New CHASTAIN album in 2015!

January 5th, 2015
by EvilG

ChastainBandCHASTAIN has announced that they will be releasing a new album in 2015. The title of the new album will be “We Bleed Metal.” The group lineup will be the same as on the 2013/2014 albums “Surrender To No One” and “Surrender To No One: Uncut.”

Leather Leone- Vocals
David T. Chastain- Guitars
Mike Skimmerhorn- Bass
Stian Kristoffersen- Drums

Leather says: “Coming back at you…. Running on a higher vibration …….Metal rules us. New material, new excitement and another chance to bleed Metal in your face. The return of an old disease……We Bleed Metal!”
The band will finish the recording later this month in Atlanta, GA.

To keep updated on the latest concerning “We Bleed Metal” go to: www.webleedmetal.com

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Best of 2014 – Erich Heintzelman

January 5th, 2015
by Metal Rules

Best of 2014 – Erich Heintzelman

The year 2014 proved to be a difficult one, which included many personal tragedies. Thankfully there was an abundance of great albums to dig into, and while I might have missed a few of the better ones, the following 20 albums were the best of what I actually heard this year.

1. Iced Earth – Plagues Of Babylon

Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon

Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon

Since Stu Block joined the band, Schaeffer seems to have hit a true creative spurt. PLAGUES OF BABYLON contains the bands signature mechanistic riffs, melodic intros and the inspired god-like vocals of Block. It was a great album to kick off 2014, released way back in January and one that holds its own among the best of the band’s catalog.

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Best of 2014 – Jamie Hunter

January 5th, 2015
by Metal Rules

Best of 2014 – Jamie Hunter

1-Skalmold – Með vættum

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Best of 2014 – Ben Spencer

January 5th, 2015
by Metal Rules

Best of 2014 – Ben Spencer

1. Hornwood Fell: Self Titled

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Blind Guardian – Hansi Kürsch and André Olbrich

January 3rd, 2015
by Arto Lehtinen

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 The German power metal squad Blind Guardian is going to unleash their 10th album called BEYOND THE RED MIRROR. The band’s vocalist Hansi Kürsch and the guitarist André Olbrich visited Finland on the long promotional trip and sat down to talk about the forthcoming album as well as the upcoming massive orchestral album. Of course we talked about their progression over these years.

Interview and pictures by Arto Lehtinen

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LET THE BATTLES BEGIN! CALGARY – WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – ROUND ONE & TWO – JAN 8TH & 9TH

January 3rd, 2015
by EvilG

WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA – CALGARY – ROUND ONE & TWO – JAN 8th & 9th @ DICKEN’S PUB

Once again the explosion of metal bands in Calgary submitting to Wacken Metal Battle has lead for rounds to begin early! 

Round one and two will begin on Jan 8th and 9th at Dicken’s Pub.

At the end of each night one winner will be chosen to play in the Calgary Final on Friday, March 6th at Dickens Pub.

The Alberta Final will take place in Edmonton this year. Date TBA.

 

FIRST preliminary bout on the road to Wacken METAL Battle Canada 2015 featuring:

Blackest Sin
Burning Effigy
Hellborn Death Engines

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Nick Menza: Menza Mega Video Vault Never Before Seen Video Footage Posted Online

January 3rd, 2015
by EvilG

The third of six webisodes documenting the making of former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza’s first ever instructional DVD, “Intense Mega Drumming”, an exclusive sneak preview of rare and never before seen video footage from the “Menza Mega Vault”, “A Decade Of Deth” with clips featuring Dime Bag Darrell, Phil Anselmo Pantera, Scott Weiland and Eric Kretz, Stone Temple Pilots, can be viewed below.According to a press release, the “Intense Mega Drumming” DVD will be “educational, entertaining and will feature Menza’s years of playing drums in MEGADETH with tons of tips and tricks from his arsenal to help teach anybody out there become a better player. In addition to the DVD will include a bonus disc of exclusive out of control backstage footage, plus rare live concert footage of Pantera, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, just to name a few.

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Tony Harnell announces his departure from TNT

January 3rd, 2015
by Marko Syrjala

“Hey friends,

This was an amazing year for me and for all the TNT fans who were lucky enough to be at the concerts. Many of the shows were the best TNT shows ever in my opinion. Sadly it’s not possible for me to continue with the band. I won’t bore you with all the details…it’s nothing mind blowing and it’s certainly nothing new and it’s also best to respect the privacy of the band and keep our issues between us. At least that’s my goal. What I can tell you all is that I tried very hard once again to make it work for the long haul. I had really high hopes that it would last this time and that we would continue for years to come but it is a very volatile little machine. It’s a really great band with a wonderful catalog of music and I’m proud of all the work we’ve done and all we’ve accomplished over the years. I love our crew and appreciate all their hard work and dedication. I wish the other guys in the band well in life and in all their future endeavors. To the wonderful TNT fans…I know you feel deep disappointment right now and truly, so do I…more than you could ever know. My heart is broken, again, but I have no regrets about the past year and I’m really happy I could have such a wonderful final tour with the band for you guys. To all those who’s cities we didn’t reach, I apologize. It wasn’t for lack of desire on my part to get to you this time.

Onward and upward!

Love you all!

TH”

Tony Harnell

Tony Harnell

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER’s Son To Fill In on Drums for SAXON’s UK Tour

January 2nd, 2015
by EvilG

British heavy metal legends SAXON have recruited Sven Dirkschneider, the son of legendary ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, to sit behind the kit for their upcoming UK tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early February.

SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to hospital last month after suffering a brain aneurysm (a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain). He has since undergone two surgeries, but “will not be 100% fit” by the start of SAXON’s UK tour. However, he “will be at the shows to meet and great the VIP ticket holders,” according to a posting on the SAXON Facebook page.

Later today (Jan 2, 2015) check https://www.facebook.com/saxon for a video statement from Nigel who is supposed to be released from hospital tomorrow!

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MOTLEY CRUE with very special guest ALICE COOPER – MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NYC

December 30th, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

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MOTLEY CRUE w/ ALICE COOPER

28’th of October 2014
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NYC

REVIEW AND ALICE COOPER PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

Motley Crue’s highly anticipated FINAL TOUR arrived in New York on late October. The tour was announced in January and it also feature a very special guest Alice Cooper. The tour has been a great success and so far all the dates have been sold out including this one in the legendary Madison Square Garden.


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MIKE TRAMP – Solo artist, ex-White Lion, Freak of Nature

December 30th, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

Mike Tramp

MIKE TRAMP

INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Mike Tramp is a Danish singer and songwriter, best known for his work on a very successful 80’s hard rock band White Lion. Later Tramp founded the band Freak of Nature, which released three albums before breaking up in the late 90s. Since then, Tramp has been a solo artist and he has released eight albums, including the newest MUSEM, which was came out earlier this year. People change over the years, and Mike Tramp is not exception here. Hard rocker days are long gone and his last two albums have been totally acoustic, a grown man albums that draw their inspiration from the 60’s and 70’s, where it all began. Tramp made his solo debut in Finland last October. Before the show I sat down with Mike and we discussed a variety of topics such as Mike Tramp’s new musical direction, changes in life, the craziness of the 80’s and the future of Mike Tramp. Read on!

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Sister Sin – Drummer Dave Sundberg and Singer Liv Jagrell

December 30th, 2014
by Anders Sandvall

Drummer Dave Sundberg and singer Liv Jagrell – Sister Sin

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Rachel Rosenberg at Victory Records for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Victory Records for the promo pictures of the band

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Here’s a new interview with the Swedish metal band Sister Sin. They’ve just released a new album BLACK LOTUS earlier this year and its the bands 5th album. The band have raged on tour all over Europe but they did found time to do a interview with me and Metal-Rules.com. I spoke with the bands drummer Dave Sundberg and singer Liv Jagrell and here follows what they had to say about the new album, labels, future and the past. If you like metal with punk attitude, you have to check out this band right now.

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220 Volt – Guitarist Mats Karlsson and Thomas Drevin

December 30th, 2014
by Anders Sandvall

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Guitarist Mats Karlsson and Thomas Drevin – 220 Volt

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Birgitt Schwanke at GerMusica Promotion & Management for help with setting up the interview.
Thanks to AOR Heaven for the promo pictures of the band.

220_volt_promo_interview_2014_1220 Volt is a legendary metal band from Sweden that began their journey in the metal industry back in 1979. The band made its comeback in 2014 with the album WALKING IN STARLIGHT. I had the pleasure to talk to the two remaining original members in the band today – guitarist Mats Karlsson and Thomas Drevin. Besides talking about the brand new album and the comeback we also spoke about the turmoil in the past with members coming and going. If you like music in the veins of 80’s old school hard rock / metal, you surely will like 220 Volt and WALKING IN STARLIGHT.

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D.A.D. with support act’s on Disn30land Af30r D30k – 30 years tour 2014 – last show Ballerup Super Arena Copenhagen, Denmark

December 30th, 2014
by Anders Sandvall

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D.A.D.
Disn30land Af30r D30k – 30 years tour 2014 – last show
Go Go Berlin – special guest
Taras – support act

Ballerup Super Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
15/11 – 2014

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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Best of 2014 – JP

December 29th, 2014
by J P

Best of 2014 – JP

1. Gamma Ray-Empire Of The Undead (EarMusic)

GAMMA RAY: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD

GAMMA RAY: EMPIRE OF THE UNDEAD

A raging return to form after the (mildly) disappointing TO THE METAL  This one has it all; epics, fast songs, catchy songs, stellar performances and a faster, darker heavier direction than the past several years. The new drummer adds new fire to the band as well. Superb!

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