- DIRKSCHNEIDER / U.D.O. Line up change (Feb 20, 2017)
- ICE-T’S BODY COUNT Release Impactful Music Video For Scathing New Track, “No Lives Matter”; Album Pre-Order Links Available Now (Feb 18, 2017)
- Former SABATON Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND To Release 'Sold My Soul' Solo Album (Feb 18, 2017)
- THE BLACKEST GREY RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM (Feb 14, 2017)
- Metallica Announce 2017 North American Tour (Feb 13, 2017)
- Trivium + Sikth + Shapes @ Roundhouse, London (Feb 20, 2017)
- Interview with Edward Banchs, author of Heavy Metal Africa (Feb 18, 2017)
- Ross Dolan - Immolation (Feb 12, 2017)
- Interview with Russ Bergquist of Touch The Sun (Feb 12, 2017)
- Powerwolf - Interview with Roel van Helden (Feb 9, 2017)
- Trivium + Sikth + Shapes @ Roundhouse, London (Feb 20, 2017)
- Evil Scarecrow @ The Electric Ballroom, London (Feb 20, 2017)
- Kreator + Sepultura, Soilwork @ The Circus, Helsinki (Feb 15, 2017)
- LORDI with SPIRAL CELL @ The Bluebird Theater, Denver CO (Feb 14, 2017)
- Epica + Powerwolf + Beyond The Black @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (Feb 6, 2017)
Magnum + Vega
@ Islington Assembly Hall, London
13th May 2016
Review by Oliver M.
Photography by Graham Hilling
Norwegian black metal tornado 1349 will once again whirl a massive cauldron of chaos at Brutal Assault fest! Also returning after his successful performance last year is French master of retro futuristic synth dark wave PERTURBATOR with his new album The Uncanny Valley. Two bands of different spectre of death metal will join us, namely French BDM savagery KRONOS and long running Italian progressive band SADIST. One of the most interesting bands in the current Polish black metal scene THAW will also play BA 2016 alongside legendary Czech thrashers DEBUSTROL and a new Frantisek Štorm (of Master’s Hammer fame) project MORTAL CABINET. The Mortal Cabinet show will include some Master’s Hammer songs! For more info about tickets please continue here and for purchase please navigate to our e-shop!
For list of all confirmed bands and ordering info please follow http://brutalassault.cz/en/
Interview by Robert Cavuoto
The titans of German metal, Iron Savior, are back with their 9th CD, Titancraft, due out on May 20th. It’s the follow-up to their biggest charting CD, Rise Of The Hero from 2014.
Mastermind Piet Sielck and his band mates have come up with a brand new collection of well-crafted metal tunes that don’t fall short in comparison to the band’s already impressive catalogue. As expected, you’ll find all of their typical trademarks, in a well-balanced mixture of fast-paced and stomping tracks.
I caught up with guitarist/vocalist Piet Sielck to discuss creating their latest masterpiece and what it would take to get the band in front of their US fans.
On May 20th, 2016, The Souls of Rock Foundation released their first Souls of Rock Compilation CD Volume 1, and we are very happy to announce our first released song since Karma Machine in September of 2015, Feel The Cycle, included on this Compilation. We decided to release this independently from our label and on the Souls of Rock Compilation CD Volume 1 because of the direct support we received before, during and after our month long Karma Machine North American Tour this past March. Daniel Frey and The Souls of Rock Foundation have gone above and beyond in helping touring musicians around the world. We believe in them and their philosophy:
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The SXSW festival merges music, film, art and interactive showcases from around the world and is held every year around the second week of March in Austin, Texas. For one week there are thousands of bands performing at any number of venues in downtown Austin. The streets are jam packed with thrill seekers, industry folks, journalists, tourists and pedicabs. In year’s past we have witnessed monolithic mega-star acts like Metallica, Motorhead and Voivod; not to mention up and coming acts like 1349, Sabaton, Steel Panther, Bison B.C. and Crashdiet who would all go on to establish themselves as forces to be reckoned with. The past two or three years have been sparse in terms of metal. By that I mean legitimate “metal” and not some new-age, dreadlocked, crustified gutter rock or faux-pas hipster rock. We were able to check out some showcases from Khemmis, In Aeona, The Oklahomos, Natchet Taylor-Wolfpack and IGNITOR. Until next year, enjoy the video clips below!
Message To All Manowarriors –
The Gods And Kings Tour was a groundbreaking moment in our career. The stage, sound, video and you, our fans, were magnificent!
Coming off such an amazing tour it was clear that the next time we must go even bigger and beyond anything we have ever done; something that will fulfill every Manowarrior’s dreams. Then that will be the ultimate moment to say Thank You and farewell!
The Final Battle will begin in Germany and take us all over the world to say goodbye to all of you.
If you know Metal
you know MANOWAR.
If you know MANOWAR
you know Metal!
Those who join this tour will be left with an eternal memory; having witnessed the band that has dedicated their blood, hearts, souls and every moment of their career to True Heavy Metal.
We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!”
INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA
Graham Bonnet an English rock vocalist and songwriter. Bonnet’s musician career started already in the late 60’s with a band called The Marbles. Later on he has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several bands including Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, Blackthorne, Michael Schenker Group and Rainbow. Currently, Bonnet sings in his new band called The Graham Bonnet Band. The band arrived Finland in April and then I sat down with Graham in Helsinki. We discussed various topics including the new band, upcoming album releases, and re-connecting with Michael Schenker. Also a few obligatory Rainbow questions were asked as well including Bonnet’s opinion about the new Rainbow line-up. Read on!
Marduk + Immolation + Origin +Bio-Cancer
10th March 2016
Review By Pete Mutant
Tags: Bio-Cancer, black metal, Death Metal, Frontschwein, Frontschwein UK tour, Gig review, Glasgow, IMMOLATION, Immolation new album, live review, MARDUK, ORIGIN, The Garage, The Garage G2, Thrash Metal, UK tour 2016
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The 2017 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the 7th edition of the ultimate hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, will set sail February 2-7, 2017 aboard a new ship and has expanded to six days, visiting two additional ports in the Caribbean for the first time.
Appropriately titled Gathering of Titans, this year’s five-night/six-day exclusive full ship charter cruise will set sail out of Tampa, FL aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance Of The Seas, visiting Georgetown, Grand Cayman andCozumel, Mexico and feature 15+ artist performances, including headliners Vince Neil “The Voice Of Mötley Crüe,” Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Queensrÿche, Night Ranger, Saxon and Stryper. As in past years, the cruise will also feature an optional Pre-Cruise Party in Tampa on the evening of Wednesday, February 1st (details TBA).
The cruise goes on sale now with cabins starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy), plus government fees, taxes, and gratuities. For booking and more info, visit monstersofrockcruise.com and connect on Facebookand Twitter.
Bloodstock, the UK’s biggest and best heavy metal festival is back again this year at Catton Park, Derbyshire, with as monstrous a line-up as ever.
The four day event, also featuring four stages, will be presenting headliners Twisted Sister, Slayer and Mastodon alongside thrash gods Anthrax, black metal innovators Venom, and American progressive metallers Symphony X.
Sadly, we’ve lost yet another metal legend. Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza was performing last night at the nightclub called “The Baked Potato” with his band called OHM. Reports are that he collapsed on stage, possibly due to a heart attack.
An official announcement, available below, in part reads:
“I have been asked by his family to be their public representative though this tragic and difficult time, so will be fielding all press inquiries. His mother Rose and father Don ask for privacy and prayers for them, and Nick’s two young boys. News of a service, remembrance and celebration of Nick’s life and music will be announced in the days to come.”
Metalitalia.com and Eagle Booking Live Promotion are proud to announce the first confirmed bands for the new edition of theMetalitalia.com Festival, set to take place Saturday, September 10th 2016 at the Live Music Club in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan, Italy).
Legendary thrash metal veterans SODOM will be one of the co-headliners of this year’s edition. These Germans have always been extremely popular in Italy and we are very happy to bring them back for what is going to be their only Italian performance for 2016. The band is working on a new album and we are looking forward to hear new songs along with a lot of classic numbers!
Grimposium Presents The Norwegian Invasion – July 2 & 3, 2016 – Blekkmetal (Canadian Film Premiere) and Bardspec (Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved) in Montreal
Blekkmetal Video Trailer – https://vimeo.com/158059799
Blekkmetal Extended Trailer – https://vimeo.com/165600936
Bardspec Promo Video – https://vimeo.com/160902696
Vivek Venkatesh and David Hall proudly present a unique celebration of film and music featuring key members of the Norwegian extreme metal music scene. The Norwegian Invasion will feature the Canadian premiere screening of the concert film Blekkmetal, and the Canadian premiere soundscape performance of Norwegian composer Ivar Bjørnson’s Bardspec project. The Blekkmetal screening is free to the public and will take place at 19h00 on July 3 at the VA114 cinema at Concordia University (1395 René-Lévesque Ouest) (Facebook event page). The Bardspec performance will take place at 20h00 on July 2 at Co-op Katacombes; tickets are $15 at the door or online at lepointdevente (Facebook event page).
NETHERLANDS DEATHFEST 2016
by iñaki pinhead of SHOOT EM ALL PHOTOGRAPHY!!
(Please note the translation from Spanish to English is rough and we thank Inaki for covering this show and writing this story in a language other than his own. We tried to limit the editing to a bare minimum to capture the original words. )