Barely 3 months after the release of CRYSTAL VIPER’s “The Cult”, front woman Marta Gabriel announces the release of her first solo album, an ode to the 80s hard rock women and metal maidens, aptly titled “Metal Queens”.
Modern melodic death metal, it sounds like a mouthful, but it is the genre in which Finnish band DIMMAN like to reside. They announce their debut album via Inverse Records set for release on July 30th and also have a new single out.
In order to kill some time and have fun during lockdown, heavy doom metallers KING WITCH decided to record 2 covers from Black Sabbath and Metallica and release the result digitally as an EP titled “Worship The Riffs”, out on May 21.
We already posted a message on German symphonic metal band HEAVEN’S GUARD to support their crowdfunding project in December 2020. Boersma-Records have picked them up and will release their debut album this year.
Crossovers are not new in metal music. But a crossover of death metal with jazz, classical, folklore and Latin music? Canadians SANGUINE GLACIALIS have proven it can be done on their last album “Hadopelagic” and the new official music video for “Kraken”.
Italian symphonic metal band ASTRALIUM welcome 2 new members in their line-up: the reintroduction of drummer Corrado Geniale and 2nd guitarist Antonello Giliberto. Corrado replaces Salvo Grasso, who was on their debut album ‘Land Of Eternal Dreams’.
As we posted before, the ‘Live Isolation Concert’ DVD from Aussie based symphonic metal band VICTORIA K will be out on January 29th, 2021 via Rockshots Records. There’s also a covering new video for ‘Freaks’ to see.
All-female power metal band LOVEBITES from Tokyo, Japan are going to release a new EP in March 2021 with 4 exclusive tracks that will be on no other release. They also sold out a national tour that’s going to take place in January 2021.
UK death metal band VENOM PRISON, who released their latest album ‘Primeval’, consisting of their first 2 EP’s and 2 brand new tracks, in October 2020, have signed a deal with Century Media Records. They are going on a EU/UK tour with Creeping Death and Leeched in 2021.
In April 2020, Australian VICTORIA K released a smashing debut album ‘Essentia’ that could end up high in the top 10 of ‘best female fronted metal albums of 2020’. The album was followed by a live stream concert that now will be out on DVD in January 2021.