Reunited heaby metallers Metalium have announced its new members (bassist and drummer). They are Fabio Carito (Bass) and Marcus Dotta (Drums), both Brazilian.

Henning Basse, the frontman of the German band, made the announcement on his official Facebook page. Here is what he wrote:

"Dear Metalium Fans,
We are pleased to announce a significant development that has taken place within our band, and it is with great pride that we introduce you to the newest members of Metalium. With their arrival, our recording lineup for the upcoming album is now complete, and we couldn't be more excited.
Please join us in welcoming:
Fabio Carito (Bass)
Marcus Dotta (Drums)
Both Fabio and Marcus are highly accomplished musicians from Brazil, with extensive experience in the power metal genre, having contributed their talents to notable acts such as Warrel Dane, Tim Ripper Owens, UDO, and others. Their deep-rooted passion for Metalium dates back to our very first album, making them not only exceptional musicians but also devoted fans.
To connect with our new members and follow their musical journeys, you can find them on their respective social media platforms:
As previously announced, Bruno Nunes has also joined our band as the new guitar player and songwriter, rounding out our lineup. The energy and enthusiasm within the band are at an all-time high, as we are fully committed to reviving Metalium and delivering a musical experience that meets and exceeds your expectations.
We appreciate your continued support throughout the years. Stay tuned for some incredible music on the horizon. Together, we shall forge the next chapter of Metalium's legacy!"
We are so curious to listen to Metalium's new metal tunes!

The first true heavy metal ballet experience is a fact!

Carlos Acosta is turning up the volume on Birmingham’s musical legacy. Original Heavy Metal heroes, Black Sabbath, provide the soundtrack for "Black Sabbath – The Ballet"

Black Sabbath forged their unique sound in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s home city. In Black Sabbath – The Ballet expect a spectacular theatrical evening featuring thrilling dance and original Black Sabbath recordings (including Paranoid and Iron Man) alongside full orchestrations of their work (another first) and original new orchestral compositions inspired by the sound of metal – all performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

In the second of three Birmingham-focussed commissions, Carlos Acosta was drawn to both the band’s work and its musical legacy as the originators of Heavy Metal. This full-evening ballet promises to be a unique undertaking with three composers and three choreographers, led by renowned Choreographer Pontus Lidberg (whose work has been performed by the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet) and Composer Chris Austin (whose work includes orchestrating the White Stripes music for Wayne McGregor’s Chroma) working alongside award-winning writer Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer, The Opera) to create an extraordinary metal symphony over three acts. Black Sabbath themselves have been closely involved in developing this unique collaboration.

Sparks will undoubtedly fly in this intriguing new response to Black Sabbath’s music and legacy.

"Black Sabbath - The Ballet" had its official premiere at Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Hippodrome theatre in Birmingham, UK.

The ballet includes eight specially reorchestrated BLACK SABBATH songs plus new music inspired by the legendary British heavy metal outfit. 

Black Sabbath's guitarist, Tony Iommi, had been present at some rehearsals and came up on stage at the end of the premiere to play guitar on the band's classic song "Paranoid". Iommi also took a bow at the end of the night along with the cast and crew. Also in attendance at the event were Geezer Butler and Sharon Osbourne, along with LED ZEPPELIN's Robert Plant and ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA's drummer Bev Bevan.

The chosen songs are:

* "Paranoid" ("Paranoid" album, 1970);
* "Iron Man" ("Paranoid" album, 1970);
* "War Pigs" ("Paranoid" album, 1970);
* "Black Sabbath" ("Black Sabbath" album, 1970);
* "Solitude" (Master Of Reality" album, 1971);
* "Orchid" (Master Of Reality" album, 1971);
* "Laguna Sunrise" ("Vol 4" album, 1972) and
* "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" ("Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" album, 1973).

Meshuggah will return to Europe in 2024, with special guests The Halo Effect and Mantar. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 29th September 2023.

Meshuggah is gearing up for a monumental European headlining tour in March 2024, emphasizing mainland countries that were missed during the initial leg of the “Immutable” tour. Known for their groundbreaking live performances and mind-expanding concert production, Meshuggah will kick off on March 7th in Budapest, Hungary, and conclude on March 28th in Cologne, Germany. As they traverse the European landscape, Meshuggah will be joined by The Halo Effect and Mantar.

Innovative, progressive, relentless, and endlessly creative - Meshuggah continues to hold its unrivaled position as the most inventive force in metal music. After an illustrious 30-year journey, Swedish metal icons show no signs of slowing down. The release of their ninth studio album, "Immutable," pushed the boundaries of their creativity even further. Packed with surprises yet instantly recognizable as the work of metal’s most idiosyncratic force, “Immutable” redefines and redesigns the Meshuggah sound over an hour of the most stimulating and engaging music the band has ever composed. Once again, Meshuggah proves that it's possible to create music that is both irresistible and profoundly intricate.

07.03.2024 - HU - Budapest, Barba Negra ^
08.03.2024 - CZ - Prague, Forum Karlin
09.03.2024 - NL - Eindhoven, Headbangers Parade *
11.03.2024 - DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
12.03.2024 - DE – Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 36
15.03.2024 - PL - Warsaw, Stodola
16.03.2024 - DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
17.03.2024 - PL - Krakow, Studio
19.03.2024 - DE - Munich, Tonhalle
20.03.2024 - IT - Milan, Alcatraz
21.03.2024 - CH - Lausanne, Salle Métropole
23.03.2024 - ESP - Bilbao, Santana 27
24.03.2024 - ESP - Madrid, La Riviera
25.03.2024 - ESP - Barcelona, Razzmatazz
28.03.2024 - DE - Cologne, Palladium
^ Line up also includes Avatar
* Festival, MESHUGGAH only

Meshuggah released their critically adored Immutable” full-length earlier via Atomic Fire. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson, and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), the band’s ninth studio album and follow-up to their Grammy-nominated full-length “The Violent Sleep Of Reason” showcases just how far ahead of the pack the band continues to be. Find the"Immutable" album edition and exclusive vinyl variants as CD, limited vinyl colors, cassette, or merchandise and streaming options at

Jens Kidman | Vocals
Mårten Hagström | Guitars
Dick Lövgren | Bass
Fredrik Thordendal | Guitars
Tomas Haake | Drums

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Robin Trower has just released a new song, "I'll Be Moving On", featuring Sari Schorr.

Robin Trower and Sari Schorr have revealed the smoky late-night vibe of new song “I’ll Be Moving On”, which is taken from their stunning album ‘Joyful Sky’ - released on 27th October via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

Talking about the propulsive and Bond-like groove of “I’ll Be Moving On,” Trower says, “This is my favourite track on the album,” says Trower. “It’s soulful, has a vibe about it and shows Sari at her very best.” 
“I’ve worked with some great vocalists over the years, but Sari is dynamite, just an absolute knockout,” reflects Trower. “This album really pushed me, made me write in different keys and arrange songs for her voice. I went more down the R&B route this time, because I knew she’d be great with that flavour. But the blues still underpins everything I do – and there’s definitely elements from my ’70s stuff in this new album.”
The New York powerhouse singer Schorr adds, "I'll Be Moving On" is quite special because it beautifully encapsulates the synergy between Robin and me. This collaboration weaves together blues, rock, and soul in a way that showcases Robin's unique musical prowess".

The greatest moments in Trower’s discography have become required listening for any student of rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t bet against the highlights of Joyful Sky joining the canon. They have previously revealed “Burn” from the album. “Burn is about someone who’s trying to calm down their partner,” Trower says of the smouldering opener.
For six decades, Robin Trower’s career has been an act of quiet rebellion. Rewind the reels of the British guitarist’s backstory and you’ll find an artist who has always rolled the dice rather than take the path of least resistance. In the early-’70s, Trower announced his fearless streak by leaving the security of Procol Harum for a gold-selling solo career whose ever-present Bridge Of Sighs - album filled the stadiums of North America. Since then, he’s flowed from his own projects to collaborations with everyone from Jack Bruce to the United State Of Mind supergroup alongside Maxi Priest and Livingstone Brown.  Fast-forward to 2023 and Trower’s new studio album, Joyful Sky, represents vindication for his latest flash of artistic instinct.
“I was already a fan of Robin, absolutely,” Schorr says. “You don’t want to use the word ‘genius’ casually, but I believe he is a genius. The way he feels and hears music is so acute, it’s like he has superhuman powers. I had so much faith in his vision. You just grab on and hold tight.”
A literal lifetime since he first stepped onto the British blues circuit as a cub gunslinger, that fabled Trower power shows no sign of burning out. In fact, the iconic guitarist’s late-period acceleration is something to behold, sweeping up new fans alongside the hardcore who have followed his every move. “I think this record is more accessible than the stuff I’ve done over the last few years and I’ve got a feeling it’ll reach more people,” says Trower of Joyful Sky. “At my age, to still be doing it, and still turning out good stuff – you really appreciate what a blessing that is".

"Joyful Sky" tracklisting
2.I'll Be Moving On
3.The Distance
4.Peace Of Mind
5.Change It
6.Joyful Sky
7.Need For You
8.The Circle Is Complete
9.Flatter To Decieve

10.I Will Always Be Your Shelter