SCHAFFER/BARLOW PROJECT, featuring ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer, and former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow – have released a lyric video for “We Three Kings”, from the upcoming Winter Nights album.
A message states: “We are pleased to unveil the lyric video for the song ‘We Three Kings’ from the album Winter Nights. The Kickstarter campaign for the Schaffer / Barlow Project was hugely successful and we appreciate your support. If you missed backing the campaign and you would like to get a physical copy of the album we have a pre-order for limited vinyl and a handful of signed CDs available aticedearthmerch.com.”
Swedish heavy metal masters WOLF had to cancel their European 2020 tour with GRAND MAGUS in March, which was in support of their newest release, “Feeding The Machine”, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Today the band posted a video of their song ‘Evil Star – The 2020 Social Isolation Edition’ online, which you can watch below. ‘Evil Star’ is a self titled track which was released in 2004 and is a favourite of the fans.
The band posted the following statement:
“In mid-March we were forced to cut our European tour short due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Now our fingers are seriously itching to play again and we especially miss playing live for you all! As a little treat to ourselves and to all you guys we decided to record an old Wolf classic that we were planning on bringing back in to the live set.
Each one recording in his own studio and set up a camera while doing it.
So here ladies and gentlemen, is ‘Evil Star – The 2020 social isolation edition’. Enjoy!”
WOLF released their newest album, “Feeding The Machine” on on 13 March 2020 via Century Media Records. It is the band’s first album featuring new members, Johan Koleberg on drums and Pontus Egberg on bass guitar. The album was produced by Simon Johansson and mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström.
German metal project VISION OF CHOICE posted a new “official lyric” video for ‘Touch The Sky’, taken from their album “Mistress of the Gods” which was released on February 14, 2020 through ZOUNDR/Fencesound.
The band’s debut album, “Mistress of the Gods”, is a collection of 11 songs that form a loose conceptual narrative around the adventures of an archaeologist’s son, a throwback to Metal’s adventures in the wastelands with the ancient gods.
American writer George Andrade developed the concept and wrote all of the lyrics to Steve Brockmann’s music, their first full album collaboration since “AIRS – A Rock Opera” (2012). Original cover artwork was designed and painted by Timo Wuerz. The album was mastered by Andy Horn (Sebastian Bach, Fight / feat. Rob Halford, Rob Rock, Tribe of Gypsies).
1. New Horizon
2. Come Tomorrow
4. Into The Light
6. Hold Your Head High
7. Mistress Of The Gods
8. Givin’ It Up
9. Gates Of Evermore
10. Hold On
11. Touch The Sky
Lukas Remus: lead and background vocals
Steve Brockmann: electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, drums
Ponch Satrio: guitar solo on tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9
Marco Wriedt: guitar solo on track 10
Klas Holmgren: additional backing vocals on track 2
ACCEPT‘s ‘Pandamic‘ official video clip reached more than 3 Million views on YouTube, which seems to be one good side effect of COVID 19 pandemic . The band has posted the following statement:
“We all hope that our fans across the world remain safe and healthy wherever they live or work! We all must band together to defeat this nasty virus!!! You are not alone – the ACCEPT Family will STAND TOGETHER and we shall all continue to help and support each other! We will stay connected … today and tomorrow and forever! The sad reality today: This is A PANDEMIC – but, when we wrote this song ten years ago, we were pushing the idea that it is THE LOVE FOR HEAVY METAL that is spreading like a disease; this is true for the past, the present and the future. Today we believe that when you are head banging’ to our song … that song is a Heavy Metal DISEASE, one that will make your day brighter and help you through this “other” disease!😊
Let’s unite virtually in metal, stand together STRONG. Please obey social distancing! #stayhome”
Take good care of yourself and your family! Stay safe! With eternal love,
Teutonic metal gods, ACCEPT released this song through their epic return album,”Blood of the Nations“, which was released on 20 August 2010 via Nuclear Blast. The album was a successful release for the band, which hit the charts on many country like USA, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Japan and Austria. It was also the first album to feature the amazing vocalist Mark Tornillo, who replaced Udo Dirkschneider successfully for the fans.
Finnish metallers STARGAZERY have recently revealed the release date and artwork for their forthcoming album, “Constellation”, which is set to be released on May 29th 2020. The artwork was created by Felipe Franco.
1. Sinners In Shadows
2. War Torn
3. Self–Proclaimed King
4. Ripple The Water
5. I Found Angels
7. Caught In The Crossfire
8. Dark Side Of The Moon
9. In My Blood
10. Raise The Flag
Jari Tiura – vocals
Pete Ahonen – guitars
Marko Pukkila – bass
Pasi Hiltula – keyboards
Illka Leskelä – drums
Samy Nyman (on the Songs 4, 5, 6, 10) – bass
Today Swedish heavy metal masters WOLF release the title track of their upcoming album ‘Feeding the Machine’. The video has been directed by Daniel Wahlström of Heavy Groove Media.
The band states: “Enter ‘Feeding the Machine’ – our third single and second video from the album ‘Feeding the Machine’. It was a blast working with Daniel Wahlström as a video director again as he never seems to run out of twisted ideas. Enjoy the video, the song and the whole album, released on Friday 13th. Hope to see YOU on tour. Horns up!”
“Feeding The Machine” will be released on March 13th 2020. It will be released on Vinyl (with the CD included), as limited edition CD digipak and on all digital platforms. Previously Metal Shock Finland‘s Chief Editor, Mohsen Fayazi had an interview with vocalist NiklasStålvind where he discusses WOLF’s “Feeding The Machine” album, you can check it out here.
WOLF Feeding the Machine (46:54)
1. Shoot to Kill (3:41)
2. Guillotine (4:04)
3. Dead Man’s Hand (3:09)
4. Midnight Hour (3:22)
5. Mass Confusion (4:12)
6. The Cold Emptiness (3:48)
7. Feeding the Machine (3:51)
8. Devil in the Flesh (3:18)
9. Spoon Bender (3:26)
10. The Raven (4:29)
11. Black Widow (4:00)
12. A Thief Inside (5:34)
Confirmed to tour Europe and the UK with Grand Magus in March 2020, heavy metal’s finest WOLF-pack is all geared up to go for your throat! However Dublin show is sold out and just a few tickets left for the Belfast show.
05.03.2020 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece
06.03.2020 (UK) Manchester – Academy 3
07.03.2020 (IRE) Dublin – The Grand Social
08.03.2020 (UK) Belfast – Limelight
10.03.2020 (UK) Glasgow – The Audio
11.03.2020 (UK) Sheffield – The Foundry
13.03.2020 (UK) Birmingham – The Asylum
14.03.2020 (UK) Norwich – Waterfront
15.03.2020 (UK) London – The Dome
17.03.2020 (FR) Paris – Petit Bain
19.03.2020 (NL) Utrecht – Helling
20.03.2020 (GER) Cologne – Essigfabrik
21.03.2020 (GER) Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
22.03.2020 (GER) Munich – Backstage Halle
24.03.2020 (GER) Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
25.03.2020 (GER) Berlin – Lido
26.03.2020 (GER) Hamburg – Logo