NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-10-24


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Bloodstock Announces EMP Stage Line-Up ft. Lost Brethren, Lethal Evil, Crowley, King Kraken, MAB, Flamebearer, Rupcha Farms, Warpstormer, Goblin Smoker, Yersin and More


In a new partnership, Bloodstock is excited to announce the line-up for its 2024 EMP Stage (formerly the Jagermeister Stage)! Friday’s bill will include tech/death squad Lost Brethren, thrash/death trio Lethal Evil, occult rockers Crowley, heavy blues rockers King Kraken, and goth metal outfit Mab. Saturday’s line up features grindcore/hardcore outfit Public Execution, metalcore beasts Parting With Origin, doom-fused heavyists Flamebearer, high octane fusionists Rupcha Farms and alt metal band Lurcher. Coming up on Sunday will be ‘fantasy space metal riff machine’ Warpstormer, celtic punk troupe The Callowgate Murders, fuzz-soaked riffmeisters of the Toad King Goblin Smoker, the 3-man noise machine Yersin and heavy blues rockers Loyds Trip.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers – Phantoma


Unleash the Archers is a band that reliably produces songs that are unconventional and wildly exciting. This Canadian Power Metal act has broken barriers in the genre by their dauntless divergences, hearty songwriting, and overall efficacious passion. The quintet is preparing to release their sixth full-length album, Phantoma (Napalm Records), which elevates their innovative skills and strengths to new heights.

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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-10-24


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Bloodstock Announces First Bands For The Hopical Storm New Blood Stage, Metal 2 The Masses Finals Tour Kicks Off


The Metal 2 The Masses tour returns in 2024! Bloodstock’ initiative to give emerging bands a step up and also support grassroots venues, kicks off on 10th May, with 30 regions and 6 countries participating. The fun begins in Belfast and rolls down through Dublin and back to England, Scotland, and Wales, taking in Norway and Poland along the way. The tour wraps up in Coventry on 15th July, with all the regional winners from the finals being revealed in due course. Check out the local events below and get along to your nearest event to support the headliners of tomorrow!Continue reading


Unleash The Archers Share New Single and Video for “Ghosts In The Mist” from Upcoming Album



Recently announcing the upcoming release of their sixth studio album, Phantoma, Unleash The Archers have just dropped another new track, “Ghosts In The Mist.” It follows the first single, “Green & Glass,” and is accompanied by a music video culled from live performance footage. Phantoma is out May 10th via Napalm Records. Keep reading below for more details and watch the new video.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Traveler – Prequel To Madness


It’s no secret that Canada has a long and storied history of producing quality Heavy Metal. From classic bands such as Anvil, Annihilator, and Exciter to more recent acts like 3 Inches Of Blood, Cauldron and Unleash The Archers, Canadians always seem to hit the traditional Metal mark. Continue reading


PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 2-16-24


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Unleash The Archers Share Single and Video for “Green And Glass” to Announce New Album



Canada’s Unleash The Archers have just announced the upcoming release of their sixth studio full-length. The AI-inspired concept album Phantoma, is due out May 10th, 2024, via Napalm Records. It is the follow up to the band’s JUNO Award winning 2020 album, Abyss. This news also sees the release of the long-player’s first single, “Green & Glass.” Its video was created using AI, while still supporting traditional artists with character models trained on work licensed from Bo Bradshaw. Check out the new video and read more below.
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Powerwolf Book First Full North American Tour


German heavy metal heroes, Powerwolf, have announced their return to North America. Featuring support from Canadian power metallers and label mates, Unleash The Archers, the tour will begin in Los Angeles, CA at The Hollywood Palladium on August 29, running through to September 15, at Place Bell, Laval, QC. The band will also be on tour in Europe later in the year. Keep reading below for live listings and more.

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