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Hammerfall - (R)Evolution Find at an Indie Store

The career of Swedish heavy metal pioneers Hammerfall is one amazing march of triumph. After revolutionizing the genre by the end of the 90s, the Gothenburg based quintet released a total of eight studio albums, several compilations, live-releases and toured the globe relentlessly. Following their short sabbatical, the legendary Scandinavian five piece wrapped up (R) EVOLUTION, Hammerfall's ninth full length release.

Helloween - 7 Sinners (Remastered 2020) [Clear Vinyl] [Remastered] Find at an Indie Store

7 SINNERS (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. 7 Sinners is the 13th studio album by German power metal band Helloween, originally released in 2010. For the first time since 2000's The Dark Ride, each song on the album is a solo composition, i.e. each member has written both the music and lyrics to his song with no additional input from any other member. HELLOWEEN deliver with 7 sinners (remastered 2020) an extraordinary Double Vinyl in Gatefold Cover and with padded inner sleevE. Transparent Vinyl.

Soulfly - Archangel [Deluxe /DVD] Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!

Soulfly - Archangel Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1 million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!

Sabaton - Attero Dominatus [Re-Armed] [Bonus Tracks] Find at an Indie Store

Venom Inc. - Ave Find at an Indie Store

2017 debut album from this metal outfit. When Venom released Welcome to Hell and Black Metal in the early 80s they paved the way for thousands of extreme metal bands across the world. Venom Inc consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn on guitar and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan.

Venom Inc. - Ave [Limited Edition Brown LP] Find at an Indie Store

Limited edition brown colored vinyl LP pressing. Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray have returned with a monster of an album entitled Avé. Venom Inc. Was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for Venom Inc. #from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says, "We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster."

Kadavar - Berlin Find at an Indie Store

German hard psych rockers Kadavar return with another slab of meaty metal! Their anticipated third studio album follows on from 2013's 'Abra Kadavar.' It's the deeply imprinted, unforgettable memories and impressions of continuous touring one can feel on 'Berlin' in every line and every strum. Though recorded live in the studio on the band's own analog gear again, it's distinctly audible that this time round the record turned out even deeper as far as songwriting and arrangements are concerned - and that Lindemann, Bartelt and Bouteloup have spent more time on the recordings than ever before.

Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror Find at an Indie Store

Beyond the Red Mirror is the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germanys favorite sons and metals most epic storytellers Blind Guardian. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.

Nailed To Obscurity - Black Frost Find at an Indie Store

Most people havent heard of Esens, Germany, once home to Baroque composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach. Nestled at whatever-end of Lower Saxony, where the East Frisian Islands form a barrier against the wailing North Sea, the town of 7,000 has slept the years away. However, rising death metal stars NAILED TO OBSCURITY are about to put Esens on the proverbial map with new album, Black Frost, their first for Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2005, NAILED TO OBSCURITY went through the usual ups and downs as a band. Mere months after forming, NAILED TO OBSCURITY issued their first demo, Our Darkness. While most bands live and die on the possibility of signing a label deal, NAILED TO OBSCURITY persevered, releasing their debut album, Abyss, independently in 2007. Since then the band has released two full length releases, Opaque (2013) and King Delusion (2017). Today, NAILED TO OBSCURITY remains a labor of love with band members spread out over Germany, but they still shack up on weekends in the rehearsal room in Esens to write together. Thats how new album, Black Frost, was born. Songs like 'Tears Of The Eyeless,' 'The Aberrant Host,' 'Road To Perdition,' and the magnificent title track were part of NAILED TO OBSCURITYs weekend forays into the depths of melodic death metal (and beyond). The frantic pace at which Black Frost was written, however, didnt impact the quality of songcraft. Whereas King Delusion focused on the pairing of savagery and melody, Black Frost changes up the formula. Call it maturity or desire to present ideas differently, NAILED TO OBSCURITYs new songs churn, swirl, and coalesce around and into the bands engaging if cloudy psychosocial lyrics.

Accept - Blind Rage [Deluxe w/DVD] Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. In the history of heavy metal, not many bands can claim to be able to celebrate their breakthrough twice. Accept managed this four years ago after returning with their reunion record BLOOD OF THE NATIONS. Now BLIND RAGE, the latest installment in this amazing return is ready to write history once more. The band's creative streak has delivered a thunderstorm of riffs. Besides the 'red-Accept-line', as the band likes to call it, the only goal was to 'remain interesting.' Another factor that has turned into an Accept trademark is the voice of singer Mark Tornillo. With the course of the three albums, he has grown into his role as front man of these 'teutonic terrors.'

Accept - Blind Rage Find at an Indie Store

Blind Rage, just like its two predecessors has been produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.

Decapitated - Blood Mantra Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1996 Polish Tech Death masters Decapitated built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated has released live studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. For their sixth full-length record, the band returned to Hertz Studio, located at Bialystok in their native Poland. Recording the new creation, entitled BLOOD MANTRA, has proven to be an extremely demanding process. The band has cross-bred various styles and sounds, setting the bar higher with this new release. Flirting with various tempos, mixing Death Metal with Grindcore, Block Metal atmosphere with more groove Ioden beats and Stoner-Rock vibes, there are also modern metal rhythmic riffs on DECAPITATED's latest output that hark back to their 2006 release, ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS.

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds [Deluxe w/Book] Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe Edition includes a limited edition 48 page hardcover book created by Rafal Wechterowicz, Marco Vasco and long-time Machine Head art collaborator Strephon Taylor. Bay Area Metal Titans Machine Head, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (Testament, Vile), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (Carcass, fear Factory, Slipknot, behemoth. Devildriver). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (Exodus, Testament, Arch Enemy, Accept, Megadeth) and Steve Lagudi.

Machine Head - Catharsis Find at an Indie Store

If heavy music stands for anything, it’s freedom. Formed in Oakland, California in 1991, Machine Head have forged a formidable reputation and huge global fan base by never surrendering their artistic liberty or compromising their belief in the power of heaviness. Exploding into the consciousness of metalheads worldwide with their seminal 1994 debut album ‘Burn My Eyes’, the band led by singer/guitarist Robb Flynn have consistently raged against the grain, producing a steady stream of lead-heavy but fiendishly inventive modern metal records that have both defined and redefined the sound of metal in the 21st century.

In Flames - Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) Find at an Indie Store

Celebrating 30 years of In Flames and 20 years of the iconic "Clayman", Nuclear Blast is excited to re-issue "Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition)". Remastered and enhanced by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, GOJIRA) the 20th Anniversary Edition features all new artwork and 5 new bonus tracks including a brand new instrumental medley and re-recorded versions of fan-favourites such as "Only For The Weak" and "Pinball Map". Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTRHEAD) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (GREEN DAY, ROB ZOMBIE).

Sabaton - Coat of Arms Find at an Indie Store

Burning Witches - Dance With The Devil Find at an Indie Store

2020 release, the third album by the Swiss heavy metal band. The album was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Nervosa, Pnzer) and Destruction frontman Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. Burning Witches - the all-female metal band - was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, beautiful Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl.

Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Find at an Indie Store

Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!".

Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Find at an Indie Store

Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!". Related Artists on Tour(What's this?)

Twilight Force - Dawn Of The Dragonstar Find at an Indie Store

Hear ye, hear ye! Silent shadows have been reigning over the lands of the Twilight Kingdoms for a while for some very special reason... Diligent dwarves, eager elves, mighty mages and the entire realm has been dutifully gathering resources over the past few months in support of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE crafting their new opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar, the band's follow-up to the much-loved Heroes Of Mighty Magic (2016). Once again recorded in the group's own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight's Might, but also introduce the companions' new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018. After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe's playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon...!

Nightwish - Decades: Live in Buenos Aires [Blu-ray / 2CD] Find at an Indie Store

Filmed in Buenos Aires the new Nightwish release Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is a 21 song, 1 blu-ray & 2-cd collection featuring tracks spanning the bands 20+ year career

Nightwish - Decades: Live In Buenos Aires [3LP] Find at an Indie Store

Triple colored vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Nightwish's Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is a 21 song vinyl collection featuring tracks spanning the band's 20+ year career.

Testament - Demonic Find at an Indie Store

Testament TITLE: Demonic Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record! Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.

Testament - Demonic [Brown LP] Find at an Indie Store

Brown Vinyl. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!

Carcass - Despicable Find at an Indie Store

2020 EP release. True metal originators, Carcass influenced extreme metal all over the globe with early records like Symphonies of Sickness (1989) and Heartwork (1993). After a seventeen year album sabbatical, critics and fans alike lauded 2013's Surgical Steel, the band's first record since Swansong (1996), and the bands return to form. Bigger than ever Carcass toured the world for years supporting the album. In the lead up to a new 2021 full length Carcass offer the Despicable EP. The 4-track collection is made up of songs not featured on the bands 2021 full length.

Aenimus - Dreamcatcher Find at an Indie Store

Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut Dreamcatcher this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, Dreamcatcher revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of todays modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

Aenimus - Dreamcatcher [LP] Find at an Indie Store

Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut Dreamcatcher this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, Dreamcatcher revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of todays modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

Fallujah - Dreamless Find at an Indie Store

2016 album from the Bay Area metal band. From Fallujah's formation in 2007, the San Franciscans have melded brutality and brains into a sonic force with an unquestionable presence. The debut album, The Harvest Wombs, set the tech death world afire, with it's smart brawn and well-placed jazz-rock interludes. The group's follow-up album, The Flesh Prevails, further contrasted intensity with atmosphere. Fallujah, however, aren't content to be pigeonholed as tech death (or deathcore). Eager to not repeat The Flesh Prevails, Fallujah set out to write a paradigm shift on Dreamless. Written largely by guitarist Scott Carstairs at his home, Dreamless represents a band at the peak of their songwriting ability. According to Hoffman, songs like 'The Void Alone', 'Face Of Death', and 'Lacuna' feature less musical arithmetic and more groove, a trait that's underscored throughout Dreamless. Dreamless was produced at Sharkbite Studios (Exodus, High On Fire) with Zack Ohren again at the helm. Having produced both The Harvest Wombs and The Flesh Prevails, Ohren made it easy for Fallujah to return. The relationship between Fallujah and Ohren is closer to brotherhood than hired studio gun. He knows how Fallujah work as a team, and how to get the best out of individual performances. He's both taskmaster and cherished mentor. Plus, Ohren's a true gearhead, something Hofmann cherished while cutting tracks for Dreamless.

In Search of Solace - Enslaved To Tragedy Find at an Indie Store

Heavy music should address even heavier themes. Amidst a barrage of polyrhythmic jackhammer riffing, mind-bending percussion, electronic menace, and hypnotic vocal interplay, In Search of Solace raise poignant, provocative, and powerful questions. The Minnesota quartetJonny LaDuke [vocals], Nick Pocock [guitar, vocals], Clay Saver [bass], and Derek Ludgate [drums]incite thought on their third full-length and first release for Sharptone Records, Enslaved to Tragedy. Since forming in 2014, the band quietly set the stage for such conversation. After the independent Consciousness EP, the group unleashed From Me / / From Within [2015] and Regression|Progression [2017]. International touring followed with opening slots for Of Virtue and more as well as packed support gigs at hometown haunts, including the legendary First Avenue. Returning from the road, the musicians dove into writing and recording what would become Enslaved to Tragedy.

Overkill - Feel The Fire [Green w/ Orange & Yellow Splatter 2LP] Find at an Indie Store

Recorded and filmed in the German town of Oberhausen, Germany, Overkill pulled out two of their classic records! The first half of the release contains the band performing their entire 1991 classic, “Horrorscope”. The second half contains the band performing their 1985 debut, “Feel the Fire”.

Testament - First Strike Still Deadly Find at an Indie Store

Testament TITLE: First Strike Still Deadly First Strike Still Deadly is a compilation album by Testament, released in 2001. It consists of re-recordings of songs released on The Legacy and The New Order, as well as a re-recording of "Reign of Terror", which was originally on Legacy's Demo 1 and was also a b-side from the "Trial by Fire" single. Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.

Avantasia - The Flying Opera: Around The World In 20 Days Find at an Indie Store

2 CD.2 DVD. The first official Avantasia live DVD! This 2 DVD/2 CD set includes footage from two massive Euro festivals and highlights their biggest hits. This comprehensive collection highlights Avantasia's highly memorable first world tour that followed the international success of THE SCARECROW.

Wintersun - The Forest Seasons Find at an Indie Store

Rhapsody Of Fire - From Chaos to Eternity Find at an Indie Store

Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire are one of the most influential European metal over the past two decades. With their mixture of melodic metal and elements of classical music influenced by film scores, they helped create the Symphonic Metal genre. Originally called Thundercross and influenced by bands like Helloween and Blind Guardian, they have evolved into Rhapsody and finally Rhapsody of Fire and have made an indelible impact on the world of metal every step of the way. On this album, Rhapsody of Fire complete the epic story that has spanned 15 years and 10 full-length albums! Their passion for cinema has always been at the center of their songwriting approach as these albums are like stories within an ongoing novel, and from Chaos to Eternity is the final chapter. Full of orchestral grandeur, this album also features their trademark narration by LORD OF THE RINGS Christopher Lee!

Beast In Black - From Hell With Love [Blue In Yellow Swirl LP] Find at an Indie Store

The highly-anticipated sophomore record "From Hell With Love" from Beast in Black, released for the first time in the US on vinyl!

Testament - Gathering (Remastered) Find at an Indie Store

The Gathering is the eighth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament, released on June 8, 1999. It was the first release the band had done with Spitfire Records. [1] Co-produced by band members, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson, this was the first album featuring new musicians Steve DiGiorgio on bass guitar and Dave Lombardo on drums. Billy, Peterson and Lombardo, along with longtime Testament collaborator Del James, are also given composer credits on the album. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!

Fear Factory - Genexus [Limited Edition] Find at an Indie Store

Its classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well craftedwithout losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory. Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factorys 9th studio albumis entitled Genexus. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), Genexus is the bands debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of cyber-metal. Fear Factorys previous release, 2012s The Industrialist, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.

Fear Factory - Genexus Jewel Find at an Indie Store

Its classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well craftedwithout losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory. Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factorys 9th studio albumis entitled Genexus. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), Genexus is the bands debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of cyber-metal. Fear Factorys previous release, 2012s The Industrialist, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.

Sabaton - Great War Find at an Indie Store

Swedens Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the bands inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, Carolus Rex (2012) and Heroes (2014), have been certified platinum in the bands home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, The Great War is Sabatons ninth studio album. A concept record, The Great War was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains its signifigance in the war

Sabaton - The Great War: History Version [Digi] Find at an Indie Store

Swedens Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the bands inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, Carolus Rex (2012) and Heroes (2014), have been certified platinum in the bands home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, The Great War is Sabatons ninth studio album. A concept record, The Great War was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains its signifigance in the war

Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches [Limited Edition] Find at an Indie Store

Having been three years since the release of their previous album this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britains Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The albums title is named after the Malleus Maleficarum, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches but CRADLE OF FILTHs title version is more retributory. Its the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.

Cradle Of Filth - Hammer of the Witches Find at an Indie Store

Having been three years since the release of their previous album this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britains Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The albums title is named after the Malleus Maleficarum, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches but CRADLE OF FILTHs title version is more retributory. Its the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.

Crystal Lake - Helix Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 2002 the Japanese band Crystal Lake began influenced by mid-90s hardcore bands. Since then the bands style and genre has evolved into a more chaotic, metal sound. The bands international profile has grown as well with tours in South Korea, Japan, Australia and most of Europe. In 2019 Sharptone Records is excited to release the bands full length Helix, the bands first release for the label.

In addition to releasing Helix Crystal Lake will be joining August Burns Red, Miss May I and Fit for a King on tour through North America beginning Jan 24 through Mar 2

Sabaton - Heroes Find at an Indie Store

Sabaton's latest album, HEROES, is a concept record based on different historical 20th century wars and battles, telling fascinating stories about heroic men and women on their dangerous missions on battlefields and other belligerent locations, such as Auschwitz. Music-wise, HEROES will strike the metal scene like a fighter aircraft from the clear sky. After serving some ultra-catchy, more traditional Sabaton epics, this Falun-quinet dives into more unprecedented territory with songs such as the powerful 'The Ballad of Bull,' Western-movie themed 'To Hell and Back' and guitar-driven 'Resist and Bite' - the latter one being some of the most up-to-date performances on the endlessly vibrant album.

Children Of Bodom - Hexed Find at an Indie Store

Formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993, CHILDREN OF BODOM had an extraordinary start to their career. Their 90s take off was impressive, almost all of their albums have earned platinum or gold status in Finland and over the past twenty five years theyve become regulars on some of the worlds biggest stages. 2019 beckons in a new era for a revitalized and bloodthirsty Hate Crew, who will present their 10th studio album Hexed on March 8th. Its been three years since the release of I Worship Chaos. History tells us that having an extensive time frame to work on a project can often result in procrastination and loss of focus but with Hexed the reverse has manifest in this 11 track, impressively stripped back melo-death, rock-n-roll-rampage. Hexed is a high-energy, up-tempo record seething with new life but also all of the Children of Bodom trademarks that millions of fans around the world have grown to appreciate. Their mix of melo-death meets blackened thrash with a neo-classical twist, and piercing keyboards peppered with the bands venomous vocal bile, is what makes a Bodom spread so engaging. And it also explains why the Hate Crew continues to wow crowds across the globe, their reputation continues to grow as a fearsome live act with incredible technical proficiency.

Graveyard - Hisingen Blues Find at an Indie Store

Though this is only Graveyard's second album, they are known for their doom metal meets stoner rock debut album that brought them Stateside for a stellar and much hyped live event at South by Southwest in 2008. Since then, the band have acquired a remarkable maturity that takes them far beyond their roots and into truly unique territory. They are a band whose influences can be heard, but who blend the varied sounds into a coherent, original album that is absolutely faithful and devoid of irony. With HISINGEN BLUES, Graveyard have catapulted themselves into that rare space where authenticity is evident and effortless and the result is simultaneously catchy and surprising.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War [Limited Edition] Find at an Indie Store

Includes Bonus Track. Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War Find at an Indie Store

Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.

Nightwish - HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [2CD] Find at an Indie Store

When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever hecreates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 hes certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISHhave completed the recordings for HUMAN. :II: NATURE., their 9th studio album.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a doublealbum containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. was recorded from August to October 2019 at Rsk campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila andTroy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Nightwish - HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [Limited Edition Brown/Orange Swirl 3LP] Find at an Indie Store

When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever hecreates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 hes certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISHhave completed the recordings for HUMAN. :II: NATURE., their 9th studio album.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece Endless Forms Most Beautiful, will be a doublealbum containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. was recorded from August to October 2019 at Rsk campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila andTroy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Symphony X - Iconoclast Find at an Indie Store

On Symphony Xs eighth studio album, the iconic progressive metal band deliver their most intense and thought-provoking album yet. Truly one of the most innovative bands on the planet, ICONOCLAST is the result of years of hard work, dedicated craftsmanship and an innate sense of melody and hooks so infectious they rival their prior brilliant catalog of work.

The Michael Schenker Group - Immortal Find at an Indie Store

Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible

The Michael Schenker Group - Immortal [LP] Find at an Indie Store

Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible

Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression Find at an Indie Store

2012 album from the Australian Death Metal band.

Graveyard - Innocence and Decadence Find at an Indie Store

A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.

Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence [Vinyl] Find at an Indie Store

Double vinyl LP pressing. A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.

Korpiklaani - Jylha Find at an Indie Store

2021 release. Korpiklaani are unique. Their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock 'n roll and heavy metal. What you hear on record is what you hear live; authentic, honest and a lot of fun. Korpiklaani is a natural representation of our journey in this life, bringing music and emotions that can have you dancing all night, to quiet moments of melancholy. Jylhä continues this journey with a collection of tales of folklore, nature, celebration and three stories of murder, including the infamous Lake Bodom murders.

Keep Of Kalessin - Kolossus Find at an Indie Store

Keep of Kalessin are THE masters of epic extreme metal! On their Nuclear Blast debut, the band take their unique and unmistakably progressive sound to a level that goes far beyond their raw, black metal roots. Mainman Obsidian C. is a former live guitarist.

White Stones - Kuarahy Find at an Indie Store

2020 release by the death metal band formed Opeth bassist Martn Mendz. For Mendz, White Stones is a return to his roots, both musically and personally, as the groove-oriented death metal band was named after his birthplace in Uruguay. Fans shouldn't read too far into the bassist's election to start a death metal band as Opeth notably abandoned the aggressive, more extreme elements of their sound starting in 2011 with the release of Heritage. "I am 100 percent comfortable with what we're doing with Opeth," Mendz reassured his fans.

Korpiklaani - Kulkija Find at an Indie Store

Its been 3 years since their last album Noita was released and the Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are about to offer their 10th studio album entitled Kulkija (Wanderer), set for a September 7th, 2018 release. Including 14 tracks, Kulkija is their longest album, but also their most natural sounding one, to date. From the first to the last tone, a unique atmosphere guides the listeners through a long journey. Instrumentally, the band continues the way they had already started with Manala (2012) to Noita (2015). Lyrically, the album deals with the albums title character, the wanderer. He appears in every song and every single track represents one of his life situations.

Municipal Waste - Last Rager Find at an Indie Store

Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. Its been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer Wave of Death. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, youve been taught the Art and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

Municipal Waste - The Last Rager [Yellow/Blue Splatter LP] Find at an Indie Store

Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. Its been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer Wave of Death. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, youve been taught the Art and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

Rise Of The Northstar - Legacy Of Shi Find at an Indie Store

The coins dropping and clinging into the arcade game machines, the lights of the pachinkos and the lively Tokyo district have fuelled the musical inspiration and visual universe of a dirty bunch of furyos, dunces to the core, who thrive on Shonen Manga. The 5 band members have witnessed the golden age that has seen the birth and global expansion of American Hip-Hop, of MACHINE HEAD's and PANTERA's powerful groove metal, of New-York Hardcore, and of the catchy but uncompromising vibes of RATM, KORN or DEFTONES. ROTN is the merger of those two worlds: the messages of hope, bravery, and revenge spread by classic 80's Manga characters such as Kenshiro, Seiya, or Kawato, are brought to the listener's face through deadly thrash riffing and a destructive flow of words.

Testament - Live At Eindhoven Find at an Indie Store

Testament TITLE: Live At Eindhoven Live at Eindhoven is a live recording by Testament, released in 1987 on Megaforce Records for Europe in 1987 and the US in 1990. It was recorded at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on June 8 of that year. A remastered version of the album, featuring the band's entire performance and new cover artwork, was released on April 14, 2009. Chuck Billy: vocals Alex Skolnick: lead guitar Eric Peterson: rhythm guitar Greg Christian: bass guitar Louie Clemente: drums

Testament - Live At The Fillmore Find at an Indie Store

Testament TITLE: Live At The Fillmore Live at the Fillmore is a live album by the thrash metal band Testament. It was released in 1995 on Prosthetic Records. The first fourteen tracks are live recordings and the last three are semi-acoustic versions of previously released songs. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!

Testament - Testament - Live at the Fillmore - VINYL Find at an Indie Store

Blue Vinyl. Testament ?- Live At The Fillmore Live at the Fillmore is a live album by the thrash metal band Testament. It was released in 1995. Chuck Billy: vocals, Eric Peterson: rhythm/lead/acoustic guitar, James Murphy: lead/rhythm/acoustic guitar, Greg Christian: bass guitar, Jon Dette: drums

Soilwork - Live In The Heart Of Helsinki [w/Blu-ray] Find at an Indie Store

Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork have announced to release their highly anticipated first every live DVD/BluRay, Live in the Heart of Helsinki on April 7, 2015. Recorded during the bands special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by floor Jansen (Nightwish, Revamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate).

Soilwork - Live In The Heart Of Helsinki [w/DVD] Find at an Indie Store

Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork have announced to release their highly anticipated first every live DVD/BluRay, Live in the Heart of Helsinki on April 7, 2015. Recorded during the bands special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by floor Jansen (Nightwish, Revamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate).

Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi Find at an Indie Store

Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu were founded in 2007 and since then have released four full length records on labels such as Svart & 20 Buck Spin. Always stretching the boundaries and connecting the dots between black metal, space rock, psychedelic and experimental music, both the band and Nuclear Blast are excited to release Oranssi Pazuzu's fifth full length release "Mestarin kynsi" in 2020

Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi (Swamp Green/Mustard Splatter) Find at an Indie Store

Double swamp green and mustard yellow colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release. Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu were founded in 2007 and since then have released four full length records on labels such as Svart and 20 Buck Spin. Always stretching the boundaries and connecting the dots between black metal, space rock, psychedelic and experimental music, both the band and Nuclear Blast are excited to release Oranssi Pazuzu's fifth full length release Mestarin Kynsi.

Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance [w/DVD] Find at an Indie Store

Limited edition with bonus DVD. Metal Allegiance unleashes an album as pulverizing, energetic, atmospheric, and awe-inspiring as fans of the jaw-dropping list of associated bands should expect. A collaboration of heavy metal's most notable performers consisting of members of Testament, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Pantera, Machine Head, Exodus, Kings X, and many more.

Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance Find at an Indie Store

Metal Allegiance unleashes an album as pulverizing, energetic, atmospheric, and awe-inspiring as fans of the jaw-dropping list of associated bands should expect. A collaboration of heavy metal's most notable performers consisting of members of Testament, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Pantera, Machine Head, Exodus, Kings X, and many more.

Primal Fear - Metal Commando Find at an Indie Store

With a debut record first released in 1998 Primal Fear has spent more than 20 years proving why they are the German Metal Commando. With over a dozen records under their belt Primal Fear are back on Nuclear Blast with their latest offering "Metal Commando", an album with merciless hooks, huge refrains and above all, strong songs that feature their trademark phalanx of three guitars and riffs too unerring to be resisted.

Belphegor - Necrodaemon Terrorsathan Find at an Indie Store

Hailing from Austria as far back as 1993, Belphegor have long been known as boundary stretchers in the blackened death metal scene. With nearly a dozen records under their name, the most recent being "Totenritual" (2017), Belphegor are respected creators in the extreme metal scene. Originally released in 2000, "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" is a long out of print record & the third release from the diabolical black death metal band.

Belphegor - Necrodaemon Terrorsathan [Grey LP] Find at an Indie Store

Hailing from Austria as far back as 1993, Belphegor have long been known as boundary stretchers in the blackened death metal scene. With nearly a dozen records under their name, the most recent being "Totenritual" (2017), Belphegor are respected creators in the extreme metal scene. Originally released in 2000, "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" is a long out of print record & the third release from the diabolical black death metal band.

Vader - Necropolis Find at an Indie Store

Sirenia - Nine Destinies and A Downfall Find at an Indie Store

Brainchild of former Tristania vocalist/guitar player, Morten Veland, Sirenia's sound is an intensely elegant fusion of gothic rock, classical & black/death metal polished with vocals that range from growls and screams to clean female and harmonic choirs. NICE DESTINIES AND A DOWNFALL will appeal and be marketed to fans of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish & Evanescence.

Meshuggah - None [Limited Edition Bone LP] Find at an Indie Store

Formed in the college town of Ume in northern Sweden in 1987, MESHUGGAH have spent the last twenty plus years and cumulative thirteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing their collective Id. An entity that has not sounded like anyone else in over thirteen years, MESHUGGAH are one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes naturally to them. Unafraid to take risks and tackle new experiences, they create albums you can listen to six years later and still discover things you never noticed before. The mystical lore surrounding them pertains to their mathematical execution of odd-cycle time signatures shifting around common 4/4 time. As a result, it isnt shocking to see some of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at MESHUGGAH shows, shaking their heads at the bands majestically demented, down-tuned, groove-laden, and precisely performed polyrhythms that never veer out of control. Devotees include Tool, The Deftones, Kirk Hammett & Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music, which incorporates MESHUGGAHs back catalogue into their curriculum, fortifying the belief that such perfectly calibrated music adds a crucial ingredient to a modern musical education.

Highlights


- One of the most prolific bands on Nuclear Blast, most of Meshuggahs catalog has not been available on vinyl in years. These limited edition colors, with newly designed gatefold jackets, are limited to 700 each worldwide.

- The audio to all five of these vinyl reissues was remastered for vinyl so that the sound will be spectacular.

- Indie Exclusive colors are limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Northward - Northward Find at an Indie Store

During the all star jam at Progpower USA in 2007, the first musical magic was performed on stage when then After Forever singer Floor Jansen and Pagans Mind guitarist Jrn Viggo Lofstad joined forces to do some cover songs. In 2008 the two strangers managed to write an entire album in no time. The style of music is not to be compared to the bands we know this duo from. It can be described as melodic rock/hard rock music based on drums, bass, guitars and vocals. Without opera, orchestras or progressive elements; back to basic in a mixture inspired by such talent as Skunk Anansie/Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters. Marketing Highlights -Featuring Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen and Pagans Mind guitarist Jrn Viggo Lofstad, Northward is unlike either of the pairs previous bands. Comprised of eleven tracks, Northwards self-titled debut is an upbeat, driving take on contemporary hard rock with big choruses that Floor soars while singing -Leading up to the Oct release there will be a variety of singles, videos, trailers and track-by-track videos from the studio with explanations & stories of the songs. On Aug 24 the first single and video for While Love Dies will be released. On Sep 14 the second single and video for the track Get What You Give will be released. The third and final single and video for the track Storm in the Glass will be released on the album release date, Oct 19 -Advertising in Revolver, Decibel and other hard music and lifestyle publications. Banner advertising on Blabbermouth, Metal Injection and other hard music and lifestyle sites

Surrounded By Monsters - Novella Find at an Indie Store

Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [W/DVD] Find at an Indie Store

With DVD. Formed in the college town of Umea in northern Sweden in 1987, Meshuggah have spent the last twenty seven years and cumulative fourteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing the music they hear in their heads. A group that has not sounded like anyone else in over two decades, Meshuggah is one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces, genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music, simply because doing so comes naturally to them.

Any Given Day - Overpower Find at an Indie Store

Germany's Any Given Day have been making a name for themselves since their inception in 2012 with multiple tours across the continent. The band's latest effort "Overpower" was released digitally on March 15, 2019 and both it and the singles were critically acclaimed with over 1.5 Million streams just in the US.

Textures - Phenotype Find at an Indie Store

Sabaton - Primo Victoria [Re-Armed] [Bonus Tracks] Find at an Indie Store

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus Find at an Indie Store

Italian guitar player and composer Luca Turilli is not just a musician with extraordinary skills, but a musical visionary and genius too. With the symphonic metal band Rhapsody he wrote musical history, released ten studio albums, including the genre-defining milestones 'Legendary Tales', 'Symphony of Enchanted Lands' and 'Dawn of Victory'. The media dubbed this majestic and unique sound 'Hollywood Metal', while some years later it became known as 'Film Score Metal.' Both genres were clearly describing a new style of music based on the connection between the most epic and glorious power/speed metal of the late '80s with Luca's infinite passion for the cinema and the world of soundtracks. This genre - enriched by folk music influences, guitar playing of neo-classical inspiration and lyrics related to the fantasy 'sagas' created by Luca Turilli himself - influenced a whole generation of new bands in the years to follow. In time, Rhapsody became one of the most important acts of the last decade in the world of heavy/rock music. Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus was composed and produced once again by Luca Turilli, responsible as always for all the orchestral and choral arrangements. It was recorded and mixed at the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (BonfirE a.o.) and mastered by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock a.o.) at MSM studios.

Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia Find at an Indie Store

Dimmu Borgir have returned with their follow-up to the 1999 Spirtual Black Dimensions. This album is a phenomenal opus of pure blackness containing extreme and diverse mixture of styles and musical soundscapes.

Alpha Wolf - a quiet place to die Find at an Indie Store

2020 sees Alpha Wolf bite harder than ever with their sophomore release 'a quiet place to die', the culmination of every lesson learnt, every hit taken, and every loss felt. 'a quiet place to die' is the result of five individuals who have faced the fire and refuse to flinch, pouring their everything into making something they are truly proud of. The path to this point has only made their thirst greater, and soon enough, the wolves will be out for blood.

Alpha Wolf - Quiet Place To Die (Clear Vinyl) [Clear Vinyl] Find at an Indie Store

2020 sees Alpha Wolf bite harder than ever with their sophomore release 'a quiet place to die', the culmination of every lesson learnt, every hit taken, and every loss felt. 'a quiet place to die' is the result of five individuals who have faced the fire and refuse to flinch, pouring their everything into making something they are truly proud of. The path to this point has only made their thirst greater, and soon enough, the wolves will be out for blood.

Slayer - Repentless Find at an Indie Store

For more than three decades, Slayers onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with Best... awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayers history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who commercialized their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

Slayer - Repentless [w/Blu-ray] Find at an Indie Store

For more than three decades, Slayers onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with Best... awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayers history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who commercialized their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

Slayer - The Repentless Killogy (Live at The Forum in Inglewood, CA) [2CD] Find at an Indie Store

Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, the Slayer Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon. This is the story of Wyatt who used to run with the wrong crowd. Wyatt is a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as The Hand Brotherhood whose signature mark is a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place. Wyatt left his gang after he fell in love with Gina, a woman who saved his life after a brush with death from those who wanted revenge on him and his gang. Wyatt and Gina go into hiding to start a family and escape his tarnished past. The Hand Brotherhood are not going to let this happen.

The Repentless Killogy Short Film is the combination of music videos from Slayers last full- length release Repentless, threaded through a film narrative that ends with Slayer performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles iconic Forum. The 2-cd & vinyl formats The Repentless Killogy (Live at The Forum in Inglewood, CA) contain the entirety of the concert, consisting of 21 tracks

Keep Of Kalessin - Reptilian Find at an Indie Store

Light The Torch - Revival Find at an Indie Store

2018 release from this metal band featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. The winds of change most definitely fanned the flame for Light the Torch. On their full-length debut Revival, the Los Angeles, CA trio-Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass]-drew from five years together as Devil You Know only to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new banner. The musicians quietly struck the match for Light the Torch during 2017. Without so much as telling either the label or management, they wrote the 12 anthems comprising Revival and recorded them in Los Angeles with the help of Wovenwar and As I Lay Dying bassist and producer Josh Gilbert [Bullet For My Valentine, Suicide Silence] behind the board. Joined by Extinction A.D. drummer Mike "Scuzz" Sciulara behind the kit, the guys put their heads down and really focused on making an album as a whole, placing more emphasis on the songs flowing cohesively from one to the next.

Soilwork - The Ride Majestic [Limited Edition] Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe Edition includes a bonus track. Soilwork now release their tenth full-length release, The Ride Majestic! Recorded by David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios, The Ride Majestic picks up where the band left off with 2014's The Living Infinite but with a slightly darker, atmospheric, and anthem feel with interesting twists and turns!

Soilwork - The Ride Majestic Find at an Indie Store

Soilwork now release their tenth full-length release, The Ride Majestic! Recorded by David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios, The Ride Majestic picks up where the band left off with 2014's The Living Infinite but with a slightly darker, atmospheric, and anthem feel with interesting twists and turns!

Benediction - Scriptures Find at an Indie Store

With over 30 years in the business and in a genre that not only refuses to die but is benefitting from a new lease of life, Benediction is back with "Scriptures", arguably their best release to date. Formed in 1989 Benediction was quickly picked up by German underground metal label Nuclear Blast Records, a partnership that lasts to this day. At it's core "Scriptures" is death metal, a subgenre Benediction helped popularize and perfect, fused with the punk rock anger and attitude. The heavy metal powertrain riffing that's become a staple for the band, aggressive monster vocals from Dave Ingram, and that groove that sets them apart others in their field.

As I Lay Dying - Shaped By Fire Find at an Indie Store

Reborn through pain, like iron shaped by fire. the triumphant return of AS I LAY DYING

Orchid - Sign Of The Witch Find at an Indie Store

Municipal Waste - Slime And Punishment Find at an Indie Store

Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, speed metal masters and Richmond Virginia locals Municipal Waste barrel back onto the scene with Slime And Punishment! Their long awaited return has breathed a new life into this modern speed metal crossover project that was initially birthed in 2000. Being their sixth release, and their second on Nuclear Blast Records, it is no surprise the level of artistic freedom and creativity that was seamlessly pushed into this album. As Municipal Waste had been touring, traveling, and spending constant time on the road, it ended in them really wanting to take their time developing Slime And Punishment as well as preparing for it's release. The recording process was also different this time. With bassist Phil Hall studying the fine art of musical engineering, the band was able to record the album themselves before sending it off to Bill Metoyer (known for his work with the thrasher classics like SLAYER, W.A.S.P., Lizzy Borden and Dark Angel) in Hollywood, CA to be professionally mixed. Messages carried in the songs upon this release are simple but brutal, hilariously violent, and direct- as always; die-hard fans will not be disappointed. With more insane and violently colorful artwork by illustrator Andrei Bouzikov (also responsible for the art of Massive Aggressive and The Art Of Partying), adorning the cover of Slime And Punishment, the album holds strong to Municipal Waste's visual style as well.

Alcest - Spiritual Instinct Find at an Indie Store

For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album Spiritual Instinct finds Neige at his most personal. This time I had something urgent to put on the table, he explains. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Its darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016s hugely successful Kodama, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing Spiritual Instinct has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. Some real metal riffs! agrees Neige. I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and thats what I love the most about it. Its the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually dont speak about my darkness in ALCESTs music but this time it felt like something I had to do.

Alcest - Spiritual Instinct [Reissue] Find at an Indie Store

The sixth release from the Paris based metal band, "Spiritual Instinct", Alcest's debut on Nuclear Blast, was recorded with producer Benoît Roux at France's Drudenhaus studios, the same studio used for "Kodama", between January and May of 2019

Alcest - Spiritual Instinct [Limited Edition Mint Green LP] Find at an Indie Store

For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album Spiritual Instinct finds Neige at his most personal. This time I had something urgent to put on the table, he explains. It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. Its darker than usual, and heavier. Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016s hugely successful Kodama, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit' or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing Spiritual Instinct has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. Some real metal riffs! agrees Neige. I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and thats what I love the most about it. Its the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually dont speak about my darkness in ALCESTs music but this time it felt like something I had to do.

Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell (Remastered 2020) [Clear Vinyl] Find at an Indie Store

STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. Straight Out of Hell is the 14th studio album by German power metal band Helloween. It was released in 2013. Straight Out of Hell is the consequent development of the two albums before. The new songs are a continuation of the 7 Sinners directives, only less doom-bound and noticeably more positive. These songs will kick even the laziest listener's ass.

Polaris - The Death Of Me Find at an Indie Store

2020 release. When it came time to make The Death Of Me, Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris knew they had a tall order on their hands. It's predecessor, their 2017 debut The Mortal Coil, was an ARIA-nominated, Top 10 hit in Australia, introducing the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world as well. Walking a line between maintaining what's defined the band, while trying to write for themselves and remain interested, Polaris wanted to give their fans things they wouldn't expect, take them to new places, but also remain definitively a Polaris record.

Polaris - Death Of Me (Orange/Yellow/White Splatter) Find at an Indie Store

Orange/Yellow/White Splatter Vinyl. When it came time to make their new album, "The Death Of Me", Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris knew they had a tall order on their hands. It's predecessor, their 2017 debut "The Mortal Coil", was an ARIA-nominated, Top 10 hit in Australia, introducing the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world as well. Walking a line between maintaining what's defined the band, while trying to write for themselves and remain interested, Polaris wanted to give their fans things they wouldn't expect, take them to new places, but also remain definitively a Polaris record.The tone was set early in the writing process when the first two songs the five-piece penned - the melodically charged "Masochist" and the feral, two-minute-40-second aural headbutt that is "Hypermania" - stretched the boundaries of their sound further than ever before. These songs set the course for an album that features some of the most bruising material Polaris have recorded - witness the churning, high intensity "Landmine" - and in the '80s rock-infused "Martyr (Waves)", some of their most melodic. Attuned listeners may also hear a palpable undercurrent of anxiety and paranoia in songs such as "Hypermania". It stems not only from the pressure of following "The Mortal Coil", but from the fact that while writing "The Death Of Me" each member was coming to terms with their world being turned upside down by the success of their debut.

My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1990 My Dying Bride became forerunners and trend makers in the gothic, doom, death metal genre. Since the release of their debut "As the Flower Withers" (1992) My Dying Bride has released thirteen full length records. The band's latest record "The Ghost Of Orion" was produced and mixed by Mark Mynett.

My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion [LP] Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1990 My Dying Bride became forerunners and trend makers in the gothic, doom, death metal genre. Since the release of their debut "As the Flower Withers" (1992) My Dying Bride has released thirteen full length records. The band's latest record "The Ghost Of Orion" was produced and mixed by Mark Mynett

Currents - The Way It Ends Find at an Indie Store

The CT band Currents are a death metal-infused metalcore band who channel their own unique perspective and personal experience. Since their inception in 2011 they've released two albums, 2017's "The Place I feel Safest" and the ep "I Let the Devil In" (2018), and toured North America and most of Europe with the likes of As I Lay Dying, We Came as Romans, Fit for a King and more

Currents - The Way It Ends [Limited Edition Baby Blue/Aqua Blue with White Splatter LP] Find at an Indie Store

Baby Blue/Aqua Blue with White Splatter Vinyl. The CT band Currents are a death metal-infused metalcore band who channel their own unique perspective and personal experience. Since their inception in 2011 they've released two albums, 2017's "The Place I feel Safest" and the ep "I Let the Devil In" (2018), and toured North America and most of Europe with the likes of As I Lay Dying, We Came as Romans, Fit for a King and more

Devil You Know - They Bleed Red Find at an Indie Store

A deep interpersonal understanding and an evolving camaraderie set the stage for the unique confidence behind They Bleed Red, the band's ferocious follow-up which extinguishes any so-called "sophomore slump" without mercy. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God), They Bleed Red is a breakneck paced trip through Devil You Know's broken psyche, struggles with anxiety, and ultimate triumph against adversity, all laid upon a foundation of high-level artistic achievement and vitriolic full throttle heavy metal fury.

All Shall Perish - This Is Where It Ends Find at an Indie Store

Formed with the intent of not being labeled with the restricting monikers of death metal, hardcore or Metalcore, All Shall Perish blasted onto the Bay Area scene in 02, playing every kind of show imaginable. Nuclear Blast soon released HATE. MALICE. REVENGE., which brought them on tour with the likes of As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Brujeria, Dying Fetus and more. Since then, ASP have been redefining the death and grind genres with vibrant ideas and unrelenting delivery and reaching new heights with 2008s AWAKEN THE DREAMERS, the bands first release to make the Billboard Top 200 charts at #126. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS conveys more of the raw energy, groove and technicality that put them on the map. Add even stronger hooks and melodies than before and you have All Shall Perish's best work to date. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a truly an experience for the senses. Without a doubt, the future of metal has arrived and if you aren't paying attention, you might get left by the wayside with your car on bricks.

All Shall Perish - This Is Where It Ends Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe edition features alternate artwork and one bonus track. 2011 album from the Bay Area Metal monsters.

Vader - Vader : Tibi Et Igni Find at an Indie Store

Accept - Too Mean to Die Find at an Indie Store

Releasing music for over 40 years Accept not only helped launch the genre that became known as metal but contributed staples like "Balls to the Wall", "Metal Heart", and more. "Too Mean to Die" is the band's 16th album and their fifth featuring US vocalist Mark Tornillo

Helloween - Unarmed (Remastered 2020) [Clear Vinyl] [Remastered] Find at an Indie Store

UNARMED (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Unarmed is the 25th Anniversary celebration album by the German power metal band Helloween. It is a compilation of re-recorded versions of Helloween songs in an acoustic/symphonic style. It includes a 70-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra performing "The Keeper's Trilogy", a 17-minute medley consisting of the songs "Halloween", "Keeper of the Seven Keys" and "The King for a 1000 Years". Many guest musicians are featured on the tracks. Gatefold Cover and with padded inner sleeves. Vinyl is transparent.

Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud Find at an Indie Store

Recorded at the legendary Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Katatonia, Kreator etc), 'Under the Red Cloud' opens with a piano interlude and sets the tone for the melodic. Melancholic, metal journey that Amorphis has become known for. Produced by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Soilwork, Katatonia etc), 'Under the Red Moon' explores themes central to humankind, the place where hope and certainty alternate.

Enslaved - Utgard Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1991 Norway's Enslaved have released 14 full length records over their nearly 30 year career. The band's 2020 album Utgard is a record brimful with northern magic and shows them at a stage where simply everything they touch turns to gold. Icy black metal anthems walk hand in hand with refined prog rock gems and primordial, dark folk sorcery

Enslaved - Utgard Find at an Indie Store

Formed in 1991 Norway's Enslaved have released 14 full length records over their nearly 30 year career. The band's 2020 album Utgard is a record brimful with northern magic and shows them at a stage where simply everything they touch turns to gold. Icy black metal anthems walk hand in hand with refined prog rock gems and primordial, dark folk sorcery

Soilwork - Verkligheten Find at an Indie Store

SOILWORK has been around, in one form or another, for twenty years now. Some people say that they havent made anything worth listening to after Steelbath Suicide. Some have only heard Stabbing The Drama. Some think The Living Infinite, the bands 2013 double disc release, was quite epic. Its all good. At this point in a bands career, you can either choose the nostalgia route, playing old albums in their entirety, because that makes an easy package for promoters to sell. Verkligheten, the title of Soilworks latest offering, is the Swedish word for reality, the entity that were all trying to escape from. Verkligheten is their attempt to try and go somewhere else, to express all those things that are born in between hypnagogic states and frenzies of hyperrealism. SOILWORK is a band that has been through a lot. They dont have to try and tidy things up by using clichs like personal and/or musical differences. It has been hell. They are not young anymore, and their reality these days is the hellhounds on their tails, the ghosts in their subconscious and the coldness of existence that starts eating at the soul the very day that you leave the womb. We can no longer escape the fact that were vulnerable to the shortcomings of life itself.

For Today - Wake Find at an Indie Store

This is definitely the start of a new season for usWere all part of something very big together. - Mattie Montgomery, For Today vocalist Even in the face of seemingly impossible odds, theres always a way to muster enough strength to soldier on and cross the finish line victoriously. That goes for all facets of life. If youre willing to disregard the naysayers, forget the doubters, and defy the odds, you can accomplish anything.

Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self Find at an Indie Store

2020 release. With unflinching tenacity, the impenetrable heavy metal hardcore factory that is Hatebreed has brought forth yet another iron cast, sonic weapon with Weight Of The False Self. It comes as no surprise that their eighth, full length album is the result of the usual sweat and blood that have cemented Hatebreed's unique niche in the world of music for over two decades. Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged their writing style through this album cycle in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience.

Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self [Limited Edition Bone Brown Swirl-Black Mint Green Splatter LP] Find at an Indie Store

Limited bone brown swirl colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. With unflinching tenacity, the impenetrable heavy metal hardcore factory that is Hatebreed has brought forth yet another iron cast, sonic weapon with Weight Of The False Self. It comes as no surprise that their eighth, full length album is the result of the usual sweat and blood that have cemented Hatebreed's unique niche in the world of music for over two decades. Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged their writing style through this album cycle in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience.

Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed Find at an Indie Store

The reigning kings of technical, historically- themed brutality are back! Mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queen, Thin Lizzy etc) and produced by the band, 'What Should Not Be Unearthed' is Nile's 8th full-length release and another testament in the band's crushing catalog. Unlike 2012's 'At the Gate of Sethu', which was surgically precise and musically technical, the goal of Nile's upcoming full-length is utter heaviness and memorable songwriting while maintaining the kind of musicianship the long standing death metal visionaries have been known for. Artwork was handled this time by Michael 'Xaay' Loranc (Behemoth Necrophagist etc).

Overkill - The Wings Of War [Grey 2LP] Find at an Indie Store

The Wings of War (2LP grey in gatefold) One of North America's thrash pioneers, Overkill have spent over 3 decades crafting essential metal masterpieces like "Taking Over", "The Years of Decay" and 2017's "The Grinding Wheel". Overkill comes charging into 2019 with their nineteenth studio record "The Wings of War".

While She Sleeps - You Are We Find at an Indie Store

While She Sleeps - You Are We Find at an Indie Store

Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me [Deluxe] Find at an Indie Store

Deluxe Edition with bonus tracks and DVD

Enforcer - Zenith Find at an Indie Store

Since forming in 2004 the Swedish quartet ENFORCER have simply refused to be pigeonholed. Whether its tours with DESTRUCTION and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM or DARK TRANQUILLITY and SWALLOW THE SUN the band has tried to exist with no artistic limitations. Enforcers previous two albums, 2015s From Beyond and 2013s From Beyond, were celebrations of the origins of heavy metal. On Zenith the band set out to make the biggest heavy metal album of all time. Written, produced and recorded by the band at Hvergelmer Studios and Soundtrade Studios Enforcer spent two and a half years creating what would become Zenith