Report and Photos by: TJ Fowler
When the old meets new and ushers in a new era. This is what the Sabaton/ACCEPT show at its core is. ACCEPT is a well-established band in the metal genre with a dedicated fan base that are always eager to see them and Sabaton is a band on the rise, looking to make the next big step in their career. In this case, that step is becoming a headliner in European arenas. That is right, not headliners for a day of a festival but arenas, for their own tours. With ACCEPT coming along as Special Guests was a genius move for both bands. For ACCEPT, it opens them up to younger fans who came for Sabaton and for Sabaton it brings in an established fan base from ACCEPT to add to their already large and growing fan base as well and help fill the arena.
The question is…did it pay off for both bands. Hell yes it did. Continue Reading
Swedish blackened Metallers WITCHERY are gearing up for the release of their long-awaited 6th studio album, programmatically entitled “In His Infernal Majesty’s Service”, all across the world on November 25th, 2016 via Century Media Records.
Therefore, the album’s first new track, “Nosferatu”, is being launched today via a lyric video as well as on all major digital outlets as online single. Check it out in the clip produced by Cloud Music Typography here: Continue Reading
BY: TJ FOWLER
Label: Heathen Tribes
Official Websites: https://www.facebook.com/excoriator/
I am not sure if anyone is a Transformers fan from the 80’s but I am. So in this review I am going to make a very unusual comparison between Transformers and ExcöriatoR. This comparison is going to be based on the singer. In the old Transformers cartoon there was a popular character named Grimlock who was a Dinobot and had a very gruff and tough sounding voice. He also spoke in broken English. While the singer of ExcöriatoR does not sing in broken English he does sound like a lot like Grimlock. So ExcöriatoR sounds like a band Grimlock formed after he quit the Autobots and wanted rock out…Dinobot style! Fuck you Optimus! Continue Reading
Growler Andy Solveström, former growler/singer of Amanranthe has been keeping busy since his departure from the Swedish Techno/Metal band. During his time away from Amaranth Andy has been involved in several musical projects. Currently he is working with is new band, Reaching Fall who have just released a new video for their song, ‘Torn’.
View the video below and follow the links to find out more about Reaching Fall and what Andy has been keeping himself involved in!
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, »The Last Stand« released August 19th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band finally present the first single from the upcoming record to their eagerly-waiting fans – ‘The Lost Battalion’.
Watch the brand-new lyric video for the track here:
Get the digital single here: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads
The story behind the lyrics:
‘The Lost Battalion’ is the name given to nine companies of the United States’ 77th Divisionduring the battle of the Argonne in 1918. Even though these 550-575 brave men were completely surrounded by the German Army and subjected to friendly artillery fire, they kept on fighting for a week until they were relieved. Of the over 500-plus soldiers who entered theArgonne Forest, only 194 walked out unscathed. The rest were killed, missing, captured, or wounded. Continue Reading
By: TJ FOWLER
Available: May 12th, 2016
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Whoa! Talk about a kick in the ass ‘Sword Songs’ is! Grand Magus’ new album really delivers a package of metal music that is fresh, vigorous and fist pumping in a way that is a step above their previous album, ‘Triumph and Power’. For me, a new fan of Grand Magus who just got into the band with their last album, ‘Sword Songs’ in my opinion not only builds on the strengths of ‘Triumph and Power’ but addresses a few of the weaknesses I thought that album had as well. Continue Reading