- Metal Maniacs co-founder Katherine Ludwig passes away (Jan 31, 2015)
- UFO Releases Album Teaser for A Conspiracy Of Stars (Jan 30, 2015)
- HIRAX Releases New Video For "Hellion Rising" (Jan 30, 2015)
- BLACKWELDER Announce Album Title And Release Date (Jan 30, 2015)
- Drum Legends Carmine & Vinny Appice Release New 'Drum Wars Live' Video - “Stand Up And Shout!” (Jan 30, 2015)
- CHRIS HOLMES - Solo artist, ex-W.A.S.P. - Part 2 (Jan 31, 2015)
- CHRIS HOLMES - Solo artist, ex-W.A.S.P. - Part 1 (Jan 31, 2015)
- Rigor Mortis - Casey Orr, Bruce Corbitt & Mike Taylor (Jan 30, 2015)
- Interview with Justin, guitarist of Zephaniah (Jan 28, 2015)
- Krigblast - Dutch E. Welch & Felix Griffin (Jan 28, 2015)
- SABATON w. Delain, Battle Beast Aura and Roadkill Soda - Jan 27th, 2015 Bucharest, Romania (Jan 29, 2015)
- Sock Hop 'O Doom 2015 - Calgary AB (Jan 9, 2015)
- At The Gates w supports act's on At War With Reality 2014 Scandinavian leg at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden (Jan 9, 2015)
- MOTLEY CRUE with very special guest ALICE COOPER - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NYC (Dec 30, 2014)
- D.A.D. with support act's on Disn30land Af30r D30k – 30 years tour 2014 – last show Ballerup Super Arena Copenhagen, Denmark (Dec 30, 2014)
Hellfest Festival 2014
@ Clisson, France
20th-22nd June 2014
Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs & Graham Hilling
Photos by Graham Hilling
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Megadeth’s essential classic 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! has been re-issued on 180 gram heavy vinyl via Century Media Records. The album is available now – released on July 7th – in black vinyl, transparent red vinyl (limited to 500 copies worldwide) and transparent white vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide – exclusive to cmdistro.de).
All vinyl versions are available now at CM Distro Europe via cmdistro.de.
Montreal’s THE AGONIST will release their new album “Eye Of Providence” on November 10 in Europe and on November 11 in North America. “Eye Of Providence” is the follow up to THE AGONIST’s 2012’s album “Prisoners” and will be the debut of new vocalist Vicky Psarakis. The lead vocalist change happened in the early part of this year when previous singer Alissa White-Gluz joined ARCH ENEMY.
The band has been hard at work in the studio and has just released the second ‘Studio Update’ video.
Check it out here:
Swedish Metal institution THE HAUNTED have recently announced “Exit Wounds” as the title to their upcoming, much anticipated studio album release. The album, which sees the band return their classic deadly thrash metal sound, was again recorded with producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio (Dark Tranquillity; Heaven Shall Burn, Sick Of It All, etc.) in Denmark and will be released on August 25th, 2014 in Europe and September 2nd, 2014 in North America via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records.
And the time has now come to debut a first new track off “Exit Wounds”. Check out the furious and relentless opening track “Cutting Teeth” via the website of UK’s Metal Hammer magazine here: metalhammer.teamrock.com
Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED have revealed Blood Mantra as the title to their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2011’s Billboard-charting release Carnival Is Forever.
“Extreme and groove – I think that’s the best way to describe our new album,” states guitarist / songwriter / founding member Wacek “Vogg” Kiełtyka. “This time, we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge. Blood Mantra is the most heavy and mature album we’ve ever made in our career. I cannot wait to start playing these songs live because the riffs are sooo deep and powerful.”
Once again featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak, Blood Mantra was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland Studio – where DECAPITATED recorded 2002’s Nihility, 2004’s The Negation, and 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis – and will be released this fall, marking the studio debut of new drummer Michal Lysejko.
Genre defining technical death metal giants, ORIGIN, have announced tour dates for their North American headlining tour following their appearance on Summer Slaughter!
“We are excited to announce our first headlining tour in North America since 2012, in full support of our new album Omnipresent,” commented vocalist Jason Keyser. “We will be taking our signature brand of technical death metal savagery to some new cities, as well as some areas neglected by the Summer Slaughter tour, in order to ensure that everyone has a chance to experience the insanity that is a live ORIGIN performance! Joining us on this journey into bedlam will be our brothers in tech-death wizardry, Montreal’s BEYOND CREATION, and the hard thrashin’ metal maniacs in Melbourne’s KING PARROT, as well as ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH and YOUR CHANCE TO DIE on select dates. A line up like this will be a nonstop aural and visual assault from beginning to end, and our goal is to have you remembering it as the show of the summer! See you in the pit! Hail Space!”
“Super excited to present some new material on our ‘All Things Dead’ tour as well as some old favorites,” adds guitarist Paul Ryan. “Plus mix it up with some bands that ‘bring it’ live as well! It will be great to see our friends of old and meet some new faces as well! We will be omnipresent for the rest of 2014 so let’s make a party of it before all things are dead!”
North American Thrash Invasion 2014 Tour Dates Announced with ONSLAUGHT, ARTILLERY, STRIKER (Canada with ECLIPSE PROPHECY)
The Tour Dates for the North American Thrash Invasion Tour 2014 featuring
ONSLAUGHT (AFM Records) from U.K., ARTILLERY (Metal Blade Records) from Denmark, and STRIKER (Napalm Records) from Canada, have been announced by Distilled Entertainment of California, USA.
Joining the Tour for All ten Canadian dates in November are Montreal, CA power-thrashers ECLIPSE PROPHECY (Maple Metal Records).
North American Thrash Invasion Tour 2014: (October 23 – November 26)
23-oct Brooklyn, New York – Saint Vitus
24-oct Cambridge, Massachusetts – Middle East Club
25-oct Long Branch, New Jersey – The Brighton Bar
26-oct Peterborough, New Hampshire – The Wreck Room
28-oct Chicago, Illinois – Reggie’s
29-oct Indianapolis, Indiana – The Headquarters
30-oct Lakewood, Ohio -The Foundry
31-oct Columbus, Ohio – The Alrosa Villa
01-nov Rochester, New York – The Bug Jar
02-nov Trenton, New Jersey – The Backstage at The Championship Bar
03-nov Springfield, Virginia – Empire
04-nov Hartford, Connecticut – Webster Underground
05-nov Albany, New York – Bogie’s
06-nov Quebec City, Quebec Canada – La Salle Multi
07-nov Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Hard Luck
08-nov Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Mavericks
09-nov Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Le Petit Campus
11-nov Kingston, Canada – Mansion
12-nov Detroit, Michigan – The Token Lounge
13-nov Cudahy, Wisconsin – The Metal Grill
14-nov Spring Lake Park, Minnesota – Pov’s 65
15-nov Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada – Zoo Cabaret
16-nov Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Palomino’s
17-nov Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – The Pawn Shop
18-nov Vancouver, B.C., Canada – Red Room
19-nov Seattle, Washington – Studio Seven
20-nov Spokane, Washington – The Hop
21-nov Victoria, B.C., Canada – The V-Lounge
22-nov Portland, Oregon – Tonic Lounge
23-nov San Francisco, California – The DNA Lounge
24-nov Anaheim, California Orange – County Music Hall
25-nov Mesa, Arizona – Club Red
26-nov Hollywood, California – Whisky a Go Go
For additional Tour info:
Download the Canadian Tour Poster here:
KURGAALL, the Italian Satanic Black Metal Cult released it’s new album entitled VOLUNTAS LUCIFERI through Deathstorm Records. The band also released the first video for the single “Night of the Satanist” which can be streamed below:
LINK OF THE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN_IijmvcVw
VOLUNTAS LUCIFERI TRACKLIST:
1. Lucifer will Reign Again
2. Domination of Satan
3. Raping the Corpse of the Holy Virgin
4. King of Blasphemy
5. Infernal War
6. Ego Promitto Domino
7. Night of Satanist
8. Demon Seal
9. Skull Throne of Satan
Chicago metal trio DIAMOND PLATE have announced two very special shows with thrash metal legends MEGADETH.
DIAMOND PLATE will be supporting MEGADETH at Artpark in Lewiston, New York on July 15th, and at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on July 18th. DIAMOND PLATE have also revealed that they are currently working on the follow-up to their 2013 album, PULSE. Read the rest of this entry »
Kirk Von Hammett Toys is proud to present the Famous Zombies Jr. limited edition toy at the year’s San Diego Comic Con. The very limited edition green Hammett figure will be available exclusively at San Diego Comic Con, and Kirk will be signing the toy itself at the Nuclear Blast Records/Stern Pinball/JSR merch SDCC booth 503 on Friday July 25th from 1pm to 2pm, and on Saturday July 26thfrom 2pm to 3pm.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets starting on Wednesday July 23rd for the Friday appearance. Once Friday’s tickets are sold-out, Saturday tickets will be released. Tickets are available at the Nuclear Blast Records/Stern Pinball/JSR merch booth (503).
“I’m stoked to be bringing more exclusive wares to the San Diego Comic Con,” says Kirk Von Hammett himself, “Nuclear Blast have been friends for quite some time, so I’m happy to be able to bring one of my exclusives to their booth. Being a fan of comics and movies since I was a kid, it’s just a huge honor to be at Comic Con on both sides, selling and buying!”
Be warned, only a strict 300 of these Nuclear Blast Green collectible classics will be available, so act fast to make sure you’re in line for yours!
2014 has been a very special year for Doro and her band. Celebrating 30 Years of Rock & Metal with fans from all over the world…and the response has been absolutely fantastic. After a massive 2-night stand in Düsseldorf, Germany and shows in Latin America, Europe and the UK…the time has
come to rock North America.
“I’m always super excited to play in the USA and Canada – looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends and Metalheads again” -Doro says.
“To make things extra-special we want the fans to get involved in picking the set lists for the tour. We’ll be running a poll on our Facebook page. We hope you’ll check that out and cast your vote”.
“The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to. So we are planning an additional second US tour leg in spring 2015″.
To accompany the tour, Nuclear Blast America will release “Raise Your Fist – 30 Years Anniversary-Edition”, containing the re-release of the great “Raise Your Fist” record and a bonus CD, “Powerful Passionate Favorites”, featuring Doro and the band’s versions of songs by some of their favorite artists, such as LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, KISS and DIO. Also some new and rare tracks as well. The release date in North America is scheduled for October 14th.
“See you soon..Metalheads. Raise Your Fist”!
Doro will offer VIP meet greet tickets for each show which include a preshow meet and greet with the band.. early entry
10 Rt 20 Racine , WI
11 POV’s Spring Lake , MN
12 Mojoes Joliet , ILL
14 Peabodys Cleveland , OH
15 Altar Bar Pitt , PA
16 Hard Luck Toronto , ON
18 Salle Multi Quebec City , QC
19 Petit Campus Montreal
20 Grammercy Theater NYC
Diabolical Death/ Black Metal giants, BELPHEGOR, have uploaded a teaser clip for the upcoming “Conjuring The Dead” official video!Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS5cKfptuxI
The official video will be released July 23, 2014. The track comes from the upcoming BELPHEGOR record, Conjuring the Dead; the tenth studio album from one of metal’s most bizarre and authentic bands. Conjuring the Dead will be unleashed on August 5th(North America) August 8th (EU) and August 11th (UK/FR) via Nuclear Blast. Fans can pre-order the album in several formats here.
Swiss folk-metal pioneers, ELUVEITIE, have released a brand new song from their upcoming masterpiece Origins. “The Call Of The Mountains” is the second single off the album and the band has recorded it in all four of Switzerland’s beautiful national languages.Check out the multilingual track video (incl. all versions) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhTrT93gOzA
“This one’s long overdue,” states the band. “Another Origins song you say? Well, yes indeed. Finally, a song about our beautiful mountains? That, too. But also an idea we’ve considered for a number of years now: a song released not just in English and/or Gaulish, but in all four of Switzerland’s beautiful national languages! So we present to you: ‘The Call Of The Mountains’! A song about the long searched for destination at the end of the epic journey of the Celts, who were to become the Helvetians – a song about our mystical and unparalleled alps. Besides the English album version, you will find the full song in Swiss German, French, Italian and of course Romansh both on Nuclear Blast’s mail-order edition and on iTunes, where you will of course be able to get them separately, too. We can’t wait to hear how you like it!”
Oakland-based metal icons, MACHINE HEAD, have posted the fourth installment in their ongoing video blog documenting the creation of the band’s upcoming Nuclear Blast debut. The video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbjnwFtpn8
The band also recently launched their brand new homepage this week. Head over to www.machinehead1.com and check it out!
Singer and guitarist Robb Flynn recently posted a new entry on his ongoing online journal “The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman… And Other Ramblings”. In the newest posting entitled “Is it me you’re lookin’ for…”, the legendary frontman talks about his favorite beer, the new album artwork and more. Read the rest of this entry »