What a surprise! Fifth Angel, the legendary US metal band of the '80s, is back, having joined Nuclear Blast Records and ready to release their first new album in almost 30 years. Most power metal fans know that Fifth Angel released two classic albums in 1986 ("Fifth Angel") and 1989 ("Time Will Tell"). Now the resurrected band, with the line-up of Ken Mary (drums), John Macko (bass) and Kendall Bechtel (vocals, guitars), will release its new album, "The Third Secret" in September 2018. So, a power metal dream comes true, after the band's sold-out headline shows in Keep It True Festival.

Drummer Ken Mary says: "Over the years, we have worked with some amazing record companies, such as RoadRunner Records, Shrapnel Records, and one of the biggest labels in the world, Epic Records. However, we are even more excited to be working with the Nuclear Blast family for one simple reason: the incredible people that run this company really love the music itself, and are themselves fans of great metal music. This indeed is a unique and astounding situation, and we could not be more excited to make this announcement of making Nuclear Blast our home! We also want to thank all of the metal warriors that have kept the spirit of Fifth Angel alive and well for over three decades, and we are so very excited to finally...finally...finally announce the release of long-awaited new album "The Third Secret" ".

Vocalist and guitarist Kendall Bechtel adds: "We also want to say a special thank you to Nuclear Blast for giving us the musical freedom to create the art that we feel best represents Fifth Angel! We had an incredible and very long journey creating this record and we hope the fans love it as much as we loved making it for them. In the end, it is the fans of the music that keep it alive, and without you, this record would not be possible!"

Black metal legends Immortal are ready to return with a new album ("Northern Chaos Gods") via Nuclear Blast and they have already released an official lyric video for the title track, which comes in form of a first digital single and limited 7'' vinyl single. So, after so many years the band is here again with new music and Demonaz handling the vocals. Right below you can stream the new lyric video.

 Tracklist: 

01. Northern Chaos Gods 
02. Into Battle Ride 
03. Gates To Blashyrkh 
04. Grim and Dark 
05. Called To Ice 
06. Where Mountains Rise 
07. Blacker Of Worlds 
08. Mighty Ravendark 

 

 

 

British heavy metal band Monument have released a new music video for 'The Chalice'. It’s the third single off their upcoming album “Hellhound”, to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records

The video includes a cast of some of the biggest names in the British pro wrestling scene such as WWE UK Superstar Trent SevenChardonnay Darcy, Defiant Wrestling champion Millie McKenzie, BLW Women's champion Jamie Hayter and Charli Evans. Also included in the video is Monument's very own championship title belt crafted by the band's frontman Peter Ellis who also creates title belts for WWENXT and Channel 5's Lip Sync Battle UK, among others, with his title belt business Leather Rebels.

Peter Ellis, the voice of Monument quotes: "The Chalice is one of my favorite tracks on the album and one that I feel adds another layer to our sound that was not there previously, while still sounding distinctly Monument. Lyrically, the song is about the challenges we all face in our everyday lives and the choices between good and evil that we all have to make at certain points."

"Hellhound" is Monument's third studio album consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus tracks of pure British heavy metal. Twin guitar melodies, loud bass tones, thundering drums and soaring tenor vocals are all present in abundance. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from a variety of sources like history, urban London life, the occult and personal relationships. Tony Newton's inclusion as the band's producer has captured the band's real sound for the first time and that sound is unmistakably British."

Singer Peter Ellis of Monument- comments: "Hellhound is, in my opinion, the best album we have released so far in our career. The songwriting is a lot more mature on this album and the songs are very cohesive. Musically, it is the natural progression of Hair Of The Dog, with lots of twin harmonies, loud lead bass tones etc. Lyrically, I drew inspiration from different sources and situations, like I usually tend to do, so it is a mixture of historical themes, urban London culture as well as some more lighthearted stuff which I do enjoy writing as well. Another big step up was the inclusion of Tony Newton to the team as our producer, which played a very big part in finally being able to capture the real sound of the band on tape and it is something we have always wanted to do. Monument is a "live" band and Tony was able to capture that in a really cool way."

 

 

Vicious Rumors are celebrating their 30-year anniversary of their classic album, "Digital Dictator", and have already announced the first 37 U.S. dates of the "30th Anniversary Digital Dictator World Tour 2018". Initially, the tour was planned for four weeks, but grew to seven weeks due to the overwhelming response and demand. Geoff Thorpe says: "Fans have asked us for years if we would do a Digital Dictator Tour! We're so excited to announce these dates! Playing the whole album live plus classics from our 39-year career". 

Tour dates:

Aug. 31 - Santa Rosa, CA - University Of Rock 
Sep. 05 - Seattle, WA - Revolution 
Sep. 06 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 
Sep. 07 - Lewiston, ID - 3rd Wheel 
Sep. 08 - Colombia Falls, MT - Silver Bullet 
Sep. 09 - Calgary, AB - Distortion 
Sep. 10 - Edmonton, AB - Rendezvous Pub 
Sep. 11 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9 Live 
Sep. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater 
Sep. 13 - Moorhead, MN - The Garage Bar 
Sep. 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar 
Sep. 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Lee's Liquor Lounge 
Sep. 16 - Madison, WI - The Frequency 
Sep. 19 - Des Moines, IA - The Gas Lamp 
Sep. 20 - Dubuque, IA - The Lift 
Sep. 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's 
Sep. 22 - Akron, OH - Empire Concert Club 
Sep. 23 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII 
Sep. 25 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone 
Sep. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 
Sep. 28 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard 
Sep. 29 - Wichita, KS - The Elbow Room 
Sep. 30 - Lakewood, CO - Silver Music Hall 
Oct. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall 
Oct. 02 - Idaho Falls, ID - The Gem 
Oct. 03 - Boise, ID - The Shredder 
Oct. 05 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver 
Oct. 06 - Ventura, CA - Frost And Fire Festival 
Oct. 07 - Mesa, AZ - Red Club 
Oct. 08 - Tucson, AZ - House Of Bards 
Oct. 09 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse 
Oct. 10 - Odessa, TX - Gabby-Doo Saloon 
Oct. 11 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Rail Club 
Oct. 12 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Upstairs 
Oct. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald's 
Oct. 14 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It

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