Volbeat are a Danish heavy metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. Volbeat's sixth album entitled Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie was released worldwide on 3 June 2016. The album debuted at number one in Denmark. In the United States, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. It is the band's highest-charting album in the US. The album debuted at number 16 in the UK Albums Chart…
When news started to circulate that the legendary guitar duo from Mercyful Fate, Michael Denner and Hank Shermann were putting together a supergroup called Denner/Shermann, there was a collective breath taken in the Metal world. When the line-up was completed with Mercyful Fate, King Diamond and Dream Evil drummer Snowy Shaw, Demonica’s Marc Grabowski on bass and the spectacular vocal range of DeathDealer and CAGE vocalist Sean Peck, that breath was quickly taken away. With the band’s October 2015 release of the “Satan’s Tomb” EP, all air was sucked out of the atmosphere with a huge gasp. This is the stuff Metalhead dreams and others’ nightmares are made of. Their EP was received with rave reviews and with a deafening scream for more material. That wish, thankfully, comes true June 24th, 2016 with the Metal Blade release of Denner / Sherann’s “Masters of Evil”.
The new and 4th album by the international gothic/epic metalquartet IMPERIA will be released on 20th of November through the German Massacre Records. The new album is called TEARS OF SILENCE. There will be a strictly limited edition Digipak including 2 exclusive bonus tracks. The album was recorded and mixed at the Spacelab studio in Germany by Christian Moos (Everon, Delain, Leah). The orchestrations were done by Oliver Philipps (Everon) and the mastering was done by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Destruction, Pretty Maids) at Hansen Studios. The cover artwork is by Jan Yrlund /Darkgrove Design (Korpiklaani, Impaled Nazarene, Manowar, Sirenia )
KISKE/SOMERVILLE is the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) and Amanda Somerville (TRILLIUM, AVANTASIA) and this new recording is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the season in rock music. Kiske's soaring overtones seem to blend perfectly with the ethereal quality and diverse range of Amanda's voice and this time the results are truly over the top."City Of Heroes" sees Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER) and Magnus Karlsson (STARBREAKER, PRIMAL FEAR) handling most of the songwriting (with a song contribution "Breaking Neptune" from Sander Gommans, formerly of AFTER FOREVER, and Amanda Somerville herself) and with Sinner overseeing the production in various recording studios in Europe. Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS, DORO) then took care of the mix of the album ensuring a sonic quality second to none.
U.D.O. are the epitome of German metal! The band around iconic vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept) has just completed their 15th studio album, titled “Decadent”. Once again U.D.O. were able to create a masterful new longplayer which combines powerful, traditional heavy metal with an up-to-date sound.
Swedish metallers EVERGREY will release their new album, "Hymns For The Broken", on September 26 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EPYSODE, PRETTY MAIDS, DORO).