Having set the rock and metal world alight in September with the announcement of a forthcoming solo album and Latin American tour dates, further details of Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project are revealed today. The first single to be taken from it will be “Afterglow of Ragnarok” a dramatic and epic track that introduces the world not just to the music of the album but to the compelling narrative that forms the basis of The Mandrake Project. Watch the video and pre-order the album now!
Raise your horns. Wednesday 13 is touring with a set of songs by the Murderdolls and Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13. Classics like ‘She Was A Teenage Zombie’ and ‘I Love To Say Fuck’ are part of a show that results in a high-energy, stupid fun night. With Black Satellite, Infected Rain, and Gemini Syndrome also playing in support it proves to be a long night full of great music. Continue reading →
Platinum-selling rock juggernaut P.O.D. — Sonny Sandoval [vocals], Marcos Curiel [guitar], and Traa Daniels [bass] — kicked off the fall with the video for their new single “DROP,” which features a vicious vocal cameo from Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe. Now the band is back with another blast and is sharing the video for the equally eruptive single “Afraid To Die” featuring Jinjer vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk. Watch and listen here.Continue reading →
After a successful return of Milwaukee Metal Festival in 2023, the iconic midwestern, multi-day event is now revealing 19 more bands and daily schedules for the highly anticipated 2024 edition, with more TBA! To celebrate this absolutely stacked lineup, Milwaukee Metal Fest is extending early bird tickets through December 11, 2023!
South African progressive psychedelic doom quintet, Acid Magus, have just released a brand new lyric video for “A Planet, A Deathstar.” It is the fourth track from their sophomore album, Hope Is Heavy, out now on Mongrel Records. Catch it in the article below and find out more.Continue reading →
New York instrumental metal band Iron Axxis have shared a new single and video for their new track “In Those Eyes!” The track comes off of their upcoming new album 2286. Due out early 2024, the album highlights the band’s unique progressive, guitar-driven songwriting. The new track showcases a fiery flurry of riffs that Iron Axxis’ legendary influences would be proud of. The song has Heavy power metal elements with far east melodic ideas. Check out the track now!
Doom pop outfit, Every Hell, have just given their first offering with the single “Freaking Out.” It was recorded and produced by Peter Miles at Middle Farm Studios, mixed in house by Mark Roberts, and comes with its own video. Fans can expect a full EP in Spring 2024. Keep reading below for more.
According to published reports, Shane MacGowan, best known for his turn as the leader of Anglo-Celtic Punk Rock band The Pogues, has died. He was 65. He was unwell for a long time with medical problems, as well as MacGowan also had well-documented problems with drugs and alcohol. The news of his passing was shared by his wife. A statement from MacGowan’s spokesperson confirmed he “died peacefully at 3.30am this morning (30 November) with his wife and sister by his side”. “Prayers and the last rites were read during his passing,”he added. The musician, whose hits include 1987’s Fairytale of New York and A Pair of Brown Eyes was acclaimed as artists for multiple decades. RIP.
Returning to Dark Essence Records, Swedish rockers, Alfahanne, are ready to roll out their fifth album, Vår tid är nu. It is due out February 09th 2024. This week, they have also released a single and video for the track “Alfa Omega,” featuring Nattefrost. Head into the article below to catch the video and find out more.
On a cold Sunday evening, I had the pleasure to cover the final show of the “Leather Sacraments” tour by Perturbator and Carpenter Brut for Ghost cult magazine. Supporting them tonight is LA Hip-Hop outfit Ho99o9 (said: Horror). It promises to be an excellent night of dancing to retro synthwave of various forms. The 013 main hall is filling up quite well by the time I arrive. It seems the balcony is staying closed today, which allows for a more intimate feel for the entire show, even though it did not sell out.