The iconic KK’s Priest – featuring Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals) – unveiled their blistering sophomore offering, The Sinner Rides Again, in September to rave reviews! Read the Ghost Cult review here. The band continues the onslaught of The Sinner Rides Again with another fantastic, high-quality music video, this time taking us into the future atop the high-energy anthem “Sons Of The Sentinel!” Enjoy the brand new music video and stay tuned for 2024 touring news, coming soon from the band:
Mansfield, PA deathcore outfit, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life have just announced their upcoming new album No Name Graves, due for release on February 09th via Unique Leader Records. Along with this news, they have also shared their first track from the full-length, “Of All Humanity, the Sum” and its official music video. Check it out below, and find out more.
Legendary US rock band Jane’s Addiction announced a UK and European headline run of dates for May, June, and July 2024, their first set of headline dates in Europe for over eight years. The band will also headline the wonderful Bearded Theory Festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire on the weekend of 23rd to 26th May 2024, tickets on sale for that now, at the link below.
Sad news as Quint Meerbeek, the former drummer and co-founder of Dutch Death Metal band Bodyfarm, has died. The news was broken by the band in a social media post on Sunday December, 3rd 2023, after a multi-year illness. In addition to Bodyfarm, Quint also played in ex-Bloodphemy, ex-Codex Mortis, ex-Deathmarch, ex-Funeral Whore, and ex-Autumnal Reaper. Read the post from the bad below. RIP.
Comprising of members coming from Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Wintersun, and Finntroll, new Finnish metal band, Crownshift have just signed to Nuclear Blast Records. They have also recently joined the roster of Till Dawn They Count Ltd management (Nightwish, Beast In Black, Sonata Arctica). This comes in sync with the announcement that their debut album is coming, it’s first single and music video due to land January 17th. Keep reading for more.
Infected Rain have just dropped another single from their upcoming album, Time. “Because I Let You” follows previous single “Never To Return,” from the long-player, due out February 9, 2024 via Napalm Records. Watch the video below and find out more about the new album.
Dortmund Deathfest has announced the second wave of bands for its 2024 edition, taking place August 02nd and 03rd as the Junkyard Club in Dortmund. The Black Dahlia Murder, Terrorizer, Cryptopsy, Massacre, Necrotted, Embrace Your Punishment, and Voice Of Ruin have all been added to the bill, joining Vader, Memoriam, and more. Check out the full current lineup below.
American Nü Metal band Limp Bizkit have announced the 2024 Loserville Tour. The North American run will hit 24 cities next summer and feature an epic lineup of special guests – Bones with Eddy Baker and Zavier Wulf, N8NOFACE, and Corey Feldman will perform, and the legendary Riff Raff will host and MC each night. Kicking off on July 16 in Somerset, WI, the tour makes stops in Toronto, ON; Charlotte, NC; West Palm Beach, FL; Houston, TX and more before wrapping up in San Bernardino, CA at Glen Helen Amphitheater on August 24. Presale tickets will be available starting Thursday, December 7th, 2023. The general on-sale begins on Friday, December 8th at 10am local time at the link below.Continue reading
Following their Summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in Ghost, Swedish heavy metal icons Amon Amarth will return to US and Canadian stages this Spring on the Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 produced by Live Nation; the band’s biggest North American tour to date! Direct support will come from Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Frozen Soul.
After such a fine introduction to the albums that have soundtracked our 2023 (Part 1 – 75-41), we now get into the belly of the beast and plunge on through the never, a testament to the diversity and abundance of alternative and heavy music that availed and impressed us this year.
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