New signing at Steamhammer/SPV Records. And this time, it is a Greek band - Domination Inc.! The Greek thrash metal band will release its second studio album via Steamhammer/SPV on August 23, 2019. 

During the five years that have passed since their bombshell first record came out, Domination Inc. have gone from strength to strength within the worldwide metal scene while they received rave reviews for both their studio recordings and stage performance. As a support act, the Greek powerhouse made heavyweights such as Kreator, Annihilator or Sepultura break into a cold sweat for fear of getting upstaged, headlined successful international concerts and left its mark at festivals like the Wacken Open Air.

After such a tour de force and given the experience the musicians gained, it is out of the question to call them “Infants of Thrash” any longer, as the debut title suggested …but if there are still doubts about that, their second album Memoir 414 will sweep them aside in style. With the groundwork done by the band in collaboration with former Septic Flesh drummer Fotis Benardo at the helm of renowned Devasoundz Studios, the mastering job was entrusted to the practiced hands of Henrik Udd (Architects, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir and many more), and the result can only be described as state-of-the-art, setting thrash metal standards and thereby raising the bar for any genre act, upcoming and established alike.

In this regard, the tense political and social climate on their home turf and beyond cannot leave any attentive artist cold either. “For sure, Greece is where we come from and, as our local environment, has an impact on the music we make,” affirms Alpha, nevertheless quickly adding that they consider themselves to be global players. “These songs are meant to be a fresh start with which we want to make a difference.” Therefore, although “Inc.” was affixed to their moniker due to legal issues, it comes at just the right time in the quintet’s career to distinguish it even more poignantly from the mediocre pack: Domination Inc. are truly incorporated – an organized, well-oiled machine set to, in the truest sense of the word, … dominate!

The new album "Memoir 414" will be released worldwide on August 23rd, 2019  through SPV/Steamhammer as a CD digipak version, LP version, download and stream. 


The Swedish true metal masters, Hammerfall, are going to release their new, eleventh album, "Dominion", on August 16th, 2019, and they have just shared with us the cover artwork, the full tracklisting and a new song called "(We Make) Sweden Rock". 


01. Never Forgive, Never Forget
02. Dominion
03. Testify
04. One Against The World
05. (We Make) Sweden Rock
06. Second To One
07. Scars Of A Generation
08. Dead By Dawn
09. Battleworn
10. Bloodline
11. Chain Of Command
12. And Yet I Smile


Legendary US metal act The Rods released their first single and lyric video for the song "Louder Than Loud" a few days ago. The song is taken from the forthcoming studio album "Brotherhood Of Metal", which will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on June 07th, 2019 as CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold (incl bonus track "Crank It Up (35 Years)", download and stream.
Drummer Carl Canedy says: "Louder than Loud was the first song written for the new album. It was also the working title for the album until the very last moment. The idea was to write about how we approach our stage show! It has to be loud and if you can make it louder then definitely CRANK IT UP! This is also one of the songs I'm most anxious to perform live! It's a balls to the wall track from beginning to end!".
David "Rock" Feinstein - guitar, vocals
Carl Canedy - drums
Garry Bordonaro - bass

The Swedish war metallers are ready to release their new album ("The Great War", out on July 19th via Nuclear Blast) and they have revealed a new song, off this album, called "Fields of Verdun". It's a typical Sabaton song, with great guitars, a nice refrain and many 80s classic metal influences. You can stream it below.

Bassist Pär Sundström comments: "We choose "Fields Of Verdun" to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic Sabaton metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future setlists. The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identify with 'The Great War'. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.

"It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released "Bismarck", but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write "Bismarck" outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!"