In the winter of 2011 a press release hit my email promoting a band from Sweden called “Avatar“. It included a link to a trailer to their upcoming video for “Black Waltz“, and after watching 20 seconds of it, I was hooked. I pre-orderd the album, and started spinning the single as soon as possible. After steadily gaining popularity over the past year, Avatar is heading to the states to play with Lacuna Coil and Sevendust. I caught up with Avatar frontman, Johannes Eckerström, in Sweden before they start the tour to talk about the inception of the band, the creative outlook of Avatar, and what they plan to do once they hit the U.S. Read more [+]
First of all, if you don’t own a copy of the “Black Waltz” from Avatar, what the hell are you doing?! If you remember, this is the new Swedish metal band I start jamming for you during the Rockstar Radio “Heavy Set” back in February.
Metal Blade has inked a license deal with CNR Records for the brand new CHANNEL ZERO album, "Kill All Kings". The effort will be released by Metal Blade worldwide (except for the Benelux territories) on June 20 as a digipack CD and digital download. Formed in 1990, CHANNEL ZERO started has released five albums and is by far the most successful meta […]
HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale makes a guest appearance on "Shatter Me", the title track of the new album from the American violinist, dancer, performance artist and composer Lindsey Stirling. The CD will be released on April 29 and will by accompanied by a video for "Shatter Me", also featuring Hale. A seven-minute video clip featuring behin […]
STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, the revamped version of the cult '80s British metal act GRIM REAPER led by singer Steve Grimmett, performed in the USA for the first time since 1987 on April 5 at the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse festival at Reggies bar in Chicago, Illinois. The band's set consisted of many of the classic GRIM REAPER tunes but also […]
Poland's Rockville recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. You can now watch the chat below. A brand new song from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE entitled "Raising Hell" was premiered on the November 18, 2013 edition of BBC Radio 1' […]