LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
Review by Jeff Maki
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…)
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LIVE PHOTOS: Amaranthe, Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher16, Smash into Pieces
Tags: Avatar, Baltimore, Feathers and Flesh, Half God Half Devil Tour, heavy metal, In This Life, Live Metal, Motionless in White, New Land, Official video, sweden, Tour Dates
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…)
In This Moment announces “Half God Half Devil Tour” with Motionless In White, Avatar and Gemini SyndromePosted: February 6, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Avatar, Black Widow, Carolina Rebellion, Evil Clown, Feathers and Flesh, Fort Rock, Gemini Syndrome, heavy metal, In This Moment, Live Metal, Maria Brink, Motionless in White, shock rock, Tour Dates, Welcome to Rockville, World's Loudest Month
In This Moment has announced its 2017 “Half God Half Devil” U.S. headlining tour. The band will be hitting the road with Motionless In White, Avatar, and Gemini Syndrome as support this April and May. Pre-sales start tomorrow and general on-sale this Friday. The tour launches on April 7 in Milwaukee, Wis. with three festival dates (Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion) included. The final standard tour date will be May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. with Carolina Rebellion following the next day. See the full list of dates inside. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, album trailer, Amorphis, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, Death Metal, extreme metal, Interviews, Live Metal, New Releases, Nile, nuclear blast, Official video, Overkill, Swallow the Sun, The Grinding Wheel, Thrash, thrash metal, Tour Dates
Legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill, will unleash their upcoming 18th studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. To date, the band has revealed a series of album trailers for the album discussing the artwork, lyrics, musical direction and much more. Today, the band revealed their fifth trailer in which vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth talks about his heavy metal charity organization “Rock Against Dystrophy.”
Check out all the trailers for The Grinding Wheel inside. And in case you missed it, be sure to read our brand new interview with Blitz here! Straight from the gutter, the frontman tackles everything from current-day-competition, Overkill history and, of course, more info on The Grinding Wheel than you can withstand!
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By Greg Maki
On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)
Tags: Death Angel, DevilDriver, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, Hozier, Live Metal, Napalm Records, Official video, Take Me To Church, The Agonist, Tour Dates, Winds of Plague
The Agonist released their latest album and Napalm Records debut Five this past September. The record, which was met with global critical acclaim featured The Agonist’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church”. Today the band is pleased to present the video for the song. Watch it inside! (more…)
Tags: Baltimore, Built To Last, Delain, female-fronted metal, Hammerfall, heavy metal, Live Metal, North American Tour, Official video, Tour Dates
Hammerfall have been masters of groundbreaking metal anthems since the start of their remarkable career back in 1993. Today the brand new music video for the title track of their latest effort is being premiered! Built To Last boasts a programmatic title and brilliantly displays the strengths of the band. Highly melodic anthems with aggressive lead guitars turn this oeuvre into one of the most consistent, exciting and passionate Hammerfall ever recorded!
Watch the brand new music video inside! (more…)
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Extreme metal giants Arch Enemy have now launched the first trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Bluray “As The Stages Burn!” which will be released on March 31st, 2017.
Featuring footage of their headline performance at WACKEN OPEN AIR 2016, marking the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal, “As The Stages Burn!” highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before! (more…)
Tags: Baltimore Soundstage, Beyond the Matrix, Concerts, Epica, female-fronted metal, Live Metal, Live photos, Official video, Simone Simons, symphonic metal, The Holographic Principle
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.
Frontwoman 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 together with us and shine past the sky”
Watch the video inside! And be sure to check out our recent live coverage of Epica live December 1st at Baltimore Soundstage:
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So the ball may have dropped long ago on 2016, which many deemed a dreadful year for entertainment due to many high-profile celebrity deaths. While our genre has lost some legends in recent years, hard rock and metal continue to thrive. I see bands rising and carrying the torch. We have the “world’s loudest month” in the U.S. for rock festivals. Metal is the most streamed genre on Spotify. Newer bands of all types of rock and metal subgenres continue to open eyes and ears not just here, but as always, worldwide. As usual, my list came down to the albums that not only initially knocked me on my ass, but also had me coming back time and time again. It mostly comprises reliable favorites, but there are a couple new surprise entries, as well.
First, we’ll start with a few honorable mentions: (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Andreas Kisser, Baltimore, Brotherhood of the Snake, Chuck Billy, heavy metal, Live Metal, Prong, Sepultura, Testament, Thrash, thrash metal, Tommy Victor, Tour Dates
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament, will launch a massive North American tour starting next April, in support of their chart topping Brotherhood Of The Snake release (read review). Joining them are legendary Brazilian death/thrashers Sepultura and genre defying stalwarts Prong.
“After 4 successful tours through Europe over the last 6 months, we are looking forward to touring across North America.” comments vocalist Chuck Billy. “We’ll have a new headlining set list with tracks from Brotherhood of the Snake, and how cool is it that we will be sharing the stage with our brothers in metal Sepultura and Prong?! See ya’ in the PIT!”
View tour dates and ticket info inside. (more…)
LIVE RECAP: Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, The Agonist – 12/01/16 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MarylandPosted: December 6, 2016 by Jeffrey Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: Arkona, Baltimore Soundstage, Design Your Universe, Epica, extreme metal, Fleshgod Apocalypse, heavy metal, King, Live Metal, Live photos, North American Principle, Requiem For The Indifferent, Simone Simons, symphonic metal, The Agonist, The Holographic Principle, The Quantum Enigma, Tour Dates
LIVE PHOTOS: Epica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona
Review by Jeff Maki
Epica’s North American Principle Tour made one of its last stops of its month-long trek at Baltimore Soundstage, and judging by the energy of the band and its fans, this show should go down as one of the strongest of the tour. According to Epica’s official Instagram, Soundstage won the “award for most crowdsurfers” of the tour, as hundreds of fans came to see the Dutch goddess Simone Simons lead the symphonic metal masters, who are supporting their new album, The Holographic Principle. The tour was an international affair, with Epica from the Netherlands, Italian symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse, the Russian pagan tribe Arkona and The Agonist, which hails from Montreal, Canada. (more…)