Artillery Announces New LP Release Date; Debuts Lead Single, Video

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack Artillery will return this fall. The band announced Wednesday that it will release its ninth studio recording Nov. 16. in the form of The Face of Fear.  Set to be released via Metal Blade Records, the record is the fifth from the band to be produced by Soren Andersen at Medley Studios.  It will come almost three years after the release of its 2016...

September 26th, 2018

New Documentary/Live Collection Coming This Fall From Amon Amarth

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Amon Amarth announced this week that it will release a new multi-faceted released this fall. The Pursuit of Vikings: 25 Years in the Eye of the Storm is currently scheduled to be released Nov. 26 via Metal Blade Records.  The collection will feature a double-live recording and a full-length documentary. The documentary takes audiences through the band’s...

September 22nd, 2018

Gozu Premieres More New Music From ‘Equilibrium’

Courtesy: Black Light Media/Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown is on to the release of Gozu’s new album Equilibrium, and in anticipation of its upcoming release on April 13, the Boston, MA-based stoner metal band has unveiled another single from the album. The band unveiled on Wednesday its new single ‘The People vs. Mr. T.’  The seven-minute-plus composition, which is streaming...

March 15th, 2018
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Armored Saint Plots South, North American Summer Tour Dates; Announces Album Re-Issue

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack Armored Saint is going to be very busy this summer. The band recently announced new live dates in South and North America, with a string of live dates in South America coming first. The veteran hard rock band’s week-long tour in South America, which runs from June 2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to June 8 in Bogota, Colombia, will be its first time ever...

March 2nd, 2018
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The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack Fans of Whitechapel and The Black Dahlia Murder are going to get a very special treat this summer. The Metal Blade records label mates will embark on a co-headlining tour that will see each play one of its albums in its entirety.  The Black Dahlia Murder is expected to perform its latest full-length studio recording Nightbringers –released October...

March 2nd, 2018
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As I Lay Dying Albums Get Vinyl Re-Issue Treatment

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records By Philip Sayblack As I Lay Dying is back…sort of. Almost a year after the band’s former front man Tim Lambesis was released from prison for a conviction in a murder-for-hire plot in which he allegedly tried to have his wife killed, two of the band’s albums are getting the vinyl re-issue treatment. Metal Blade Records announced Thursday that the band’s 2003 record Frail...

January 5th, 2018
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Spock’s Beard Offers Audiences Another Solid Live Effort In ‘Snow Live’

By Philip Sayblack On Aug. 27, 2002, veteran prog-rock outfit Spock’s Beard released what has since come to be known by the band’s fans as one of its most pivotal albums when it released the simply titled, yet complex concept album Snow. The two-disc record was the last for then front man Neal Morse, who left the band for a solo career not too long after its release. Just this month, the band...

November 22nd, 2017
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Metal Blade Sharp As Ever With New BTBAM, Fates Warning Live Recordings

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records has two new live recordings out today, and they are recordings that both deserve a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new live recordings.  The recordings in question are Between The Buried and Me’s Coma Ecliptic Live and Fates Warning’s Awaken The Guardian Live. Both deserve one of those critical spots in part...

May 7th, 2017
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Armored Saint Fans Will Want To Get Their Hands On ‘Carpe Noctum’

By Philip Sayblack Courtesy: Metal Blade Records Metal Blade Records had quite a year in 2016, putting out impressive new recordings from Amon Amarth, Wovenwar, Artillery and a number of others.  One of the leading labels in the metal community, Metal Blade has wasted little time in 2017 getting things going.  It will open the new year late next month with the release of Armored Saint’s new live...

January 15th, 2017

Wovenwar’s Second Album Is A Solid Sophomore Effort

Courtesy: Metal Blade By Philip Sayblack The end of the old year and the start of the New Year are traditionally the slowest times of the year in terms of new music releases.  While some new albums are released over the holiday season and the early part of the New Year, the real first push for new albums generally doesn’t start until early March.  Even as slow as the end of the old year and start...

January 1st, 2017