classic metal

Iron Maiden - Senjutsu

I will admit that Iron Maiden going all Japan-esey, with a very thematic album at least in terms of title and imagery – but also certain songs, was an idea that both bewildered and excited me and maybe gave me a bit of an anxiety too, thinking that if this sucked – it would suck a huge wang – monumentally that is (political correctness just left the building, thank you)!

Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame to release new studio album “Gravitation” on October 29th 2021

Already with their 2018 comeback-album “Smoke on the Mountain”, Eternal Flame laid down the foundation for their new album “Gravitation”. Still, “Gravitation” excels its predecessor in terms of songwriting, performance and virtuosity. Classic Heavy Metal meets catchy rock-songs and neo-classical tunes – all carried by Michael Schinkel’s brilliant guitar and unequalled voice.

Powerwolf postpone European Headlining Tour 2021 to November and December 2022

In 2021, the high priests of heavy metal - Powerwolf - have continued their impressive incomparable story! With their latest successful and critically acclaimed studio album “Call of the Wild”, they make history once again. The single “Dancing with the Dead” reached gold status only a few days after release and the studio album is crowned by streams in double figured millions.

Armored Saint to release new CD/DVD “Symbol of Salvation Live” on October 22nd 2021

On October 22nd, 2021, Armored Saint will release a new CD/DVD, “Symbol of Salvation Live”, via Metal Blade Records, to celebrate the seminal album’s 30th anniversary.

For a first preview of “Symbol of Salvation Live”, a live video for the title track can be viewed below.

Pre-order the CD/DVD, here, in the following formats:

• digipak-CD/DVD
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

Beast In Black to release new studio album “Dark Connection” on October 29th 2021

The future has begun: Today, heavy metal heroes Beast In Black start into a new shimmering metallic era of their bright future. The band announces their new album “Dark Connection” and reveals the cover artwork for this fantastic masterpiece, catapulting the listener into the exciting world of cyberpunk. “Dark Connection” marks the third album of the international high-flyers and will be released on October 29th, 2021, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Anthrax announces Fall 2022 UK & European Headlining Tour

Still celebrating their 40-year tenure as one of music’s premier thrash metal bands, Anthrax announces their first European & UK tour since the summer of 2019. Kicking off on September 27th 2022 in Birmingham, UK, the band will play 28 dates in 16 countries, wrapping up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5th. Crossover thrash band Municipal Waste will support on all dates.  

The Grandmaster to release debut album “Skywards” on October 15th 2021

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Grandmaster’s debut album, “Skywards” on October 15th, 2021. The Grandmaster sees the pairing of legendary metal guitarist Jens Ludwig (Edguy) together with renowned metal vocalist Nando Fernandes (Sinistra, Brother Against Brother) for the creation of a stunning melodic metal masterpiece. 

Running Wild to release new studio album “Blood on Blood” on October 29th 2021

There are plenty of reasons why Rock ‘n’ Rolf Kasparek is so happy with “Blood on Blood”. Says Rolf: “We all know the difficulties the cultural sector was faced with during the lockdown. On the other hand, it also gave me and many other artists some extra time since most releases had to be postponed. I used that time to fine-tune every little detail of my new material. The result is an album that in my opinion is probably the best in Running Wild’s career to date.

Dee Snider announces streaming concert event on July 29th 2021

Legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture icon Dee Snider recently announced his triumphant fifth full-length album, “Leave A Scar”, out on July 30th, 2021 via Napalm Records. To commemorate the release of his new album, Dee Snider has announced a streaming event for his fans on Thursday, July 29th, 2021.

All ticket buyers will gain access to the concert stream on the 29th, as well as on-demand access to any and all content from the event for a 30-day period!