New power metal band Dominum shares second single ‘Danger Danger’

Up-and-coming power metal band Dominum has shared its second single, "Danger Danger." The track comes with a music video by 360 Grad Design (Rammstein, Within Temptation) that combines comic strips with performance footage. The band–led by singer, producer and songwriter Felix Heldt (known from his work for Feuerschwanz, Visions of Atlantis and others) in the character of Dr. Dead–takes the... Continue Reading →

Rising power metal band Dominum signs with Napalm Records

Power metal band Dominum has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band--led by singer, producer and songwriter Felix Heldt (known from his work for Feuerschwanz, Visions of Atlantis and others) in the character of Dr. Dead--takes the living into the world of the undead, telling stories of zombies, survival and insatiable hunger for more. Dominum's first single, “Patient Zero,” was... Continue Reading →

Alestorm to set sail for spring 2023 U.S. tour with Gloryhammer

Pirate metal band Alestorm, with labelmate Gloryhammer as direct support and Canadian band Lutharo opening, will set sail for the United States in spring 2023. The tour kicks off May 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will wrap up May 28 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27. "Hi American friends!... Continue Reading →

Powerwolf details ‘Interludium’ release, coming April 7

German power metal band Powerwolf will issue the new release "Interludium" on April 7, 2023, via Napalm Records The new release features six new studio tracks, including the single "Sainted by the Storm," as well as one of the most intense tracks in the band's history, "My Will Be Done." "Interludium" also features gems and rarities from the... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Einar Karl ‘Kalli’ Júlíusson of POWER PALADIN

Dark and cold, Iceland is not exactly the hotbed for power metal that mainland Europe has been over the years. But with the worldwide attention the Reykjavík-based Power Paladin is gaining in early 2022, maybe that could change. Formed in 2017 and signed to Atomic Fire Records, the new label started by Nuclear Blast founder... Continue Reading →

Power Paladin reveals ‘Dark Crystal’ lyric video

Icelandic power metal band Power Paladin has revealed a lyric video for "Dark Crystal," from its recently released debut album, "With the Magic of Windfyre Steel" (review). "In a land of ancient prophecies and magic, torn asunder by eons of war and hardship, our heroes venture forth, mourning the loss of their emperor king, as... 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 →

REVIEW: Power Paladin – ‘With the Magic of Windfyre Steel’

By Greg Maki When one thinks of Icelandic metal bands—an admittedly odd way to begin a sentence, but if you’re reading this, you probably have considered the subject at some point in a life that surely is more interesting than that of those who haven’t—power metal likely is not the first subgenre that comes to... Continue Reading →

Immortal Guardian, Paladin to team up for Shredocalypse 2021 Tour

American power metal bands Immortal Guardian and Paladin will team up for the Shredocalypse 2021 tour, kicking off Aug. 18 in Immortal Guardian's former hometown of Austin, Texas. “We are so happy to finally announce we are back on the road!" Immortal Guardian said. "After so many cancellations and postponed dates through all of last... Continue Reading →

Hammerfall to release new album ‘Dominion’ on Aug. 16

Hammerfall will release a new album titled "Dominion" on Aug. 16 2019, via Napalm Records. The group has unleashed “(We Make) Sweden Rock,” the first single off "Dominion" which you can listen to now. Joacim Cans describes the creation of “(We Make) Sweden Rock”: “This is a glorious tribute to the Swedish hard rock... Continue Reading →

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