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SECOND SHOOTER – Out of the Dark

Los Angeles-based extreme metal band Second Shooter released their debut album Fury Made Flesh in January. A juxtaposition of death, groove, and thrash metal, Second Shooter was formed in 2017 by guitarist Travis Hildreth and drummer James Wilinski who had been playing together for almost two decades through a band called Salvage 67. An iteration… Read more »

(watch) Modern Prog-Rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN Release Third Single And Official Video for “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”

“…the band doesn’t sound a bit like the day before yesterday, pushes hard, has kept its juvenile fire on its fifth album and, with Óskar Logi Agusstson, has a guitarist who clears the air in a tasteful way.”  – Rolling Stone Germany  Iceland’s finest modern prog/psych export THE VINTAGE CARAVAN have just released their truly catchy third… Read more »

SULDUSK – Through the Looking Glass

The high altitude hits you briskly in the face as forces of nature surround you in calm serene tranquility.  The atmospheric mountain scenery smells of uninhibited fresh air with the embrace of an acoustic folky kiss and elevated breath combined with dark, rigid black metal. Screams rip and tear out from the darkest hole of… Read more »

Opeth’s Critically Heralded New Album, ‘Sorceress,’ Debuts At #8 On Billboard’s Top Current Sales Chart

Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH have returned with a long-awaited, monumental album, Sorceress, which has debuted on Billboard charts in the U.S. at #8 Top Current Sales, #24 Top 200, #1 Hard Music, #4 Independent Label and #5 Vinyl. The new record has exceeded the first week sales of the band’s previous release, Pale Communion. Additionally,… Read more »

Opeth Releases 2nd Studio Blog For ‘Sorceress’

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released the second installment, “Studio Report – Episode 2,” of their in-depth, behind the scenes series on the making of their 12th studio album, Sorceress. The highly-anticipated record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Watch “Studio Report –… Read more »

Opeth Reveals Title Track, “Sorceress,” From Upcoming Album (listen)

As the heavy-rock and metal scenes brace for one of the year’s most anticipated albums, experimental prog pioneers OPETH has declared the wait is over. Today, the band has partnered with RollingStone.com to unveil the first new song and title track, “Sorceress,” from their upcoming, 12th studio album that’s due out on September 30th via… Read more »

Opeth Releases First Studio Blog For, ‘Sorceress’

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released a new video blog, “Studio Report – Episode 1,” ahead of their upcoming release of Sorceress, which will debut on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In the new video, OPETH vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt gives an in-depth tour of… Read more »

Opeth To Release 12th Studio Album, ‘Sorceress,’ On September…

2016 marks the monumental return of one of heavy rock’s most unique, revered and fearless bands of the last three decades, OPETH. Over the years, the experimental, prog veterans have continuously reinvented themselves, pushing the boundaries of their craft and expectations of fans and critics alike. Today, OPETH announces their 12th album, Sorceress, will be… Read more »

OPETH sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, OPETH. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH has been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire to be restricted to a… Read more »


Mind-Blowing Double-Header Weekend Set For Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) And Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) At San Manuel Amphitheater And Festival Grounds In San Bernardino, Ca.  Tickets Go On Sale Friday, May 20 At 10:00 Am (Pt) At OZZFEST.COM AND KNOTFEST.COM. OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST…the ultimate meeting of metal minds…a double-header music and lifestyle weekend like no… Read more »