PARADISE LOST – New Album Art “Medusa” Revealed, Tour Dates Announced

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From Nuclear Blast: PARADISE LOST‘s studio album Medusa will be released on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery. The …

Interview: SEPULTURA – Machines and Messiahs

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There is more to Sepultura than just past drama. When the Brazilian band surfaced in the ‘80’s with Arise, they brought their own soil to the foundation that American Thrash Metal had laid for them. It wouldn’t be long before their names were sharing the same marquees with their heroes. But, as with all things, to bring in something new, you …

New Fungus Gnat Named After NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLPAINEN

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From Nuclear Blast: Conservation biologist Jukka Salmela of Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland recently discovered a new insect species in his home country and while remembering Tuomas Holopainen‘s love for nature, he decided to name it “Sciophila holopaineni” after NIGHTWISH‘s keyboarder and songwriter. After the release of the band’s latest album Endless Forms Most Beautiful in 2015, Holopainen has been known …

EPICA Releases ‘Beyond the Matrix’ Video

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Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA have launched the new music video for”Beyond The Matrix” taken from the band’s latest album The Holographic Principle. Frontperson Simone Simons comments: “The energy that lives within ‘Beyond the Matrix’ is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind. The video embodies the spirit and liveliness of EPICA. Transcend …

AVERSIONS CROWN New Drum-through Vid

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Australian metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN will release their sophomore album, Xenocide on January 20th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released a a drum play-through of the brand new song “The Soulless Acolyte”, here. Xenocide was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA …

OVERKILL Releases New Lyric Video from Upcoming ‘The Grinding Wheel’

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Thrash masters, OVERKILL, are gearing up to release their 18th full-length album, The Grinding Wheel on <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.com/en/music/band/about/71097.overkill click resources.html” target=”_blank”>Nuclear Blast. To stir the pit, the band now unleashes its new lyric video for the wild hymn “Mean, Green, Killing Machine.” Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth says, “Lets keep this rolling, ‘Mean, Green, Killing Machine’, the opening track – brand new, …

KREATOR Unleash New Video – ‘Satan is Real’

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German thrash titans KREATOR have released the second single off of their upcoming album, Gods Of Violence. Commented band leader Mille Petrozza: “Hordes! Here is the second video of the demon trilogy we have come up with with the great people from Grupa13. Enjoy our new single ‘Satan Is Real’!” Gods Of Violence was recorded under the watchful eyes of …

Review: NAILS – You’ll Never Be One Of Us

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June 28, 2016 Jimbo Hellguera Nearly every Metal/Hardcore fan has been asked the question, “Isn’t that kind of music nothing but angry screaming and loud banging on instruments?” It is a question posed by the outsider, based on uninformed assumptions about the music, the artists who create it, and the fans who live for it. Distortion, intensity, and abrasiveness do …

NAILS Announces Tour w/ Gatecreeper, Toxic Holocaust

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From Nuclear Blast: “Southern California-based hardcore metal-punks, NAILS, will embark on a rabid take-no-prisoners campaign across North America next March. Support will come from their brothers in mayhem and destruction, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and GATECREEPER.” This summer, Nails surprised the Metal community by hitting the Billboard charts with their third full-length project, You’ll Never Be One of Us, released on June 17th …