Korpiklaani Premiere New Song “Kotikonnut” From Upcoming New Album “Kulkija”

Korpiklaani premiere a new song entitled “Kotikonnut” (meaning Homestead in English), taken from their upcoming new album “Kulkija”, which will be out in stores September 7 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now “Kotikonnut” below.

Explains Korpiklaani:

“During his journey, a wanderer yearningly looks back on his home, childhood and the beauty of everything. He remembers running with his girl on the meadow, believing it to last till the end of times. Although his home is now the road and a carriage run by joy, he will still always remember the happiness of his home and youth. At the time the moon was golden, shining everywhere at night, lighting up the otherwise dark countryside and the forest. The wanderer eventually accepts that everything that comes, will one day fade into a distant memory.”

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Destruction Drummer Wawrzyniec “Vaaver” Dramowicz Explains Why He’s Leaving The Band

As previously reported, Wawrzyniec “Vaaver” Dramowicz, drummer of German thrash metal legends Destruction, has announced that he will leave the band this March. He has since given a statement explaining his reasons for doing so, which reads:

“It is never easy to make hard decisions. It is time for me to part ways with Destruction – the band that has hosted me for nearly a decade; my brothers, my best buddies. Above all, these guys are great musicians that I have enjoyed countless performances with. 8 years with Destruction means more than words can describe. We shared the stage more than 500 times, travelled to the moon and back at least twice! It is time to drift my career towards more calm waters which surround my family. At the same time, Destruction needs to explore new exciting and challenging stages of their career. I would like to thank Schmier and Mike for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Destruction. I tried my best to enhance the band’s sound and groove with my skills. I could see the fans’ reactions around the world that came to the gigs and the signing sessions with tears in their eyes…just happy to see the band they had listened to since the beginning of the 80’s. It has been a truly unforgettable experience! I wish you guys all the best. I know you will find the right replacement with the skills and dedication that you deserve for your incredible band. I am not quitting my profession either. It is just a change in life that we all sometimes go through and have to adjust to new circumstances. Hope we meet again one day or night on your rough Destruction seas! Thank you Schmier and Mike…!”

Destruction frontman Schmier adds: “There is not much more to add in this moment of sorrow. We all know it really sucks to separate with people you cherish for reasons beyond control. So ‘family first’ is something we all have to accept. Vaaver was not just the best drummer we ever had and I don’t wanna diminish the dignity of any of our old drummers here, but he also was a killer dude and a great friend. So yes, this really hurts…of course he will stay a part of our clan and the big Destruction family! Cheers for all those fantastic years, our paths will definitely cross again and all the best for your future, Vaavski!”

To be clear, all shows will still be going ahead with Vaaver playing with Destruction until March. Randy Black, who already replaced him on his baby-break, will step in for the shows after March, until the band has decided who will be Vaaver’s worthy successor.

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Another Lost Year Premiere Video For “Call It Like It Is”

Another Lost Year premiere a music video for their single, “Call It Like It Is”, from the band’s upcoming album due out in 2018. ALY is currently wrapping up the end of the year with their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Traveling Party. The video was directed by Dillenger (Dan Johnson) of Dillenger Media Group and can be streamed below.

Says the bands vocalist Clinton Cunanon:

“We just decided to literally do what we wanted to do, get back to the reasons we fell in love with music, to make people feel something, even if that feeling is uncomfortable. When it came to our latest single, Call It Like It Is, we used imagery that we felt would invoke some feelings in people, and when it came to the video, well, we dug in hard, probably a little over ambitious, but we shot for the moon and could not be happier with how it turned out! Dillinger Media and Dan Johnson helped us execute the idea flawlessly in our opinion!”

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Blood of the Moon Debut New Song “Devourer of the Flesh” From Upcoming New 7” EP “Night Devourer”

Blood of the Moon debut a new song entitled “Devourer of the Flesh”, taken from their upcoming new 7” EP “Night Devourer”, which was originally released as a digital single in September 2015.

Check out now “Devourer of the Flesh” below.

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New Song “Man Of Sorrow” Streaming From Pink Cream 69

German melodic metal act Pink Cream 69 is streaming the another new song from “Headstrong.” Check out “Man of Sorrow” in the player at the bottom. “Headstrong” is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on November 10th.

The track listing for “Headstrong” is:

CD 1:

1. We Bow to None
2. Walls Come Down
3. Unite and Divide
4. No More Fear
5. Man of Sorrow
6. Path of Destiny (song streaming here)
7. Vagrant of the Night
8. Bloodsucker
9. Whistleblower
10. The Other Man

CD 2:

1. Special (Live)
2. Talk to the Moon (Live)
3. Break the Silence (Live)
4. Do You Like It Like That (Live)
5. The Spirit (Live)
6 Livin’ My Life for You (Live)
7. Wasted Years (Live)
8. Welcome the Night (Live)
9. Shame (Live)

Check out “Man of Sorrow” here:

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New Galactic Cowboys Album Coming After 17 Years

Has it really been 17 years? Time just flew by… Galactic Cowboys has always been a musical enigma. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the band combined melodic thrash, progressive metal, Beatlesque harmonies, and a quirky sense of humor into a genre of its own creation.

Between 1991 and 2000, the Cowboys released a string of albums such as “Space In Your Face”
and “The Horse That Bud Bought.” That first time around, though, GC was the right band at exactly the wrong time. On this outing, the Cowboys shoot for the moon again, and celebrate the journey back.

Their most notable fan-base became other musicians — an exclusive club that included other 1990s musical misanthropes such as Jellyfish, King’s X, and Kevin Gilbert. Reflecting both the musicality and diversity of the band, Galactic Cowboys toured primarily with two music legends, Anthrax and Dream Theater, reflecting the Cowboy’s versatility.

Now the new album “Long Way Back To The Moon” will drop on November 17th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Mike Portnoy comments:

“The Galactic Cowboys were (and still are) one of my favorite bands to emerge from the 90’s. Great songwriting, killer players and euphoric harmonies. They were always criminally underrated and overlooked, which led to their premature demise in 2000. My last 17 years have had a hole in my musical palate without them and I couldn’t be happier at the announcement of their return! Welcome back boys…I missed you!”

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New Album Title Song “Against All Kings” Streaming From Vhäldemar

Spanish heavy metal band Vhäldemar is streaming the new single “Against All Kings.” The song is the title track of the long awaited fifth full length album “Against All Kings.” The album will be released on November 7th via Fighter Records.

The album was recorded at Chromacity Studios during the first half of this year and we already had an advance in the form of a the limited EP “Old King’s Visions (part V),” issued last month.

The track list for “Against All Kings” is as follows:

1. Metalizer
2. Old King’s Visions (Part V)
3. Against All Kings
4. Eye For an Eye
5. I Will Stand Forever
6. Vulcano
7. Howling at the Moon
8. The Last to Die
9. Walking in the Rain
10. Rebel Mind
11. Titans in D Minor

Check out “Against All Kings” here:

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New Album Title Song “Against All Kings” Streaming From Vhäldemar

Spanish heavy metal band Vhäldemar is streaming the new single “Against All Kings.” The song is the title track of the long awaited fifth full length album “Against All Kings.” The album will be released on November 7th via Fighter Records.

The album was recorded at Chromacity Studios during the first half of this year and we already had an advance in the form of a the limited EP “Old King’s Visions (part V),” issued last month.

The track list for “Against All Kings” is as follows:

1. Metalizer
2. Old King’s Visions (Part V)
3. Against All Kings
4. Eye For an Eye
5. I Will Stand Forever
6. Vulcano
7. Howling at the Moon
8. The Last to Die
9. Walking in the Rain
10. Rebel Mind
11. Titans in D Minor

Check out “Against All Kings” here:

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New Album Details Posted By Vhäldemar

Spanish heavy metal band Vhäldemar revealed the cover artwork (created by Warbanner) and track list for the long awaited fifth full length album “Against All Kings.” The album will be released on November 7th via Fighter Records.

The album was recorded at Chromacity Studios during the first half of this year and we already had an advance in the form of a the limited EP “Old King’s Visions (part V),” issued last month.

Now Vhäldemar can proudly say this is the best album in the discography, a powerful opus conformed by 11 true metal hymns full of memorable riffs, killer choruses and awesome solos.

The track list for “Against All Kings” is as follows:

1. Metalizer
2. Old King’s Visions (Part V)
3. Against All Kings
4. Eye For an Eye
5. I Will Stand Forever
6. Vulcano
7. Howling at the Moon
8. The Last to Die
9. Walking in the Rain
10. Rebel Mind
11. Titans in D Minor

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Vhäldemar Streams New Song “Howling At The Moon”

Spanish heavy metal band Vhäldemar is about to release a limited digipack EP containing three songs from upcoming 5th album “Against All Kings,” due to be released next October through Fighter Records.

Entitled “Old King’s Visions,” this new EP is an appetizer directed to the most die hard fans: only 600 copies will be made containing five songs with a May 4th release confirmed. Check out advance song “Howling At The Moon” below.

Vhäldemar is also currently working on a video clip for the song “1366 (Old King’s Visions Part V)” which is expected by the end of April, just a few days before the release of this new EP.

1. 1366 (Old King´s Visions Part V)
2. I Will Stand Forever
3. Intro
4. Howling at the Moon
5. Gorgar (Helloween cover)

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