Jason Bieler Premieres New Video For “Beyond Hope” Featuring Skindred, Megadeth, Etc. Members

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) has premiered a new video for his song “Beyond Hope.“ The track, which features Benji Webbe (Skindred), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), is from Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra’s new album, “Songs For The Apocalypse,” which was released on January 22.

Moon Shot (Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Premiere “Blood Looks Cool” Music Video

Moon Shot, the band featuring Henri “Henkka T. Blacksmith” Seppälä (ex-Children Of Bodom), Ville Malja (Lapko), Jussi Ylikoski (Disco Ensemble), and Mikko Hakila (Disco Ensemble), have premiered a new video for their new song “Blood Looks Cool.” Malja commented:

“‘Blood Looks Cool’ is a song for outsiders. For those who feel they don’t belong. It’s a positive fight song about social otherness.”

Ann Wilson (Heart) Releases New Single “Tender Heart”

Ann Wilson (Heart) has released a new single titled “Tender Heart.” She said the following about that:

“‘Tender Heart’ came out of a personal struggle, but quickly evolved into a greater, more universal meaning. We as the human race are coming to realize realities we never dreamed we’d have to face — environmentally, culturally, financially, and health-wise. Humanity is coming to terms with uncomfortable, heartbreaking, terrifying truths. This song is for the soul whose heart is blindsided by reality, but is still soft and innocent. I hope people will identify with this song and feel they are not alone.”

Epica Premiere New Song “Rivers”

Epica have premiered a new song titled “Rivers.” This track is from the band’s new album “Omega,” which will be released on February 26. Simone Simons commented:

“Our third single has arrived! ‘Rivers’ symbolizes the calmness and at the same time the uncertainty in life, the ebb and flow. The calm water represents peace, and a strong river stream means that you have to face challenges and swim against the tide of life.”

Memoriam Premiere New Song “Onwards Into Battle”

Memoriam have premiered a new song titled “Onwards Into Battle.” This track is from the band’s new album “To The End,” which will be released on March 26. Karl Willetts commented:

“‘Onwards Into Battle’ is the opening track from the new album, ‘To The End’. A powerful introduction that sets the tone of the album and gives the listener a taste of what is to come. Lyrically, the track provides continuity from the previous album, ‘Requiem For Mankind,’ and is similar in many ways to the track ‘Fixed Bayonets’. The lyrics focus on the start of battle Zero Hour which is appropriate for the start of the album, within the theme of war the lyrics explore the brutally of trench warfare specifically. The war continues. Let battle commence.”

Disentomb Premiere New Song “Broken Under Your Symbol Of Atonement”

Disentomb have premiered a new song titled “Broken Under Your Symbol Of Atonement.“ Jord James said the following about that:

“Our new single ‘Broken Under Your Symbol of Atonement‘ is our most accomplished work to date, expanding on the dissonant sounds we released on ‘The Decaying Light‘ and ‘Misery‘. Since forming in 2009 we have had the goal of writing music we want to hear, which has developed over the years into a distinctive style of atmospheric and bleakened Brutal Death Metal and that can certainly be heard on this new single.”

Therion Premiere Music Video For New Song “Tuonela” Featuring Marko Hietala (Ex-Nightwish)

Therion have premiered a new video for their new song “Tuonela.” The track, which features Marko Hietala (ex-Nightwish), appears on the band’s new album “Leviathan,” which was released today (January 22). Christofer Johnsson commented:

“Like everyone else, I’m very sad and was also surprised to read that Marko is leaving Nightwish. But I understand the meaning of his reasons and there are many that are frustrated about the same things. But Marko has been active as a professional recording artist with various quality bands since the mid-’80s, so I am absolutely sure we will see his return to the scene in time. He is simply too good to not be involved with music. But right now I hope he will take a good amount of time to just find himself and get the full energy and inspiration back on track.”

Soen Premiere “Illusion” Music Video, Postpone European/UK Tour

Soen have premiered a new video for their new song “Illusion.” This track is from the band’s new album “Imperial,” which will be released on January 29.

Drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) commented:

“‘Illusion‘ is a song about the shared responsibility amongst us if we wish to improve the world, change has to be made by us, you and me…the people. It’s about the frustration of feeling powerless but also the hope in realizing that things can be changed for the better. If we stop criticizing each other and making enemies of ourselves by blindly following the ideas of politicians and their media.”

In other news, the band have also been forced to postpone their spring European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in late 2021 and early 2022. Here’s the new dates:

11/16 Aarhus, DEN – Train
11/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
11/18 Odense, DEN – Posten
11/26 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
12/01 Porto, POR – Hard Club
12/02 Lisbon, POR – Lisboa ao Vivo
12/03 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
12/04 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 1
12/14 Wroclaw, POL – Pralnia
12/15 Gdansk, POL – Drizzly Grizzly
01/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
01/30 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
02/02 Hamburg, GER – Logo
02/03 Cologne, GER – Luxor
02/04 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/06 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
02/07 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/09 Rome, ITA – Largo Venue
02/10 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali
02/11 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver
02/12 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
02/15 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
02/16 Berlin, GER – Fraanz
02/18 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
02/20 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
02/21 Tampere, FIN – Olympia Kortteli

Liquid Tension Experiment (Dream Theater, Etc.) Premiere New Song “The Passage Of Time”

Liquid Tension Experiment, the band featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “The Passage Of Time.” This track is from the group’s new album “LTE3,” which will be released on March 26.

The band commented:

Portnoy:

“‘The Passage of Time‘ was the very first song we composed together when we reunited this past summer. It was so exciting to be back in a room creating together again after so long (22 years for all 4 of us and over 10 years for the 3 of us since being together in DT). This serves as a great first taste for the listeners as it combines so many of the musical elements that makes LTE unique.”

Petrucci:

“This was the first song we worked on and when it was done, we all knew once again how amazing it was to be working together. We knew we were on to something and that this was going to be a really amazing album. Nothing about the passage of over two decades could’ve done anything to change that. To me this song truly reflects the collaborative songwriting efforts of all four of us.”

Rudess:

“There is an undeniable chemistry that happens when the four of us are together. Entering the studio and starting work on ‘The Passage of Time‘ after 22 years literally gave me a whole new perspective on these important musical (and personal) relationships and the way time is so relative. We just jumped right in, it was like no time had passed at all, and we created a song that has so many of the elements that make LTE unique. Not a day has gone by since our last release when I wasn’t asked, “When is LTE getting back together again?” Now we can finally deliver, and I can’t wait for everybody to hear our creation.”

Levin:

“From the murky depths of the lockdown, LTE has re-emerged, galvanized, dripping with ideas, and taking no prisoners. ‘The Passage of Time‘ is just the beginning.”