A Metallica rip-off or successful joke? Weezer’s 13th album and 6th self-titled album, the Black album continues with the band’s journey having a catchy return. Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner, and Patrick Wilson make up the legendary quartet with their tenure lasting more than 20 years. Ultimately, Weezer may have strayed from their general path.
With their new album, Tanzwut spins fantastic stories out of delicately woven ‘’Seemannsgarn“ (sailor’s yarn). An exciting journey into the world of fantasy, poets, musicians, artists and puppeteers. Teufel and his band carry off into a world of fiction and reality and provides a vibrant setting for all the different shades of the told stories.
From the country that gave us bands like King Diamond, Pretty Maids and Volbeat comes the newcomers of hard hitting melodic Danish heavy metal: Pectora. Since the formation of the band in 2013 Roskilde based Pectora have released the demo ”Burgeon Of Hate” in 2014 and the EP ”Redemption” in 2017. All of them leading up to their bombastic debut album ”Untaken” to be released through Mighty Music in May 2019.
From the Midwest of the United States in the honeycrisp apple state of Minnesota, resides Plague of Stars, a gothic doom metal band with a twist. Formed in 2012, the lineup consists of longtime music veterans in the Minneapolis metal scene.
“Out of Connection” is the third album of Italian modern melodic metal band Sinheresy, and will be released on July 26 on Scarlet Records. Since their debut with the EP “The Spiders and the Butterfly” (2011), the band has crafted a unique sound made of melodic male / female vocals, modern guitar riffs and bombastic keyboard soundscapes.
After the success of their previous album “Novos Rumos” (2015) and many positive reviews and feedback, Brazilian metal band Newsonic return with “Vorax”, which was independently released on June 27. The quintet currently consists of powerhouse vocalist Anderson Khross, guitarists Erik Cholovski and Luke Freitas, bass player Flavio Almeida, and drummer and Bruno Perrone.
Mitchell Mantell is an independent artist / producer from Australia, who aims to create his own style as much as possible and push the boundaries of music and guitar. He writes, performs, records and produces his own music, with his little assistant, Tilly the dog.
Dutch melodic death metal band Cyanide Paradise have independently released their debut EP “Reach for the Stars” on July 8. Taking inspiration from bands like Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend, Scar Symmetry and Mors Principium Est, the band aims to present their variety of stories through powerful melody-driven songs. They distinguish themselves with their epic sound, while maintaining a broad diversity within their songs, both musically and lyrically.
International progressive metal project Chaos over Cosmos has returned with new music this year, as their self-titled EP was released on July 18. Since the release of the debut album “The Unknown Voyage” in September 2018, Javier Calderón decided to leave Chaos Over Cosmos, but Rafal quickly found a new ‘voice’ to work with in Australian vocalist Joshua Ratcliff (Resurgence).
Era of Ephemeris is a Swedish symphonic metal band with influences spanning from melodic death metal to progrock. Founded in 2017 by Urban Granbacke, who also recruited Chris Nielsen on drums, Rossana Cavallotto on vocals, Emil Alatalo on guitar and Sebastian Karlsson on bass guitar. Their debut EP “Among the Stars” was released independently on June 28.