Burning Witches signs worldwide contract with Napalm Records

Switzerland's Burning Witches has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. Burning Witches released its self-titled debut album in 2017 and immediately entered the Swiss album charts. Follow-up albums "Hexenhammer" (2018) and "Dance with the Devil" (2020) each landed top chart positions in Germany and Switzerland, and led to the unit's most successful record to date, "The Witch of... Continue Reading →

Destruction announces North American tour

German thrash metal band Destruction will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2022 with a new album, "Diabolical" (April 8, Napalm Records), and a North American spring headline tour. Featuring direct support from label-mates Nervosa, the tour also will feature special guests Sunlord and VX36. The run will kick off April 28 in Brooklyn, New York, and hit a slew of... Continue Reading →

Infected Rain announces first North American headline tour

Moldovan progressive modern metal unit Infected Rain, which just released its fifth album "Ecdysis" (review) on Jan. 7, 2022, has announced its first North American headline tour. The month-long trek will kick off May 10 in Los Angeles, California, and conclude June 9 in San Diego, California. Order "Ecdysis" here. Frontwoman Lena Scissorhands said: "We are coming... Continue Reading →

Hammerfall enlists King Diamond for new single ‘Venerate Me’

Swedish power metal band Hammerfall has released "Venerate Me," featuring a guest appearance by King Diamond, the second single from its upcoming 12th studio album, "Hammer of Dawn" (Feb. 25, 2022, Napalm Records; pre-order here). “The second single is here, and I’m very, very proud of it!" guitarist Oscar Dronjak said. "The music was written... Continue Reading →

Infected Rain debuts ‘Longing’ video, new album ‘Ecdysis’ out today

Moldovan metal band Infected Rain has debuted a music video for "Longing," the fourth single from its new album, "Ecdysis" (read Live Metal's review), out now via Napalm Records. Discussing the new single, frontwoman Lena Scissorhands said: "Never happy, never content! We spend our lives craving and longing for things that someone else has or for... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Infected Rain – ‘Ecdysis’

By Greg Maki Merriam-Webster defines “ecdysis” as “the act of molting or shedding an outer cuticular layer.” Sounds like a fitting title for a record that’s all about moving forward with a futuristic twist on its metallic sound. “Ecdysis” is album number five for Moldovan band Infected Rain—its second via Napalm Records—and it’s clear the... Continue Reading →

Infected Rain releases new single featuring Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd

Moldovan metal band Infected Rain has released the new single and video "The Realm of Chaos" featuring guest vocals from Heidi Shepherd of Butcher Babies. The song is the third to be released from Infected Rain's upcoming fifth album, "Ecdysis" (Jan. 7, 2022, Napalm Records). Frontwoman Lena Scissorhands said: "'The Realm of Chaos' was inspired... Continue Reading →

Ad Infinitum releases ‘Inferno’ video

Symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum has released a music video for "Inferno," from its recently released second album, "Chapter II: Legacy" (read Live Metal's review). “One month since the release of 'Chapter II: Legacy' and the positive feedbacks received went straight to our heart," the band said. "We decided to keep the party going a little longer... Continue Reading →

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