In 2016 renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen announced the formation of a brand new progressive metal band under the name of VUUR. The band now offers a glimpse into the recording process of their debut album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, the Netherlands. VUUR’s debut full length is due in the fall of this year. Continue reading Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR Share Behind-the-Scenes Video of Debut Album Recording
The official video for “Bringer Of Pain”, the title track of the fourth album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. Released on February 17 via Nuclear Blast Records, the ten-track disc was recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, was mixed by Björkroth alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Continue reading BATTLE BEAST Release ‘Bringer of Pain’ Official Video
Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA kicked off 2017 with their most successful European tour to date. Along with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK, EPICA played to thousands of fans every night and ended the tour with their biggest show so far: a sold-out concert at Zenith in Paris, France where the band performed in front of nearly five thousand fans. Continue reading EPICA: European Tour After-Movie
The five members of ARCH ENEMY took part in a press conference aboard this year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to an all-new Caribbean destination: Labadee, situated on the northern coast of Haiti. You can now watch the question-and-answer session in two parts below.
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott told Rock Hard magazine that the band’s new album is completely “written” and already “partially recorded.” A September 2017 release is expected. Continue reading ARCH ENEMY: Video Footage Of 70000 TONS OF METAL Press Conference
My Own Ghost, a rock band from Luxembourg and the Finnish record label Secret Entertainment continue their cooperation. The second album named “Life On Standby” is released April 7th 2017. The album is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, etc..) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Sunrise Avenue, Bullet For My Valentine, etc.)
Their critically acclaimed debut album “Love Kills” was released in 2014 also by Secret Entertainment.
The band just released a music video from the album and it can be seen here:
The band comments the single, music video and tour:
“‘Life On Standby’ tells the story of quite a lot of people, who spend their life looking at life passing them by, but not living life to the fullest. Sometimes they try to break out, but that seems to get harder and harder the older they get and the more they get caught in everyday life.
The videoclip for ‘Life On Standby’ shows us a man, who’s lost all and every connection to reality, and who, little by little breaks out , which, in this case, is quite a painful process.
We’re really happy that we found in Francis Majerus an actor who’s able to transmit all these conflicting emotions and who was ready to engage himself fully into the storyline. Also, big thanks go out to Scumcrow Production s, who’ve done an amazing job.
My Own Ghost will embark on their 3rd UK Tour in order to promote the release of the first single from the new album. ‘Life On Standby’ will be presented to English audiences live on 4 dates.
This stint in the UK will be followed quickly by a return to Manchester and London as main support for Finnish singer Tarja Turunen on her Shadow Shows 2017. The tour will comprise 6 more dates in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. It is a great honour for My Own Ghost to support the former Nightwish singer on her tour.
What makes it even more special is that, after having found a home at Secret Entertainment and having Hiili Hiilesmaa and Svante Forsbäck working on the new album, touring with Tarja strengthens their ties with Finland and really makes it their second home. ”
Confirmed tour dates:
18.2. @ Level III Swindon/UK
20.2. @ Alley Cat Bar London/UK
21.2. @ The Horns Watford/UK
22.2. @ New Cross Inn London/UK
9.3. Support Tarja @ O2 Academy Manchester/U
10.3. Support Tarja @ Koko London/UK
11.3. Support Tarja @ Neushorn Leeuwarden/NL
13.3. Support Tarja @ Cacaofabriek Helmond/NL
14.3. Support Tarja @ Atak Enschede/NL
15.3. Support Tarja @ KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU
17.3. Support Tarja @ MS Connexion Mannheim/DE
18.3. Support Tarja @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Soleure/CH
25.3. @ Mix N’Kawa Belval/LU
23.4. @ FemMe Eindhoven/NL
28.4. @ Release Party KUFA Esch-sur-Alzette/LU
01. Life On Standby
02. Everytime I Break
04. 10 Weeks Of Summer
05. If I Stay
06. Don’t Say You Love Me
07. No Air
08. The Night Before I Die
09. When Love Is Not Enough
Julie Rodesch – Vocals
Fred Brever – Guitars
David Soppelsa – Guitars
Joe May – Bass
Michael Stein – Drums
Saturday (January 7, 2017) 8pm CST (9pm EST) on the @Women of Metal Radio Show on @Insane Realm Radio.
After a 2 week Holiday Hiatus; Jayson and Kent return to the airwaves with a whole new outlook and same bad attitudes. Continue reading Women of Metal Radio Show 1/7/2017
French metallers ETHS will reunite with their original lead singer, Candice Clot, for two final shows before calling it quits.
Clot left ETHS for personal reasons in 2012 and was replaced by Rachel Aspe. Rachel‘s vitriolic vocals fit perfectly the pounding riff barrage of the band’s modern metal style, which was demonstrated on the 2014 EP “Ex Umbra In Solem” and this year’s “Ankaa” full-length. Continue reading ETHS To Reunite With Singer CANDICE CLOT For Two Final Shows Before Calling It Quits
The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge featuring vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher spent more than a year working on their latest album. Now guitarist/composer Lanvall has announced the release date at last: The Great Momentum will be available on February 17, 2017. Continue reading EDENBRIDGE Release New Digital Single and Lyric Video
Danish symphonic metal outfit AKOMA recently signed with Massacre Records, and announced the upcoming release of their debut “Revangels”. Continue reading AKOMA reveals album artwork, posts video with Liv Kristine
Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading THE PRETTY RECKLESS Singer: ‘It Was Never My Choice’ To Be A Model/Actress