Kicking off the week with a quick newsdrop…
Civil War are back and shooting martial anthems into the darkened sky. On November 4th the proud Heavy Metal-hitmakers are releasing their third epos The Last Full Measure. The quintet with former Sabaton members present twin guitars, keyboard-fanfares and doublebass-marches. Full of honor they are flying the flag as high as possible. Astral Doors-singer Nils Patrik Johansson proves that his powerful voice was marked by destiny. It offers guts for more. It’s the call of duty. “Heaven can wait ’cause we have so many more battles to win”, shouts the opening track ‘Road To Victory’. Comment of Nils Patrik Johannson:
After The Killer Angels and Gods & Generals, we are extremely proud and can’t wait to share the last part of the trilogy! This is our best work so far, at least this is what we think, but I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
It has been rumoured for a long time and now it’s official: Folk metal superstars Eluveitie are working on their next album! And it will be the long expected second part of their acoustic-concept Evocation! The band plans to start the studio recording at the end of the year and to release the album next spring.
Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann comments:
We’re looking forward to Evocation! The concept of the album sticks in our head already for years and it has matured a lot. Our second acoustic-album will continue the tradition of the first one but it will be even more rough, folk and mystic! It will be the celtic mythology in its pure culture, formed into music!
Rock luminaries Sixx:A.M. announce the release of their fifth studio album Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed, out November 18 via Eleven Seven Music. The album will be available for pre-order beginning October 14. Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1, Prayers For The Damned, released earlier this year, the album acts as a companion piece to the first chapter while simultaneously elevating the band’s sound in every area. Fans can sample songs from the album now via the album teaser below.
On 28 October 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall by Iggy Pop on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD and Digital. This film captures a critically acclaimed concert that is a much anticipated release for Iggy Pop fans; at the time the NME called it “one of the most memorable gigs of the year…that was the performance of a lifetime”. Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall features tracks primarily from The Idiot, Lust For Life and Post Pop Depression. The setlist includes: The Passenger, Lust For Life, Sister Midnight, Gardenia, China Girl, Nightclubbing, Success, Tonight and more.
Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression album, a collaboration with co-writer and producer Joshua Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age, is his most critically acclaimed and commercially successful album for many years. On 13th May 2016, Iggy Pop brought his Post Pop Depression live show to London’s revered Royal Albert Hall and almost tore the roof off! The Telegraph said, “I have been going to gigs for a very long time and that was one of the best I have ever seen.”