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By FAR my favorite long running epic power metal band, STRATOVARIUS have never let me down. I would follow them around like a hippie chasing after Phish if I had any money. Looking forward to more of the sweeping and high spirited and “dare to hope” grandeur that has made this band a refuge for many from an unforgiving world. Anyway, there awesome new album announcement is here today and I am LOVING the cover art and this message from the band:

Our new (seven-letters ūüôÉ) album “Survive” is out September 23rd and available for pre-order now!‚Ā†
Survive is full of drama and emotion, while the core message is one of struggle, defiance, hope and victory. The single is available on all streaming platforms already and we‚Äôll be releasing a video later today.‚Ā†
Pre-order Survive now ‚짂Ā† ‚Ā†
Listen to the Survive single ‚짂Ā†‚Ā†
Join the official video premiere of Survive today at 4pm CEST ‚짂Ā†‚Ā†

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Photo by Martin Häusler

June 2021 saw the release of HELLOWEEN’s sensational self-titled studio album. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the Top 15 multiple times worldwide.


Today,¬†HELLOWEEN¬†celebrates with fans again with a video for ‚ÄúBest Time.‚ÄĚ Serving as¬†the¬†party song of the album, the track has been streamed via Spotify more than four million times. Written by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris, the sunny hymn propagates hope and optimism.


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery / I will have the best time of my life / Yes, I know I’m gonna be alright / I’m feeling better in the neon light‚Ķ”


Gerstner elaborates, “I had an ’80s neo noir vibe in my head. The riff originally was a synth riff, which we arranged for guitars later. The wording¬†‘I will have the best time of my life’¬†was pretty spontaneous because I had this strong feeling to leave the past behind and to seize the day! Andi instantly loved the idea as well as the refrain and together we created the track as it is now!”


Directed by Martin H√§usler who handled the band‚Äôs ‚ÄúSkyfall‚ÄĚ video, ‚ÄúBest Time‚ÄĚ is a visually enticing 3D road movie that includes live clips of the band as well as a cameo appearance by Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Notes White-Gluz, “After playing multiple festivals and touring extensively in South America together a few years back,¬†HELLOWEEN¬†and I decided to make a fun video to reminisce about the good times while simultaneously planning for many more!”


The band‚Äôs special ‚ÄúBest Time‚ÄĚ vinyl single was released on May 20th via Atomic Fire. Limited to 2000 copies, the record features terrific ‚Äė80s retro artwork by cartoonist and¬†HELLOWEEN¬†fan Marcos Moura and is available in three color variants. Besides the title track ‚ÄúBest Time,‚ÄĚ one gets an alternative, exclusive vocal mix directly from the desk of¬†HELLOWEEN’s longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind.


‚ÄúBest Time‚ÄĚ can be ordered in Pink Vinyl at Atomic Fire Records¬†HERE, White/Purple Marbled Vinyl at Pumpkins Store¬†HERE, and White/Blue Marbled Vinyl at EMP¬†HERE.


Order HELLOWEEN’s self-titled album as well as other records and merchandise from the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.


Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on¬†YouTube¬†and listen to ‚ÄúBest Time‚ÄĚ in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify¬†HERE.


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MOONLIGHT HAZE release “Never Say Never”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:24 AM (PST)

pic: Beatrice Demori

Symphonic rockers MOONLIGHT HAZE have a new song out! This is the newest electrifying single to be released from Animus, out March 18th¬†via¬†Scarlet Records. Check out melodic and tight “Never Say Never” HERE today, a single blazing confidently and with hope. A song for reaching for dreams and savoring the moment before it is gone, this is a timely tune for a torn up world where nothing is promised but the stars beckon above to every spirit.

‚Äú’Never Say Never’ gives us a lot of energy: we hope the same feeling will be delivered to everybody! It‚Äôs quite a fast and strong tune ‚Äď about willpower and the effort of observing things from a different view, leading us to achieve goals that might have looked unreachable before‚ÄĚ-
Chiara Tricarico
, frontwoman & lyricist.


Author Jeff Wagner is set to release his new book, Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning.

Says Jeff: “Here’s what I’ve been working on for the past couple years (or three?). The book cover was based on an idea of my own, executed and made reality by Scott Hoffman and Patrick Crawford.

“‘Destination Onward’ is based on many hours of exclusive and recent interviews conducted with all members of Fates Warning past and present. I also interviewed various friends, roadies, family, peer musicians and record label folk. It’s a fun, serious, nerdy, and occasionally hilarious look at one of the greatest metal bands of all time.

“Writing ‘Destination Onward’ was a total labor of love. Fates Warning’s music has captivated and nourished me since 1985. I know some of you share this devotion.

“More info forthcoming in the weeks and months to come!”

Pre-orders for Destination Onward: The Story Of Fates Warning will not be available until mid-autumn 2021. There will be an eBook version to follow sometime in 2022.


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Helloween‘s S/T new album is, frankly, smashing some pumpkins! That is to say it is kicking ass!¬†The album is the first released with the “Pumpkins United” line-up, which marked the return of original member¬†Kai Hansen¬†on guitars and vocals and¬†Michael Kiske¬†on vocals in 2016, in addition to the five-member line-up active since 2005.

Says the veteran heavy metal institution: “Our new album, Helloween has now reached top positions worldwide, more than ten Top 10 entries with an incredible number #1 in Germany and Spain, as well as more #1 positions at the physical charts in Sweden, Finland as well as the rock charts in the United Kingdom! THANK YOU, PUMPKINHEADS AROUND THE WORLD!”

The Germany and Spain news gave me power metal chills of joy and reverence. How rad to see metal still loved and welcome in the wider world. Are they having the “Best Time” of their journey? Hard to say, but certainly an awesome win for the band! All Hail the Pumpkin King, etc.

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POWERWOLF have released the epic first single from forthcoming  July 16, 2021 album Call Of The Wild.

Matthew Greywolf¬†on the new single: ‚ÄúWe are more than proud to present¬†‚ÄúBeast of G√©vaudan,‚Ä̬†the first song off our upcoming album,¬†Call Of The Wild. The story behind the song couldn‚Äôt fit better into the world of¬†POWERWOLF: It‚Äôs about a mysterious beast that killed countless people in the south of France at the end of the 18th century. The beast was never caught and there have always been many legends surrounding the events, up to the interpretation of the clergy, who saw the beast as ‚ÄėGod‚Äôs punishment‚Äô or even as a ‚Äėsavior of mankind from the worldly and sinful existence.‚Äô‚ÄĚ

“Call Of The Wild”¬†track listing:

01. Faster Than The Flame
02. Beast Of Gévaudan
03. Dancing With The Dead
04. Varcolac05. Alive Or Undead
06. Blood For Blood (Faoladh)
07. Glaubenskraft
08. Call Of The Wild
09. Sermon Of Swords
10. Undress To Confess
11. Reverent Of Rats

Various formats (2-CD mediabook, 3-LP vinyl box, 3-CD earbook, digital) of the new album include the bonus album¬†“Missa Cantorem”¬†‚ÄĒ a survey of tracks with newly recorded vocals by friends and companions of the band. The collaborator list is, simply put, fucking impressive.

“Missa Cantorem”¬†(bonus album) track listing:

01. Sanctified With Dynamite Рfeat. Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR)
02.¬†Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend¬†– feat. Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY)
03. Nightside Of Siberia Рfeat. Johan Hegg (AMON AMARTH)
04. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone Рfeat. Doro Pesch
05. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike) Рfeat. Matthew Kiichi Heafy (TRIVIUM)
06.¬†Killers With The Cross¬†– feat. Bj√∂rn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK)
07. Kiss Of The Cobra King Рfeat. Chris Harms (LORD OF THE LOST)
08. We Drink Your Blood Рfeat. Johannes Eckerström (AVATAR)
09. Resurrection By Erection Рfeat. Christopher Bowes (ALESTORM)
10. Saturday Satan Рfeat. Jari Mäenpää (WINTERSUN)


Attila Dorn Рvocals
Falk Maria Schlegel Рorgan
Charles Greywolf Рguitar
Matthew Greywolf Рguitar
Roel van Helden Рdrums

Photo credit: Matteo Vdiva Fabbiani / VDPICTURES

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Talking Star Wars today because I am a giant Star Wars nerd and because this topic overlaps with a few things I also need to educate some of you moronic Iced Earth apologists for Jon’s coup attempt antics on.

If there was a complete “war on Republicans” being hired I am pretty sure Disney+ would have never hired Gina Carano in the first place for two seasons on one of the biggest buzzed about tv shows of all time. The former (haha) Mandalorian star was dropped for her comments online comparing Republicans being rightfully critiqued for enabling the white supremacist coup attempt of Donald Trump and cronies to the plight of Jews in the fucking Holocaust. Her post (which I am not including) argued that the government made them hate their neighbors, similar to now. It also included it was not Nazis that hurt Jews in the streets but their neighbors, a point skipped right over by morons like Paul Joseph Watson and Jack Posobiec. Go kiss up to Billy Corgan some more, Jack. Or maybe not because I love The Smashing Pumpkins and it was miserably depressing when Billy went on Alex Jones. We don’t need that shit again, especially with the art of the new SP record looking like Italian Futurism.

It is not “the government” making people dislike the GOP now and nothing they are enduring is comparable to the lead up to the Holocaust. People dislike the GOP because of their own choices and bedfellows. It’s not a smear campaign or remotely like Hitler spreading xenophobia to criticize the party Gina ignores the glaring wrongheadedness and bigotry of.

Gina was fired for being a moron, not “just” being a Republican. Personally, I think all Republicans are ahistorical morons who ignore the Southern Strategy while saying their party aren’t racist and that Trump was better for blacks than anyone and who still think Trickle Down is great even as fifty year studies (and the memories of anyone who suffered under it) prove it only helps create Robber Baron types. But these are not bright people. Trump is raising the rates at his hotel the day the Q morons think he is “coming back” in March and they STILL can’t see the fucking grift?!! LMAO.

I am sure Tucker Carlson is aching to book Gina on his show where he will most likely weaponize the identity politics he says he hates and paint her as a huge victim and a wronged woman dealt with harshly by “cancel culture”. Just stop. Gina, Ariel Pink and Tucker can re-evaluate their wack af public statements and allegiances as well as personal choices and then maybe come back to reality where private companies do not have to operate by giving you a free pass for whatever you do off camera or the recording booth.

Seriously, clowns need to chill. She actually got free passes already for transphobia, Covid denial and coup attempt disinformation, by my count. That seems like a lot of strikes for me for a sub par actress who could be replaced by a zillion other characters in the galaxy (the superior talents and actually decent and worthy humans Lucy Lawless and my favorite choice Lana Parrilla have both been mentioned by stans as possible actresses to recast Cara Dune with, if at all).

James Gunn got hired back because he was ACTUALLY apologetic for harm he had caused in the past and didn’t triple down on himself as a victim. Star Wars also is rightfully trying to do better by having more non-binary characters in canon or visibly gay characters like¬†Sinjir Rath Velus and hopefully the tv shows moving forward with a diverse cast will make up for the poor handling of the Rose and Finn-era and their essential sidelining in The Rise Of Skywalker. Disney+ needs to give Boyega his own Finn series and fix the development arc of this awesome character who should be a full black Jedi pansexual poly king we need.

Tangent: I don’t mind that Poe and Finn or Rose and Finn or Rey and Finn didn’t end up together as much as I am annoyed they didn’t develop Finn’s force sensitivity plot fully.¬†Jannah and Finn meeting and having some chemistry right away made me think about how as a former trooper super stoked to be free and allowed to not be a space fascist, Finn seemed like a super impressionable person who just “crushed” hard on everyone at first. Maybe he was polyamorous? I actually dug that he wasn’t firmly attached with someone – despite how cool the Poe/Finn ship is (my fave for him) – because it is also ok to not always be paired up in life and/or to be finding yourself. Or to just be friends and have found family. There are plenty of my friends who I have hooked up with before who I know would not be compatible in the long run, y’know?

Anyway, from mocking pronouns as unimportant to her unabashed pathetic inability to look inward at the real problem, Gina had to go. Star Wars is still trying to make up for some of the bad Asian and Jewish stereotypes in some of the prequel characters (Watto, for example). They aren’t probably keen on letting a moron like Gina run around and ruin some of the best goodwill Star Wars has had in ages.

Will Healy for The Motley Fool¬†(not a Cr√ľe fan blog, fyi) wrote recently: “Disney also faced a backlash as it filmed¬†Mulan¬†in the Chinese territory of Xinjiang, a site of alleged human rights abuses. ESPN management has come under fire in the past for discouraging staff from publicly discussing the NBA’s strained relationship with China stemming from comments about Hong Kong.”

The only FAIR Republican talking point I have seen come out of this whole shitshow is that Disney needs to stop pandering so much to Xi and China’s market if they care about human rights abuses, since they literally have huge re-education camps there for Uighur Muslims.¬† That should not be allowed to become just a right wing talking point. Leftists often like to pivot to ICE detention in the USA if you bring it up. Guess what?! Both are fucking bad! That is reality. I felt the same way about Taylor Swift headlining Alibaba Singles Day during the Hong Kong democracy protests or her headlining Amazon Prime Day with Dua Lipa during a worker’s strike.

I don’t think Western culture by any means should have zero involvement with China like we are only “good guys”, but there has to be some ethical stance-taking when there are concentration camps involved. Just like Amazon needed to be called out by the No Music For ICE movement.

The Chinese government has imprisoned more than one million people since 2017 and subjected those not detained to intense surveillance, religious restrictions, and forced sterilizations. Tankies like to downplay that shit and also pretend Mao was great (he sucked ass and was a monster and so was Stalin, sorry losers). I am a very progressive demiflux metalhead who supports Antifa and I can still point out reality and not cape for every communist dictator or authoritarian just because of some alleged overlap. I want social democracy, not gaslighting.

So yeah, I think Disney is not going away but must be engaged with. Return Of The Jedi is intrinsically tied to my memories of my dad and me and so I will fight hard to try and get the company to do better. Which in a tiny way it just did.

So yeah…bye, Gina. Bye Ariel. Hopefully Trump, Tucker, Hannity and all the other self-aggrandizing pieces of shit will be out of our faces soon as well. While there must be balance to the Force, there is no balance in allowing disinformation to run out of control and unchallenged. This is the way.

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Hello all you mad, grandiose bloodfiends and welcome to the first fucking day the United States has ever had a woman VP! I don’t want to hear purity politics right now. It is a historic milestone and there are a hell of a lot worse people than Kamala who could have gotten in there. We have to work together to keep the Dems moving in a progressive direction but it is possible. Do NOT tell me that the 15 executive orders Biden signed into law today RIGHT AWAY (with the New Radicals and Gaga still ringing in our ears) are just “eXaCtLY ThE SaME aS ThE GoP”. That is privileged nonsense beyond belief, especially when the faketriots just tried to stage a literal unjustified coup over their fake election fraud nonsense and we are now BACK in the Paris Agreement. Millions will soon have a viable path to citizenship. Sit down and eat your food.

On that note, I keep seeing idiots who still back the twice impeached loser (who simpered away sullenly to the tune of YMCA) saying online in Trump’s defense that he “never started a war”. I think almost starting a fucking civil war HERE counts! And as if he didn‚Äôt ruin the nuclear deal with Iran and assassinated a top leader and pushed them into China‚Äôs arms and bombed Yemen just a little bit as well (killing an infant girl from the jump). Oh, and abandoned allies in Syria. Pardoning Kodak Black doesn’t make up for you pardoning Steve Bannon who wants to incite a xenophobic race war either, asshole.

On that note a little bit more, bye bye Iced Earth. Like complete moron Ariel Pink (who says “life isn’t fair” about homeless people but whines about being dropped by his label for supporting a fascist), Iced Earth have been dropped from Century Media’s artist page.

Jon is a talented as hell musician and a completely gullible idiot who doubled down on bad takes time and time again until it led him into the six criminal charges he now faces. What a massive fucking letdown. Stu Block and the band’s lukewarm responses have been weak sauce as well. You all should have quit the band and issued a “fuck him” statement. It is also weak, much as I love a ton of Century Media bands and their PR people are awesome folks, that the label declined to comment to Metal Injection. They should have said they are 100% not here for his bullshit either.

Maybe I sound harsh to some of you? Well, it is pretty awful seeing loved ones or people in your community or families fall down the Q rabbit hole of utter dogshite. Seeing it rot their logic and fact checking abilities and destroy families. Seeing it ruin musicians you once admired past the point of no return. We have tried to help many of you and it is ok to have boundaries. There must be a firm stance about this shit.¬†Marina Abramovińá is cooler than all of you and a Storm is most definitely NOT coming. Except legally for orange fucko.

Winter’s Verge have released a new video for “Blood On The Foam” from The Ballad Of James Tig release. Fans of Alestorm, Wuthering Heights or even Delain and Manowar will thrill to this Cyprus band’s powerful heavy metal soundtrack to questing! Let the melodic and lively tune wash over you like the ocean’s spray (not a juice commercial, duh).

Since its formation in 2005, the band¬†has so far released 4 full studio albums and 3 Eps and built a strong reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in Cyprus, with a powerful blend of epic, melodic and symphonic metal. The band is made up of 6 of the most experienced and respected musicians in the Cypriot rock and metal scene ‚ÄstGeorge Charalambous¬†on vocals,¬†Deniel Pavlovsky¬†and¬†Savvas Parperi¬†on guitars,¬†Stavry Michael¬†on keys,¬†Miguel Trapezaris¬†on bass and¬†Danny Georgiou¬†on drums.

Lastly today,¬†the first full length release from San Diego death metal outfit Putrescine.¬†The Fading Flame¬†will be available March 26 on vinyl, CD, and cassette from Tridroid Records! Putrescine’s dissonant, churning death metal makes no secret of their influences; fans of Carcass, Morbid Angel, and At the Gates will find much to enjoy, and the band continues to use imagery from video games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne to frame issues of antifascism, personal trauma, and queer radicalism.

That’s it for today, lovers. Remember:¬†Frenemies
Who when you’re down, ain’t your friend…
Every night we smash a Mercedes-Benz


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John Schaffer from Iced Earth can get in the garbage, but it seems he is already there. The reptilian fearing,¬† delusional Confederate Flag apologist is cool with marching with Nazis and trying to overturn a valid election – the safest in history – to disenfranchise the black vote. Now the police are looking for him. Why hasn’t anyone done a wellness check on this dude on a regular basis for years now?

I regret every time I have ever supported this band in the past , including a cover story for New Noise. You’ll never be Maiden. Go crawl up Set’s mystical snake asshole. Sons Of Liberty is dumb as fuck. Sure you have a super nuanced view of social issues when your band’s best singer literally quit to be a cop. LMAO.

An almost even bigger fuck you to edge lord indie m*th connoisseur / revenge por* burn out Ariel Pink, who not only supports Trump now but also emotionally blackmailed my partner Globelamp once by telling her if she ever mentioned him in public for verbal abuse that he would go and publicly support accounts run by supporters of her abuser, despite knowing the sites are full of slander against her. Even stupider, he once gave her career advice and told her that you can’t go around saying whatever you want in life all the time and expect to be taken seriously (she has the screenshots)…then goes from mansplaining to supporting known civil conversationalist Donald Trump.

If you march with Nazis, you are condoning them. Period. Ariel is also Jewish, so it is extra fucking stupid.

If you are into telling people that the Dems were really behind slavery, I hope hundreds of years later you also are cool with showing people 13th and how in bed with prison for profit the GOP have been and remind everyone of the Southern Strategy, among so many other things. Also, calling out Biden for his racist policy history is fine, as it is with the Clintons. That doesn’t mean Biden hasn’t improved a lot on the issues compared to Donald FUCKING Trump (who literally tried to take credit for a black man’s economic gains and started the racist birther movement). The ‘tear gas the peaceful protestors for racial justice for my photo op’ guy.

There is no place in America where white, cis male entitlement is “the real victim”. BLM would never have gotten so far into the capital yesterday and with a MUCH more valid reason to be mad at institutions that have failed them.

Pink is claiming how he was there to ‘peacefully support the President’, as if supporting grifter mafia slimebag Trump in any way is acceptable at all?!!

Hope you both enjoy the Maga sewer, you fucking traitor loving flops. Shut the fuck up, pay some taxes for a social safety net and realize you are privileged lala land loving clowns.

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Happy New Year From METAL RIOT. Bring On 2021.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:37 AM (PST)

The other night I was watching the mini documentary There Will Be Quiet about the straight edge hardcore band Judge’s lauded return to the stage from a few years ago and was moved by the story of Mike Judge dealing with social disconnect from growing up in a society that shames men for being emotional. The cult of toxic toughness is something that is well overdue for a change in the greater Universe, major Aquarian vibes are an important part of the coming future astrologically and we cannot sustain a society and world that is so machismo at the expense of the tender nuances that allow us, if we dare, to not live as compartmentalized shells or paranoid androids. I say that from a male perspective because for better (and usually worse) we still live under a conquering Sky God global patriachy paradigm.

It is remarkable how cool it is to see the change and growth of the dudes in this Judge documentary and made me super psyched for the power of hardcore and friendship to heal and uplift still in our underground!

Let’s take that kind of big energy into 2021. Watch that Judge doc if you have never seen it and let’s try to all channel our¬†Anthony Civarelli this year – as in welcome and uplift one another and remember our shared victories as he does for Mike in the documentary’s powerful ending.

I have also been really enjoying Rituals Of Mine’s Hype Nostalgia, a record so musically chill and emotive yet full of real connection amidst the stylistic potency that it reminds me of when I first lost my mind at how good early Portishead is. It’s that awesome. I was moved by learning of how Terra Lopez navigated grief in the wake of the loss of a family member and other struggles and believe me when I say it is relatable to a lot of horrific trauma from my own life that feels sometimes like it would cripple me from moving forward forever. My heart goes out to Lopez for being brave enough also to make this super potent record and get in touch with a ‘pre-loss’ perspective.

As the record’s Bandcamp bio says:¬†Lopez wanted to create a soundscape from a pre-loss perspective, revealing how the darkness she experienced was just microcosms of her being.

I feel like that is a great motivating energy to think about as we leave 2020 as well. Who were we from before this painful pandemic year and what have we learned? What can we carry forward together differently? I have had many comversations with my girlfriend Elizabeth, the psych folk musician Globelamp, about how happy she was as a DIY musician before she was manipulated, discarded for demanding fair pay and a victim of DARVO during a terrible time in her life as a member and immediately following her time in the fucked up band Foxygen (still remember how you thought starting a personal niche label called “Fascist Records” was cool under Trump or at all, Sam. Fucking psycho privileged idiot.)

My point is, how does tragedy define us? How can we retain the inner child and spark of enthusiasm we once had in the face of daunting challenges that swallow us whole? How do we embody what we have been through in a healthy way and move forward but remember our brightness inside? For better or worse- and it is also a privilege to pretend the USA was “ok” before MAGA and not built on white supremacist gaslighting, vulture capitalism protecting the 1% from equal taxation at the expense of the poor and also awash in nightmare factory farming bleak karma culture- we have all just shared in an abusive psychic relationship with Donald Trump. The scars may heal but are a symptom of a wider disease. And it also won’t just go away by spiritual bypassing and toxic positivity, though PMA is still super important!

One thing I know is, we can’t give up.

After nearly dying this year and just avoiding a diabetic coma, I am more eager than ever to seize the day and to heal with people, try to promote great bands and send empowering vibes out to you all. Let’s remember the heroes of the scene we lost this year from Riley to EVH to Frankie Banali and other folks who gave us their all to remind us that life can be an incredible place together. Let’s be inclusive and defy the odds. Let’s make our best songs yet to come and also honor where we have been. Let’s change the ugly paradigm we have been under the heel of and celebrate the best in us in 2021. And yes, that also means holding Dems accountable for not being progressive enough and not resting on laurels just cuz of a temporary illusory Blue win “respite”.

Love you all. Hails, horns and hopeful head walking on show crowds again in our future in 2021!

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Hear SONIC BLAST’s new song “Quest For Camelot”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 8:40 AM (PST)

Medieval Times is about to get lit!

Hope everyone had a good Christmas (or whatever you have or haven’t been celebrating) and is enjoying the post-holiday gluttony glow. A lot of people are broke af right now but smug, moronic American “economists” are still trying to tell us $2000 a citizen is dangerous. No. Letting Billionaires not contribute to social safety nets or all of us rotting and starving from class inequality is dangerous, fucko. Trickle down economics is the threat. Stop the gaslighting. We pretend to have abolished feudalism hundreds of years ago, but that is a lie.

Anyway, quick shout out to Mountain fans mourning Leslie West and also the great NYHC band Killing Time who are grieving Rich McLoughlin’s passing right now. Thank you so much to both of these powerful men for their contributions to music forever! I was very busy the last few days with the holiday and my overnight job cleaning a fucking gym so I didn’t have the energy to post anything until now.

Let’s get to some epic power metal to gallop us towards 2021 boldly, shall we? Today I share with you the new single from Greek metallers Sonic Blast! While the band name might remind you of the sound your ass makes when you have eaten too much Christmas dinner, hopefully you also remember the raw and explosive sound of true heavy metal or at least Sonic the Hedgehog gaining power as you progress on a quest!

Today’s quest however is more traditional…a “Quest For Camelot”! Shouldn’t this Greek band be singing about¬†Odysseus or something? There is no rule that says they can’t also enjoy Arthurian lore! While the production feels a little clunky here and there, the song and the band’s passion (especially the vocals) lift you up and remind us to carry on through whatever trials we face! Turn it up, friends! And get me some chaos emerald shards!

The band was formed in Kozani,Greece (2015). Nick Dedes (Guitar) and Dimitris Gkatziaris (Guitar,Bass) were the founding members, while Thimios P. (Drums), Nick Vogiatzis (Keyboards) and Dimitris Vachtsevanos (Vocals) are the latest additions.¬†The band has participated in local music festivals such as ‚ÄúSourdstock‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúKozani Four‚ÄĚ.¬†The first Album titled ‚ÄúHumanity Divided‚ÄĚ is expected to be released soon.

MARIALENA releases “Prophecies” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:18 AM (PST)

Athens, Greece based operatic singer Marialena Trikoglou has released a lyric video for her dramatic song “Prophecies” from 2020 solo album¬†Vanity. Front woman in the metal band Subfire, Marialena’s album is a delight for symphonic power metal fans.

Watch the video below.

Video editing and graphics by Spyros Roditis

Makeup by Maria Pappa

Unleash The Archers continue to stake their claim as the most consistently brilliant heavy metal band with their momentous new song “Soulbound”, the latest single from pending album Abyss (pre order here). This Vancouver band of true believers are heavy on both imagination and skill, capable of becoming one of metal’s next truly great bands in the long run.

Featuring 10 new tracks, this record is a concept album and sequel to 2017’s Apex, and was once again recorded with legendary producer Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios in Denmark. Abyss is out 8/21 via Napalm. Hails.

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Today, Brazilian heavy metallers RAGE IN MY EYES have released their new lyric video, created with fan photos/footage, for an unreleased song ‚ÄúI Don‚Äôt Want to Say Goodbye‚ÄĚ, as a tribute in honor of the late vocalist, ANDRE MATOS.¬†RAGE IN MY EYES is a heavy metal band from Brazil. For 17 years the band went under the name SCELERATA, that had a huge history in the Brazilian heavy metal scenario.

In order to honor the eternal vocalist of Viper, Angra, Shaman and so many other projects, RAGE IN MY EYES created a song dedicated to the late vocalist, entitled “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye”. The song, released in lyric video format, produced by Carlos Fides, from Artside Studio, featured about 100 fans, who sent photos with his idol, in several times of his trajectory. Known for its charisma and simplicity, in each photo, there is an authentic joy, in both parties, thus showing the affection of fans and the retribution by Andre Matos. To further illustrate the tribute, an exclusive art was released, created by graphic artist Joao Duarte, which will be used as a cover for the release of a single from the song, as bassist Pedro Fauth explained:

“We decided to release only the lyric video At this moment, who expresses our tribute best, with the participation of fans and their photos with Andre. We are honored by the support of this hundred friends who collaborated immediately with our proposal. We also thank Jo√£o Duarte so much for the beautiful cover, which will soon illustrate the single on digital platforms”.

#andrematos #andrematostribute #andrematosforever #andrematoseterno #andrematosvive #tribute #rageinmyeyes #angra #shaman #viper

In order to honor the eternal vocalist of Viper, Angra, Shaman and so many other projects, RAGE IN MY EYES created a song dedicated to the late vocalist, entitled “I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye”. The song, released in lyric video format, produced by Carlos Fides, from Artside Studio, featured about 100 fans, who sent photos with his idol, in several times of his trajectory. Known for its charisma and simplicity, in each photo, there is an authentic joy, in both parties, thus showing the affection of fans and the retribution by Andre Matos. To further illustrate the tribute, an exclusive art was released, created by graphic artist Joao Duarte, which will be used as a cover for the release of a single from the song, as bassist Pedro Fauth explained:

“We decided to release only the lyric video At this moment, who expresses our tribute best, with the participation of fans and their photos with Andre. We are honored by the support of this hundred friends who collaborated immediately with our proposal. We also thank Jo√£o Duarte so much for the beautiful cover, which will soon illustrate the single on digital platforms”.

#andrematos #andrematostribute #andrematosforever #andrematoseterno #andrematosvive #tribute #rageinmyeyes #angra #shaman #viper

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Northern power metal band Sonata Arctica will perform an acoustic concert ‚ÄúAcoustic Adventures 2020‚ÄĚ via live stream. This is the only chance to experience the band‚Äôs acoustic gig in 2020.

There will be two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in America (May 29th) and the second one for the audiences in Europe and the UK (30.5.).

Live stream on Friday 29.5.2020

Los Angeles: 5pm
Chicago: 7pm
New York: 8pm
Mexico City: 7pm
Sao Paulo: 9pm

Live stream on Saturday 30.5.2020

Helsinki: 9 pm
Tokyo: 3am (May 31st)
Melbourne: 10am (May 30th)

TICKETS: 8,50‚ā¨
Access to the live stream and archived video for 48 hours.

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Sonata Arctica "Acoustic Adventures 2020" – Live Stream Concerts announced through SemiLive Sonata Arctica will perform an acoustic concert ‚ÄúAcoustic Adventures 2020‚ÄĚ via live stream. This is the only chance to experience the band‚Äôs acoustic gig in 2020. There will be two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in America, the second one for the audiences in Europe and the UK: Friday, May 29th 2020 Los Angeles 5 pm / Chicago 7 pm / New York 8 pm / Mexico City 7 pm / SaŐÉo Paulo 9 pm / Melbourne 10 am (+ 1 day) / Tokyo 9 am (+1 day) Saturday, May 30th 2020 Helsinki 21:00 / Berlin 20:00 / London 19:00 / Moscow 21:00 The shows will be streamed through SemiLive. Tickets (Access to the live stream and the archived video for 48 hours) for the shows are now on sale at: #sonataarctica #acousticadventures2020 #greybeardcm #semilive

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