Arch Enemy announce new album due September 2017

That’s right, there will be a new Arch Enemy out this year, I am SO EXCITED!! It will be out on Sept 8th and will be called Will to Power. The cover artwork is amazing, check it out….

Arch Enemy Will To Power


Nervosa replace drummer


I heard this news the other week, the excellent all female Brazilian thrash band Nervosa have replaced their previous drummer Fernanda Terra with a new drummer Jully Lee. The only thing I’ve read about the change is that it was due to personal and musical differences, which doesn’t say anything really.

Addendum: OK, I got confused here, Nervosa did change drummer but Jully Lee had already been replaced by Pitchu Ferraz and this was old news from 2012 and I didn’t spot the dates. The news was that during 2017 Luana Dametto had replaced Pitchu Ferraz. 




Metal Hammer is saved

Yes, it seems that all is not lost. I don’t quite understand what the timescales are but it does seem that the previous owners of the magazines that Teamrock bought have bought back the magazines, at a bargain basement price. Good business deal.

So I hope that I receive the remaining magazines I have left on my subscription.

Arch Enemy announce live DVD

Good news for fans of Arch Enemy, like me, who have received the news that there will be a live DVD/Blu ray released in March of the band’s Wacken 2016 performance. It should be awesome quality considering the number of cameras involved and the sound is mixed by Andy Sneap. The film will be titled As The Stages Burn  and it will include extras like backstage footage and some songs filmed in concert in Japan. I will be pre-ordering it. A YouTube trailer for it is here.


Sad news for Team Rock Ltd

On Tuesday this week this message was posted on the Team Rock website about administrators being called in. I’ve been a reader of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines for some time and have always enjoyed them. I heard that the staff were not aware of how bad the situation had got and were told on Monday that they no longer had a job and that they would not receive any severance pay. It’s a bad situation really, bad enough to lose a job but under these circumstances and so close to Christmas it’s even worse, I feel for them and hope that things work out quickly. If a new owner can be found to keep the magazines going that would obviously be the best thing but I say this more in hope than expectation.

Sad news for ReVamp fans

I see that ReVamp have posted on their official Facebook page that they have officially closed the book. I really enjoyed the music the band wrote in their two albums together. They were a breath of fresh air. I will enjoy listening to the CDs and watching the concerts on YouTube. But I’m sad that the band haven’t planned something for the distant future: I guess it’s unfair to expect the other members. Not a great surprise given Floor’s pregnancy and then the album and touring commitments for a band as big as Nightwish.


Nightwish news

Well yesterday was the day the wonderful news broke about Floor Jansen having a baby. It is really great news for her. She has my best wishes and I’m sure many many fans of her music will wish her and the baby the same blessings.

The other piece of good news, from a Nightwish fan’s perspective is that in November the band are releasing a live DVD – yay! I can’t wait. The DVD will feature the London Wembley convert and the show at Ratina Stadion in Findland. Two very special shows I’m sure you will all agree.

The DVD will be called Vehicle of Spirit and I will be getting my pre-order in for that very soon. It will also include some extras but the exact set lists and details have not yet been released. It’s going to be a classic though, I can tell already!