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Jinjer is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their performance at 2019’s Wacken Open Air, with the release of live footage from the set featuring the song “Pisces”. This comes about in the midst of the Wacken:World:Wide 2020 livestream premiere. You can check the video out via the Napalm Records YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/sunjOzTz30g, and keep up with Jinjer via: https://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial/.

Dee Snider has just released For The Love of Metal Live, following up on the original 2018 album with a live record and DVD/Blu-Ray set. You can check out the music video for the new live version of “For The Love of Metal” right here: https://youtu.be/Wp4UVgmIlYE. For The Love of Metal Live also features a brand new studio track with “Prove Me Wrong”, and you can see the lyric video for that track here: https://youtu.be/Mx9Fr4-PmYs. Keep up on the latest with Dee Snider via: https://deesnider.com. 

Kataklysm just revealed the first in a series of album trailers, discussing their upcoming 14th studio album, Unconquered. Check out frontman Maurizio Iacono talking about the album title here: https://youtu.be/MpdZdYA4dB4. Maurizio adds, “Unconquered is actually what Kataklysm is about. It’s not letting anything get in its way and not being dominated by any trends or by anybody. We just kept doing our thing. People can criticize and say whatever they want but in the end, we’re Kataklysm. We’re still here almost 30 years now. We still have some gas in the tank and you are gonna see it. This record is probably one of our strongest records we have done”. If you missed the music video for the first single, “The Killshot”, you can see it right here: https://youtu.be/Ku-rjJ5HXyU. Head to: https://www.kataklysm.ca for more.

Classic Metallers Raven are set to release their 14th studio album this fall, with Metal City out on September 18th via SPV/Steamhammer. Check out the first single, “Top Of The Mountain”, via lyric video here: https://youtu.be/I6tuJfLowJQ, and keep an eye out for updates from the band here: http://www.ravenlunatics.com. 

Onslaught’s new album Generation Antichrist is almost here, with a release date of August 7th via AFM Records. This week, the band has premiered a guitar playthrough video for the first single, “Religiousuicide”, which you can check out via Guitar World here: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/onslaughts-wayne-dorman-and-dave-garnett-deliver-savage-chromatic-thrash-in-this-exclusive-playthrough. Guitarist Wayne Dorman says of the track, “Probably the most intense track from the Generation Antichrist album, it’s a full-on relentless MF from start to finish. We used a cool Chromatic pattern for the main riff before the fireworks kick in on the verses. It’s a hard workout to nail it super tight and I really had to get my shit together. Dave Garnett, our vocalist, shared the solo duties with me on this one. I really dig the contrast between the two styles, it’s definitely a scorcher. I’m gonna be tabbing this one out sometime soon for this who are interested”. Visit: https://www.powerfromhell.com for more. 

Dreams of Avalon, the Melodic Rock project formed by Swedish guitarist/songwriter/producer Joachim Nordlund of Astral Doors, is on the way to the release of their debut album later this month. You can get a taste of Beyond The Dream with the first single, “Young Wild Hearts”, right here: https://youtu.be/Zf_peSKExhM. Beyond The Dream is set for an August 28th release via Metalville Records. For more on the band, head to: https://www.facebook.com/dreamsofavalonsweden.