Animals As Leaders – “Tooth and Claw”, new album drops in March!
Ophidius is just one of those bands whom I adore and I swear they get not enough attention. Incredible talent, beautiful musicianship and headbang inducing metal! Dragonborn axe master (I said axe) Peter Brown slays the song called “Glory of the Dead“, which is on their new EP “The Throat of the World” and is available for free download here. Enjoy the video and subscribe to their Youtube channel.
Týr, melodic metal heathens from the Faroe Islands, have released a power ballad music video today and it prompts the question: Are power ballads needed anymore? We all know these were a big hit in the 80′s when every single ‘bad boy’ band in existence had to show off their softer side with acoustic guitars and clean vocals about love, roses and other things that soaked the neon colored panties of the women who listened. Fast forward 25 years and we have Týr doing the same thing, even bringing a woman on board by the name of Liv Kristine (Leaves’ Eyes), and together they belt out a powerful duet. So is this still relevant and enjoyable in 2014? The answer is yes.
I’ve been a long time fan of Chimaira, since 2003 in fact. They kickstarted a burn in my heart for faster, heavier music with incredible solos and great riffs. The music was magical, the lyrics were perfect and the overall feeling I got while listening to Chimaira back then was sublime.
Fallen Fate’s new album “Into The Black” is one I just listened to for review and here is an early opinion: It’s good and I like it. So I proudly would like to share this lyric video for their song off of that album, “Blackened Within”. Enjoy.
Devin Townsend, from the world famous canadian band “Devin Townsend Project”, comes at you with a stellar performance of the song “Juular” on EMGtv. The video is a solo act as Devin himself tears up the stage and delivers a powerful performance. Even with no stage production and no full band, I love the hell out of this.
The internet can be a wonderful place sometimes. Today, I’ve seen Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel post about this and of course I had to watch it. I’m a huge fan of this He-Man video so watching this is a no brainer. While I do enjoy the mash up and the custom animation (It’s not from the original series), I still think the “Yeah Yeah Yeah” He-Man video is funnier/better. Watch the Merciful Fate video below!