Posts Tagged ‘heavy metal’

The music lineup, along with food and beverage highlights have been announced for the third annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Saturday, October 7 at the festival’s new location at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ.

The Northeast’s biggest rock experience will feature over 20 bands on three stages, along with mouth-watering, Philly-centric food offerings, regional and national craft beer, band meet-and-greets, autograph signings, and more for fans from around the country to immerse themselves in rock and roll culture.

The current music lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance is as follows: ‪Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Mastodon, Gojira, In This Moment, Steel Panther, August Burns Red, Beartooth, Starset, Radkey, Bleeker, Badflower, DED, While She Sleeps, Black Map, Greta Van Fleet, He Is Legend, Biters, Them Evils, and more to be announced. (more…)

Review by Jeff Maki
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Sister Sin had a fairly successful 13-year career, which saw the Swedish hard rockers sell thousands of records and play all over the world, including the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where we interviewed vocalist Liv Sin (read here), who also stakes claim as one of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Metal.” When Sister Sin unexpectedly called it quits in 2015, Liv Sin—the band—was born. And what a rebirth it is. Follow Me sees Liv transforming into full-on-metal, while channeling the classic sound from the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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In This Moment have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album. Ritual arrives everywhere on Friday, July 21. In This Moment’s sixth studio album, Ritual, will be released by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records and is available for pre-order now.

All pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of the album’s first single, “Oh Lord,” with additional instant grat downloads becoming available in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. Exclusive pre-order bundles, which include custom In This Moment branded rosary beads, are available now at the band’s webstore.

“Oh Lord” – which is also available now for streaming and individual purchase – arrives today at Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track is joined by a powerful companion video, streaming now at the band’s official YouTube channel.

Watch the video for “Oh Lord” and view album details inside! (more…)

Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour, tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall.  This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona.  The tour is also Sirenia’s first ever North American tour!  A complete list of dates can be found inside.

Anton of Arkona on what fans can expect on tour:
“For our Anniversary set list we have chosen the songs, which we never played in North America before, from each of 7 albums we released. These songs are very well describing our 15th year path. Also we added 2 new songs from our upcoming album, which we are going to record right after out return from the tour. And of course our well known hits will not be forgotten!”

Morten of Sirenia added:
“We are very excited about touring North America for the first time. It’s something that we wanted to do for years and years.  This time it will finally happen. A special thanks to our fans supporting this project via our pledge campaign, together we made this happen. See you in the US and Canada in a few days. First show in NYC on the 13th of May already. Be ready, ’cause we sure are!”

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Chuck Billy of Testament

LIVE PHOTOS: Testament, Sepultura
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Review by Jeff Maki
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It’s been 30 years since the formation of Bay Area thrashers, Testament—30 years since it released its debut album, The Legacy. The band’s current label, Nuclear Blast Records,also is celebrating its 30-year anniversary. And let’s not forget the fantastic new album, The Brotherhood of the Snake (read review). It was the perfect storm for Testament—forever in the shadows of “The Big Four”—to showcase its own impressive discography and different eras of the band. After 30 years and thousands of live shows, this one could have been its last—it was that good! (more…)

On May 5th, Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album, The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the second single and title track of the record, a new video for “The World Ablaze” can be viewed inside! (more…)

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album …Of The Dark Light on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released the first single, “Your Last Breaths”, in the form of a 360º track video.  Check out the video, tracklist and details inside! (more…)


Swedish metal goddess Liv Sin has released the video for “Immortal Sin” (f / Jyrki 69 from 69 Eyes) from her debut solo album Follow Me. The video can be seen inside. The classic Fight cover comes off of Liv’s recently released and hotly tipped debut solo album, Follow Me, which was produced by the duo of Stefan Kaufmann and Fitty Weinhold, who brought out more intense metal in me than I ever could imagine” Liv says. “These guys have been in the business and in this music for so long, so their experience really brought out the essence of our songs, for the better.” Watch it inside! (more…)

Elize Ryd of Amaranthe

LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
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Review by Jeff Maki
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It had been more than two years since I had seen Amaranthe open for Within Temptation (read review), also in Baltimore, Maryland. Now, with the success of Massive Addictive and its most recent album, Maximalism, Amaranthe has graduated from opening act to headliner. This was the third to last show of its North American Maximalism Tour, which featured four bands in support. (more…)

Avatar have released a new video for the track “New Land.” The song comes off of the band’s 2016 album, Feathers & Flesh (Live Metal Top 10 of 2016). Avatar will be part of In This Moment’s upcoming headlining “Half God Half Devil Tour,” also featuring Motionless In White. Watch the video inside and check out the fun press release about the video! (more…)

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Review by Jeff Maki
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DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.

Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)

Alter Bridge has added a new U.S. leg to its The Last Hero tour this spring, in addition to its previously announced music festival appearances. The band will be joined at the new headline dates by In Flames on all of the dates beginning May 2, and Metal Church will play the same dates with the exception of the show at the Dream Makers Theatre in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan on May 16. View the complete list of Alter Bridge tour dates inside. (more…)