From September, 2013

HAMMERFEST 6 More Acts Announced 2014

Hammerfest 6 has announced the addition of yet more international and UK acts including Indian Grindcore/Death Metal act Reptilian Death from Mumbai, French deathcore act Nightshade (who come as part of the Rockstar energy tour), UK Brutal Death Metallers Warpath, Stormbringer (featuring Dom Wallace formerly of Viking Skull), Blackstorm, Idiom, To The Bones and Shrapnel. These…

IN SOLITUDE Album Release

Sweden’s IN SOLITUDE have announced their third album: “Sister”. The album will be released next Monday, September 30th, via Metal Blade in the UK. The title track from “Sister” is streaming right now on http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude/ where fans can also pre-order the CD (also as a limited boxset including album, flag, metal pin and button), jewelcase-cd…

GLITTERTIND Signs with Indie Recordings

Indie Recordings have announced the signing of Norwegian folk metal band Glittertind and the release of their album “Djevelsvart”! “Djevelsvart” (literally ‘Devil Got’) is Glittertind’s third full-length album in 12 years, and the first album with a full band. The band provides a most original blend of folk, metal, punk and hard rock –  and…

RSJ New Single and Tour Dates

Luvvable duffers RSJ – those crazy hardcore Yorkists – who possess nerves of steel and can generate enough kinetic energy during a live show to set off all of the world’s long-range weapons sensors – have now announced a new single ‘Nice Day Out’ out October 28th. This will support their album ‘Higgs Boson’ to…

FURY at Hammerfest

We are so overjoyed to report that one of our absolutely most favouritist heavy metal bands in the whole country – FURY – will be playing at next years HAMMERFEST that we have made ourselves literally sick with excitement. We liked them so much at Damaged Stock 2013 that we got our knuckles done to…

GRAVELTONES New UK Tour and Single

Rising rockers and Classic Rock Award ‘Best New Band 2013’ nominees THE GRAVELTONES have announced they will be embarking on a tour of the UK in September in support of the release of their debut album ‘Don’t Wait Down’. London’s hotly-tipped rock ‘n’ rollers are also due to release their new single ‘Bang Bang’ on…

SOLITARY The Ripper Knows The Score

Solitary are a four piece crossover Thrash/Death metal band from Preston, Lancashire. Founded in 1994 reviews of the time compared Solitary to the likes of Fear Factory, Machine Head and Pantera. In 2013 Solitary were asked to play two shows with Thrash metal legends Xentrix, given the strong links between the bands it was fitting…

JINJER Inhale Don’t Breathe

JINJER is a new female-fronted metal band from Ukraine featuring the vocals of Tatiana Shmaylyuk. Founded in 2009, Tatiana took over duties from Max Fatullaev (who left the band in 2010.) The band have now released their second EP titled “Inhale, Don’t Breathe” on The Leaders Records. Our Scriba Pontificus had a listen.  Here’s what he…

AETERNUM VALE Smash The Pillars

Irish Melodic Black Metal band Aeternum Vale have released the first track from their upcoming album – ‘Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges’ for a free listen on Soundcloud. Our own noble Scriba Pontificus here at METAL AS RELIGION had a listen to the new track: “Smash The Pillars”.  He had this to say:   A…

DOWNFALL OF GAIA announce UK tour

DOWNFALL OF GAIA have announced a 6 date UK tour kicking off in Bristol on October 25, 2013. The band are looking forward to returning here for a full run: “We are all excited to come back to the UK ! This trip includes some cities we’ve never been to before and some nice Festivals.…