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PARADOGMATA riot once more with savage metal grooves:
Single The Cleansing Flood out now / Album Endetid is finally here
NOTURNALL: New Video Single and International Release of "Cosmic Redemption"
Start of UK tour supporting metal legend Paul Di’Anno!
Folk metal meets the Mexican classic La Cigarra:
Cabrakaän release new video single from their upcoming album Aztlán!
Between gloom and riots:
PARADOGMATA release Seven Curses For The Deathly Pale from upcoming album Endetid!
Hei‘An Release "Live at EastWest Studios" + Final Session Video
A journey through soft prog metal dreams: Hei'An impress with an orchestral version of noises as a video single
Get ready to mosh! HYPERIA present new video single "Automatic Thrash Machine"
Album "The Serpent's Cycle" coming November 17
Nordic combat statement: PARADOGMATA release new video single "The Seeds Of Greed"
... and announce album Endetid!
Canadian Thrash Metal: HYPERIA Release Single "Prophet Of Deceit"
Album "The Serpent's Cycle" announced
Prog and post metal goes chamber music:
Hei’An with EP Live at EastWest Studios and session video can’t get out of my skin (Live at EastWest Studios)
70000TONS OF METAL report: Seen through the eyes of 3 bands
BTS 70000TONS OF METAL 2023:
EMPRESS (USA), OSYRON (CAN) and HEI’AN (SVN) talking about boat, bands, and bonding with fans!
ORYAD announce upcoming album "Sacred & Profane" + "Scorched Earth" out now!
Mystic prog metal from Tennessee putting the opera, jazz and metal drill to work!
Dan Brooklyn "The Great Beast" 666
A haunting rendition of Aleister Crowley‘s life and Sex Magick in his lead single
Heavy Metal Powerhouse SILENT KNIGHT to Release New Video Single Dark & Mysterious Times
Album Full Force out September 23rd!
Rook Road stay true to themselves with the tunes of Diversity Rock
New video single Kinda Glow out now, album coming this fall!
FIGURE OF SPEECHLESS: New video single Tunnel At The End Of The Light out now!
Featuring past and present members of Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses, Fates Warning and others
Hei’An present new video single "can’t get out of my skin" + Raja Meissner drum cover
More emotionally powerful post-progessive metal from Slovenia
SILENT KNIGHT: Australian powermetal sensations release relentless new single "Blood In The Water"
Pre-order the new album Full Force now!
Wolf Counsel: Brand new single "Farewell" out now + 5th Album "Initivm" Coming September 30th
Authentic and Elegantly Classic Doom Metal
Figure Of Speechless revealing “Inside Room 6”: Brand new video single by the Allstar-Combo
“Inside Room 6” out now – featuring past and present members of Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Guns N’Roses and others
Hei’An release new single "in the cold": Post-progressive metal for the deep mind
+ Orchestra set from legendary EastWest Studios coming our way
Of Loss and Grief: EMPRESS present new video single "Eventide"
Album Fateweaver coming August 19th / Pre-Order Now
SILENT KNIGHT: New single FULL FORCE + Album Announcement and Pre-Sale Start
Australian Metal Powerhouse Announce New Album 'Full Force'
Figure Of Speechless: Promising Allstar-Combo reveals first glimpse of upcoming album
“Day and Night” out now – featuring past and present members of Dream Theater, Guns N' Roses, Whitesnake and others
LEFT-ÖVR: Southern metal heavyweight from the Puerto Rican wetlands start album pre-order
+ release video single Not For The Masses
Pascal Cherouny – Guitar-Heavy Rock in true Led-Zep-like manner
Album Trek Amount: X announced + Single No Remedy out now
Indie-Allrounder Nils Wandrey Fights the Autumn Blues with his new Single and Album
The Rockstar Next Door
Metal and Mariachi: FREE Virtual Festival from Vancouver’s Iconic Rickshaw Theatre!
Free Tickets Now Available
RAMRODS announce second album "BRACELET CIRCUS" for June 11th!
Follow-up of Love Is The Answer to be released soon!
Osyron Announce Re-Release of Classic Album "Kingsbane"
Deluxe Edition (Remixed, Remastered, Bonus Tracks) Coming May 14
The Lights are Coming On – The Mighty One’s new Single and Torch Of Rock And Roll Album Pre-Sale Launched!
A brandnew hardrock injection!
Raven Black Night pay tribute to Uriah Heep’s Ken Hensley with new lyric video for Searching Your Love
Australian doom metallers Raven Black Night release their new video single!
The Mighty One: Self-titled Debut and SHIFT albums re-released + Details for "Torch Of Rock ‘N’ Roll" announced!
News from Canadian Hardrockers TheMightyOne!
The Mighty One: self-titled debut and SHIFT albums re-released, now including Europe
Street day for upcoming record The Torch Of Rock ‘N’ Roll announced!
Evanescence powerhouse Jen Majura and star guitarist Alen Brentini release first album as Something on 11
Two guitar heroes, eight great tracks!
The Mighty One: Video-/Radio Single "Christmas In The North" Out Now
Band signs with CMM/SAOL, warming up for several re-releases and new album 'round the corner!
Shark Island: US+Japan Release of Bloodline 2.020 physical album featuring bonus tracks
New bonus material included!
OSYRON’s New Music Video Battle of the Thames out now to Celebrate a Special Day
The most enjoyable history lesson ever
OSYRON honour long-time fan with beloved Queensryche cover
The Canadians cover "Queen Of The Reich"!
Something On 11 release first single "Soul Suffer Payment"
... and announce a self-titled album for November!
RAVEN BLACK NIGHT release "Her Sword Of Tears" from upcoming album "Run With The Raven"
Pre-sale starts today!
RAVEN BLACK NIGHT to Release New Record "Run With The Raven"
A Truckload of Traditional Doom From the Australian Wilderness
OSYRON celebrate release day of "Foundations" with special Behind The Scenes Video
Plus: Cooperation with Solar Guitars
STRIKER win JUNO Awards + Canada Day with OSYRON
Canada Day: Celebrate with OSYRON’s metal version of O Canada / STRIKER win prestigious JUNO Awards for “Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year”
A Song for the Loved Ones We Lost: OSYRON Premiere Video for "The Ones Below"
Pre-sale for upcoming album Foundations starts today!
Eamonn McCormack Joins Live Tribute to Guitar Legend Rory Gallagher
The Rory Gallagher Online Tribute will be taking place on Sunday, June 14th, from 5-8pm GMT+1
Striker: "Live In The Studio" Continues
Canadian shred heads cheer fans with more live session videos!
Eamonn McCormack’s "Storyteller": Physical Release After Lockdown-induced Halt
Storyteller CDs are finally hitting the stores on May 29!
Osyron: A Chapter in a Young Nation’s History Book
The first single Ignite from the upcoming album Foundations will be out this Friday.
Moran Magal: Video for “Always Something” released
The Isareli multi-talent sends out a powerful message.
EAMONN McCORMACK’s Storyteller: digital album release, YouTube premiere and live Q and A all on Good Friday!
Mark your calendars for the YouTube live premiere.
Striker release "Live In The Studio" videos for their fans!
Born To Lose is the first video from the session and now online
Eamonn McCormack: Physical release of "Storyteller" postponed to May 29th
The album will now be released digitally on April 10th!
Eamonn McCormack‘s upcoming album "Storyteller": Irish excellence
Storyteller will be available on April 3rd, 2020.
SHARK ISLAND: Valentine‘s Gift for all you Lovers out there!
New album Bloodline out on CD, digital bundle only €2.14 today!
SHARK ISLAND: Bloodline CD release date announced; Video contest with prize money running!
SHOW US YOUR BEST MUSIC VIDEO!
SHARK ISLAND: Undisputed Kings of the Sunset Strip Return with New Album "Bloodline"!
Bloodline is available in digital form around the world now!
Zero Therorem: First track from upcoming release "The Killing"!
The quest continues - with the epic video for "You"!
Uzziel: New Album + First Video Single
"Acid Rain" gives first impression of upcoming album "This Fear"
FirstBourne paving the way for the next gen: Album release in October, single + video out now
Something great is going on at the East Coast!
Moran Magal: New Video + Album "Under Your Bed" Out Today!
Moran Magal release video for Take Your Money together with album Under Your Bed!
Russ Bergquist: Me and the boys, taking a space trip
What to do when there’s so much creative energy that you’re almost bursting with it?
Moran Magal: Third Single ‘Tododo‘ gets us excited for ‘Under Your Bed‘
Abum Release on August 30 / Pre-order starts now
THE TIP Tour: Hey-ho, let‘s stay (for a couple more songs)!
Buckets of sweat, testosterone and adrenaline: The Tip are currently touring through Europe’s rock clubs with their dirty Nashville-Rock’n’Roll.
CHONTARAZ to set Sails: Album release on board of 70000TONS OF METAL, final Single+Video today!
It’s apocalypse on the high seas!
THE TIP to wreak havoc in dozens of European clubs!
The Tip’s music is a manifest to its no-nonsense, adrenaline fueled, hard-rocking attitude.
CEILD: Last single and video before album release!
With just mere days left until CEILD’s magnificent instrumental journey A View will see the light of day, ...
Norway Greeting: CHONTARAZ‘ new single "Blind" out December 7th!
Epic post-apocalyptic video out today!
CEILD: Performance Video For New Single "Falaise" + Tour News
CEILD release new single Falaise from upcoming album A View
Anniversary: SAOL empowering independent artists for 10 years now!
When ten years ago a jung and wild thrash metal band named CRIPPER prepared for their first release, no one had a clue how much this would change the music biz on the long run. At that time, CRIPPER didn’t have a record deal nor a solution for the tricky, tedious promo work that needed to be done.
ART AGAINST AGONY: Album details + tour announcement
ART AGAINST AGONY announce "Shiva Appreciation European Tour 2018"
ART AGAINST AGONY signing with CMM/SAOL for next album – Our first art project that also features metal, says CMM
Independent metal prog 2.0
STRIKER Reveal Artwork + Track Listing For New Album "Play To Win" Out October 26th
The Canadians reveal details about Play To Win!
WE ARE SENTINELS: News lyric video + preorder start!
The track “Battle In Winter” tells an epic fantasy story of elves and war.
Hell is Norwegian: CHONTARAZ signing deal with CMM/SAOL!
CMM/SAOL are very proud to announce one of today’s most promising, unique bands joining our SAOL roster: CHONTARAZ, their first Scandinavian act!
We Are Sentinels reveal Kingdom in Winter video!
A new sign of life from Matt Barlow and Jonah Weingarten
WE ARE SENTINELS: Release date, tracklist and cover for Matt Barlows new project!
WE ARE SENTINELS are finally ready to provide specific information about their epic project and share the official tracklist for their self titled debut album as well as the day of release!
Mad Dogs Unchained: Successful first Euro tour over, free-to-stream documentary film!
Captivating insight into the story of the project
RADIO HAZE: New single from upcoming album Mountains including lyric video!
"Lay My Hopes Across The Sea"
We Are Sentinels: New project of Iced Earth singer Matthew Barlow with SAOL
New epic project of Matt Barlow and Jonah Weingarten.
Striker announced for Bang Your Head + new video
Striker: Show at BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Open Air, new music video, new album record later this year
RADIO HAZE: Pre-sale starting, studio video trailer + first tour dates!
After getting the first video (From Birth To Cemetery) from the upcoming album Mountains out to the listener, RADIO HAZE successfully left everyone craving for more of their brilliant, unique retro rock.
Seven Spires aboard 70000Tons of Metal 2018!
Seven Spires to board The World's Heavy Metal Cruise 70000Tons Of Metal 2018!
"Cocker Rocks" moving on as "Mad Dogs Unchained"!
Unfortunately, legal problems arose at extremely short notice, so the band has had to change their name.
COMANIAC infiltrate Europe with Dr. Living Dead
Our Swiss thrash squad Comaniac begin the new year as is right and proper – namely with the destruction of European clubs.
Jen Majura pays tribute to Chuck Norris in new playthrough video
"He's the best from the east to the west"
Stray Train stream “Blues From Hell” in full right now!
Stray Train are on the rails right into your ears!
Stray Train release Heading For The Sun video
SAOL’s heavy blues express Stray Train are rolling again with the new video “Heading For The Sun” from their upcoming album "Blues From Hell" (Nov 24th).
Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura releases playthrough video of InZENity!
Jen-of-all-trades is at it again in a playthrough video of her album title track InZENity.
Jen Majura: new album teaser and insane reaction video for InZENity!
Interested in some musical madness to fight off the leady ponderousness of normality?
Stray Train release album trailer for "Blues From Hell"
Check out the official trailer for Stray Train's second album "Blues From Hell"
Cryptex release live session video for "Ribbon Tied Swing" – Complete "Rain Shelter Sessions" EP out now!
“All right, come on everybody. Let’s do it one more time!”, singer Simon Moskon belts out into the microphone just before the rocking finale of Ribbon Tied Swing in the brand new live session video by the German progressive rockers of CRYPTEX.
Stray Train release lyric video for new single ‘Days Gone‘
Slovenian media named the band STRAY TRAIN a “blues rock machine”. And how right they were ‘cos this train ain’t slowin’ down!
Nashville’s rock‘n’roll pride THE TIP stream their latest album "Sailor’s Grave" in full
THE TIP are about to release their latest album "Sailor’s Grave" in Europe (on September 29th through SAOL) and now streaming it in full on this special occasion.
CRYPTEX release first new song since 2015: Watch the video for Closer now
After their splendid cover version of Savatage’s Gutter Ballet, it is now time for more: As continuance of their threepart live studio session, the German progressive rockers of Cryptex release their first new song since the great success of the band’s last album Madeleine Effect in 2015: The track is called Closer and it’s the first time singer Simon Moskon and guitarist André Mertens have teamed up for a composition.
Striker unveiling brand new video for their smash hit “Former Glory”
Our favorite shredders of STRIKER just released a brand new video for their song Former Glory on Youtube. Their heavy metal machine is here to take you back to the glorious eighties, so put on your helmet, mouthguard and jump right in! You will not regret the journey.
Check out THE TIP rocking and rolling in the studio to the sound of their hit song “Can You Smell the Money”!
Welcome back to rock n’ roll heaven, folks!
Jen Majura: new album “InZENity” photoshoot making-of video
Jen Majura’s (Evanescence, Jen Majura) new album announcement got the fans very excited a few weeks ago and her crowdfunding campaign has been going killer since then. While waiting for the first single to drop soon, you can now get an eye-candyesque sneak peek of what’s to come!
CRYPTEX perform Savatage’s hymn ‘Gutter Ballet’: choicest boutique session on video!
There are songs that last for and influence whole generations. And there are bands that do not only cover them but rather find an outstanding way to make them their own – so that an interpretation like this sometimes becomes so much more than just a cover version.
THE TIP – Nashville‘s most sinful export from ‘Rock N Roll Heaven‘
Sleazy, bluesy, greasy – The American epicentre of music shows its balls again! Let us introduce you to THE TIP from Nashville. Long nights, hot licks and the unbridled energy of the four pack are what wet rock’n’roll dreams are made of!
Successful SEVEN SPIRES‘ debut album ‘Solveig‘ streaming
'Solveig': SEVEN SPIRES’ potent, full-length concept album – the journey of a lost soul through a neo-Victorian underworld ruled by an ancient demon.
Hand-knitting InZENity – Jen‘s socks went wild!!!
Look what our friend Jen Majura just did! 100% Indigogo goal reached less then 24hrs into the campaign for her upcoming album "InZENity"! Of course, in a shitty summer like this, who isn't looking for awesome warm socks? Throw into the mix that these will be hand-knitted just for you by a great artist (and one of the most likeable persons on the planet) and you find yourself wanting a pair of those.
Theatrical metallers SEVEN SPIRES show off their melo-death face with “Serenity”
Once again SEVEN SPIRES break away from any genre limitations and constantly add new layers to their wide musical spectrum - this time with a heavy melodic death punch straight in your face!
Symphonic metal goes extreme: Seven Spires debut official video for “The Paradox”
One month after releasing the official video for “The Cabaret of Dreams”, the symphonic metal wonder Seven Spires is back with a brand new video for “The Paradox”, another exciting song off their highly anticipated concept album “Solveig”:
Comaniac‘s ROAD DESTRUCTION TOUR announced in full!
Two weeks after announcing that they will open for Metal Church for a series of shows in June, the Swiss thrash metal killers Comaniac just revealed their busy schedule for their summer "Road Destruction 2017" tour!
Seven Spires: new song "Stay" + last days of crowdfunding campaign
Only a few days after the release of the official video for "The Cabaret of Dreams", the first single off of their debut album "Solveig", the American symphonic metal force Seven Spires strikes again with a brand new song called "Stay":
Comaniac join forces with Metal Church on their "Road Destruction 2017" tour!
Swiss thrash metal attack Comaniac will join the mighty Metal Church on their European tour in June!
Seven Spires opening their "Cabaret of Dreams": new video and more about coming album "Solveig"
With its new theatrical piece “Solveig”, the female-fronted American band Seven Spires is about to pull off a major coup in the ever-growing symphonic metal scene.
Exorcise your real-life demons with ASSIMILATION’s “Remotion of the Succubus”
Sometimes one has to frown like the devil himself to get rid of a life-sucking girlfriend.
Stray Train – New Album + Tour
Some time ago, Stray Train made a promise to their fans – the promise not to sleep on what the band calls “our little success” after their highly praised debut album “Just ‘cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town” and an epic European tour with Blues Pills and Kadavar.
Striker: four nominations at the Edmonton Music Awards
Riding high on the success of their latest album “Striker” and their enormous tour with Sonata Arctica, the four Canadians of Striker have now been nominated for four awards at the Edmonton Music Awards for their previous album “Stand In The Fire”.
Comaniac album stream: Instruction for Destruction for everyone!
After their first two destructive chapters “Bow Low” and “Coal”, Swiss thrash wrecking ball Comaniac offer their ten-part instruction to complete annihilation two days before its official release: “Instruction for Destruction” is ready for delivery on demand at soundcloud now!
Comaniac present official video for "Coal"
Pure riff brutality – probably the most efficient way to describe the new thrash masterpiece from Comaniac.
Assimilation: exclusive album stream on Bravewords
ASSIMILATION will be releasing their debut album, “The Laws Of Power”, worldwide on March 17th, 2017 via SAOL.
Striker added to the band crew of 70000Tons Of Metal 2017!
In less then two weeks the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise sets sail for the seventh time – and new bands are continuously added to the already great line up.
Rook Road - Rook Road
Rook Road stay true to themselves with the tunes of Diversity Rock
Tunnel At The End Of The Light
Figure Of Speechless - Tunnel At The End Of The Light
Promising Allstar-Combo reveals first glimpse of upcoming album featuring former members of Dream Theater, Guns’n’Roses, Whitesnake and others
Empress - Fateweaver
Conquering the symphonic metal stronghold with sophistication
Millennium In Darkness
LEFT-ÖVR - Millennium In Darkness
Southern metal heavyweight from the Puerto Rican wetlands
TREK AMOUNT: X
Pascal Cherouny - TREK AMOUNT: X
Guitar-heavy rock in true Led-Zep-like manner!
Where Humanity Ends
Fierce Cult - Where Humanity Ends
Brutal death for the soon-to-be-extinct!
The Missing Stone
Dream Ocean - The Missing Stone
The news of one of this year's most anticipated comebacks is ringing loud and clear across the land: Symphonic metallers Dream Ocean are back with a new single and an album announcement.
Kingsbane (Deluxe Edition)
Osyron - Kingsbane (Deluxe Edition)
Remixed, Remastered + Bonus Tracks!
Torch Of Rock And Roll
The Mighty One - Torch Of Rock And Roll
The Mighty One light the Torch Of Rock And Roll
Beethoven‘s Last Night (SAOL 249)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven‘s Last Night (SAOL 249)
The Lost Christmas Eve (SAOL 250)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Lost Christmas Eve (SAOL 250)
The Christmas Attic (SAOL 248)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Christmas Attic (SAOL 248)
Christmas Eve And Other Stories (SAOL 247)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve And Other Stories (SAOL 247)
CEILD - A View
The desire to write music out of the ordinary and the liberation of all the rules, is the basis of CEILD's compositions.
Shiva Appreciation Society
Art Against Agony - Shiva Appreciation Society
ART AGAINST AGONY to release third album "Shiva Appreciation Society"
We Are Sentinels
We Are Sentinels - We Are Sentinels
The first ever record of We Are Sentinels will be published on July 6th 2018 via SAOL!
Rain Shelter Sessions, Part 4-6
Cryptex - Rain Shelter Sessions, Part 4-6
After their epic live session trilogy “Rain Shelter Sessions” CRYPTEX are back to continue this one-of-a-kind project on a new level.
Jen Majura - InZENity
All-rounder and Evanescence guitarist JEN MAJURA is finally preparing for her second, eagerly awaited solo strike:
Blues from Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five
Stray Train - Blues from Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five
After the release of their debut album Just 'cos you got a monkey off your back does not mean circus has left town in 2016, that received the full attention of Slovenian and European music experts and fans, Slovenian media named STRAY TRAIN a “blues rock machine”.
Mad Dogs Unchained - Live 2017
His songs are evergreens, his life’s work is as legendary as it can only be created by someone with a brilliant musical vision.
Rain Shelter Sessions, Part 1-3
Cryptex - Rain Shelter Sessions, Part 1-3
Besides their never before recorded epic cover version of SAVATAGE’s Gutter Ballet and the brand new, mystic, melancholically elating Closer, the EP features Madeleine Effect's Ribbon Tied Swing.
The Tip - Sailor‘s Grave
Sleazy, bluesy, greasy – The American epicentre of music shows its balls again! Let us introduce you to The Tip from Nashville. Long nights, hot licks and the unbridled energy of the four pack are what wet rock’n’roll dreams are made of!
Seven Spires - Solveig
With its new theatrical piece “Solveig”, the female-fronted American band Seven Spires is about to pull off a major coup in the ever-growing symphonic metal scene. This debut album, which is to be released worldwide on August 4, 2017 via SAOL, indeed succeeds in establishing as of now the four-piece orchestra as an essential figure of tomorrow’s extreme soundscape.
Pantaleon - Virus
Germany, June 2017. Something is coming. It is spreading, slowly but steadily, fighting its way into the people’s heads – ready to infect everything and everyone: on June 16, 2017 will be released “Virus”, Pantaleon’s debut album.
Instruction For Destruction
Comaniac - Instruction For Destruction
When a band makes up its name from “Company of Maniacs”, this can be seen as a promise to the listener. Since the formation of their band in 2012, the four Swiss of Comaniac have repeatedly proven what this means in their case: They celebrate metal-mania in the best sense.
The Laws Of Power
Assimilation - The Laws Of Power
Everything was better in the old days. For many fans of the original death metal of the 1980s, every new band dragging a legacy the legends of metal eked out in years into the mud with their pseudo curried, glossy sounds is just one more punch in the face. With their new first full length album “The Laws of Power” that is to be released via SAOL on March 17, 2017, Assimilation prepare for a counterstrike.
Striker - Striker
Riding high on the success of their own independent label, Record Breaking Records, Striker is the fastest growing metal band out of Canada. Their fifth album, eponymously titled "Striker", is a lethal force cut from the former glory of all things heavy metal.
Once You Rock, Never Forget
Walter Pietsch - Once You Rock, Never Forget
Of the first AXXIS album "Kingdom of the Night", which Walter Pietsch was essentially involved in as one of the two songwriters and as guitarist and co-producer, he has sold over 100.000 copies.
Just Cause You Got The Monkey Off Your Back Doesn‘t Mean The Circus Has Left Town
Stray Train - Just Cause You Got The Monkey Off Your Back Doesn‘t Mean The Circus Has Left Town
The band was founded by experienced musicians in early 2015, with the main idea of playing famous (or less famous) blues rock covers in small clubs, just to field-test and cultivate their sounds and to stay in shape.
Nameless Days Ritual - Birth
What is Bulgaria known for? Regarding the metal scene, it might soon be NAMELESS DAY RITUAL, who come into the world with their symbolic entitled debut album “Birth”.
Stand In The Fire
Striker - Stand In The Fire
Canadian heavy metal maniacs STRIKER are ready to set out on a new adventure with their fourth album “Stand In The Fire“.
Painful - Imagines Pestis
In 2011 four young men sat together, reflected their previous work and agreed, that the next album should be something special. It shouldn’t only be the normal process of writing, playing and recording black metal songs – no, they wanted to exhibit a broad concept for the new album.
Zanthropya EX - Neuer Gott
The clock is ticking – second after second, day after day, year after year. In 2007 the first sound was made by Zanthropya EX like a rushing river of blood and screams, naive but full of zest for action to reflect the world up to the darkest corner of its ugly face.
Megora - Burning Empire
Founded in 1990 by Peter “Piotr” Sommer (vocals/guitar) and Toni Scherrer (guitar/vocals), the band could quickly attract attention with their first demo tape “The Fog” and following concerts with scene stars like Hades, Midas Touch and Poltergeist.
Noctiferia - Pax
For over 15 years, industrial metal band NOCTIFERIA from Ljubljana have been the lighttower of the slovenian metal scene. During this time the band, founded by Igor Nardin (guitars) and Uros Lipovec (bass), already went through some basic musical changes, that again and again proved the band’s status to be an innovator for stilistically often hardened metal genre.
Suborned - From Space
We give a warm welcome to a fresh offspring from Switzerland! Thrash Metal heads SUBORNED are joining the SAOL family, and we are delighted to say hello to the young band consisting of Lucie (vocals), Raymond (bass), Valentin (guitars), and Stefan (drums).
Settle The Score
Abandon Hope - Settle The Score
The fitting soundtrack for destroying your living room furniture!
Hure meiner Sinne
Zanthropya Ex - Hure meiner Sinne
„Bloody, morbid, perverse and brutal - We are the mirror of our time“ (Zanthropya EX) Since 2007, Zanthropya EX are marching throug the metallandscape under the leadership of the brothers Schinder Papst and JenZo. With the longplayer „Hure meiner Sinne“ they are releasing their fourth studio album in the genre named „Misanthropic Death“.
A Mirror‘s Diary
Mooncry - A Mirror‘s Diary
MOONCRY was found in 2006 in Southern Germany at the Lake Constance. The band creates a special and distinctive sound, which may be described as Dark Melodic Metal or as Symphonic Power Metal with elements of Gothic and Thrash.
African Corpse - Corpsewar
AFRICAN CORPSE is a mixture of brute vocals, aggressively forcing drums and the guitars' uncompromisingly interaction.
Rising Storm - Tempest
RISING STORM, that is the name of Germany’s newest Metal formation. After a short disappearance from the Metal scene, they are ready to unleash what they created during the last years to conquer the seas of Metal!
20th Century Man
Gibonni - 20th Century Man
Croatian singer and songwriter GIBONNI lives one of most fascinanting musical careers in south eastern Europe. In the last ten years, five of his albums went straight in the top ten list in this region. Right in time to celebrate the accession of Croatia into the European Union, he releases his first english-speaking album “20th Century Man”.
Roxin' Palace - Roxin‘ Palace
Roxin’ Palace is a new Sleaze Rock/Metal band, founded in 2011 by Alex Corona, guitar player of Revoltons, and Elvis “El Chino” Ortolan, ex-Elvenking drummer.
Sapiency - Tomorrow
SAPIENCY, the up and coming Metal band from Frankfurt, was founded in 2009. Their debut album “Fate’s End” was released throughout Europe in collaboration with SAOL/H’Art in October 2010. It was highly praised by professional magazines.
Live At De Bosuil
Cryptex - Live At De Bosuil
Subsequently to their highly acclaimed debut-album „Good Morning, How Did You Live?“, <strong>CRYPTEX</strong> grabbed the chance and went to a two month long European support tour for PAIN OF SALVATION at the beginning of this year, which lead them through 14 countries.
On High Wings We Fly
Steel Engraved - On High Wings We Fly
The German Power Metal Band STEEL ENGRAVED was founded in 2006 by Andy Straehler, Marco Schober, Chris Wende, Thorsten Zirpner and Anton Weber.
In December 2009 Daniel Kieslinger joined Steel Engraved and replaced Anton Weber on the drums, Thomas Lang replaced Thorsten Zirpner on bass at the end of 2011.
Call Of The Wild
Sex Slaves - Call Of The Wild
SEX SLAVES are a living Rock’n’Roll machine. They have independently performed over 1,000 live shows in 13 countries, and counting…all without a major label’s tour support dollars, or corporate sponsorship. This is a band to be reckoned with.
Seita - Asymmetric Warfare
SEITA is a Brazilian four-piece band hailing out of Amsterdam that stands for straight up Thrash/Death Metal.
Zanthropya Ex - Notlösung Kopfschuss
Zanthropya Ex, founded in the year 2007 by the 2 brothers, Schinder Papst and JenZo, as well as M. Salazar. All from the town Trossingen, in southern Germany´s music high school town.
Rivers of Heart
Mooncry - Rivers of Heart
MOONCRY is settled in Southern Germany at the Lake Constance. The band creates a special and distinctive sound, which may be described as Dark Melodic Metal or as Symphonic Power Metal with elements of Gothic and Thrash.
Kleveland - Harder
After Stephanie Smith played in a band called SPECTATOR PUMP in the 90s, she founded her own band with the name KLEVELAND in 2000. The bandname arose while she was working in a bar.
Kottak - Attack
KOTTAK is ready again! One year after the third studio album “Rock & Roll Forever”, SAOL / H’Art / Zebralution will release the bands fourth record called “Attack” on May the 27th.
Good Morning, How Did You Live?
Cryptex - Good Morning, How Did You Live?
CRYPTEX – the smiling madness! A bit of Woodstock, flower power and gospel, some TOOL, a sound that is smiling, swearing and living, lots of surrealism, amazing songs and charisma.
Hatred - Destruction Manual
HATRED is going to release the CD "Destruction Manual" via SAOL. The name of the album can be taken literally, it will be diversified and banging in mercilessly.
Gun Barrel - Gunniversary
Did you know that nowadays it’s normal for a band to forget its singer at a roadhouse? You knew? You like such anecdotes? And you also want to experience such abstrusities? Then you should watch “Gunniversary”, the first DVD of GUN BARREL!
Rock & Roll Forever
Kottak - Rock & Roll Forever
Now summer can definitely come! KOTTAK’s third album ‘Rock & Roll Forever’ is the perfect soundtrack for a cozy cabriolet trip through the streets while sunbathing.
Machines Of Grace
Machines Of Grace - Machines Of Grace
Meet Machines of Grace. They are the latest among the gifted hard rock/heavy metal bands born from Boston’s thriving music scene. As with their Beantown bred forefathers, (Aerosmith, Extreme, Godsmack, Dropkick Murphys) this quad has concocted their own proprietary formula for whiplash on a disc.
In Sin We´ll Find Salvation
The Fading - In Sin We´ll Find Salvation
From the splendor of lightning-fast riffs and hyper-speed drumming, to the heavy and powerful grooves that slash through the moshpit - THE FADING’s live show is an event to remember. Integrating influences from the veterans of the Swedish scene and the modern new-school American metal heroes, THE FADING delivers a violent and furious metal attack, sure to leave the crowd beaten and bruised.
Live In Los Angeles
Trouble - Live In Los Angeles
After saying goodbye to their former singer Eric Wagner with the “Unplugged” album, on which Trouble put their all-time classics into an acoustic garb, for one of the most influential US-Doom-Bands of all time it’s gonna be time to look ahead.
Cripper - Devil Reveals
After the consistently positive media echo for their first full-lenght album „Freak Inside“ in fall of 2008, the Hannover Thrashers from CRIPPER are now starting to take off.
Trouble - Unplugged
Anno 1984, Chicago: Five boys stepped into Black Sabbath’s footsteps without having the slightest idea which formative influence they would leave behind.
The Tip European Tour 2019
Buckets of sweat, testosterone and adrenaline: The Tip are touring through Europe’s rock clubs with their dirty Nashville-Rock’n’Roll.
Striker: Maple Meltdown 2018
Striker announce to take off with their buddies SKULL FIST for co-headliner in early November.
Art Against Agony: Shiva Appreciation Tour 2018
On tour with Shiva Appreciation Society (out on October 5th)
MAD DOGS UNCHAINED - Tour 2018
His songs are evergreens, his life’s work is as legendary as it can only be created by someone with a brilliant musical vision.
CRYPTEX – Anthems of Glory Tour 2017
Very few progressive rock bands manage to not only capture the fans’ imagination, but even break the border between band and audience like Cryptex do.
COMANIAC – Road Destruction 2017 European Tour
On this tour, the maniacs will be promoting their new kick-ass album "Instruction for Destruction", which was released worldwide via SAOL on April 7, and sharing the stage with thrash metal legends such as Metal Church, Overkill and Death Angel.
Striker on Sonata Arctica‘s "The 9th Hour World Tour 2017"
Striker on European tour with Sonata Arctica, Triosphere and Thunderstone!
Cryptex - Live And Kickin‘ Tour
Alive and kickin’ – After a longer creative break, the four German progressive rockers of Cryptex are back where they belong: on the stages of the republic.