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Texas metal quintet POWER TRIP surprises fans this week with a new release, issuing a crushing new live album. Live In Seattle 05.28.18 was issued overnight through Dark Operative and is now streaming in its entirety on all digital platforms.  

“Dragons and fairy tales are only cool if Ronnie James Dio is signing it,” is something you’d probably hear some boomer metalhead say in a bar while bashing everything post-1989. Granted, let’s be honest: rock and nerd-fantasy culture have been crossing over for a while, so that statement would be ignorant. You’re just too closed-minded to accept it. Power metal still gets a bad rap, and its safe-natured approach and anthemic, four-course meal of cheese and tropes can be silly at times no matter how fun it is. But you know what makes the genre cooler and much more fascinating? Throwing some prog into the mix.  

Años En Infierno, the devastating fourth LP from Pomona, California guerrillas XIBALBA, is out now through Southern Lord.  

Five decades after the release of their landmark album, Morrison Hotel, The Doors and Z2 Comics announce a brand new graphic novel written by Leah Moore, daughter of the legendary Watchmen scribe Alan Moore, to be released on October 13.  

In honor of Bill & Ted Day, Orion Pictures has released the official teaser trailer and teaser poster for BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves).  

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Alternative nu-metal group RA are excited to reveal they have signed a deal with the independent record label Wake Up! Music Rocks and will be releasing their first new album in seven years titled INTERCORRUPTED. The album (release date TBA) will feature the original line-up who earlier this year surprised fans with a performance on the Shiprocked festival cruise, their first time playing together in five years. 

On June 26th, Sweden’s Falconer will release their new album, From A Dying Ember, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of From A Dying Ember, the new single, “Kings and Queens”  

Instrumental duo ZOMBI share the official “Earthscraper” music video from the upcoming album 2020, coming out July 17th. Watch “Earthscraper,” directed by Tony Balko  

I’m picky when it comes to brutal death metal. I enjoy the traditional stuff, but usually more lo-fi and less high quality. There are exceptions, but the usual clear production that accompanies brutal death metal is usually hit or miss for me in the end. I dig Disentombed and Abominable Putridity, but beyond them my interests in the style are sparse. The UK’s Visions of Disfigurement, though? These guys probably sold their souls to the Devil because good GOD is this one of the nastiest, most unrelenting albums of the year.  

Twenty-two years after legendary rock band Pearl Jam debuted their Grammy Award-nominated “Do The Evolution” music video, its hypnotic and shocking imagery is perhaps even more relevant to social and environmental issues than during the band’s 1998 Yield tour.  

On August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial launch, thrash/metal-masters Anthrax will celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, the Gold-certified Persistence of Time, produced by Anthrax and Mark Dodson  (Megaforce).    

Hard rock/alternative California duo, Josuha Micheal and David Fulford-Brown, form Royalty Kult. The band is proud to bring you their debut single “Stay This Way” and have released that along with the song “Bleeding Possibilities.” Both tracks will be on their upcoming album, Enjoying The End. Enjoying The End is being produced by Joshua Buma (Boy Hits Car, Malaki, September Mourning) and Fulford-Brown, along with being engineered by Andy Haller (Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Rob Halford, Santana) and mastered by Joe Bozzi (Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, U2, Imagine Dragons). Royalty Kult plans to release Enjoying The End in stages on the 6th day of the upcoming months, leading to the album’s... 

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