SKULL FIST – New drummer after 3 years absence

Skull Fist are incredibly happy to announce they have an official drummer after both albums were released with the absence of a full lineup. The band has spent the last 3 years touring with fill in drummers and have finally been dealt an unexpected punch of luck. We say a punch of luck because canadian JJ Tartaglia is a serious drum smasher.

Skull Fist are currently on tour in South America and announced the great news to fans in Paraguay who witnessed his first official show with the band. JJ Tartaglia is currently endorsed by Pearl Drums and Ahead Drum Sticks.

The band will be touring Mexico in November and USA in January with more countries to be announced in the near future. Here is a video of JJ in action rocking a drum solo

“Welcome to the Sickness” Mercenary video premiere at Metal Hammer

Hi Metalfans!
Today´s release: Mercenary´s newest Video “Welcome to the sickness” is finally online for you.

The video was funded through an IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign, which resulted in 4800 Euro total in donations, 20 percent above the goal of 4000 Euro. The video was directed by Mircea Eftemie and the track was taken from Mercenary’s latest release, “Through Our Darkest Days”.

The Band comments:
“We’re immensely proud to be able to present our new video for ‘Welcome The Sickness’. It’s been a great and fun experience making this possible through a crowdfunding campaign and interacting with the fans in a whole new way. We are very grateful for the support, as we would never have been able to finance a visit in Denmark’s biggest greenscreen studio with professional lights and makeup followed by two months of post production on our own. Moreover, we are really really happy with the striking, atmospheric and visually dramatic way in which director Mircea Eftemie made our musical universe come to life. Without an incredible amount of hard work on his behalf this video wouldn’t have been possible either, so please send a lot of kudos his way.“

Mercenary – Welcome The Sickness on MUZU.TV.



Hi Headbangers!

Hot Metal News you should not miss out under any circumstances: here it is: newest edition of the Noizeletter! Make sure to have more than one look inside because it´s packed with really great stuff! You will find plenty of information on the upcoming festivals and numerous detailed interviews and reviews of the latest releases such as the title characters SABATON and EPICA, as well as a bunch of insider information about ACCEPT, EQUILIBRIUM, TANKARD, SUICIDE SILENCE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER , MADBALL, POWERWOLF etc.

The Noizeletter has an IVW audited circulation of 75,000 and is available at many festivals, concerts and on some mailorders even free. See the complete new issue online here.

Rock on … and ROCK LOUD!


WOLFCHANT are one of the bands that have given the Thrash and Power Metal a huge boost, even though the men are not from the U.S. but from the St.Oswald in Lower Bavaria. Since 2003, this metal sound is forged at its best ; after some restructuring within the band they now have evolved enormously. Their lyricx are in German / English and WOLFCHANT give themself meaningful. Topics such as mysticism , legend and natural history, but also socially critical words are used. The sound is always permanently optimized: Some melodic riffs, choral passages, as well as “new” instruments like bagpipes or Jew’s harp were added. The seven musicians with fantastic heavy metal in all facets of animal plow straight at the completion of a new studio album which will be released this September via NOISEART .

We were able to find out about the title for you already: “Blood Winter” it is hot and we are sure that it will make an impact!

TROLLFEST – Tour Trailer Available

Crazy TROLLFEST have posted a trailer for their European headlining tour which is about to kick off soon. The Norwegians will start in Berlin on April 18th and will, that´s what they promise, bring “Kaos over Europe”. Get in the right mood for it and strap yourselves in!

Their new album „Kaptein Kaos“ has just been released and is available everywhere! Order here!



18.04. Berlin (DE) – Blackland

19.04. Erfurt (DE) – From Hell

20.04. Tilburg (NL) – Little Devil

21.04. London (UK) – Underworld

22.04. Paris (FR) – Glazart

23.04. Tolouse (FR) – Connexion

24.04. Pratteln (CH) – Mini-Z7

25.04. Aalen (DE) – Rock It

26.04. Lichtenfels (DE) – Ragnarök

27.04. Romagnano Sesia (IT) – Rock n Roll Arena

28.04. München (DE) – Backstage Club

29.04. Wien (AT) – Escape Metalcorner

30.04. Darmstadt (DE) – Steinbruch Theater

01.05. Hamburg (DE) – Große Freiheit

02.05. Eernegem (BE) – B 52 Music Club

03.05. Oberhausen (DE) – Helvete