Canadian heavy/power metal band Immortalizer have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their upcoming album “Born For Metal”.

Multi-instrumentalist Dave D.R., founder of Immortalizer, will be releasing his debut album “Born For Metal” very soon! The album is mixed, mastered and engineered by the great Ralf Scheepers (of Primal Fear) who is also featured on the song “We Were Born For Metal”! Artwork by Jobert Mello (SledgehammerGraphix).

“Born For Metal” track list  

1. Out In The Streets 

2. Cut Loose 

3. We Were Born For Metal 

4. Lemmy  

5. Back In Time 

6. Gone To Hell 

7. Can’t Let Go 

8. The Immortalizer 

9. I’m Gone  

10. The Fallen 


James Rivera did it again, and sunk his teeth into Massacre Records - this time with his band JAMES RIVERA'S METAL WAVE! His love for metal is undeniable, but his heart is also beating for the darker side of music, especially for new as well as dark wave and goth -  and JAMES RIVERA'S METAL WAVE perfectly combines the best of those genres!

James Rivera comments: "For those who love 80's new wave and/or 80's metal, stand in the light of the darkness and testify... your time is at hand! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome a new genre: Metal Wave!" Vocalist James is joined by guitarists Larry Barragan, Maurice Eggenschwiler and Jan Kimmel, bassist Garrick Smith as well as drummer Rene Luna. JAMES RIVERA'S METAL WAVE's debut album is expected to be released in 2023 via Massacre Records.



Even after 40 steamy, liver-destroying, gut-stretching years in the name of heavy metal, there's no stopping the TANKARD beer crew. Just in time for the celebrations surrounding their 40th birthday, TANKARD will be releasing "Pavlov's Dawgs" on September 30, their 18th album and debut for the new label Reaper Entertainment. Our favorite Frankfurt band presents the second single "Ex-Fluencer" and proves that even after 40 years of band history they are far from being old hat. The song is now available on all streaming platforms. The official video for the song was recorded at this year's Rock Harz Festival, when the song had its live premiere.

Gerre comments: "The content of the song is about the dark side of social media madness, in which the protagonist visibly loses herself and drifts into a completely surreal world, but fortunately finds her way out again in the end. In my opinion, our guitarist Andi has created one of the coolest riffs on the new album, accompanied by scenes from this year's Rock Harz Festival with the sensational fans behind, this clip can only mutate into a hit! CLICK OR DIE!"

The album and single were again produced and recorded at Gernhard Studio Troisdorf, together with producer Martin Buchwalter.

"Pavlov's Dawgs" is now available for pre-order on CD, colored vinyl, limited earbook with previously unreleased pictures from 40 years of Tankard and as a limited box set including two demos on cassette:

The track list reads as follows:

1. Pavlov`s Dawg 
2. Ex-Fluencer 
3. Beerbarians 
4. Diary of a Nihilist 
5. Veins of Terra 
6. Momento
7. Metal Cash Mashine 
8. Dark Self Intruder
9. Lockdown Forever
10. On the day I die 

"Pavlov's Dawgs" will be released on CD, colored vinyl, limited earbook with unreleased pictures of 40 years of Tankard and as a limited boxset including two demos on cassette.

20.08. - Reload-Festival (D)
09.09. - Hamburg (D), Kronensaal
10.09. - Flensburg (D), Roxy
23.09. - Mexico Metal Fest (Mex)
25.09. -  Santiago de Chile (CHL), Blondie
30.09. - Lingen (D), Alter Schlachthof
15.10. - Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday
27.12. - Andernach (D), Juz Live
28.12. - Aachen (D), Musikbunker
29.12. - Trier (D), Mergener Hof
30.12. - Frankfurt (D), Batschkapp

06.01. - Stuttgart (D), Im Wizemann


At The Gates launch “Garden Of Cyrus” music video and announce European tour with In Flames.

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being” by launching a new video clip for the track “Garden Of Cyrus”.

Created by long-time collaborator Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, the clip for the outstanding track “Garden Of Cyrus” can now be seen below.

AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant comments about the video as follows: “For our latest video, “Garden Of Cyrus”, we have once again chosen to work with our long-time partner Costin Chioreanu. And I think it is safe to say that this time he has truly outdone himself! It is a different song, at least in death metal terms, and of course it needed a different idea for the video. Once again, we let Costin do his own interpretation of the music and the lyrics, and he has taken us on a real psychedelic journey with this one. I think this is the song on our latest album “The Nightmare Of Being” that raised the most eyebrows in the metal community. And I am proud that we as a band can still surprise people, adding another dimension to our sound, without losing the essence of what AT THE GATES is. Enjoy!”.

The video supports the recent announcement of a massive tour package featuring In Flames, AT THE GATES, Imminence and Orbit Culture running between November 12th and December 17th, 2022 across all of Europe as follows: 

In Flames, AT THE GATES, Imminence & Orbit Culture – European Tour:
12.11.2022 Tallinn (Estonia) - Noblesser Foundry
13.11.2022 Riga Latvia) - Palladium 
15.11.2022 Katowice (Poland) - MCK 
16.11.2022 Prague (Czech Republic) - Mala Sportovni Hala 
18.11.2022 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - MHP Arena
20.11.2022 London (UK) - O2 Academy Brixton 
21.11.2022 Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) - Rockhal 
22.11.2022 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie 
23.11.2022 Paris (France) - Bataclan 
25.11.2022 Bilbao (Spain) - Santana 27 
26.11.2022 Madrid (Spain) - Riviera 
27.11.2022 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz 
28.11.2022 Lyon (France) - Le Transbordeur
30.11.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) - Samsung Hall 
01.12.2022 Milan (Italy) - Alcatraz 
02.12.2022 Vienna (Austria) - Gasometer 
03.12.2022 Leipzig (Germany) - Haus Auensee 
04.12.2022 Cologne (Germany) - Palladium 
06.12.2022 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 
07.12.2022 Brussels (Belgium) - AB 
08.12.2022 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof 
09.12.2022 Hamburg (Germany) - Edel Optics Arena 
10.12.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Store Vega 
11.12.2022 Oslo (Norway) - Spektrum 
14.12.2022 Helsinki (Finland) - Ice Hall 
16.12.2022 Stockholm (Sweden) - Hovet 
17.12.2022 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Scandinavium  

Tomas Lindberg Redant added the following comment about the upcoming tour with In Flames: “We are very excited about finally, being able to play in front of our European fans in support of our latest album “The Nightmare Of Being”. This time we will hit the road with our long-time friends In Flames. It’s such a weird fact that we have actually never toured together, although we are from the same town! So this will be a great opportunity to experience “The Gothenburg sound”, and it is awesome to be part of such a strong package. We can´t wait to get out there again!”

Other AT THE GATES live activities for this year include a special “Slaughter Of The Soul” anniversary run across North America and further festival appearances, continuing with Germany’s Wacken Open Air this next weekend. Here is a list of all other upcoming dates for AT THE GATES:

AT THE GATES – Live 2022:
05.08.2022 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air
07.08.2022 Lokeren (Belgium) - Lokerse Feesten
09.08.2022 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Open Air
14.08.2022 Tokyo (Japan) - Download Japan
AT THE GATES – Live 2022:
05.11.2022 Manchester (UK) - Damnation Festival
And more dates to be announced soon...