Primal Fear will be releasing their new album “Metal Commando” on July 17. The first single, “Along Came The Devil,” and pre-orders will launch on May 15. Bassist Mat Sinner commented:
“I don’t want to throw around superlatives, but each of us went to their utmost limits and we are all very happy with the sound and song material. It’s pretty safe to say that this is a top album and maybe even our strongest record to date. It’s the perfect mix between our origins and our current style, a perfect balance and all band members did an awesome job playing and recording it. For me, ‘Metal Commando’ is the right album at the right time.”
Haken have premiered a new video for their new song “Prosthetic.” This track is from the band’s new album “Virus,” which will be released on June 5.
The group commented:
“‘Prosthetic‘ was the first song we completed during the ‘Virus‘ writing sessions and we always felt it would be the perfect opener for the album. It’s a very guitar heavy track with its roots in 80s thrash riffing, but with the unconventional rhythmic twists and turns we often like to explore in Haken. We sadly never had a Jeff Hanneman and Robert Fripp collaboration, but this song at least draws on inspiration from them both!
Lyrically the song is a bridge between our two albums ‘Vector‘ and ‘Virus‘. The message was brilliantly brought to life by video director Vicente Cordero, who also beautifully captured the live energy of the band in a way that both enhances the song, and perfectly sets the scene for what’s to come.”
Drummer Ray Hearne added:
“Since releasing ‘The Mountain‘ in 2013, one question has been asked of us time and time again, ‘who is the Cockroach King?’. This is something we were interested in exploring more deeply too, so we essentially did that through our music; elaborating and expanding upon the intervallic, harmonic, rhythmic and lyrical themes of that song. The end result is in an arc which spans across two albums: ‘Vector‘ and ‘Virus‘.”
Alestorm have premiered a new video for their new song “Treasure Chest Party Quest.” This track is from the band’s new album “Curse Of The Crystal Coconut,” which will be released on May 29. The group commented:
“Oh wow! We tried our very best to make a video that would alienate as many of our fans as possible. I think we succeeded! This song is about giving birth to yourself, selling out, and driving awful Yugoslavian cars. All the classic elements of pirate metal!”
“Curse Of The Crystal Coconut” Track Listing:
01. “Treasure Chest Party Quest”
03. “Chomp Chomp”
05. “Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship”
06. “Call Of The Waves”
07. “Pirate’s Scorn”
08. “Shit Boat (No Fans)”
09. “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew”
10. “Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)”
11. “Henry Martin”
Carcass’ new album, “Torn Arteries,” has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:
“Well there’s no way our new album is gonna get released in August now, what with the ongoing pandemic, CD & vinyl manufacturers have closed and label distribution has been put on hold for the foreseeable future. There’s more pressing things to be concerned with right now, correct? Bunker down, look after yourselves, let’s see the next few months through and we’ll get the album released as soon as there’s some kind of return to ‘normality’”
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine has shared a new video message to check in on fans as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The frontman also revealed that he is using his downtime to finish his new book and work on the band’s new album.
Mustaine said the following:
“Hey, it’s Dave Mustaine from MEGADETH. I just wanted to check in with all of you guys and see how you’re doing during the quarantine. I hope you guys are taking the time to stay indoors and quarantine yourselves and especially take time to wash your hands a lot.
Me, I’ve been staying indoors — I’m on Day 12 right now — and I’ve been washing my hands a lot and listening to a lot of MEGADETH music, putting the final touches on a new book and working on the new MEGADETH album. And looking forward to doing our next tour, once this is all over…
I just wanna thank you guys for following us, and check back regularly at Megadeth.com to see what’s going on with us. Until then, wash your hands a lot, stay safe and see you soon.”
As previously reported, Mustaine’s new book “Building The Perfect Beast” will be released on September 8 and it will focus on the making of “Rust In Peace.”
Harley Flanagan’s Cro-Mags have announced that they will be releasing their new album “In The Beginning” on June 19. A new song from the record titled “The Final Test” can be downloaded for free by following the instructions HERE.