Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion VREID will take their hell hymns to the streets this June on a North American tour alongside headliners Melechesh. Set to commence June 16 in Los Angeles, California, the long-awaited trek includes two weeks of live assaults and will come to a close in New York City on June 30th. .Additional support will come from Lightning Swords Of Death and Reign Of Lies.
- BENEDICTUM “Scream”: Official Video / New Album 2013 (Dec 9, 2013)
- Floor Jansen announced as main vocalist on Timo Tolkki's Avalon II, the album and European tour planned for May 2014 (Dec 9, 2013)
- Slammin' - The legendary brazilian magazine is back! (Dec 9, 2013)
- Andy Pierce (real name: Anders Persson) of Swedish hard rockers NASTY IDOLS passed away on Thursday, December 5 (Dec 8, 2013)
- The guitar duel became internet sensation in less than 48 hours (Dec 7, 2013)
- Saffire - bandleader/guitar player Victor Olsson (Dec 5, 2013)
- HORNET Interview (Dec 2, 2013)
- Interview with Loic of Holy Cross (Dec 2, 2013)
- Rivers Of Nihil Interview with Jon Kunz (Nov 28, 2013)
- Esoteric Interview with Greg Chandler, Gordon Bicknell and Mark Bodossian (Nov 27, 2013)
- Pantera & Morbid Angel: Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, February 8, 2001 (Dec 8, 2013)
- Blodsvept Over North America tour 2013 – Finntroll at the City National Grove of Anaheim! (Dec 7, 2013)
- ANNIHILATOR - Live at Club Nosturi, Helsinki, November 6th, 2013 (Dec 4, 2013)
- Annihilator with support The Generals on Feast On Europe Tour 2013, Scandinavian leg Pumpehuset Copenhagen,Denmark (Dec 4, 2013)
- Dark Tranquillity + Tristania + Sworn Against at The Underworld, London (Dec 3, 2013)
Monday, May 13, 2013
27 Main Street
***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HOSTED BY VH1 CLASSIC’S DON JAMEISON, WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY AUTHORS, KATHERINE TURMAN AND JON WIEDERHORN (NEW YORK NATIVES) AND BOOK CONTRIBUTOR, ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER STEPHANIE CABRAL
LOUDER THAN HELL: Based on Hundreds of Original Interviews with Metal Elite — Including Lemmy/Motorhead, Members Of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Korn, Pantera, Limp Bizkit, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Van Halen, and Many More!
*LOUDER THAN HELL explores the transformation of metal culture, with stories and anecdotes straight from the mouths of the most infamous and successful bands. Filled with hundreds of revealing interviews representing every type and era of heavy metal—from metal progenitors such as Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, and the MC5 to current day innovators including Slipknot, Mastodon, and Lamb of God—LOUDER THAN HELL is the ultimate look behind the curtain at one of our most dynamic, controversial and enduring musical genres.
*Compiled from over 400 interviews conducted by respected music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, LOUDER THAN HELL: The Definitive Oral History of Metal (It Books; May 14, 2013; Hardcover; $32.50) is a chronological history of heavy metal, told through the words of the men and women who created it, played it, re-invented it, and continue to rock it. Read the rest of this entry »
EXPANDED EDITION OF KIKO LOUREIRO’S ‘SOUNDS OF INNOCENCE’ ANNOUNCED, ITUNES VERSION TO INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
South America has provided quite a few important historical moments in rock n’ roll over the years. Case in point, Kiss performing their final concert in make-up before unmasking in 1983, Queen headlining the first-ever Rock in Rio Festival in 1985, the continent spawning one of the world’s most renowned metal bands, Sepultura, etc. And South America is also home to prog metal vets Angra, who have steadily issued challenging yet heavy albums on a regular basis since 1993.
And now comes an expanded edition of the fourth solo album overall from the band’s leader, guitarist Kiko Loureiro – ‘Sounds of Innocence’ – which drops Tuesday, June 18th. iTunes will release a special package, containing the full album and track by track instructional videos – the first time this feature has ever been included on an iTunes album release. Additionally, a Kiko Spotify app “Soundrop” will be issued on the same release date. “‘Sounds of Innocence’ brings a balanced mix of Latin grooves with traditional shredding,” explains Kiko. “It comes at a more mature point of my career but still has first time excitement to it.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s May 4th Estevan, Saskatchewan performance at Spectra Place was interrupted when a member of the audience jumped on stage and attacked guitarist Mick Mars and grabbed frontman Vince Neil during ‘Primal Scream’ before security tackled the man and took him off the stage.
Of all people to tackle, it sucks it was 62 year old Mars, whose early ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis puts him in a more fragile state. Luckily, Mars is ok as he recently tweeted: “Thank all of you for your concerns about me being knocked down last night I’m alright nothing broken. My body guard Rhyno got 2 busted ribs.”
“What the f–k is wrong with you, you f–king idiot?!” said an angered Tommy Lee. The band did get back on stage to close the show as planned.
Remaining dates on the tour include:
6 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
7 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
9 – Subdury, ON – Sudbury Area
10 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
11 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
13 – Montréal, QC – Centre Bell
14 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
BOBBY “BLITZ” ELLSWORTH
INTERVIEW AND LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
Overkill is a classic thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band was one of the early thrash metal bands in U.S., along with such names as Anthrax, Exodus and mighty Metallica, who helped to create the thrash metal scene in the early 80’s. To date, Overkill has released 16 studio albums and sold more than 25 million worldwide. During their long journey, Overkill has gone through many line-up changes. The remaining original members, Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D. Verni, have successfully guided the band through both good and difficult times and the band is here to stay. In April 2013, Overkill arrived to Finland to do a five-concert mini-tour. I had the chance to sit down with Bobby in Helsinki and we discussed various topics including the recent “Dark Roots of Earth” tour, producing, history, personal life, and the list goes on….
“I’m taking the opportunity to wish my best friends from the band VOODOO CIRCLE much success and fun for their forthcoming tour! Next Saturday we will share the same stage in Schiffweiler close to Saarbrücken, Germany.
In other news I will team up with Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/bass) after their tour to write some new lyrics and vocal melodies. Once again, we all knew it will be really hard to top our last album Unbreakable, but from what we have so far as new material it will be simply amazing and yes, we WILL top last one! Cheers!”
ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser Co-Creators Jon and Marsha Zazula to Make Guest Appearance on New Jersey’s 95.9 The WRAT
Airing Sunday, May 5th at 10:00PM ET – With Special Guests Mark Tornillo of ACCEPT/TT QUICK, Pete Perrina and Danny Anniello of LORDS OF MERCY, and Rockin’ Ray Dill and Metal Joe Chimmenti of the Old Bridge Metal Militia
Also Featuring Phone Interviews with Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER, Lips of ANVIL, and Carl Canedy of THE RODS
Over 1,500 Ticket Pre-Order’s Already Sold for this Superstorm Sandy Benefit Concert – Get Your Tickets Before They Are Gone!
ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser co-creators Jon and Marsha Zazula, as well as Rockin’ Ray Dill and Metal Joe Chimmenti of the Old Bridge Metal Militia, will make a guest appearance tomorrow night on 95.9 the WRAT’s Electric Ballroom show along with Accept/TT Quick’s Mark Tornillo and Lords of Mercy’s Pete Perrina and Danny Anniello. The show will also feature phone interviews with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Lips of Anvil, and Carl Canedy of The Rods. Hosted by DJ Keith Roth, Electric Ballroom will air at 10:00pm ET on Sunday, May 5th and will run until 12:00am. Not in New Jersey? Tune in online at www.WRAT.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Taking technical death metal back to its heavier roots, international band Serocs is preparing the follow-up to their 2012 debut full-length Oneirology. With influences such as Cryptopsy, Wormed, Decapitated, Spawn Of Possession and Nile, to name a few, this album will bring another depth into the realm of brutality.
The album, appropriately title The Next…, marks a new era in the band’s history, going from a one-man band into a full blown assault.
Founder and guitarrist Antonio Freyre is joined by metal legends to create an intense assault of technicality.
Brazilian metallers Almah keep working at their fourth studio album, as yet untitled. At the moment, the musicians are finishing pre-production of new songs in a home studio of the frontman/founder of the band Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra). Falaschi tells: “the new album will be more positive. While Motion (2011) is a fucking heavy, tense and dark album, the new one will be hopeful with fast songs”.
To keep the fans updated about how the work is going on, Almah has recently started to reveal the series of “making-of new album videos” via its official Youtube channel. The video below presents a part of a new sond. Edu Falaschi comments: “Hello guys, the new album is almost ready, we are finishing the last songs now! We’d like to show you one part of a new song: it’s a guitar duel with tapping and right now we are working at this idea! Very soon the whole new material will be ready for the recording!”
SLAYER Guitarist Kerry King Leads Revolver Golden Gods Awards Crowd In “A Moment Of Noise” For Jeff Hanneman
At 11 AM, PST on May 2nd, SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away near his Southern California home; he was 49 years old. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. Later that day, guitarist Kerry King led the crowd in “a moment of noise” in tribute to his fallen bandmate at Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
EVILE have confirmed a mini UK tour for this September in support of the band’s upcoming new album, SKULL.
The band will be playing four special shows around the UK and Ireland, with ticket prices for all dates available for just £5 in advance (7.50 Euros for Dublin).
The second single from Civil War’s “The Killer Angels” album is here and we can’t wait to share it with you! Listen to it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
The song is called “Saint Patrick’s day” and is a song about the missionary Patrick who is the primary patron saint of Ireland and the lyrics is simply about his life and his legacy.
The album will hit the world on June 11 on Despotz Records and will be Civil War’s first full length album. The album is recorded at Studio Myhrer (the bed and livingroom of keyboard player Myhr), drums in legendary studio The Abyss/Black Lounge by Jonas Kjellgren. Artwork is done by the polish artwork artist Lukasz Jaszak.
Don’t forget to pre order your own copy of the very special limited edition of the album: http://despotz.bigcartel.com/
After receiving the RONNIE JAMES DIO Lifetime Achievement Award last night (Thursday, May 2nd) at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, METALLICA took to the stage for a quick set.
The band performed four songs including ‘Disposable Heroes’, ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, JUDAS PRIEST’s ‘Rapid Fire’ (for which they were joined by ROB HALFORD), and ‘Seek And Destroy’.
Fan filmed video of Metallica’s performance with Halford can be seen below:
ANTHRAX Joined By Ex-PANTERA Members Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown At Golden Gods Award Show; Pay Tribute To Late SLAYER Guitarist JEFF HANNEMAN
The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods award show was held last night (Thursday, May 2nd) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California.
During the ceremony, ANTHRAX were joined by ex-PANTERA members Phil Anselmoand Rex Brown for a rendition of the Pantera classic, ‘This Love’, dedicated to late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Video of the performance can be seen below:
At 11 AM, PST on May 2nd, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away near his Southern California home; he was 49 years old. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
SLAYER is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning (May 2nd) near his Southern California home. He was 49. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
We offer condolences to Hanneman’s family, friends and legion of fans.
“Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”
We’ve posted a photo album with many pictures of Jeff here.
Some of the condolences and tributes messages follow below…