US heavy metal band Sonja signed to Century Media Records and released their new video/single ‘Discretion For The Generous’!

Catch them on their “10 Year Anniversary Intercontinental Tour”, bringing them to our very own Asgaard venue next week!

On the last day of March 2024, there was a wonderful German punk rock evening taking place at Stuttgart’s LKA Longhorn. Berlin 2.0, Drei Meter Feldweg and Schmutzki – a beautifully staffed German language party night took place. No fancy bling-bling, just pure rock and punk in a packed to the core venue.

Finnish horror blues punks Black Totem are back to haunt your lives with their upcoming third album ‘III: Sacrifice Tonite’, to be released via Svart Records in June, and unleashed the title track upon this world!

Sami Yaffa has worn multiple hats in various different bands such as Hanoi Rocks, Pelle Miljoona OY, New York Dolls, The Hellacopters, just to name a few but now in his 60s he is still going stronger than ever! This legendary bassist just released his second solo album in his illustrious career titled “Satan’s Helpers, Warlazer Eyes & The Money Pig Circus” and brought the album in its entirety to a packed Tavastia in Helsinki!

Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes unleashed a visualizer video for their new song ‘Fade To Grey’, the result of their collaboration with American songwriter Diane Warren, released via Reigning Phoenix Music!

We sat down with the Finnish rockers of The Empire Strikes to have a chat about their new album ‘Motell Scandinavia’, how come it took so long to get it out, what the idea is behind the title and some nice background bits about how some of the songs came together! Catch them live at their release show in Helsinki tonight or Spain and Germany later this year!

Tuska has confirmed 16 more names for the 2024 edition with Stratovarius, HEALTH, Lord Of The Lost, Eivør, Elvenking, Devourment, St. Aurora, Assemble the Chariots, I AM YOUR GOD, Swansong, Krypta, Sadistic Drive, Prestige, Putro In Black, SICK URGE and Dome Runner! Get your tickets now before the price increase in a couple of weeks!

What bands are you happy with this time? And what bands are you still hoping for?

Sweden’s most promising new rock band The Gems are gearing up to release their debut album ‘Phoenix’ this Friday, January 26, via Napalm Records and are sharing the single ‘Fruits Of My Labor’ to overcome the last couple of days before that!

Rock ‘n’ roll power duo The Devils will release their 4th album ‘Let The World Burn Down’ next month via Go Down Records and shared another single with ‘Killer’s Kiss’!

While we are still regularly looking back at what 2023 brought us, we of course also need to look forward. So here is the first edition of our 2024 series of articles where we bring the editorial team’s most anticipated releases with Escuela Grind, Green Day, The Empire Strikes, Saxon, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, Static-X, The Gems, Lucifer, Manticora and Hiraes in January!