It seems that spring has finally taken control of the weather and temperatures are rising again. For us, it is time for an update and some short May news.

April Art

Actually, we start the May news with some April (Art) news. Crossover/Alternative rising metal stars April Art played their first shows of the year at the end of April and announce a new song, “Jackhammer”, for May 10th. Check out their spring tour dates and later Rodeo tour dates at


SETYØURSAILS will continue their double headliner Unite & Conquer tour together with Rising Insane from May 10th. So far the tour has been very successful with several sold out shows. SETYØURSAILS will also be playing some festivals before and after the tour, check out the dates at



Soulbound have just been on tour supporting Manntra on some of their shows. Now they announce their first headliner tour presented by NoCut Entertainment. They will release their new album “obsYdian” on 26th July and the tour will start on 1st November. Check them out at



German rising symphonic metal band ELVELLON will release their second album “Ascending in Synergy” on May 17th! It will be their first release since being signed to Napalm Records. Read our review soon! Here is a little teaser:


Bad Marilyn

Bad Marilyn will release their debut album “Eye Of The Snake” on May 3rd. We will review it soon. If you want to experience the album live, visit the release show on May 4th at the Musigburg, Aarburg, Switzerland, or check out


MĀRA band

A few weeks ago Latvian MĀRA have decided to reunite again. Here is the statement of their vocalist Māra Lisenko: “Last year was a rough one, there were many ups and downs and one of biggest downs was ending of MĀRA band. It seemed like a least of the worst decision, but it was simply the worst. Whatever happens in the world and music industry, it’s all tough but we want to continue creating music no matter what.” Welcome back with a new song:



German Heldmaschine vocalist René Anlauff goes film. He plays the role of Vincent Oliver, the last and surviving victim of Karl Denke in the same named film. The film about this German serial killer and cannibal in the early 20th century was realised by independent filmmaker Heintje Peter and his team. Heldmaschine wrote the title track, so here is the video:


If you are more interested, check the YouTube channel “Karl Denke – der Film”

Let’s have a look at the trailer, the full film is available on Amazon Prime:



Summer Breeze Open Air 25th anniversary is sold out now. The last 666 tickets including camping were sold by the end of April. A limited number of day tickets (without camping) are still available, see



The same goes for the Rockharz Festival. Although the camping capacity could be increased, it is sold out since August 2023. Day tickets without camping are now on sale at


Only 45 km away from RHZ and one week earlier you can celebrate the Rock & Metal Day’z in Oschersleben. RMD’z offer you to stay for free on their campsite until you leave for RHZ. Get your tickets at for the perfect start to your festival season.

Please buy merch and physical music or downloads from the bands’ official sources and don’t stream music for free because it steals the artists’ income.

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