Anthrax’s New Live Recording ‘Kings Among Scotland’ Is Available Now

Courtesy: Megaforce Records/Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The wait is finally over for Anthrax’s new live recording. Kings Among Scotland arrived in stores and online today via Megaforce Records.  Originally recorded February 15, 2017 at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, Scotland, the two-set, 19-song set list includes hits such as ‘Madhouse,’ ‘I Am The Law,’ ‘Breathing Lightning,’...

April 27th, 2018
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Slayer To Re-Issue “Repentless” On Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Slayer is giving audiences one more high-powered metal treat before it hits the road for its farewell tour. The band announced this week that it will release a limited edition vinyl box set pressing of its now final album Repentless this summer.  Repentless: 6.66 Inch Special Collector’s Edition Vinyl Box Set will be released fittingly on June...

March 30th, 2018
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Michael Schenker Announces New LP Specs, Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Fans of guitar great Micheal Schenker have a lot to celebrate this year. The former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, who has had quite the success as a solo artist, too, will release his latest solo album next month with a support tour to follow its release.  Resurrection is currently scheduled to be released Friday, March 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. The...

February 4th, 2018
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Neither Its Best Nor its Worst Album, Machine Head’s New Album ‘Catharsis’ Deserves At Least One Listen

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The day is finally here and the long wait is finally over. Machine Head’s new album Catharsis is finally here. The band’s ninth new album, it has faced a lot of scrutiny from audiences leading up to its release, with many comparing it to the band’s 1999 album The Burning Red and its follow-up, 2001’s Supercharger, and others even calling...

January 30th, 2018
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Machine Head Unveils ‘Volatile’ Lyric Video

By Philip Sayblack Machine Head is stirring up the masses again with yet another single from the band’s upcoming album Catharsis and its lyric video. The band unveiled today the album’s opener, ‘Volatile,’ which was written as a tribute to Heather Heyer, who was killed by a racist neo-nazi in last year’s Charlottesville, Virginia protests.  It is just one of the socio-politically charged...

January 25th, 2018
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Machine Head Releases More New Music From ‘Catharsis’

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Veteran metal act Machine Head will release its latest album Catharsis next week.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band last week released the album’s latest single, ‘Bastards.’ ‘Bastards’ is perhaps the band’s boldest composition to date because it is an extremely stark departure from everything that fans have ever come...

January 18th, 2018
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Machine Head Unveils ‘Ten Ton Hammer’ Live Clip

By Philip Sayblack Machine Head and Nuclear Blast Records are getting audiences excited again about the band’s new album Catharsis. The two sides unveiled Monday the live clip for its performance of its classic song ‘Ten Ton Hammer.’ The performance is taken from a 2015 performance held at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. The 21-song set is included exclusively in the limited expanded...

December 18th, 2017
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Ministry Announces New Album Release, Tour Dates; Unveils Lead Single & Video

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack Ministry returns next spring with its latest full-length studio recording. The band announced Monday that it will release Amerikkkant March 9, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s 14th full-length studio recording, it will also be the band’s first for Nuclear Blast Records. Frontman and founder Al Jourgensen called the album a way for people...

December 11th, 2017
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Machine Head Unveils ‘Catharsis’ Video

By Philip Sayblack Machine Head has unveiled the video for the title track from its forthcoming album Catharsis. The album’s latest single was unveiled just recently. The video places the band in an asylum setting as it performs its new song. That footage is crossed with footage of Butoh dancers in the grim setting for a powerful visualization of the song’s musical and lyrical energy. Audiences...

December 8th, 2017
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‘The Grinding Wheel’ Shows Overkill Is Still “Grinding” It Out Successfully

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records By Philip Sayblack The countdown to the year’s end is officially on, and that means for the music industry, the push is officially on to start assembling those annual year-end “Best Of” lists.  One of the lists that this critic in particular has seen overflowing with impressive titles is that of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  New releases from...

August 27th, 2017
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