ICED EARTH release video for single ‘Prophecy’

ICED EARTH release video for single ‘Prophecy’, out now, release 2 new EPs ‘Hellrider’ and ‘I Walk Among You‘ on 28th April, out on ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records 

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The track is taken from the band’s upcoming EP “Hellrider” that will be released on 28th April on various vinyl formats, and will also be released as a two-in-one digipack CD and 2LP Picture disc combo along with the “I Walk Among You” EP.

Fans of American metal act Iced Earth have long hoped for a new sign of life from their icons. On 28 April 2023, the wait will be over at last: The band has announced the release of two new EPs on ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Entitled ‘Hellrider’ and ‘I Walk Among You’, these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens’ and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 2008, a particularly exciting and eventful period in Iced Earth’s band history.

The ‘Hellrider’ EP consists of the songs ‘Prophecy’, ‘Birth Of The Wicked’ and ‘The Coming Curse’, originally from the album ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ (1998), voted one of the best power metal records of all time by Metal Hammer. In late summer 2007, all three tracks were re-recorded, featuring Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens.

The second EP ‘I Walk Among You’ includes the studio tracks ‘Setian Massacre’, ‘A Charge To Keep’ and ‘The Clouding’ from the 2007 album ‘Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part I)’, which were remixed and remastered in 2008 and feature the recently-returned Matt Barlow. In addition, there are the live tracks ‘Dark Saga’, ‘Pure Evil’ and ‘Iced Earth’, cut at the 2008 Graspop Metal Meeting and also featuring Barlow.

Iced Earth comment on the EP’s: “Before now, these releases hadn’t been issued on anything other than CD. Now they’ve been remastered, with new artwork, new mastering, new formats on vinyl, picture disc, and they’ll be available for digital download for the first time.

Both EP’s will be released on April 28, 2023 on various vinyl formats and will also be released as a two-in-one digipack CD and 2LP Picture disc combo!

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Digital single of “Prophecy – 2007 re-recorded” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms! 

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Hellrider”: Produced by Jon Schaffer and Jim Morris. Engineered and mixed by Jim Morris. Cover art by Monte Moore and Roy Young. Layout by Roy Young.
“I Walk Among You”: Produced by Jon Schaffer and Jim Morris. Engineered and mixed by Jim Morris. Cover art by Sun Khamunaki. Layout by Roy Young.


SAVAGE EXISTENCE UNVEIL NEW SINGLE/VIDEO, “STEADY BLOWS TO THE HEAD,” ANNOUNCES APRIL 2023 RELEASE OF NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM, AND EURO TOUR WITH ROSS THE BOSS 2023 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Savage Existence, as they will be touring Europe with Ross the Boss from April-May (on the ‘Kings of Metal 35th Anniversary’ tour), and will be issuing their self-titled LP on April 28th (recorded by Logan Mader).  “Savage Existence is extremely excited to be going on tour in Europe with a band as widely respected and accomplished as Ross the Boss,” says the band. “It’s an honor to be sharing a music with our fans in Europe and we can’t wait to see you guys in the mosh pit!” As a follow-up to their 2021 album, ‘Animals,’ the upcoming album delivers intense riffs, wicked groove and full spectrum vocals – just what a true metalhead needs! And prior to the album’s release, you can view the “Steady Blows to the Head” video here: Check out “Steady Blows to the Head” here: “Savage Existence is extremely excited to be going on tour in Europe,” adds the group. “It’s actually an honor for us to be sharing stage with Ross the Boss, celebrating one of the best metal albums of all times by Manowar ‘Kings of Metal’ and at the same time to share our music with European crowds for the very first time. Every show will be special for us, we will be bringing our full power of groove metal and leaving blood and sweat on each show. Get ready for Savage Existence. We are definitely coming to get you!” “Some say it`s great for caffeinated workouts, smashing punching bags and driving fast, Savage Existence recent single Steady Blows to the Head is certainly getting attention, opening the road to the new album release and we are very happy by quickly reaching at least +40,000 people in just a couple of days on our Spotify account, streams are really flying fast. Strap in for the ride because it’s just getting started, more singles to come soon!” “Raise your cups and rock out with Savage Existence in this fiery, savage and loud official music video for their recent single ‘Steady Blows to the Head’! The band is definitely fighting with all the sonic force through the media noise and gaining more and more attention by people all around the globe. This first official video single presents a definitive band`s evolution in its sound, taking it to another level and creating a real groovy momentum for headbanging. Straight forward metal, real honest musical expression so much needed today for real metalheads. This is just the first single from the upcoming self-titled album, more to come soon.” ““Our new self titled album represents the band`s evolution, encompasses a wide range of styles including groovy death metal with hints of southern hard rock, offering this fresh feeling of collision between old school and the new. This album is a serious statement and delivers groovy savage riffs, ripping solos, insane vocals, catchy melodies, wild rhythms and stellar special guest appearance by Gary Holt (ex-Slayer, Exodus).” Formed in Costa Rica by Daniel Cleland (guitars) and Jesse Radford (drums), both entrepreneurs from Canada, and singer and songwriter Anton Darusso, they are joined by Daniel Ramos (bass) and Andreas Castro (guitars).  “Savage Existence revisits old school groove metal with elements of American metal, death metal, and southern rock, with lyrics that speak about real life issues and relevant concerns of the modern day.” And with the arrival of their new single/video, upcoming tour and album, rock fans worldwide will soon discover the metallic might of Savage Existence. 

Savage Existence Tour Dates for ROSS THE BOSS (on ‘Kings of Metal 35th Anniversary’ tour) in Europe: 

April28 DE – Remchingen, No Playback Festival29 BE – Vorselaar, De Dreef 30 DE – Lingen, Alter Schlachthof 

May02 DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum03 DE – Magdeburg, Factory04 DE – Kassel, Goldgrube05 DE – Andernach, Andernacher Metal Days06 DE   Gladbeck, Gladbeck Metal Bash Open Air07 NL – Drachten, Iduna09 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg10 DE – Oldenburg, Amadeus11 DK – Odense, Kansas City12 DE – Hademarschen, Hademarscher Hof13 DE – Hamburg Neu-Wulmstorf, Metal Bash 

ALBUM TRACK LIST   1. Still Life  2. Steady Blows to the Head  3. Cull  4. Dumpster Water  5. Leap of Faith  6. All on You  7. Independence Day  8. Enigma  9. Standing in Flames10. Matricide FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:


Grand Design continue to hold the perfect element that bring hooks, breaks and choruses to the forefront. Hands down God Bless Rawk ’n’ Roll is a classic. Frontman Pelle Saether says about the second single from the upcoming album:God Bless Rawk ‘n’ Roll has that typical, well known Grand Design sound with a chorus that will blow your mind! The song is about the band being on the road, touring, meeting fans. It’s all about rawk n roll – and we loooove it.”

GRAND DESIGN, the Swedish AOR/melodic rock sensation, are back with their long- awaited 6th album RAWK that will hit the streets on Friday April 21, 2023. The album was produced by Pelle Saether and recorded at Studio Underground Sweden between January and September 2022. This album is the perfect follow up to their last album V (2020).

RAWK has that signature GRAND DESIGN sound that has made them one of the top artists in the Swedish melodic rock scene. The 11 songs on the album are packed with unforgettable choruses, shredding guitar work and a superb production. Erik Grawsiö from Swedish act Månegarm and Veith Offenbächer from German act Dawn of Destiny appear as guests on one of the albums highlights, Carry on my wind. Again the whole band have put in 100% and we have a great feeling about this album!

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Methane Thrash Metal live shows


Methane joins ArtilleryOnslaught and Generation Kill as official roster band of Distilled Entertainment, Artist management and tourbooking.

Distilled Entertainment is a global artist management and North American tour booking agency founded in 2004. Specializing in all genres of rock and metal, Distilled focuses on management services for both signed and unsigned artists and tour booking services for national and international acts. We place artists on stage with some of the biggest names in the industry. Our artists have performed alongside bands like MetallicaSlayer, Korn, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Machine Head, Hatebreed, Atreyu, and All That Remains, P.O.D., as well as other international-level talent.

“Distilled Entertainment is proud to announce we have added Swedish metal masters Methane to the agency roster! If you don’t know them you should! Check them out now!!!” Patrick Donovan – Agent

After the January 27 release of Methane’s “Kill It With Fire” album things have rapidly begun happen with the Swedish thrash metal band. ” We are now looking forward to do some larger international tours to promote the album. Distilled roster is a filthy mix of thrash metal icon, we are pumped up to start working with Patrick and the agency!” Keep an eye out for upcomming tour dates for Methane in 2023.

See Methane Live 

March 24 @ Pow Wow Rockfest in Stockholm Sweden

April 5 @ PLatsen in Linköping Sweden with Nervosa and Frantic Amber

May 27 @ Jarfalla Metal Fest, Jarfalla Sweden

The Metal Mag N°53 January – February 2023


It’s my birthday and I just finished the new issue of The Metal Mag!

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Thank you all for your participation and support

Keep the flame, music is life!

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Perris Records Reissues Roxx Gang “The Voodoo You Love” with Bonus Track “Magic Carpet Ride”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 9, 2023) — Perris Records announces the reissue of the Roxx Gang CD “The Voodoo You Love” on February 17th. This reissue features a bonus track “Magic Carpet Ride”. Roxx Gang first signed with indie label Perris Records in 1995 and released their much anticipated second CD entitled “The Voodoo You Love”. This CD leaned the band back toward it’s original blues-rock roots that were hinted at on songs like “Ball-N-Chain,” “Red Rose” and “Fastest Gun In Town” on “Thing You’ve Never Done Before.” “The Voodoo You Love” received great reviews, Radio And Records said, “Roxx Gang are Florida’s premier hard rock band. They’ve amassed quite a following in that state with their powerful live shows. Their new CD has the potential to break the band all over America.” A European rock magazine said, “The Voodoo You Love” is the fireworks of rock-n-roll; the future of 90’s glam starts here.” “The Voodoo You Love” went on to be one of the biggest selling CD in the history of Perris Records. The Sam Phillips family (Elvis, Johnny Cash) company Select-o-Hits in Memhis TN contacted Perris Records about this Roxx Gang release and started a long time distribution deal with hundreds of Perris Records artist that still carry’s on 28 years later.

Kevin Steele, lead vocalist Roxx Gang, “The Voodoo You Love was the second Roxx Gang record. It was produced by the band with Carl Canedy (The Rods, Anthrax) and was mixed by Jon Mathias (Dickie Betts, Ian Hunter, Manowar). The reason for the time gap between the first Roxx Gang record and The Voodoo You Love was that Virgin offered to make a second record to be released on their Charisma label. The band opted out of that deal with Virgin and we signed with CBS/Epic which was bought by Sony shortly after we signed. Sony then fired the staff at Epic and released many of the bands on the Epic label including Roxx Gang. These events along with the onset of “Grunge” rock delayed the release of The Voodoo You Love until it found a home on Perris Records. The Voodoo You Love is my favorite Roxx Gang record as it was a move away from Things You’ve Never Done Before’s more “Metal” sound to a classic “Rock-n-Roll ” sound that included piano, horns and saxophone on various cuts. What most people don’t know about The Voodoo You Love is that the Things You’ve Never Done Before lineup recorded this record. Two songs, “Time Bomb” and “Thick As Thieves.” were added afterwards and recorded by the now new lineup pictured on the album cover. The new reissue contains the bonus track “Magic Carpet Ride” (original song not the Steppenwolf classic) that was an outtake from The Voodoo You Love sessions. I can’t for the life of me remember why we didn’t include it on the record because it’s a really cool song”

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Track listing and songwriters

1. Daddys’ Farm (Kevin Steele)​
2. Stone Dead Drunk (Again) (Kevin Steele)​
3. Time Bomb (Kevin Steele, Stacey Blades)​​
4. Hot For Love (Kevin Steele)​
5. Silver Train (Kevin Steele)​
6. Can’t Catch Me (Kevin Steele)​
7. What You See (Kevin Steele)​
8. Be Your Man (Kevin Steele)​
9. Shame On Me (Kevin Steele)​
10. Hot ‘Lanta (Kevin Steele)​
11. Thick As Thieves (Kevin Steele, Stacey Blades)​
12. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch (Kevin Steele)
13. Magic Carpet Ride (BONUS TRACK) (Kevin Steele

Band Members

Kevin Steele – Vocals, harmonica
Stacey Blades -Guitar, vocals
Tommy Weder- Drums, vocals
Dorain Sage – Bass, vocal

About Perris Records

Perris Records has been in business over 29 years distributing and promoting the label’s hard rock bands such as Helix, Stephen Pearcy, L.A. Guns, Babylon A.D., Bang Tango, Enuff Z’Nuff, Heaven’s Edge, Roxx Gang, Dirty Looks to name a few. Perris Records is distributed worldwide by Select-O-Hits (Sam Phillips Jr. – Sun Records family), ALLIANCE (AEC) distribution & WOWHD.COM. WOWHD.COM ships to Australia, Denmark, Germany, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands & United Kingdom (UK).WOWHD Direct Link at Perris Records (Special links showing all Perris titles available at WOWHD in their selected country):

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Give Back Through Music Launches with an Event to Help Homeless Families in Los Angeles

Give Back Through Music Launches 

A new nonprofit is holding its first event at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, to benefit Upward Bound House
Los Angeles, CA, February 7 2023 – Give Back Through Music is a new 501(c)(3) setting out to empower music fans to embrace the art of giving. The nonprofit is producing music events that provide fans with exclusive access to immersive experiences with the artists. Proceeds from these events will help to fund local charities in the Los Angeles area that focus on initiatives that advance human and animal welfare.
The first event will benefit Upward Bound House, which provides aid and housing to homeless families in Los Angeles. The music and comedy show will feature five bands and several comedians, at the Comedy Store in Hollywood on February 19th.
Artists performing include Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros), Nalle Colt (Vintage Trouble), Chris Wyse (The Cult, Hollywood Vampires, Ozzy Osbourne, Ace Frehley), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart) and many others.
In connection with the event, the charity is auctioning musical gear and memorabilia donated by artists including Stephen Perkins, Steve Lukather and Steve Vai.
It’s co-founders Breck Philip, Fabrizio Grossi and Marc Reiser have planned their nonprofit for three years, however were delayed because of the pandemic.
“We’re excited to gather our friends and supporters to launch Give Back Through Music while raising money for an important group of people here in L.A.” says Grossi, president, a touring musician and producer himself,  who will be performing at the event.
“This is the first of four events that Give Back Through Music is currently producing” says Philip, who is busy gathering initial sponsors interested in helping the new charity as it launches. “We’re fortunate to work with an expansive and diverse group of musicians who are eager to give back to the community”.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at:
About Give Back Through Music
We are a Los Angeles based 501(c)(3) with the mission of producing exclusive music and event experiences that empower music fans to help charities advancing human and animal welfare.

Johnny O’Neil Announces Release of the EP “LIVE at the Southern Theater”

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 27, 2023) — Johnny O’Neil announces the release of the EP “LIVE at the Southern Theater”. This follows up his debut album TRUTH OR DARE. The EP was recorded live at a show the band performed at the iconic Southern Theater in Minneapolis on December 11th, 2021. The EP features five songs that provide a snapshot of Johnny and his band’s history, ranging from a song initially recorded by Johnny’s former band Dare Force, “Let Me Play,” the lead track from Johnny’s first solo album, “Snake In the Grass,” to three brand new tracks from Johnny’s upcoming second album: “Take Me Down,” “Tell Me Your Story,” and a remake of the Thin Lizzy classic, “Don’t Believe A Word.”Fans can download the new live EP for free directly from Johnny’s website: or it can be streamed from your favorite platform.Johnny O’Neil talked about the recording of their second full length album, “We are currently in the studio recording our second album. While we have “officially” been a band since late 2020 and performed live over the past year-and-a-half, the new album represents the maiden voyage of my full band in the studio. As such, we all are discovering more about each other as musicians, band mates, and dear friends. My first solo album, “Truth Or Dare” set a high bar to meet with the second album, this time featuring my whole band.”Johnny O’Neil is excited to announce a show on March 6th supporting The Winery Dogs at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, MN. Show info and tickets can be found at Johnny O’NeilALBUM: LIVE at the Southern Theater1. Take Me Down2. Don’t Believe A Word3. Tell Me Your Story4. Let Me Play5. Snake In The GrassBand Members:
JOHNNY O’NEIL: All Lead and Harmony Vocals, GuitarsJOHN FUNK: GuitarsBENNY CRAIG: BassJOACHIM BAECKER: Drums and PercussionLive Mix Engineer: Michael TienkenFinal Mix Engineer: Brian BartCo-Produced by the Blood Brothers: Johnny O’Neil & Brian Bart
Executive Producer: Johnny O’NeilBack Cover Photographer: Blake BogdanovichGraphics and Design: JoB VisualsManagement: Michael BrandvoldHISTORY: (Johnny O’Neil’s previous band Dare Force)DARE FORCE:
Dare Force was a legendary hard rock/heavy metal band based in Minneapolis that was initially founded by Johnny and Brian Bart when they were 18 years old. Dare Force released three albums in the 1980s and performed in concert with numerous national acts such as KISS, Ted Nugent, Triumph, Kansas, UFO, the Joe Perry Project, and Ratt, as well as headlining in venues throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. Dare Force also had several songs that received heavy airplay on rock radio stations throughout the midwestern US in the 1980s. Dare Force released its third album, “Firepower,” with a reformed version of the band in 1989. The original lineup performed occasional reunion gigs after the long run of the original band ended in 1987, but the original version of Dare Force stopped performing live altogether after their last reunion show in 2002. Dare Force reformed yet again with a return to a four-piece lineup in 2017, and released its fourth album, “Callin’ Your Name,” in 2018.WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA:









January 30, 2023 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Motive Black’s debut album titled,  Auburn, drops worldwide on Friday, February 10, 2023. Produced by Grammy-winner Nick Rowe(BloodsimpleVampire Weekend) the album features special guests such as Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Ray Luzier (Korn), and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies). 

Motive Black are poised for big things,” says Eli Enis at REVOLVER and compares Elana Justin to artists like Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and the Pretty Reckless’ Taylor MomsenLeah Brungardt at All Access adds: “Motive Black is the creative phoenix born of singer Elana Justin’s pain, tenacity, and resilience.”

“Auburn has been a roller coaster to work on,” frontwoman and founding band member Elana explains. “It explores change, evolution, and the ugly and beautiful things that go along with that. It’s a ride through manic highs and heavy lows. There is a lot of messiness involved in rediscovering yourself. I’m so grateful for all of the amazing people involved in the creation of this album. It was really amazing working with people like CarlaRayMarcos, and of course Nick. I am so excited to finally get  Auburn out into the world!”

Elana says that album “is named for my sister’s beautiful auburn-colored hair. Losing her to addiction forced me to reexamine my life and make significant changes. I went through a huge transitional period. This album is the narrative of that journey.”

Auburn features Elana Justin on vocals; Nick Rowe on guitar, bass and co-songwriting credits; drummer Ray Luzier (Korn) on six tracks; guitarist Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.) on the first single “Broken“; and “special guest” Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies on the song “Lift Me Up.” Harvey also co-starred in the video for that track and says: “I love collaborating with strong women on projects so when I was asked to add my vocals to “Lift Me Up,” I happily obliged. The result…an infectious tune, a new found friendship…!”

Auburn was produced at the legendary NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Calif. by Grammy-winning Nick Rowe (Vampire WeekendLamb Of GodMadonnaSnoop Dogg) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of GodKornPapa Roach). Motive Black will appeal to fans of EvanescenceDelainFollow The CypherThe Pretty RecklessHalestormNew Years DayIn This MomentShinedown

Auburn track listing:  
1. “Lift Me Up” (feat. Carla Harvey)  
2. “Broken” (feat. Ray Luzier, Marcos Curiel)  
3. “Let Down”  
4. “Bloodsport”  
5. “Caged” (feat. Ray Luzier)  
6. “Purge”  
7. “Cellophane” (feat. Ray Luzier)  
8. “Bad Decisions”  
9. “Fake” (feat. Ray Luzier)  
10. “Fight Alone” (feat. Ray Luzier)  
11. “Auburn” (feat. Ray Luzier)

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AFM Records is a Rock/Metal record label, based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in Schwalmstadt in 1996 the label’s roster has included iconic acts like U.D.O.DanzigDoroEvergreyTheatre Of TragedyFlotsam And JetsamAnvilCabin Boy Jumped Ship, BillyBioThundermother and DestructionMotive Black was signed the label in 2020.