April 12, 2024

Thundermother (pictured above) has released the single, Speaking Of The Devil.” “It’s a very badass song that we’re all proud of,” commented founding guitarist Filippa Nässil.

Thundermother’s current line-up has Nässil, singer Linnéa Vikström, bassist Majsan Lindberg and drummer Joan Massing.

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Bad Wolves have dropped Knife across digital platforms. “Sometimes it’s fun to ‘prove’ that you can still write an ass beater,” explained vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz.

The track features the guitar work and scream vocals by AJ Rebollo who has toured with Bad Wolves and has been officially made a full-time band member.

“It’s exciting to be able to incorporate another powerful dynamic into Bad Wolves arsenal with AJ’s vocal style and riffs,” added DL.

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Masterplan, featuring former Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow, have issued Rise Again.”

“Everything in the world changes so quickly that sometimes it is very difficult to understand where you belong,” explained Grapow. “And it seems that you are talented and worthy of success, but you begin to doubt yourself. And this is a big mistake.”

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“Feel The Fire” is from Riot V’s upcoming “Mean Streets album slated for a February 16th release.

Riot had a solid (“Born In America“), if not very successful run, in the late-’70s/early-’80s. In ’13 the band re-formed as Riot V following the death of founder, guitarist, primary songwriter and leader Mark Reale.

“When I wrote the music for ‘Feel The Fire I wanted to bring back the early Riot.” said bassist Donnie Van Stavern. “The lyrics I wrote about a passionate, aggressive, love, fire driven relationship within the souls of man and woman deeply obsessed with one another. The video kind of grabs the concept.

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Dark Empath” is the latest single from Sonata Arctica;s eleventh album, Clear Cold Beyond,” due March 8th.

“This track is part of a saga that started on our second album Silence in ’01 — some even think it started on our debut album with the song The End Of This Chapter — and has many sequels and prequels already,” noted singer Tony Kakko. “It’s not a chronological story, but rather a theme with reoccurring, familiar characters that end up living through variations of the theme over and over again.”

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