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VIRGIN STEELE Premier Lyric Video For "Lucifer's Hammer."

New Album Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation Out June 23rd in North America on SPV/Steamhammer

VIRGIN STEELEwill release their new album this June 23rd via SPV/Steamhammer.  The title of the album is Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation and the album will have three different versions of the cover art.  Today the band has released a lyric video for the song "Lucifer's Hammer".


Front man David Defeis speaks on the new album:
"Our new album which is called Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation, is not a concept album per se, but there is a through line that connects the tracks. The lyrics essentially deal with relationship issues and by that I mean.... the connections between entities.... as in all sorts of beings, not only human beings...but also Gods & Goddesses, Spirits, Elements, or whatever, plus various creatures, animal, vegetable and or mineral, but largely the album is about connections between people. People and their belief systems, people and…



Animals as Leaders go back to school with the trio’s video for the song “Physical Education,” which can be viewed below!

The album comes from the band’s most recent album, The Joy of Motion, which is available now via Sumerian Records (iTunes:, GooglePlay: and Amazon: The 12-track album debuted at #23 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart.

The clip comes as the band prepares for the “Coma Ecliptic Tour” tour with Between the Buried and Me:

07/07 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
07/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
07/09 – Orlando, FL @ Venue 578
07/10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
07/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
07/13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
07/14 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
07/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
07/17 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
07/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bro…

NASHVILLE PUSSY Announces North American Tour in Support Of Ten Years of Pussy

Two weeks ago, southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY released Ten Years of Pussy, a retrospective of the bands ten years of working with SPV/Steamhammer.  In support of the release NASHVILLE PUSSY are hitting the road on an extensive North American tour including appearances at the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Nashville, TN as well as the Full Terror Assault Festival in Cave In Rock, IL.  The tour kicks off August 7th and will wrap up on September 13th in Memphis, TN.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Expect additional dates to be added as well.
Ten Years Of Pussy highlights the band's most relevant work of their decade history on label SPV. Up The Dosage (2014), featuring rock solid bassist Bonnie Buitrago, has been called "NASHVILLE PUSSY'S Back In Black"and was Pick Of The Week on That Metal ShowFrom Hell To Texas(2009) was recorded at Willie Nelson's studio in Texas and featured some of the band's strongest songwriting to date. And Get Some (2005)…

Not Just for Guitarists: The 2016 AXES & ANCHORS Cruise Announces Non-Guitar Oriented Workshops.

Guitar Geniuses TONY MACALPINE and GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses) Added to Performance and Workshop Roster
Cruise with Today’s Greatest Musicians – Setting Sail February 20, 2016 from Miami, FL Featuring More than 40 Blazing Performances Tons of FREE Guitar Workshops with Featured Guitarists Gear Demos and Tutorials with Featured Guitarists On-Board Parties and Exotic Beach Stops + More Bands Confirming Soon!

The upcoming 5-day/4-night 2016 AXES & ANCHORS cruise – setting sail from Miami, FL on February 20 aboard the Carnival Victory, stopping in Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on February 24 – is pleased to announce two new artists to the cruise line-up! GILBY CLARKE, best known for his time as rhythm guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, and TONY MACALPINE, one of rock's most amazing and versatile musicians, are just two amazing artists that AXES & ANCHORS cruise will be adding to the already stellar line-up.
In addition, the cruise is announcing a variety of no…


Female fronted Metallers UNLEASH THE ARCHERS have unveiled their first music video for the track "Tonight We Ride" from their upcoming album titled Time Stands Still!


The Canadian shooting stars play kick ass heavy metal; with fist-pumping anthemic melodies you can't help but sing along to! The combination of power vocals, death screams, tasty guitar licks and complex drumming provides a little something for everyone!
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POWERWOLF Release Third Part Of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" Series!

Heavy Metal masters POWERWOLF are back with their sensational new album Blessed & Possessedset to be released on July 17th via Napalm Records.This masterpiece is already considered a monument of a whole genre that presents metal hymns with emotiveness and pure magic! The wolves have released the third part of "The Road To Blessed & Possessed" series giving yet another insight into the recordings.  WATCH VIDEO BELOW:

POWERWOLF will present Blessed & Possessed live on their "Wolfsnächte Tour 2015". Find all tour dates below & make sure to get your tickets fast! 03.09.15 CH - Pratteln / Z 7                               
04.09.15 DE - Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE - Cologne / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK - London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR - Paris / Trabendo
11.09.15 CH - Vevey / Rocking Chair
12.09.15 FR - Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE - Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE - Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE - Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
22.10.15 DE - …

LYCUS: Complete Recording; Announce West Coast Tour Dates.

Oakland, CA funeral death/doom quartet LYCUS have completed the recording of their sophomore full-length and Relapse Records debut.  The album was recorded at Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, CA this April and will once again feature album art from the renowned Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Bell Witch).  The band has announced a series of west coast dates this summer with Dispirit where they will be playing new material.  The shows kick off on June 4th in Sacramento, CA with Ufomammut and Usnea and a complete listing of dates is available below.  
Tempest by Lycus

Originally formed in 2008, LYCUS released their debut demo in 2011 which was later reissued by The Flenser the following year.  2013 saw the group release their critically acclaimed debut full-length, entitled Tempest, on 20 Buck Spin Records.  The band signed to Relapse Records in early 2015.  Stay tuned for more news and info on LYCUS.   LYCUS Tour Dates:  Jun 04 Sacramento, CA T…

Vegas Shock Rockers I.D.S.F.A. Pay Homage to Orderus Urungus with “The Genius That Was Oderus”

Las Vegas-based shock rockers I.D.S.F.A. – winners of the 2011 “Best Shock Rock” and 2013 “Best of Vegas” Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards – released their first full-length self-titled album in 2013, including tracks about revenge, death, mayhem, zombies and all things gruesome. Pairing the audio with a chaotic live show featuring drum beating zombies, an 8-foot anti-aircraft gun, washed up sea creatures from the Japan tsunami and other surprises, the group has amassed an assembly of fans who are rabid for what’s coming next!
The group aims to continue the carnage with their upcoming concept project Bodies In The Basement, which will include a new album, as well as short film and live, interactive performance aspects. In addition, the new music will feature an overhauled sound and demented new vocalist, Knuckletooth. In celebration of the upcoming release, the band is paying homage to their main musical and theatrical inspiration, GWAR, as well as late vocalist Dave Brockie, with a new tra…

Dim Mak Record's free music imprint New Noise Releases Diamond Pistols "Diamonds"

Download "Diamonds" for free onSoundCloud

Seattle-based Diamond Pistols delivers an anthemic trap tune entitled “Diamonds” for the latest release on Dim Mak’s free music discovery imprint, New Noise. The track features classic hype-up vocals repeating over a series of trap horns, triple hi-hats and booming basslines.

In 2013, young-gun Christian Dold, better known by his stage name Diamond Pistols, emerged onto the scene as a dance music weapon to be reckoned with. Kicking off his career with the release of his debut EP on industry heavy-hitter Datsik’s Firepower Records imprint, Wildstyle peaked at #1 on Beatport’s Top Dubstep Releases. Soon after, his remix of Kairo Kingdom’s “Get Down” shot through the Beatport charts, settling in at #11 on the Top 100 Dubstep Tracks chart.

Dold further solidified his place in dance music with his heavily blogged and downloaded bootleg of Ace Hood’s “Bugatti,” which has accumulated over one million streams on SoundCloud and YouTube combined.…