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John Gallagher of Raven chats with The Age Of Metal

John Gallagher of Raven chats with The Age Of Metal

RavenClassic, legends & pioneers, those are the only adjectives to describe Raven and what they weight in the history of heavy metal. Their attitude and music is just timeless, after more than 30 years of form they still delivering an entertaining and kick ass show from beginning to end.  (more…)

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Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon checked in with The Age Of Metal

Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon checked in with The Age Of Metal

NDLast Wednesday (10/15/14) we witness of the return of heavy metal to its very basic form, not adorns, not spectacularly, just plain and simple drums, killer guitar riffs and galloping bass line. It was like being transported to 1983. The name, Night Demon, a trio from Ventura, CA that had achieved the formula to bring freshness and a boldness attitude to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal…

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Starkill- Virus Of The Mind (2014)

Starkill- Virus Of The Mind (2014)

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Chicago’s very own Starkill return this year with their sophomore album Virus Of The Mind. Following the success left by their début album Fires Of Life, and their great touring campaign with Wintersun & Fleshgod Apocalypse in North America last year, and with Turisasin Europe at the beginning of this year. These melodic metallers have decided to put all in on this new album, that is a…

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Paul Allender of White Empress discussed ‘Rise Of The Empress’

Paul Allender of White Empress discussed ‘Rise Of The Empress’

White Empress is a multi-talented band created by Paul Allender (ex- Cradle Of Filth) and Mary Zimmer (ex-Luna Mortis), The rest of the band are; Chela Harper (Coal Chamber), Jeremy KohnmannWill Graney (Damnation Angels), and Zac Morris. The band just released their début album ‘Rise Of The Empress‘ and is scheduled to play a handful of shows in the midwest this month, with the intention to…

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Henrik & Pasi of Sonata Arctica check in with The Age Of Metal

Henrik & Pasi of Sonata Arctica check in with The Age Of Metal

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Since 1999 Sonata Arctica has been synonym of power metal greatness, their style became the influence for many musicians and bands that wanted to emulate their music and follow their steps. As times passes this Finnish colossus, challenged themselves and adventured into new territories that took them to where they are today. With the release of their 8th studio album, Pariah’s Child, the band…

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Dianne Van Giersbergen of Xandria talks about Sacrificium & Touring North America

Dianne Van Giersbergen of Xandria talks about Sacrificium & Touring North America

Dianne-1Since the release of their new album Sacrificium at the beginning of the year, and the incorporation of Dianne Van Giersbergen as new vocalist last year, Xandria seems to have gained new strength and a new character as a band, this new spirit within the band had taken them to join Sonata Arctica and Delainon a long trek across North America on this 2014. A tour to which the crowds have responded…

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: LET US BURN LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY DETAILS REVEALED

WITHIN TEMPTATION: LET US BURN LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY DETAILS REVEALED

Shot & recorded in front of 15,000 fans at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium in 2012 to commemorate their 15th anniversary and at the last show of their European “Hydra” arena tour at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Let Us Burn: Elements & Hydra Live In Concert are two dynamic evenings with Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION as they perform their most requested…

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LIV KRISTINE Premieres New Song on Metal Underground

LIV KRISTINE Premieres New Song on Metal Underground

The exceptional singer LIV KRISTINE, (LEAVES ‘EYES and ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY frontwoman), is set to release her brand new solo album Vervain on October, 27th in the UK & November, 4th US/CAN via Napalm Records. Her fifth solo masterpiece promises a lot of intricate melodies, haunting song structures and of course her world-class voice.

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WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA premieres new track from forthcoming album; pre-orders available now

WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA premieres new track from forthcoming album; pre-orders available now

With the Dec. 2 release of their self-titled sophomore effort less than two months away, WHITE ARMS OF ATHENA have unveiled the new song “Heavy Sleep,” the first piece of new music from the Texas-based, prog-infused quintet since their 2011 debut “Astrodrama” via YouTube or directly below.

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NERO DI MARTE premieres new track ‘Dite’; sophomore album ‘Derivae’ due Oct. 27

NERO DI MARTE premieres new track ‘Dite’; sophomore album ‘Derivae’ due Oct. 27

Italy’s experimental progressors NERO DI MARTE‘s upcoming sophomore effort “Derivae” pushes the quartet towards a post-metal sound with its crushing atmospheres and cinematic flairs, while maintaining their original and “deliciously brutal mix of churning, visceral rhythms and avant-garde, skronky, death metal noise” (MetalSucks).

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MONSTER MAGNET Premieres Video for “The Duke” on Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges

MONSTER MAGNET Premieres Video for “The Duke” on Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges

2013 saw the release of MONSTER MAGNET‘s latest album Last Patrol.  Now comes Milking the Stars a reimagining of Last Patrol. Met with critical acclaim and supported by a world tour, Last Patrol has become a staple in the MONSTER MAGNET discography.

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