PRIMAL FEAR vocalist Ralf Scheepers has posted the following update:
“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!”
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!”
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.
Jeff Hanneman at Big 4 – Photo Credit: www.AndrewStuart.me
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?v=pTBDFJUj6vw Also available via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify
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.
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:
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…
The legendary German metal vixen Doro enjoys a true as steel following amongst die hard hard rock and metal fans around the world. Doro Pesch has visited Finland a couple of times before, therefore her recent visit to Finland pulled hundreds of people to the Nosturi venue. Mostly the middle aged audience crowded the venue and afew younger fans truly welcomed Doro with the intense and passionate response and cheers. Read the rest of this entry »
JUDAS PRIEST CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF CLASSIC HEAVY METAL U.S BIG SCREEN EXCLUSIVE!
14TH of MAY – NEW YORK * 15TH of MAY – NATIONAL RELEASE
CLOSING NIGHT OF EPITAPH – THE BAND’S FINAL WORLD TOUR
FILMED AT HAMMERSMITH APOLLO LONDON IN MAY 2012
ELECTRIFYING LIVE VERSIONS OF 23 CLASSIC TRACKS FROM ALL 14 JUDAS PRIEST ALBUMS FROM 1974 TO 2008
SHOT IN STUNNING HD WITH A 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AUDIO MIX
Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists with the global cinema release of the live concert EPITAPH, a unique live career retrospective. EPITAPH will have a special screening at the Clearview Chelsea in New York on the 14th of May and then in selected markets on the 15th of May, 2013.
From the band: “The Epitaph world tour came to an exciting conclusion at the renowned Hammersmith Odeon (now known as the Apollo) in London. Knowing our fans around the planet recognize that venue for many legendary metal moments, and of course with Judas Priest being a British metal band it was the perfect gig for us to film and record. Big thanks as always to you our metal family of fans – so start banging your heads one more time with us as we scream together ‘The Priest is back!’’
Omniverse Vision, the global distributor of the film, has confirmed screenings in key markets in the US and is excited to announce a partnership with Tugg, a web-platform that will enable fans to request a screening of EPITAPH at their local theater and create their own event.
This is a limited opportunity for fans to experience the excitement of “one of the most important and influential metal acts of all time” (Kerrang!) at this historic gig in magnificent HD with incredible 5.1 surround sound audio.
EPITAPH will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28th in the US through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.
Judas Priest’s lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.
Ticket purchase information:
Below are a list of all US screens currently confirmed. More being added daily:
Their name may make them sound like a flash-in-the-pan but talking with Atomic Blast conjures up a very different image. They may be a young band, but their debut EP Noise Of Revolution is kicking up a din of its own with its groove and thrash influences. Charmingly depreciating in comments like ‘everyone could write songs like ours’, the truth is not every one brings this much heart with them. Sounding like they’re having as much of a blast as the bombs they’re named after, we talk to Atomic Blast about life before Noise Of Revolution, and their next big bang…
KILL RITUAL (x Dark Angel,Imagika,Eldritch) Unveil Debut CD Cover
SF Bay Area Metallers Kill Ritual featuring x members of Imagika and Dark Angel are nearing completion of their sophomore CD to be titled “The Eyes Of Medusa” which will be completed in September and again mixed by Andy LaRocque of King Diamond fame and engineered by Kill Ritual guitarist Steve Rice. The CD finds the band expanding on there already diverse metal sound with new found hooks and aggression.
Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the new CD, “The new material finds us digging a little deeper into our influences and roots and solidifying the direction we already established on our debut. We don’t care about classifying ourselves within the genre of Metal because as a band we embrace Metal for all its strengths and it will definitely be apparent on this new album.” An early 2014 release is tentative.
Kill Ritual has also announced rescheduled US Tour dates for September after the injury to guitarist Mehl Anoma forced the cancellation of the bands tour that was to have taken place in March. Mehl Anoma has since left the band due to his continued injury issues and the band will move forward as a 4 pc. The new rescheduled dates are:
Thurs 09/5 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon
Fri 09/6 Gilbert, AZ – Crabby Don’s
Sat 09/7 Albuquerque, NM – Hooligans
Sun 09/8 El Paso, TX – Bombardiers
Mon 09/9 Las Cruces, NM – The Green Room
Thurs 09/12 Midland, TX – Fast Freddy’s
Sat 09/14 Ft Worth, TX – The Rail Club,
Sun 09/15 Austin, TX – Headhunters
Mon 09/16 San Antonio, TX – Zombies Bar
Thurs 09/19 Corpus Christi, TX – Zero’s Hard Rock Club
Fri 09/20 Houston, TX – Acadia
Sat 09/21 Dallas, TX – Boiler Room
Sun 09/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Chameleon
Mon 09/23 Wichita, KS – Kirby’s Beer Store
Tues 09/24 Kansas City, MO
Wed 09/25 Lincoln, NE
Thurs 09/26 Cheyenne, WY
Fri 09/27 Casper, WY – The Sandbar Lounge
Sat 09/28 Salt Lake City, UT
Sun 09/29 Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
More Dates and venue info will be added when available