bands, Lacuna Coil has announced that they will be joining Dutch Symphonic Metal giants Epica on the North American Leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” Tour. Check out the news below: The month long September trek marks Lacuna Coil’s first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio effort, Delirium. Joining Lacuna Coil and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are Insomnium & Elantris. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 28th at 10am local time. LACUNA COIL – North America Tour Dates w/Epica, Insomnium & Elantris August 31, 2017 – Boston, MA @ RoyaleSeptember 1, 2017 – Montreal, QC @ MetropolisSeptember 2, 2017 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial TheaterSeptember 3, 2017 – Toronto, ON @ Opera HouseSeptember 5, 2017 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora TheatreSeptember 6, 2017 – Joliet, IL @ The ForgeSeptember 8, 2017 – Denver, CO @ Ogden TheatreSeptember 9, 2017 – The Complex Salt Lake City, UT September 11, 2017 – Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxSeptember 12, 2017 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater  September 14, 2017 – [Read More]