TARJA TURUNEN AND STRATOVARIUS ANNOUNCE A NORDIC SYMPHONY ‘18 CO-HEADLINE TOUR

A Nordic Symphony ‘18: October 1 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp 2 – Kiel, Germany – Max 3 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol 5 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage 7 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg 9 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix 10 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik 11 – Saarbrücken,…

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Prog-metal quartet SOUNDSCAPE to release brand new material on Friday the 13th of April.  Cover art revealed.

The Connecticut-based prog-metal outfit SOUNDSCAPE have announced the release of their first new recordings since 2009’s Grave New World.  Rob Thorne (vocals), Todd Rose (guitar), Scott Waite (bass) and Lou Caldarola (drums) reactivated the band and began recording brand new songs last year.  The first single “Insatiable” breaks this Friday on…

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Hyperspace Metal Fest. Vancouver, Canada April 13-14, 2018.

Journeyman Productions Presents: Hyperspace Metal Festival 2018   Prog and Power Metal fans, rejoice! Vancouver BC’s Journeyman Productions has announced the lineup for it’s first annual HYPERSPACE Metal Festival. The festival is a two day event at Vancouver BC’s Rickshaw Theatre on April 13th & April 14th, 2018. The festival will feature…

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ATHEIST sign worldwide record deal with Agonia Records and announce plans for new upcoming release slated for 2018

American, legendary, technical, metal pioneers ATHEIST have signed a worldwide record deal with the European based label, Agonia Records. The band is expected to release a new studio album, the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed “Jupiter”in mid to late 2018. Band co-founder & vocalist/songwriter Kelly Shaefer commented: “2018 will mark our 30th year of making records. Atheist…

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ATTENTION ALL CANADIAN METAL BANDS!

Attention Canadian Metal bands! The deadline for applying for the Heavy Metal Album of the Year for the Juno Awards is this Friday, November 10th at 5:00pm EST. For more information and to apply go to… www.junosubmissions.ca JP Wood CARAS Co-Chair Heavy Metal Committee

DECIMATE METAL FEST SUBMISSIONS TO CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON HALLOWEEN!

DECIMATE METALFEST is the brainchild of Sloan Voxx of Voxx Promotions, which is destined to become an annual Canadian metal pilgrimage to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With the many yearly festivals becoming part of the national metal heritage, Sloan wants DECIMATE METALFEST to become one of the best-known events alongside the…

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CELTIC FROST: Former Bassist Martin E. Ain Dies Of Heart Attack Aged 50

Martin E. Ain, former bassist of Swiss extreme metal groups Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, died from a heart attack on October 21st, 2017 at the age of 50. Frontman Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer) issued the following statement: “I am deeply affected by his passing. Our relationship was very…

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SONS OF APOLLO release video for LOST IN OBLIVION from PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY Album OUT TODAY

SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)—has just released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for “Lost In Oblivion” from their highly anticipated…

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VOTE FOR METAL-RULES.COM!

Heed the call! Metal-Rules.com needs your vote! Tunemunk is running a competition to vote for Best Metal webzine. The voting ends tomorrow and we need your support! tunemunk.com/voting/best-metal-music-blog-2017/ Click this link and vote for us please! It will take 10 seconds. We are only 30 votes behind first place. We…

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COBALT: Apocalyptic Metal Duo To Join North American Tour With The Obsessed This Weekend; Additional One-Off Dates Confirmed

Colorado’s favorite progressive apocalyptic metal twosome, COBALT, will take to the streets this weekend supporting doom rock icons The Obsessed. The band will join the tour on October 8th and level nearly two dozen metropolises through October 27th with various one-off shows spread throughout. See all confirmed dates below. In…

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BackStory Presents: Steve Vai Live from The Cutting Room 8/22/17

By Robert Cavuoto Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was at the Cutting Room in NYC this Tuesday evening not to perform, but rather for an entertaining, enlightening, and insightful interview hosted by Brad Tolinski; former Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World Magazine. Whether the crowd of guitar enthusiasts at the Cutting Room tonight…

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