DEAD END FINLAND released a second single from their upcoming fourth album!

Line-up: Mikko Virtanen – Vocals – Santtu Rosén – Guitars & Bass – Miska Rajasuo – Drums – Jarno Hänninen – Keys

released a second single from their upcoming fourth album!

DEAD END FINLAND released a second single ‘Closer to Extinction’ on June 14th 2018. The track is taken from their upcoming fourth album due to be released in 2019 via Inverse Records.

WATCH ‘Closer to Extinction’ video here

Band comments:
“Whereas our first single, Lifelong tragedy, introduced the band’s grandiose and calm style, this one presents a heavier, multi-dimensional side”

Listen to the single on:

BIG CITY Release ‘Running For Your Life’ Music Video

Big City is: Jan Le Brandt – Vocals (Memoria Avenue, Northquake) – Daniel Olaisen – Guitars(Scariot, Blood Red Throne, ex-Satyricon) Frank Ørland – Guitars (ex-Scariot) Miguel Pereira – Bass (Withem) Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums (Withem, Maraton)


Release ‘Running For Your Life’ Music Video

Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, BIG CITY, have released a music video for ‘Running For Your Life’, the track is taken of their second album ‘Big City Life‘, due out as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album ‘Wintersleep‘ on June 22nd, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. BIG CITY features members of Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Withem, Maraton and Memoria Avenue.


‘Big City Life‘ Tracklist:

1. Big City Life
2. Cryin’ In The Night
3. Daemon In The Dark
4. Rocket Man
5. Stars Surrounding
6. From This Day
7. Running For Your Life
8. Forgive Me Now
9. Tower Of Babylon
10. Home Again

‘Wintersleep‘ Tracklist:

1. Midnight Train
2. Innocence Of A Kill
3. Wintersleep
4. Fire And Stone
5. Too Late
6. The Last Sleep
7. Iseline
8. Love Break The Heart
9. Harbor Of Tears
10. Will You Be Gone

The album artwork was made by by Tim Eckhorst (Scorpions, Ektomorf, UDO, Wacken Open Air). Mixing, mastering and keys on both albums by Martin Berger (Screams Of Scarlet, Blood Red Throne, Zerozonic) at Skar Production.

BIG CITY is a melodic heavy rock/metal band from Norway with tons of experience in the music industry. The members have been playing or still play in extreme bands as Satyricon and Blood Red Throne, but also the up and coming prog metal band Withem and many other bands.

The reason for Big City is songwriter Daniel Olaisen and his ideas throughout the last 10 years. He wanted to put his 80’s heavy riffs in a band and find suitable people to join him. Bandmate, Frank Ørland, also played with Daniel in Scariot (1999-2005, prog/thrash/heavy band featuring Communic members) and was an obvious choice to bring to Big City. Frank Nordeng Røe (Withem, Marathon, session drummer for Circus Maximus) on drums, was found when searching on internet. The band was completed with Jan Le Brandt on vocals and Geir Inge Olsen on session bass guitar. The debut album, Wintersleep, was recorded and released in 2013 digitally through Mayhem Music.

Big City continued to write material for another album. Miguel Pereira (Withem) was recruited as their new permanent bass player. Big City is now planning to perform live in 2018 for the first time!

The video can be viewed here

The video was edited by Jim Evgenidis at Icon Filmworx Studios.

Groot verlies voor de Belgische band FireForce


Groot verlies voor de Belgische band FireForce 

Zoals eerder beschreven is F.F. één van de sterkste Belgische groeiende metalbands op het ogenblik, Onlangs brachten ze hun nieuwe schijf uit onder de naam “ANNIHILATE THE EVIL” deze schijf was dan ook een BOM van wereld klasse.

MAAR…. Helaas vernamen we dat twee van de bandleden het helaas niet meer zien zitten,  waar meteen een einde komt aan deze geweldige setup van F.F.

Zo kwam zanger en boegbeeld Filip ‘FLYPE’ Lemmens met het nieuws dat hij de band na zovele jaren vaarwel zegt, voor alle duidelijkheid en roddels te vermijden schreef onze enige echte Belgische  “Priest”  het volgende bericht:

“10 Years after I started Fireforce with my friend Erwin I have decided to call it a day. The decision, as co-founder, is obviously an incredibly difficult one, given that the band has been such a huge part of my life until now. It has been a rare and absolutely wonderful time that I feel very lucky to have shared!

Through the success and further ambitions of Fireforce I have decided, for my own reasons and in my own ways, that it is time to leave this orbit at the end of 2018. I’m a caretaker to something precious (the medical condition of my wife and how this effects my family) and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in our lives. I’m very relieved to be able to go out on my own terms, at my vocal peak and off the back of the biggest shows that I’ve ever done.

Thank you all for your energy and for helping me make what I am. I consider myself remarkably fortunate to have lived out the FIREFORCE-dream. Love to anyone who has ever stood by me or cared and contributed in whatever capacity it may have been. I have always valued it immeasurably, tried to honour it the best I could and can only say thank you to you all very deeply.

Though there are no concrete plans at this stage, I surly hope there will be some farewell celebration shows announced in 2018. I wish the band all the best for the future and thank them once again for the countless good times that I will never forget. Take care and we will be in touch soon …
With love,

Gezien dit nieuws als een donderslag bij een open hemel aankwam kregen na enkele uurtjes terug een “Announcement”  uit het kamp van een van de F.F. leden…. Namelijk  van Thierry van der Zanden (Gitaar)

Thierry van der Zanden melde het volgende op zijn facebook pagina:

After being part of Fireforce for almost 4 years, I’ve decided to leave the band.

During these years I have experienced beautiful moments and have met a lot of nice people. Lately it felt like the band didn’t function anymore like it used to do. For myself the fun was over and it seemed more like a task to me. With this announcement I hope for the band that new members will bring refreshment and engagement what Fireforce deserves.

I wish Fireforce all the best and a lot of success with their future ambitions. It was an honor to me to play with guys this talented and being a part of the success of Fireforce. -Quite apart from the fact that singer Flype aka. Filip Lemmens announced earlier today that he quits Fireforce for personal reasons. It seemed to me the most appropriate moment to make this public.-

The time is now for me to start composing again and to open up to something new. As a man of honor I’ll still be available for a while to play booked Fireforce-shows.

Thank you all for your support throughout the years and hope to see you soon.  Horns Up!!!

Thierry van der Zanden

Wie Fire Force nog eens in zijn oude bezetting wil zien kan best even op 1 juli naar Antwerp Metal Fest afzakken.

We wensen Thierry van der Zanden en Filip Lemmens het nodige geluk toe,  en hopen dat Erwin Suetens als enige echte oud bandmember van  Fire Force de nodige kracht vind,  om deze geweldige muzikanten te kunnen vervangen…


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Fireforce – Deathbringer

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Moonspell announcment Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD package “Lisboa Under The Spell”


*announcment Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD package* 

“Lisboa Under The Spell”

Photo: Frank-HSJ

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enters the stage – and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lissabon on February 4th, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal act and 4.000 of their fans in the sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD package Lisboa Under The Spell which will be released on August 17th via Napalm Records.

The band on the new live epos:
„We are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new Live DVD/Blue Ray/3CD, Live album, entitled Lisboa Under the Spell! It was recorded live on our breathtaking capitol city of Lisbon and it’s nothing short of an epic trek of more than three action packed hours! We have played Wolfheart, Irreligiosuplus Extinct in full, invited a bunch of guests, summoned our biggest strength to be up to the task, and it feels awesome to unleash a long awaited live release from MOONSPELL.

This edition will be full packed with amazing material, bonus CDs from the shows, a in depth documentary about the band, top sound, dramatic flair and a human picture of thousands of Portuguese witches and wolves under the spell. A great document of what we are on and off stage. Don’t miss out and visit Lisbon through the eyes of MOONSPELL fans and the genius work of director Victor Castro.“

It was definitely about time, since MOONSPELL aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since Lusitanian Metal (2008)! Thus, Lisboa Under The Spell is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band – it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is MOONSPELL.

Watch the Lisboa Under The Spell trailer right HERE!

Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar
Pedro Paixão – Guitar, Keyboard
Aires Pereira – Drums
Mike Gaspar – Bass

Pre-order Lisboa Under The Spell HERE!

Track listing: I ROCKUMENTARY- band documentary by Victor Castro 

II WOLFHEART SHOW – full album played live
1. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
2. Love Crimes
3. Of Dream And Drama
4. Lua D’inverno
5. Trebaruna
6. Ataegina
7. Vampiria
8. An Erotic Alchemy
9. Alma Mater


II IRRELIGIOUS SHOW – full album played live
1. Perverse Almost Religious
2. Opium
3. Awake!
4. For A Taste Of Eternity
5. Ruin & Misery
6. A Poisoned Gift
7. Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
8. Mephisto
9. Herr Spiegelmann
10. Fullmoon Madness

IV EXTINCT SHOW – full album played live
1. All Gone From The Wild (Intro)
2. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
3. Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)
4. Medusalem
5. Domina
6. The Last Of Us
7. Malignia
8. Funeral Bloom
9. A Dying Breed
10. The Future Is Dark
IV EXTINCT SHOW – full album played live
1. All Gone From The Wild (Intro)
2. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
3. Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)
4. Medusalem
5. Domina
6. The Last Of Us
7. Malignia
8. Funeral Bloom
9. A Dying Breed
10. The Future Is Dark

V MAKING OF- show day

VI GALLERY- live and backstage pics

Lisboa Under The Spell will be available in the following formats:

• BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac (6 pages Digipack, 28 pages booklet, 29 tracks + Rockumentary, 3 full length filmed shows, behind the scenes & making of videos, Gallery)

• 3LP Gatefold (29 tracks) Black/Gold/Blue Vinyl

• LTD Deluxe Fanbox incl.
– Coverflag
– Lanyard & Pass
– Pendant
– Patch

29.06.18 GR – Chania, Chania Rock Festival
13.07.18 DE – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air
03.08.18 CZ – Ostrava, Ostrava Vplamenech

w/ Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum
07.09.18 US – New York, NY / Gramercy Theater
08.09.18 CA – Montreal / Cafe Campus
09.09.18 CA – Quebec City / Imperial de Quebec
10.09.18 CA – Toronto / Opera House
11.09.18 US – Ft Wayne, IN / Pierre’s
12.09.18 US – Detroit, MI / Harpo’s
13.09.18 US – Joliet, Il / The Forge
14.09.18 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Cabooze
15.09.18 CA – Winnipeg / Park Theatre
17.09.18 CA – Edmonton / The Starlite Room
18.09.18 CA – Calgary / Dickens
19.09.18 CA – Vancouver / Rickshaw Theater
20.09.18 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon
22.09.18 US – Berkeley, CA / The UC Theatre
23.09.18 US – Anaheim, CA / City National Grove
24.09.18 US – West Hollywood, CA / Whiskey a Go Go
25.09.18 US – San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
26.09.18 US – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
27.09.18 US – Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
28.09.18 US – Salt Lake City, UT / Liquid joe’s
29.09.18 US – Denver, CO / Herman’s Hideaway
01.10.18 US – Dallas, TX / Trees
02.10.18 US – San Antonio, TX / Rock Box
03.10.18 US – Houston, TX / Scout Bar
05.10.18 US – Tampa, FL / Orpheum
06.10.18 US – West Palm Beach, FL / Kelsey Theater
07.10.18 US – Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
09.10.18 US – Louisville, KY / Diamond Pub and Billiards
10.10.18 US – Durham, NC / Motorco
11.10.18 US – Baltimore, MD / Soundstage
12.10.18 US – Philadelphia, PA / The Trocadero

Canadian Thrashers TYMO Announce Alberta Show Dates Album “Purge & Reset” Out Now!

L-R – Harlen Jacobs (Bass & Screams) | Tim Tymo (Vocals & Guitar) | Nick Schwartz (Guitar) | Marc Durie (Drums) – Photo Credit – Dana Zuk

Canadian Thrashers TYMO Announce Alberta Show Dates; Album “Purge & Reset” Out Now!

For fans of Megadeth, Metallica, Municpal Waste, Evile
Canadian Thrashers TYMO Announce Alberta Show Dates

Edmonton thrashers TYMO announce they will be performing Alberta show dates this summer in support of their latest album “Purge & Reset” released during August of last year.

On a serious mission to entertain fans the band comments:
“We like to look at our live shows as something to keep everyone entertained, such as having something unique happen during each song. We will have our mascot run out and mosh, cover ourselves in blood, just little changes throughout each song to keep the set memorable!”

Show Dates:
June 8 – Red Deer, AB – The Krossing w/ Ninjaspy, Liandra – info
July 6 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
July 13 – Edmonton, AB – Rendezvous

Inspired by Municipal Waste, Megadeth, Slayer, Bonded by Blood, and Metallica, ‘In Thrash We Trust’ could be the mantra of these modern thrashers, a band whose attitude lives up the title of their second and current full-length album. Entitled “Purge & Reset” to follow their 2015 debut album “The Lone Wolf”, founding guitarist Tim Tymo explains the origin of a title that is more than words; it is a statement of metallic intent!

“Let’s just say we have a creator or superior being. If this being gave us everything we needed to flourish humanely and returned to see all the wars and corruption…this being would want to wipe the slate clean and start over. Hence…PURGE AND RESET!”
TYMO was formed in Edmonton in 2015 and is Tim Tymo on vocals/guitar, Nick Schwartz on guitar, Harlen Jacobs on bass, and Marc Durie on drums.

Music Video – “Killer Krom”

Track Listing:
1.All Looks Alive…In The Dark! (3:41)
2.Killer Krom (3:04)
3.Purge & Reset (4:14)
4.Flames To Frost (Instrumental) (4:22)
5.Evolved From You (2:41)
6.Intent Comes To Shove (3:39)
7.We The Pawns (3:22)
8.Above This Storm (3:34)
Album Length: 28:41


Album / Live Band Line Up:
Tim Tymo (Vocals & Guitar)
Nick Schwartz (Guitar)
Harlen Jacobs (Bass & Screams)
Marc Durie (Drums)

Spanish melodic metal band, KILMARA, have announced the release of their fourth album ‘Across the Realm of Time’

KILMARA is: John Portillo – Guitar –  Miguel Laise – Guitars- Dani Ponce – Vocals – Javier Morillo – Drums – Didakio – Bass

Spanish melodic metal band,


have announced the release of their fourth album ‘Across the Realm of Time’ on August 31, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The album was produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by Roland Grapow (Lords of Black, Masterplan, Squealer, Black Majesty, Eagleheart…).

Guests on the album: Jordi Longán (ex-Ipsilon) keyboard solo on Principles of Hatred, Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween, Masterplan) start guitar solo on My Haven, background vocals on “crawling from darkness” and “Out From the Darkness”, Viktorie Surmøva ( Surmatra, Rosa Nocturna, Victorius ) vocals on I Shall Rise Again


1. …And into the Realm
2. Purging Flames
3. The Silent Guide
4. The End of the World
5. My Haven
6. Principles of Hatred
7. The Forge
8. Disciples
9. I Shall Rise Again
10. Out From the Darkness…

Artwork made by Didac Plà.

The album can be pre-ordered here

The powerful melodic metal band KILMARA presents their new masterpiece “Across the Realm of Time”. After three critically acclaimed albums, the debut “Haunting Dreams” the work that put them on the world map, “Dont fear the Wolf” and their fantastic third album “Love songs and other nightmares”, it was time for KILMARA to make their fourth album, the most important of their career. With the incorporations of the American singer Daniel Ponce and the virtuoso Argentinian guitarist Miguel Laise, KILMARA returns to revolutionize their sound being now more melodic, faster and powerful, but without losing the class and mastery that characterizes them. “Across the realm of time” is the definitive work and consecration of KILMARA, a new step to conquer all lovers of quality metal.

KILMARA has created a collection of incredible songs that are inspired by melodic heavy metal and European progpower metal always looking for a modern and elegant sound. KILMARA is today one of the most powerful and innovative bands to consider in the modern metal scene. With a past-present-future concept as a basis, this is a circular work in which to submerge and let yourself be carried away by the passion that exists in each topic from beginning to end.

US heavy metal Legend STEEL PROPHET has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records.

US heavy metal Legend


has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records. The new Album “The God Machine” will be released in early 2019. New singer to be announced soon. Check out the video teaser

The highly respected STEEL PROPHET, hailing from Van Nuys in California, deliver technically minded Progressive Heavy Metal. The band was actually assembled in Middletown, Connecticut during 1983 and has released 8 studio albums so far.

STEEL PROPHET is: Steve Kachinsky Blackmoor – Guitars – t.b.a. – Vocals – Vince du Juan Dennis – Bass (Body Count, Obscene Gesture, Agent Steel, Tourniquet) John Tarascio – Drums – Jon Paget – Guitars

check it out…Steel Prophet – The Goddess Principle (Full album HQ)