Author: Brett Bittke

Revamp Exclusively Debuts Lyric Video For ‘Nothing’

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The female-centric website BoxxMagazine.com has exclusively debuted the new lyric video for “Nothing,” the track off of REVAMP’s second studio album, Wild Card, which was released in North America last September.  View the lyric video here: http://boxxmagazine.com/2014/02/exclusive-video-premiere-floor-jansen-nothing/ Led by the inimitable & multi-talented vocalist Floor Jansen, Dutch heavy metallers REVAMP have scheduled their maiden tour… Read more »


Insomnium Announces Details For New Album, ‘Shadows Of The Dying Sun’

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Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have returned with their sixth full-length, entitled Shadows Of The Dying Sun. Featuring artwork once again by Wille Naukkarinen, Shadows Of The Dying Sun will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. All of the drums were recorded at… Read more »


Morbus Chron Premieres New Track, ‘The Perennial Link’

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In anticipation of their upcoming release, Sweden’s MORBUS CHRON has premiered a new track, “The Perennial Link”, taken from their buzz-worthy full-length, Sweven, due out March 4th in North America via Century Media Records. Already named “one of the best albums of the year” (STEREOGUM.com), Sweven intertwines dark death metal with progressive song structures and… Read more »


Steve Aoki Charitable Fund Makes Major Donation To Multiple Health And Research Organizations

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A proponent of pro-social causes and a philanthropist in his own right, Steve Aoki has announced a major donation of over $65,000 to multiple health and research organizations. The Grammy-nominated electronic music producer recently raised the funds during his Aokify America North American tour, powered by Scion and presented by his independent imprint Dim Mak, last… Read more »


MALEVOLENCE streams new album, ‘Reign of Suffering,’

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MALEVOLENCE, one of the UK’s fastest rising crossover bands, will release their eagerly awaited debut album, Reign Of Suffering, via Siege Of Amida Records/Century Media Records on November 25th in the USA (out now in Europe). Reign of Suffering is now streaming in its entirety at Lambgoat.com and can be heard at the link below:… Read more »


NELO Ready New Self-Titled Album For Release February 4, 2014

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NELO–named for a strategy in the card game Spades where one loses every hand in order to win big in the end–is led by the team of childhood friends primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist Matt Ragland and lead singer Reid Umstattd. The name of the band draws likeness between the strategy in the game and… Read more »


THE PRETTY RECKLESS: Releases Single “Heaven Knows” From ‘Going To Hell’ Out in Early 2014

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Taylor Momsen and THE PRETTY RECKLESS have released their first single “Heaven Knows” digitally today, Tuesday, November 19. Taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album GOING TO HELL, out early 2014 on Razor & Tie, the song rocks a powerful rhythmic guitar with a striking refrain that Momsen delivers dead-on: “Oh no, heaven knows, we… Read more »


Devin Townsend un-boxes ‘The Retinal Circus’ deluxe fan box

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Last month, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released The Retinal Circus, an epic recording of his sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London in 2012. A very special diehard deluxe fan box was created, and Devin himself has put together a video showing just what treasures can be found inside this unique release. Fans can watch… Read more »


Japan’s VAMPS to Play Special L.A. + NYC Shows

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VAMPS are on their way. The dynamic duo of the Japanese rock scene will grace U.S. soil for only two shows this year, taking the stage at the iconic House of Blues in Los Angeles on December 4 and at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland in New York City on December 8. These VAMPS gigs are shaping up… Read more »


INSOMNIUM releases digital single, “Ephemeral”, today in North America

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“Finland’s finest miserablists” (Terrorizer) INSOMNIUM have released a new digital single, “Ephemeral”, today in North America! To purchase this track (with three acoustic songs as a bonus), please visit iTunes. Taken from INSOMNIUM’s forthcoming album due out 2014 via Century Media Records, “Ephemeral” marks the first track to feature the band’s new guitarist, Markus Vanhala… Read more »


GRAND MAGUS Album Details and 3rd Studio Report Unveiled

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Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS have unveiled the details to their upcoming seventh studio album entitled Triumph And Power.  The record was recorded at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad, Sweden this past September with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS).  Triumph And Power is set to be released on January 31… Read more »


APOCALYPTICA Release New Video “Fight Against Monsters”

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APOCALYPTICA–the ground-breaking Finnish orchestral rock group–today (November 19) release WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE IN LEIPZIG (BMG), an epic live collaboration with the acclaimed MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra. The album’s release is perfectly timed since 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of iconic German composer Richard Wagner. Watch “Fight Against Monsters,” the new video off WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE… Read more »


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