NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 3-15-24


What new albums are you excited for this week!?Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 3-15-24


What new albums are you excited for this week!?Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Sonata Arctica – Clear Cold Beyond


Finland is reported to be one of the happiest countries in the world. Even though it can produce some fantastically grim Metal acts, this Nordic nation has some jubilant bands as well. Continue reading


PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 2 23 24


Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! Continue reading


Dethklok Adds Bay Area Concerts with BABYMETAL as Part of Their U.S. Tour with DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon


Dethklok has booked two additional US shows for their 2024 spring tour. A two-night stand in the Bay Area will see the band reunite with BABYMETAL for two more Babyklok shows. Those two shows with support from DragonForce on April 24 and Nekrogoblikon on April 25. Ghost Cult reviewed the previous tour here.  The main tour runs from April 07 through May 03, Dethklok’s newly announced Mutilation on a Spring Night Tour, produced by Live Nation, will see support from DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon.Continue reading


Dethklok Books April 2024 U.S. Tour with DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon


The Great Reuniting continues as the world’s most important cultural force, Dethklok, returns to American stages and brings their songs of salvation to the masses. Running from April 07 through May 03, Dethklok’s newly announced Mutilation on a Spring Night Tour, produced by Live Nation, will see support from DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon.Continue reading


Dragonforce Share New Video for “Power of The Saber Blade” Featured on Beat Saber Game Soundtrack


Power metal unit, Dragonforce, have shared a video for their new song, “Power of the Saber Blade,” originally composed for the VR game, Beat Saber, and featured on its Original Soundtrack 6. The track will be the fastest ever introduced in Beat Saber at 10.66 notes per second, and with a music video, drawing the listener into the Beat Saber universe. Dragonforce are also working up to the release of their next album, Warp Speed Warriors, as well as a co-headlining tour with Amaranthe, kicking off in February. Keep reading below for the new video and more information. 

Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Dragonforce – Amaranthe – NanowaR of Steel – Edge of Paradise Live at the Majestic Theatre


It was a calm, brisk Thursday night when a line outside of Detroit’s Majestic Theatre started to form. No one wanted to pay for a coat check so the breeze bit through the gathering crowd’s black hoodies until the doors opened. The chill was worth it since Grammy-nominated power metal pros, Dragonforce, were in town. This band is on a North American headlining tour promoting their upcoming album and they brought along a varied group of special guests with them.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Marc Hudson – Starbound Stories


 

Marc Hudson, vocalist for DragonForce, has never done a solo album, until now. Napalm Records brings you the most awesome Starbound Stories. It is Super Saiyan AWESOME! I’m a huge lover of anime and video games. So, if you are a huge lover of power metal, anime, and video games, you will flat-out love this album. The second song ‘Freedom Heart’, sung by Ryoji Shinomoto, is epic. It’s the perfect start to a boss-level anime. It’s happy and uplifting and full of sweeping movement. Frédéric Leclercq (Sinsaenum, Kreator, and also formerly of DragonForce himself) unleashes some amazing guitar work. 

Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Lovebites – Judgement Day 


 

A country known for producing some of the most extreme, experimental or just downright bizarre acts in metal, Japan has never really tended to show much interest in its more traditional or western influenced styles. A small but dedicated power metal scene certainly exists, yet remains arguably further underground than the likes of grindcore, noise, and hardcore punk.

Continue reading