Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed “The Hydra.” This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that’s been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument – a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic harp strings; half-fretless necks; single-coil, humbucking, piezo, MIDI and sustainer pickups; floating and hardtail tremolo bridges; phase splitters; and much, much more.Continue reading STEVE VAI AND IBANEZ REVEAL THE HYDRA
Pirate Metal Icons ALESTORM have extended their worldwide record deal with Napalm Records for three more albums! Napalm Records has been alongside ALESTORM since their early days – starting with their debut album Captain Morgan’s Revenge back in 2008. Since then, the band around founding member and singer Christopher Bowes have built a stellar career, reigning as one of the biggest and most important bands in the genre.Continue reading ALESTORM announce contract extension with Napalm Records + Enters the Studio to Record New Album
Hellish outfit Cradle Of Filth have announced a digital show stream, a one-off special performance titled ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox‘. The concert will be aired this Spring Equinox, Sunday March 20th, during which the band will play monumental 1996 studio album Dusk… and Her Embrace in full. Continue reading CRADLE OF FILTH announce ‘The Infernal Vernal Equinox’ show stream feat. performance of ‘Dusk… and Her Embrace’ in full – 20th March
Spikerot Records is stoked to announce the reissue of this timeless classic of Avantgarde Metal. 20 years after its recordings, SOLEFALD’s fourth album “IN HARMONIA UNIVERSALI” will be finally available on vinyl for the first time ever.
SOLEFALD are a wilful and truly unapologetical one-of-a-kind band, defying all known genre definitions with each release. “IN HARMONIA UNIVERSALI” is one of their most complex works to date, layered and eclectic, it stems from the band’s obsession with Progressive Rock, making its way through art, history and philosophy with lyrics touching five different languages. An unheard-of blend of Extreme Metal with bombastic passages, Gothic mystique, acoustic interludes, and the fearless use of instruments like saxophone, hammond and piano, make this album a crucial step in the band’s career.
Finnish Heinola-based metal band Where’s My Bible released a new single and music video ‘Chapter I: Escape’. The track is taken from the upcoming EP Circle which is set to be released on May 13th 2022 via Inverse Records. There will be four tracks on EP and music video is done for each song.Continue reading Where’s My Bible release first single ‘Chapter I: Escape’ from upcoming new EP Circle
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE are kicking off 2022 with the rousing “The American Dream.”
The band has shared the performance video for the song, which boasts rapid-fire riffing, potent breakdowns, unpredictable electronic flashes, and melodic nuances.Continue reading MEMPHIS MAY FIRE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “THE AMERICAN DREAM”