Diamond Head Posts New Music Video “Belly Of The Beast” Online

NWOBHM pioneers, Diamond Head, return to the world stage with a new album. The Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic slice of old-school heavy metal excellence. Is it packed with the sort of riff-fueled power that founding member (and riff lord) Brian Tatler led a genre and influenced the odd band or two with? It’s electric for sure… and then some.

The album’s lead single, “Belly Of The Beast”, is a ripping signal of intent with huge, catchy, crunchy riffs coupled with Rasmus Bom Andersen’s fiery vocals and married to a steam-engine old-school tempo which will have headbangers gleefully reaching for their air guitars and aspirin. It is both furious and thickly intense.

Remarks Tatler, “‘Belly Of The Beast’ is the lead track on the album and the first single. This is classic Diamond Head, bringing to mind songs like ‘Helpless’ and ‘The Prince’. It’s a very exciting song to play and really pumps up your adrenaline. It’s in your face the whole way though.”

Andersen adds, “It’s a song about personal demons; everyone carries at least one through their life. Don’t be hasty to judge people, for we all have a battle inside.”

“The Coffin Train” will be released via Silver Lining Music on May 24th. Pre-orders will be available on Friday, March 8th.

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Saxon Debut Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Thunderbolt”

NWBHM legends Saxon will release their new 22nd studio album, “Thunderbolt”, on February 2 via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). The new outing was once again helmed by producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Judas Priest, Megadeth among others. The album will feature original artwork by longtime Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.

An official video for the title track can be seen below:

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Trailer Clip For New album “For The Demented” Issued By Annihilator

Last week, Annihilator announced the release of the 16th studio album, “For The Demented,” hitting stores on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album is certainly the most complete and definitive statement yet. The album will be available in a Limited Edition Digipack with Lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a 12″ 180gms coloured vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-orders are now live via this location.

Make sure to also check out a brand new album trailer in the player at the bottom, in addition to the full music video for the first single “Twisted Lobotomy”, over here.

Annihilator mastermind Jeff Waters felt that with For The Demented, it was time to analyze what fans had been telling him over the years. “It was time to sit down and figure out ‘why’ Annihilator ‘s early “thrash-meets-melodic” caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the ‘fan’ part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly-original Waters writing that was to be the first four Annihilator albums.”

Waters adds, “Bottom line, For The Demented captures some feel from Annihilator’s 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four Annihilator records. Back to the thrash-meets-melody but with some pure Waters guitar riffing, up-graded lead guitar shredding and vocals back to the demo-days meets the King of The Kill record. Lyrically, I placed a theme on the record: the human mind and all of its glory, complexity, diversity, weaknesses and insanity! Pretty much the craziness of the music is matched by the lyrics… I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from Annihilator.”

Since 1989, Canada’s Annihilator have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of “different” metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band’s debut “Alice In Hell.” Then there was 1990’s best-selling “Never, Neverland,” 1995’s “King of The Kill,” “Schizo Deluxe” in 2005 and many other critically-acclaimed releases up until 2015’s “Suicide Society.” The ‘under-the-radar’ influence of this band, and writer/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands; that influence even stretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre.

The track listing for “For The Demented” is:

1. Twisted Lobotomy
2. One to Kill
3. For the Demented
4. Pieces of You
5. The Demon You Know
6. Phantom Asylum
7. Altering the Alter
8. The Way
9. Dark
10. Not All There

Check out the preview clip here:

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Metal Legends ANNIHILATOR Reveal “For The Demented” Album Pre-Orders + New Album Trailer

16th Studio Album, For The Demented, out November 3, 2017Watch the Official Trailer HereAlbum Pre-Orders Available Now Here Last week, ANNIHILATOR announced the release of their 16th studio album, For The Demented, hitting stores on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album is certainly their most complete and definitive statement yet. The […]

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Metal Legends ANNIHILATOR Reveal “For The Demented” Album Pre-Orders + New Album Trailer

16th Studio Album, For The Demented, out November 3, 2017Watch the Official Trailer HereAlbum Pre-Orders Available Now Here Last week, ANNIHILATOR announced the release of their 16th studio album, For The Demented, hitting stores on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album is certainly their most complete and definitive statement yet. The […]

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Arch Enemy, Entombed A.D, Triptykon Etc. Featured On 2016 “Wacken Open Air” Blu-ray/DVD Set

The official live Blu-ray/DVD Set release for last year’s edition of the annual “Wacken Open Air” titled “27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder”, has been scheduled for August 11th in North America via Silver Lining Music. Double disc CD and double disc DVD/Blu-ray sets are planned with footage/audio of 43 artists and 54 songs set for inclusion. You’ll hear music from Arch Enemy, Bullet for My Valentine, Borknagar, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Steel Panther, Axel Rudi Pell, Entombed A.D., Red Fang and Tarja Turunen, plus experience the emotional tribute to legendary Motörhead founder Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, “Born To Lose, Live To Win”.

A trailer for the Blu-ray/DVD Set can be seen below:

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Vocalist Oksana Element Parts Ways With Scarleth, Replacement Annonced

Ukrainian modern metal band Scarleth announced that lead singer Oksana Element has parted ways with the band for an undisclosed reason. The band announced that the new vocalist will be Ekaterina Kapshuk.

Scarleth was formed in 2005 at Donetsk, Ukraine by Viktor Morozov. The band released two albums: “Break the Silence” (2011) and “The Silver Lining” (2015).

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