A new Monster Magnet song has arrived! It is the title track off the new Monster Magnet album, "Mindfucker". The much-anticipated album is set to be released on March 23 via Napalm Records.

According to the press release, "The new Monster Magnet album is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the unpretentious proto-punk era. Up-tempo, savage in both sound and spirit, 'Mindfucker' is the real deal! The album has the potential to surprise and to whip up the love for the genre, while still giving the sludgies and stoner freaks exactly what they wish for in a new Monster Magnet album".

Monster Magnet main man says: " 'Mindfucker' is a fuzzed out, headbangin' celebration of hard rock and 21st Century paranoia. Ten fuel-injected, nitro-burning tracks of fiery rock 'n' roll and garage psych madness, all done Monster Magnet style. It's also an album that gets right to the point: the world is out of its fucking mind and I'm livin' it…. for better or worse. It's simple, really. In these crazy times, I've been wanting to just drive my car at 100 miles per hour and howl, you know what I mean? So I wrote songs I can do that with. And with lyrics that don’t deny the times we're living in. Feels good, feels right. Rock is alive, baby!".

"Mindfucker" track listing is as follows (the album cover is shown below):

01. Rocket Freak
02. Soul
03. Mindfucker
04. I'm God
05. Drowning
06. Ejection
07. Want Some
08. Brainwashed
09. All Day Midnight
10. When The Hammer Comes Down

You can stream the whole song here: https://hearthis.at/napalmrecords/


Chaostar, the side project of Christos Antoniou, the guitarist of Septicflesh, are going to release their new album,  "The Undivided Light", on March 23 via Season of Mist. While waiting for this album, we can have a taste of it, since the band released its first single, "Stones and Dust". The track listing of the new Chaostar is as follows:

01. Tazama Jua (3:48)
02. Blutbad (4:25)
03. Stones And Dust (4:59)
04. The Undivided Light (5:11)
05. Mέμνησο (6:15)
06. Silent Yard (10:51)
07. Ying & Yang (7:09)

Vocalist Androniki says: "Every blessed virtue in this world multiplies and growths when being shared and not constrained. Like wisdom, knowledge, and patience, the flame of light itself can brighten a room, but when being divided and shared can illuminate the entire world's human intellect. This has been the motivational thinking that flared up the creation of the new Chaostar album. Our existence consists of dust formed into concrete shapes of hard stones, awaiting to degrade back into the light-weight form of dust and finally to the liberated state of time, light, and space".

Chaostar's line-up on "The Undivided Light" is:

Christos Antoniou: trigger, synth, orchestration
Androniki Skoula: vocals, lyrics
Charalampos Paritsis: electric violin
Nikolaos Velentzas: drums, percussion

Guest musicians on "The Undivided Light":

Kiara Konstantinou: cello
Vahan Galstyan: duduk
Stella Valasi: santur
George Emmanuel and Greg Eleutheriou: guitars on "Ying And Yang"
Nikolaos Velentzas: guitars on "Blutbad"
Margarita Stadler: girl's voice on "Blutbad"



Some news from the Crematory camp! The German gothic metallers are going to release their new album, entitled "Oblivion", on April 13th, 2018 via Steamhammer/SPV. Furthermore, they will embark on a 15-show tour of Germany at the end of April 2018. The revealed tracklist of the new album and its cover can be seen below:

01. Expectation (1:27)
02. Salvation (4:36)
03. Ghost Of The Past (3:59)
04. Until The Dawn (4:36)
05. Revenge Is Mine (4:50)
06. Wrong Side (4:12)
07. Stay With Me (4:13)
08. For All Of Us (4:06)
09. Immortal (3:32)
10. Oblivion (4:52)
11. Cemetary Stillness (4:50)
12. Blessed (4:02)
13. Demon Inside (4:06)

Press Release

Like all great rock bands, Crematory have based their success on the creativity of a well-rehearsed songwriting team. With Germany's leading gothic metal act, it's drummer Markus Jüllich in collaboration with the producer of each individual album that's kept the group's compositions on course for more than 25 years. At the same time, Markus Jüllich has enough experience to know that the band's evolvement depends on fresh ideas and new influences. So, by enlisting guitarists Tosse Basler and Rolf Munkes and, soon after, bassist Jason Mathias he has ensured that the band has remained contemporary and diverse ever since their 2016 release Monument, reaping the fruits his efforts on the new album Oblivion.

"In particular, the sound and the selection of songs reflect the impact our three new band members have had," comments Markus Jüllich. "Tosse is a fantastic rhythm guitarist who adds even more diversity to the material with his clean vocals, and our lead guitarist Rolf enhances the record with his solos. Jason has added lots of drive to the deep frequencies, which is why we've consciously opted for a loud mix of the bass parts." Along with his wife Katrin (keyboards & samples) and vocalist Felix Stass, the three new additions are important factors that ensure that Crematory find themselves in a contemporary and forward-looking position in 2018. 

In fact, the band went one step further on Oblivion: while Markus Jüllich and producer Kristian Bonifer were busy working on the basics of their new recording at the Kohlekellerstudio, Stefan Glass, Dirk Riegner and Walter Stobbe were asked to contribute additional input to the creative process. "Dirk comes from the indie genre and helped to add an important new nuance to the characteristic Crematory approach," Markus Jüllich explains. "Stefan Glass is a specialist for orchestral arrangements and Walter Stobbe is a real riff virtuoso on the guitar." The result is thoroughly compelling as well as ingenious Crematory's unmistakable style manifests itself on programmatic numbers such as 'Ghost Of The Past' and 'Revenge Is Mine', but also on the anthemic 'Wrong Side' and the melancholy title track. The Stefan Glass-inspired orchestral arrangements can be heard on the dark opener 'Salvation' as well as on 'Until The Dawn', 'Blessed' and 'For All Of Us'. Walter Stobbe's penchant for heavy metal features on 'Cemetary Stillness' and on the album's impressive finale 'Demon Inside'.


Another farewell tour is on the way. This time southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd announced that they will tour for a last time - they will embark on their final  "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". So, after a career of more than forty years and sixty albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd are ready to say goodbye to their fans. Throughout this final tour the band will be joined on stage by various artists and groups (for example Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Blackfoot etc.). Below you can see the confirmed dates of the tour.

Gary Rossington says: "It's hard to imagine, after all these years, the band that Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins and myself started back in Jacksonville, would resonate for this long and to so many generations of fans. I'm certain they are looking down from above, amazed that the music has touched so many".

And Johnny Van Zant continues: "We've been blessed by these great songs and the messages they carry to the fans. It's been a true honor to try and fill in my brother's footsteps for the past 31 years, keeping the music and his spirit alive".

May 04 - Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida
May 05 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida
May 11 - Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
May 12 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman, Houston, Texas
May 18 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona
May 19 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, California
May 25 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
May 26 - Glen Helen Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California
Jun. 22 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey
Jun. 23 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York
Jun. 29 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun. 30 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul. 06 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul. 07 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
Jul. 13 - Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien, New York
Jul. 14 - Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut
Jul. 20 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts
Jul. 21 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York
Jul. 27 - Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, Ohio 
Jul. 28 - Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug. 03 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug. 04 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana
Aug. 10 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
Aug. 11 - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 17 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 18 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, Missouri
Aug. 24 - Lakeview Amphitheatre, Syracuse, New York
Aug. 25 - KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug. 31 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
Sep. 01 - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia