Great news to report for Cynic fans! The progressive and technical metal pioneers are set to release their third studio album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 14, but in a way, the wait is already over. Cynic have unleashed the full album for streaming, so you can hear the entire thing right now!
The road to releasing a new album for Austrian Death Machine has been a little bumpier than what most acts endure. That’s due in part to the ongoing legal matters of frontman Tim Lambesis, who is awaiting trial on charges that he allegedly solicited a hitman to kill his estranged wife. But despite the legal concerns, Lambesis' latest album with Austrian Death Machine will finally arrive this spring.
King's X singer-bassist dUg Pinnick, Dokken / Lynch Mob guitar great George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier have found some common musical ground with their new project KXM. The trio have united to record a new album, and the self-titled disc is on schedule for a March 11 release through Rat Pak Records.
It's still hard to believe that perhaps metal's greatest voice, Ronnie James Dio, was silenced over three years ago. In celebration of Dio's life and unparalleled career, many of rock and metal's biggest names have joined forces to record the ultimate tribute album, 'Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life.'
At first glance, it could be easy to be distracted by the plentiful guest stars, but that's not the case with Within Temptation's 'Hydra' album. In most cases, the vocals blend perfectly with Sharon den Adel's powerful pipes to provide some interesting tracks that flow well within the context of the disc.
Behemoth’s five-year drought between studio albums is a storied tale. In August 2010, the band's frontman, Nergal, was diagnosed with leukemia, which was originally thought to be too advanced for chemotherapy treatments to be effective. After finding a bone marrow match in a donor, he underwent a transplant, which was ultimately successful following an infection setback a few weeks after undergoing the process.
Chicago upstarts Lionfight are ready to rock you with their brand new self-titled EP. The disc doesn't drop until Feb. 4, but we've got the exclusive stream here at Loudwire to give you a taste of what this band's all about (listen below).