More than ten years since the previous release, Arjen Lucassen has decided to come back with a new Star One album! Entitled "Revel in Time", this new studio album is due out on February 18 via InsideOutMusic. Lucassen is now releasing the first single/video off this new album - it is the closing track, called “Lost Children Of The Universe".

Lucassen says about this song: “This 10-minute epic is the first video clip/single of the new Star One album Revel in Time. The lyrics are inspired by the movie Interstellar. This is a slightly different version than on the CD. On CD1, Roy Khan sings the lead vocals and on CD2, Tony Martin sings the lead vocals. For this YouTube version I combined their voices. Both such great singers, I just couldn’t choose! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your attention!”.

Revel In Time will be available for pre-order on December 17th and it will come as Ltd. 2CD Digipak, Ltd. Deluxe 3CD+Blu-Ray Artbook (incl. a poster of the cover artwork), and as 180g Gatefold 2LP (incl. the album on CD & an LP-Booklet).

CD 2 features alternate versions of the same songs as CD 1, but with different vocalists. Also available will be a 5.1 mix, a high-res audio version, and an exclusive, hour-long Behind the Scenes video, on the Blu-ray included in the Artbook.

Tracklisting

CD1:

"Fate Of Man"
"28 Days (Till The End Of Time)"
"Prescient"
"Back From The Past"
"Revel In Time"
"The Year Of ’41"
"Bridge Of Life"
"Today Is Yesterday"
"A Hand On The Clock"
"Beyond The Edge Of It All"
"Lost Children Of The Universe"

CD 2 features the same songs as CD 1, but with different vocalists.

 

 

Orange Goblin, the UK stoner metallers, who have regrouped and recruited Harry Armstrong as the bass player for their new studio opus and upcoming live shows, have signed a deal with Peaceville Records, which will release the band's tenth studio offering. 

Frontman Ben Ward says: "When we first started the band back in 1995, Peaceville was a label we admired so much due to the number of amazing bands they were releasing and building careers for at the time. To join a roster that released albums by the likes of Autopsy, Darkthrone, Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Pentagram, At The Gates, Aura Noir and many more is an absolute honour and we look forward to continuing that amazing bloodline of talent, alongside the killer bands that they currently have on their books. We spoke to a few labels when our last deal ended and the enthusiasm, vision and passion for the music that Peaceville showed made this a really easy decision for all of us. We can't wait to start work on what will be the 10th Orange Goblin studio album. With a new bass player in place we are now writing new material and expect to have this released sometime in 2022. Cheers!"

Paul Groundwell (Peaceville label manager) comments: "As trailblazers of the UK heavy metal scene for well over two decades now, and a band which has remained consistent in their attitude and with unwavering integrity towards their art, we're delighted to now welcome Orange Goblin to the Peaceville family for more top class doom-fuelled shenanigans to come."

Well-distinguished heavy metal duo Ashes of Ares announces the release of their third studio album “Emperors and Fools”

Nine years after forming Ashes of Ares, Matt Barlow and Freddie Vidales return with their third full-length album “Emperors and Fools”. This album sees the duo take the darkness and aggression from their previous album “Well of Souls” to a higher echelon. The writing process began almost immediately after “Well of Souls” was released. As usual, it was a true collaborative effort between the two, with ideas originating from one or the other, then evolving and being refined to what is presented on “Emperors and Fools.” The album flow is designed to keep the listeners on edge while bringing them from fast, heavy, pounding anthems to somber, melancholic, emotional pieces. The album ends with the eleven-minute long epic “Monster’s Lament” which features the long-imagined joining of forces between Matt Barlow and Tim Ripper Owens.

"Emperors and Fools" will be released on January 21, 2022 as digipak CD, limited Turquoise/Black Splatter Vinyl (300 copies worldwide), limited Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (300 copies worldwide) and digital streaming and download format.

• Produced by Ashes of Ares

• Mixed and mastered by Byron Filson at Villain Recording, Phoenix, Arizona

• Drums recorded by Ed Warrin of LCS Productions

• Artwork by Kamil Pietruczynik

Pre-order the album here: https://bit.ly/ashes_of_ares_emperors_and_fools

Tracklist

  1. A City in Decay (Intro)
  2. I Am the Night
  3. Our Last Sunrise
  4. Primed
  5. Where God Fears to Go
  6. Emperors and Fools
  7. By My Blade
  8. What Tomorrow Will Bring
  9. The Iron Throne
  10. Gone
  11. Throne of Iniquity (CD Exclusive Track)
  12. Monster’s Lament

Ashes Of Ares:

Matt Barlow - Vocals

Freddie Vidales – Guitars, Bass

 

Guests:

Drums on all tracks by Van Williams

Keyboard intro composed by Jonah Weingarten

1st solo “The Iron Throne” by Wiley Arnett of Sacred Reich

2nd solo “The Iron Throne” by Charlie Mark

2nd solo “Monster’s Lament” by Bill Hudson

Guest vocals “Monster’s Lament” by Tim Ripper Owens

Keyboards “Monster’s Lament” by Brian Trainor

Heavy metallers White Wizzard proudly introduce their new vocalist. His name is Giles Lavery. The band is also working on its new studio album. 

Jon Leon, bass player and founder of White Wizzard, says: "I'm super excited to welcome Giles Lavery to the White Wizzard fold as our new lead singer and also as it happens... our worldwide manager. As a manager Giles has built up a steady roster and proven himself to people in the industry worldwide as a solid dependable person that gets shit done... after that, as we searched for the right singer, coupled with my listening deeply to his last band he sang for called Dragonsclaw, and seeing what I feel is so much potential in him, I offered him the lead vocalist role. I feel, merged with me as a writer... that he can ascend into a world class frontman and bring us into the stratosphere, It’s a perfect pairing both musically and professionally. He is a pros pro and that’s what WW needs on the mic. We have been a band that, though we have had 4 world class well reviewed and revered albums released, has gone through a bit of madness and hell, and we have lacked a manager that was a true professional with vision, and Giles I believe has what it takes to fill that void to complete the circle for us to finally realize the goal of this band I set when I formed it in 2007. I have remained the consistent sole songwriter of this band in spite of our setbacks, and I’m writing the most smoking inspired material of my life right now, our guitarists are also contributing more. To that end we are armed with what I feel is the best 2 lead guitar tandem in our genre right now in original member and most underrated guitarist James J LaRue and the complementary blistering fire of Will Wallner... In a couple years those guys will be more respected worldwide I can promise you that. And let’s not forget our other new addition Jonathan Brown on drums. He looks like the love child of Ginger Baker and he plays efficient and energetic with glistening red testicles of steel. We plan on releasing albums until we drop dead... and we are on a mission. This band was started for one reason, that being; musical passion. This is a line up of good guys that I'm confident will not let the fan base down like the past, be it pulling out of tours last minute or choosing addictions or ulterior motives over the fans. That won't happen with this group of people. And in the words of the late great genius Norm Macdonald - Don't do crack…". 

And Giles Lavery adds: "I am very excited to get back to doing what got me into this business in the first place, and that is singing, although my management business is thriving and will remain a focus with my great team there , i remain first and foremost a singer and musician… To give an example, as much as i admire Rod Smallwood, i had a picture of Bruce on my wall as a teenager not Rod! We are now going to get busy with the new White Wizzard tunes and I'm currently getting up to speed with their catalogue, of course which I am a fan of... I was singing "Kings Of The Highway" just today! I am thrilled to be a part of Jon's vision and appreciate the faith he has put in me."

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