Victor Smolski is now a member of Massacre Records. The big German metal label has just announced the news about the signing of the famous guitarist. Right below you can read the relevant post of Massacre Records on Facebook.

"We are happy to announce the signing of Victor Smolski, who plans to release his 3rd solo album next year! The renowned and successful musician, producer and composer started studying piano, cello and guitar at a young age in Russia, and already started touring at the age of 14 before settling down in Germany in the early 1990's. Victor is also part of the power metal band Almanac and worked with the power/speed metal band Rage or the symphonic metal band Lingua Mortis Orchestra, among others. Besides his passion for music, Victor is a successful race driver too".
We are looking forward for Smolski's next musical project!

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi, has just released a new song. It is called "Scent of Dark" and it is a doomy, shadowy heavy rock tune, the first rock song of Iommi, since Black Sabbath's "13" album in 2013.

Iommi has announced that he will also release a fragrance, designed in collaboration with luxury Italian perfume house Xerjoff and Sergio Momo.

Written by Iommi, "Scent Of Dark" features Tony alongside Momo on guitar, Jimmy Crutchley on bass, Ash Sheehan on drums, Rebecca Rose on cello and Julianne Bourne on the violin. "I've had the riff for quite a while and I'd never done anything with it,” Iommi commented, "but it gave us a base to start from. We built up the track with programmed drums at first and then Mike Exeter demoed bass and keyboards on it, and I added my guitar solos, just to give us an idea of how it was going to sound. Then we added the strings. I'd worked with string sections on Sabbath albums before, but this was a whole new experience."


Greek gothic/doom metal band Daylight Misery has just released a new single, "Cancerworm"

The single was written in memory of Dimitris Theodoropoulos, founder and guitar player of the band Rex Mundi, who passed away on May 31st, 2021. The sales from this release will go to "Floga Parents' Association Of Children With Cancer". 

"Cancerworm" features vocals from Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride) and Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ), a guest solo by Gus G., and keyboards by Kostas Panagiotou (Pantheïst).

You can download the single from Daylight Misery's Bandcamp page (



Great news from the camp of Manowar for the band's Greek fans! The famous epic metal group, which announced its headlining performance in Release Athens Festival 2022 in Athens, Greece (on June 22nd, 2022), has revealed its cooperation with legendary Greek actor Kostas Kazakos and his son, Konstantinos Kazakos, who is also a distinguished actor. The two Greek actors participate in a narration in Manowar's new song, "The Revenge of Odysseus", which is based on the great ancient Greek epic poem, Homer's "The Odyssey". Father and son Kazakos narrated in ancient Greek a dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. The narration was translated from English by Sakis Tolis, mastermind of Greek black metallers Rotting Christ. This new epic song of Manowar will be included in the band's forthcoming studio album. Right below you can read Manowar's big announcement!

MANOWAR Will Headline Release Athens 2022 Festival With Special Gift For Greek Fans

The unwavering loyalty of the Greek Manowarriors has once again prevailed: MANOWAR will return to Greece with an exclusive headlining performance of Release Athens 2022 festival at Plateia Nerou on June 22nd, 2022.

In a press conference held in Athens last night, Joey DeMaio announced that the band will bring a crushing new production, killer set list and a special gift for the Greek fans to commemorate a truly outstanding year in music history!

As metal fans will know, 2022 marks the 30th year since the release of “The Triumph Of Steel”. With this album MANOWAR surprised their fans with the over 28 minutes long track “Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy in Eight Parts”, inspired by Homer’s ancient Greek poem “The Iliad”.

In celebration of this memorable anniversary and as a THANK YOU for the steadfast and passionate support of the Greek Manowarriors, MANOWAR have now taken on “The Odyssey”, Homer’s tale of the great hero Odysseus and his long and perilous quest to return to his wife and son.

“We are extremely excited to return to Greece and sharing our tribute to this country’s amazing past!” said Joey DeMaio. “The welcome we received at Release Athens 2019 was fantastic as always. That show, and being surrounded by Greece’s unique culture and history again inspired us to revisit Homer, as we had long planned!”

For this project, MANOWAR went to great lengths: not only did they record a song titled “The Revenge Of Odysseus” for their upcoming new studio album, Joey DeMaio also traveled to Athens to record a narration with father and son team Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in many movies and as an accomplished theater actor and writer, and his son Kostantinos, who is also a talented actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic source material, they did so in Ancient Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek metal band “Rotting Christ”!

“It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Kostas and Konstantinos, Sakis and everyone else who was involved in this narration” said Joey DeMaio. “I call Kostas ‘the Greek Orson Welles’, not only because these two giants share many remarkable talents and outstanding voices, but also for being equally passionate to deliver a perfect narration while being humble and kind at the same time! We can’t wait to share everything with our fans.”

The CRUSHING THE ENEMIES OF METAL ANNIVERSARY TOUR ’22 will celebrate over 40 years of band history and six signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries:

40th Anniversary of Battle Hymns
35th Anniversary of Fighting The World
30th Anniversary of The Triumph Of Steel
20th Anniversary of Warriors Of The World
15th Anniversary of Gods Of War
10th Anniversary of The Lord Of Steel

Tickets for MANOWAR’s exclusive 2022 performance in Greece will go on sale Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at 11AM local time (10AM CET) at

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MANOWAR – Confirmed Tour Dates:
Tue, April 12, 2022 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotterdam Ahoy
Wed, April 13, 2022 – Bremen, DE – ÖVB-Arena – Halle 7
Thu, April 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE – Velodrom
Sat, April 16, 2022 – Oberhausen, DE – König Pilsener Arena
Sun, April 17, 2022 – Zwickau, DE – Stadthalle
Thu, April 21, 2022 – Nuremberg, DE – Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Fri, April 22, 2022 – Neu-Ulm, DE – Ratiopharm Arena
Sat, April 23, 2022 – Mannheim, DE – SAP Arena
Wed, June 22, 2022 – Athens, GR – Release Athens 2022 Festival
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Barcelona, ES – Rock Fest Barcelona
Thu, July 21, 2022 – Vila Nova de Famalicão – PT – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest