Mercury Circle (Swallow The Sun, Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Premiere “You Open Up The Earth” Video

Mercury Circle (Swallow The Sun, ex-Children Of Bodom, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “You Open Up The Earth.” This track is from the band’s new album, which is expected to be released in September.

The group commented:

“This song is a reflection of how things take seat in our lives uninvitedly and change our fate forever. Especially during these times of incredible adversity, we hope to give a voice to the feelings those situations elicit while they oftentimes leave us speechless.”

Jaani Peuhu added:

“At a pretty early stage in the writing process, I started feeling that ‘You Open Up The Earth’ had to be the opening single of the album. Not only made the message of the song sense considering the state the world has been in for more than a year now, but it also seemed like a good introduction to the record: combining heavy, dark and melodic elements with a little piece of our unearthly atmosphere and a big chorus. We had more than 20 songs to choose from for the album and most of the tracks were about to be dropped from the record at some point, but this one felt like an important piece of our debut the whole time since I wrote it.”

“There was a funny situation during the recordings of ‘You Open Up The Earth’ when I was working on the string arrangements and realized that we need violins to compliment Teemu Mastovaara’s super-cool cellos. I mentioned it in our band chat, and then our guitar player Jussi casually answered that he could play them… Although he hadn’t played in years, he recorded the most beautiful violin tracks for this special song. My bandmates keep on surprising me with their talent. We have this mentality that everybody can do everything and there are no bad ideas. We try out every idea, and even if it doesn’t work, it might lead us to something that actually does and sounds amazing. We don’t want to play safe. Been there, done that. Never again. Not with this band.”

Sumo Cyco Premiere “Vertigo” Music Video

Sumo Cyco have premiered a new video for their new song “Vertigo.” This track is from the band’s new album “Initiation,” which will be released on May 7.

Skye “Sever” Sweetnam commented:

“‘Vertigo‘ was written pre-pandemic, but it’s crazy how we have been living through some of the most disorienting times in our lives. ‘Vertigo’ is all about trying to hold onto your sanity and self against any outside force.

Having Kane Churko produce and co-write with us on this track was a great experience. We typically do everything at our home studio, so hanging in Vegas at the amazing Hideout Recording studio put us in a fresh new mindset to create.

The music video contains one of the most elaborate sets we’ve worked on. I guess collecting so much junk over the years has paid off! Come choose your poison and start the INITIATION!”

Sabaton Premiere “The Royal Guard” Video

Sabaton have released an English version of their latest single “Livgardet.” This version of the track is titled “The Royal Guard” and an official video for it can be found below:

Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“Since 2012 and ‘Carolus Rex’, we felt that we were not done with the history of our fatherland. Over the past years, we have been discussing around topics until something obvious came up. One of the oldest military regiments in the world, the Swedish Royal Guard (Livgardet), was formed in the SABATON home region in Sweden, Dalecarlia, in 1521 by the legendary Swedish king Gustav Vasa. For the past 500 years, they have evolved with the times and served under various kings and queens around the world and are still active today. We felt that such an anniversary would be worth a song, and we aimed at writing a respectful tribute, an anthem for this Swedish regiment and its legacy. The rich 500 years of history is, needless to say, extremely hard to fit into one song, and that is why we mainly focused on the parts and battles that happened during the age of the Swedish Empire. We aimed to write a respectful tribute, a powerful anthem, for this Swedish regiment and its remarkable legacy.”

Primal Fear Premiere Video For New Single “I Will Be Gone” Featuring Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish)

Primal Fear have released a new EP titled “I Will Be Gone.” The effort features five songs including the updated title track, which features Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish), a new song titled “Vote Of No Confidence,” and three bonus tracks, “Rising Fear,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Second To None,” from the limited digipack edition of “Metal Commando.” You can find an official video for “I Will Be Gone” below:

Primal Fear bassist Mat Sinner commented:

“There were three famous vocalists on our final wish list. That it was Tarja who got involved in this song is a matter of pure joy for all of us. Working together on the song and video was totally relaxed and professional — a great experience also because Tarja’s and Ralf’s [Scheepers] voices go together incredibly well. Now, we can expand the ‘Metal Commando’ saga with a unique chapter. We’re all really proud of this single.”

Turunen added:

“I was very happy to receive the invitation to take part in Primal Fear’s beautiful song ‘I Will Be Gone’. We started our careers nearly at the same time many years ago, and finally got a chance to work together. I love the song and personally it helped me to stay connected and rock again, even if at the studio this time. I really hope that people will like this collaboration and that it will bring them joy especially during these difficult times we are living through at the moment.”

Holding Absence Premiere “nomoreroses” Video

Holding Absence have premiered a new video for their new song “nomoreroses.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life,” which will be released on April 16. Lucas Woodland commented:

“We’re super excited to release ‘nomoreroses‘ on the homestretch before TGMOML comes out next week! The song is definitely a heavier and more progressive track than people have heard from us in a while, which is perfect as it represents just how varied the record is. nomoreroses is lyrically a song about a sour relationship with god, looking at how hard it can be to believe in a god that seemingly doesn’t believe in you.”

Motörhead Share “Rock It” Live Video From “Louder Than Noise… Live In Berlin”

Motörhead have shared a new live video for their song “Rock It.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live release, “Louder Than Noise… Live In Berlin,” which will be available on April 23. That effort was recorded at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany on December 5, 2012.

Flotsam And Jetsam Premiere “Burn The Sky” Music Video

Flotsam And Jetsam have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn The Sky.” This track is from their new album “Blood In The Water,“ which will be released on June 4.

Eric “A.K.” Knutson commented:

“While we were in the process of selecting which songs we would use for the album’s videos, ‘Burn The Sky‘ was the only one that was on everyone’s lists consistently. This track has some guitar work by Mike and Steve that are second to none.”

Michael Gilbert added:

“I don’t want anyone feeling we are getting fucking old. As long as we continue doing this, we are gonna bring it. Our sound changed through the years influenced by many factors, but what you are listening to now is who we are and will continue to be.”

ten56. (Ex-Betraying The Martyrs, Etc.) Premiere “Diazepam” Music Video

ten56., the new band featuring Aaron Matts (ex-Betraying The Martyrs), Quentin Godet (Kadinja), Luka Garotin (Earth Trip), Nicolas Delestrade (Novelists FR), and Arnaud Verrier (Uneven Structure). have premiered a new song titled “Diazepam.” You can find an official video for that below:

Matts commented:

“As is the case for all of the tracks on the record, it’s been a true battle putting the thoughts I have into words on paper; the song’s true meanings are there to be found inside the lyrics, and given the nature of the subject matters I don’t feel super comfortable going too deeply into the gritty details. I’ve done my best to put it all out there in these tracks so I feel there’s nothing left to say, plus therapists are expensive, hence the birth of ten56.”

“We’ve been working on this silently for over a year and have a lot of surprises all backed up and ready to go; I can confidently say that no matter what people’s first impressions of our first single may be, they should not be hasty to form an opinion until they have heard the whole upcoming record, each single is going to a shock to the system, that I am sure of!

As for the guys in the band, it’s been a help being in the game for over ten years, it started with Arnaud, then together we hand picked from our close friends who we knew would be the perfect fit, and fuck me we lucked out, everyone is so sick.”

Lindemann (Rammstein) Share Footage Of “Praise Abort” From “Live In Moscow” Blu-ray

As previously reported, Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann will be releasing a new Blu-ray/live album, titled “Live In Moscow,” from his Lindemann project on May 21. Now, footage of “Praise Abort” from the effort has been shared online. You can check that out below. The Blu-ray was filmed during the band’s March 15, 2020 show at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia and its release comes after it was revealed that Lindemann will be moving forward without Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain).