Yearly Archives: 2015


Dave Mustaine raves about his new crew members and gives us an insight into the creation of furiously fantastic latest offering, ‘Dystopia’. One of our favourite supergroups, Voodoo Circle, return with their scorching, hard rocking fourth album. We also talk to another two top flight collectives, Winery Dogs and Phantasma, plus Steelheart main man Miljenko Matijevic gives us a rare and in depth interview. Also in conversation this month are Status Quo, The Temperance Movement, Khymera,

Issue 182



The Black Dahlia Murder and Benighted will be joining forces with Abbath and Primordial at O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday 23rd January 2016! Original Underworld tickets will remain valid for the O2 Forum show! The Black Dahlia Murder will still be playing their headline show with Benighted at The Underworld on Friday 22nd January 2016!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER added to Abbath London show



MOONSPELL have just announced they will headline one of the days at Doom Over London VI in March 2016. They’ll join In The Woods, Black Moth, Mourning Beloveth, Ataraxie, Sea Bastard, Sardonis, Autumnal, Coltsblood, Slabdragger, Bathsheba, Eye Of Solitude and Officium Triste plus a load more names still to be announced.

MOONSPELL to headline Doom Over London VI!


A phenomena in their native New Zealand, Devilskin release their debut album We Rise on November 6th through Rightrack Records/Universal. We Rise debuted at #1 in New Zealand and has just become the first album since 2010 by a domestic rock band to achieve Platinum status. The singles from We Rise have amassed over 1 million YouTube views. Indulge now in their debut UK single Little Pills out November 6th.

DEVILSKIN unleash their debut album ‘We Rise on November 6th


Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell talk about Def Leppard’s new self-titled album, a release so good that they claim it might just rival ‘Hysteria’. We chat to the ever colourful Benji Webb about Skindred’s riotous new album, Frank Shermann tells us about his new band with Michael Denner and reveals that a Mercyful Fate reunion is likely, plus there are interviews with Trivium, Devin Townsend, Vanden Plas, Avatarium, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall,

Issue 181




Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. just released their highly anticipated album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha. Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. – Following the long wait, the album massively impacted on the worldwide charts - including highest entries in their career!

W.A.S.P. – Hit The Worldwide Charts




Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records on the brand new signing with ZOMBIE MOTORS WRECKING YARD “Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard is probably not the easiest band name to remember but already the demo tracks like “Fight, Fight, Fight”, “Galactic Motherfucker” or “Roll N Burn” are straight up sucker punches to the face in a dirty fight! Pure raw anger, tits and gasoline liquored up to wash down the desert sand on a hot day in Victoria! We are proud and pumped to have ZMYY join the Napalm Team!”

ZOMBIE MOTORS WRECKING YARD – Sign To Napalm Records


CIVIL WAR – Release Brand New Music Video Of Latest Album “Gods & Generals”. This breathtaking six-piece features former members of Sabaton and Astral Doors and stands for galloping heavy metal riffs that melt into epically sweeping melody lines! Just in time for their upcoming shows with their label mates in POWERWOLF starting today, CIVIL WAR has released a brand new music video for the track "Braveheart"!

CIVIL WAR – Release Brand New Music Video Of Latest ...





U.S hard rock band Venrez confirm UK tour with Michael Schenker in January 2016. Frontman Ven says "The band is excited about returning to the UK with another legend of rock n roll. Michael Schenker to me is a legend like Slash and Alice Cooper, both of whom we have toured with in the past. It's been amazing to see the wonderful reaction our fans have had to the new album 'Children Of The Drones' - we can't wait to get back over in 2016!"

U.S hard rock band Venrez confirm UK tour with Michael ...


ENSIFERUM confirm European tour in April 2016! One Man Army -world tour has already visited many cities but there is still lot more to come. We shall not rest before every metalhead has partied with us like there is no tomorrow! Now we are very proud to announce European tour in April 2016 with brilliant lineup! More info later, so please be patient, we promise that it will be worth it. Folk on!"

ENSIFERUM confirm European tour in April 2016!



Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of extreme metal outfit ABNORMALITY! Based in Massachusetts (USA), ABNORMALITY formed in 2005 and now features seasoned members Mallika Sundaramurthy (vocals), Jay Blaisdell (drums), Josh Staples (bass), Sam Kirsch (guitars), and Jeremy Henry (guitars), all hailing from various underground acts such as Goratory,Sexcrement, Parasitic Extirpation, Forced Asphyxiation, and Iranach. Known for their "vicious high speed technicality" (BraveWords.com) and "ruthless brutality" (MetalStorm.net), the quintet is already hard at work on their second album, due out 2016.

ABNORMALITY signs to Metal Blade Records.


EXUMER to record new album; fourth full length since the band's 1986 inception! German thrash masters EXUMER will enter the studio in Dortmund/Germany on October 19th, to record the follow up for "Fire & Damnation", which was released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in 2012. The band will once again team up with producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sodom, Moonspell, Grip Inc., Tiamat etc.), who had produced the band's comeback album in 2011.

EXUMER to record new album; fourth full length since the ...


MANEGARM Worldwide Music Video Premiere. MANEGARM remain expressive and varied from the first note to the last on their upcoming selftitled album; will hit the stores on November 20th. From folk ballads reminiscent of campfires to wild and forceful black metal interludes, everything the metal sounds of the north are known for is represented

MANEGARM Worldwide Music Video Premiere





DRACONIAN - Premiere Lyric-Video Of Upcoming Album.Contrary to many of their peers, DRACONIAN’s sound has remained steadfast to its origins, in particular, the powerful vocal growls of Anders Jakobsson. This is one of the band's defining and most unique features, along with newcomer female vocalist Heike Langhans sensitively interwoven melodies. These Swedish Gothic Metallers have premiered a new lyric-video from the upcoming album entitled SOVRAN, which is ready to enthrall on October 30th worldwide!

DRACONIAN – Premiere Lyric-Video Of Upcoming Album.





Sprung out of Gothenburg, Sweden, the four piece rock-outfit Spiders has since their critically acclaimed debut album Flashpoint been one of the hardest touring bands in the business. Their MC5-inspired glampunk honours rock history in their own unique way and has taken the band multiple mile after mile around the globe, both as a headliner and as support for Kvelertak, Metallica and the friends from Graveyard.

SPIDERS on tour with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats + ...




British rock band The Struts – who are exploding across America right now – have announced a headline show at London’s historic 100 Club on Thursday November 19th. Led by the charismatic and outspoken frontman, Luke Spiller, The Struts are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship, who have built up a fervent British fan base alongside their new-found American fame.

British rock band The Struts announce London headline show at ...






Hot on the heels of their successful EP/live album 'Make Your Stand' and 2014's 'Black Snow' - Klogr announce that they're working with producers Jody Gray and Roberto Priori in preparation for a new album release in 2016. Frontman/guitarist Rusty confirms "The writing sessions with PQ (Klogr guitarist Pietro Quilichini, who joined the band for 'Make Your Stand') have been extremely creative.

Hot on the heels of their successful EP/live album ‘Make ...