I spent way too many hours watching Lordi music videos last night, and I’ve been in a dark place all day because of it. For that, I give you a new lyric video for “Like A Bee To The Honey”. Killection drop on the 31st through AFM Records.
Suicide Silence dropped a new single and music video today, titled “Two Steps”. Give it a watch below. Become The Hunter is out February 14th via Nuclear Blast.
I need to go for a run. Also, some of this news is from yesterday. Deal with it.
Fen, a band I love but feel like I haven’t mentioned in awhile, are set to release their next album on December 6th. It will be called The Dead Light and will be available through Prophecy Productions. Apparently Winter came out in 2017, so I suppose it hasn’t been that long.
Check out this new video from Cloak for “A Voice in the Night”. The song is obviously great, and this video is very much appropriate on a number of levels. The Burning Dawn will be out on October 25th via Season Of Mist.
By the time this goes to press, I’ll be having my morning coffee sitting on the sand and near the waves for the first time since last year. Needless to say, I’ll be in my happy place and will be enjoying every second of it. Luckily, I will have brought along some of this week’s new metal which will, of course, only enhance the week ahead. A trio of heavy metallers get this edition of new releases under way; one that leans towards the goth side: Lunar Shadow, one that leans towards the fantasy side: Gygax, and one that leans towards the thrash side: Kryptos, and all of which kick some major heavy metal ass. Which leads us to the last top slot with newcomers Murk Rider who weave long, epic and twisting black metal tales to add the just the right amount of darkness to my current playlist.
And so it was written…Rhapsody charged the plains of battle out of Italy, begetting symphonic power metal the likes of which had never been seen. But lo, the Beast of Trademark trampled forth, and thus Rhapsody begat Rhapsody of Fire, which continued to blaze the sky alight with neoclassical lightning from the fingers of Luca Turilli and the gilded vocal cords of Fabio Lione. But Fate is a fickle mistress, and in 2011 Turilli left to form…Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, leaving the original Rhapsody, now called Rhapsody of Fire, to continue the charge. Except that Fabio Lione left in 2016 and is now forming a new band with Luca Turilli called…Turilli/Lione Rhapsody? It boggles the mind, but fear not, for the original Rhapsody, now called Rhapsody of Fire but missing almost all its original members is still here, and the amazing thing of it all is that their latest album The Eighth Mountain is not only good, but it kicks all sorts of power metal ass. Continue reading →
When the debut self titled album by Sacramento’s Helion Prime arrived on the scene the first thing people were talking about was that cover. And I get it: that thing is unabashed in its love and glory for over the top science fiction. A lot of people couldn’t;t get past that cover, which is too bad because underneath was a killer power metal beast, blending modern and classic elements from both sides of the Atlantic. A few years and a few vocalist changes later and the band is back, doubling down on robot dinosaurs with the awesomely titled and equally fun Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster. How could it not be our August Power Metal Album of the Month? Continue reading →