SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER UNDERGOES SECOND SURGERY FOR BRAIN ANEURYSM

December 11th, 2014
by EvilG

saxon_logo_2_kb_2014 (2)Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to hospital on Monday night after suffering a brain aneurysm (a bulging, weak area in the wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain). A second surgery had to be performed after the first one was not successful. His wife Gina Glockler has issued the following update after the second surgery:

“Nigel’s surgery went according to plan & (he’s) resting tonight. I hope to post more info as I have it, and hopefully a message from the man himself!!

Thank you all for the support, it really means so much.

Gina, Justin & Madeline”

Saxon have been forced to cancel their upcoming UK dates, which were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour Warriors of the Road celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels Of Steel, Strong Arm Of The Law and Denim And Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February
3 – Newcastle, England – Academy
4 – Nottingham, England – Rock City
5 – Wolverhampton, England – Wulfrun Hall
6 – Oxford, England – Academy
7 – London, England  – Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.

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IMMORTAL MEMBERS DISPUTE OVER BAND TRADEMARKS

December 11th, 2014
by EvilG

immortal_live_8.jpgAccording to Dagbladet.no, Immortal frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo) has tried to claim rights to the Immortal logo via his sole proprietorship Eikemo Compositions. The application has been stopped by a lawyer representing lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (Reidar Horghagen), who want the Immortal trademark to be shared by all three members. Abbath has until this Friday (December 12th) to respond to the opposition, before the Norwegian Patent Office makes a decision in January/February.

The core trio Abbath, Demonaz and Horgh have been together since 1997’s Blizzard Beasts and created the band’s triumphant black metal triumvirate At The Heart Of Winter (1999), Damned In Black (2000) and Sons Of Northern Darkness (2002) along with 2009’s reunion album, All Shall Fall.

The band members have failed to comment. More news as it develops.

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Terry Butler and Ed Webb leaving Massacre

December 11th, 2014
by Arto Lehtinen

IMG_3338DEATH DTA TOURS regret that, due to several factors, Massacre will not be taking part in the “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European tour in late February/March 2015. Unfortunately, Massacre also had to cut their participation in the Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14 tour with DTA, Obituary and Rivers Of Nihil by one show.

Massacre bassist Terry Butler and vocalist Ed Webb today issued joint statements indicating that they have formally exited the band:

Said Terry Butler: ”It’s with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Massacre. I wish Ed, [drummer] Mikey [Mazzonetto] and [guitarist] Rick [‘Rozz’ DeLillo] the best of luck with their future endeavors. I would like to thank the awesome fans for their support and loyalty and to those who labored to help bring the band back from beyond. Thank you as well….Arrivederci!”

Adds Ed Webb: ”After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from Massacre. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the Massacre fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn’t. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way. At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects [Generichrist and Destined To Ruin] as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!”

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Black Spiders@ Glasgow Cathouse, 9/12/14

December 11th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Black spiders

The Cathouse, Glasgow, Scotland

December 9th 2014

Review and pics by Ritchie Birnie

Cathouse

Black Spiders

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: “Epilogue” video clip released

December 9th, 2014
by EvilG
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labyrinth

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth

Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE announced that they had filmed an official video for the track ‘Epilogue’last week by teasing fans with a snippet from the clip. The band are pleased to announce that fans can now watch the video for the track, which is taken from the band’s latest album Labyrinth, over on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/LXLl68Llf8E

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New Lyric Video from Egonaut – The Hurt

December 9th, 2014
by EvilG

LYRIC VIDEO – THE HURT (Electric, 2011)

To celebrate another successful year for Egonaut, we hereby give you a brand new lyric video for a song from our first album “Electric” (2011). The song is called “The Hurt” and it has since the release been the last song in almost every live set when Egonaut been performing live, giving it a very special place in the hearts of the nautfans as well as the members of the band.

The video contains lyric and live footage from the festival tour in Sweden this summer. The track is a brand new recording that was recorded live at Bastard Sound Studios this autumn.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/lGA5hE5vOHE

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‘The Legend Of Valley Doom’ metal opera: song with Edu Falaschi is available for streaming

December 9th, 2014
by EvilG

The demo single of the song “Chamber of Wisdom” from the upcoming Metal Opera “The Legend of Valley Doom” with participation of Edu Falaschi (Almah, ex-Angra) is available for streaming on Sondcloud of the German Legacy Magazine at the following location: https://soundcloud.com/legacymagazin/marius-danielsen-the-legend-of-valley-doom

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Release Video

December 9th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Three icons of rock music are combining their talents for the creation of one of the most anticipated new projects of 2015. Revolution Saints is the newest power trio to arrive on the scene and features guitar skills by Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), bass and co-lead vocals by Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) and drums and lead vocals by Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English). The band has just released the video for the song “Turn Back Time” from their self-titled debut that is being released in North America on February 24th via Frontiers Music SRL. The video was directed by Devin DeHaven known for his work with Rick Ross, Whitesnake, Kiss and R. Kelly. The video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/KeZKAVUyKQc.

From the opening notes of “Back On My Trail” to the piano outro on the album-closer “In The Name Of The Father (Fernando’s Song),” it is clear Revolution Saints is a musical force to be reckoned with. Songs “Locked Out Of Paradise,” “Dream On” and “Here Forever” showcase the diversity that permeates throughout the entire album. Deen’s band mates from Journey also make an appearance on the album with guitarist Neal Schon showing up on “Way To The Sun” and vocalist Arnel Pineda singing on “You’re Not Alone.” The album’s 80’s vibe is reminiscent of some of the biggest hard rock tracks of the day, butwith a modern feel, backed by top-level musicianship. The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZReg and deluxe edition with bonus DVD at http://geni.us/RevSaintsAMZDlx. Fans who order the album digitally via iTunes at http://geni.us/RevSaintsiTunes will receive an automatic download of “Turn Back Time.”

“It’s a fun record. It’s not safe. It is a musician’s record,” states Castronovo.

Revolution Saints have released an EPK discussing the new project that can be seen here: http://youtu.be/xOKjuLhUkKs.
Alessandro Del Vecchio produced the album.

The track listing for Revolution Saints is:
1.      Back On My Trail
2.      Turn Back Time
3.      You’re Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda)
4.      Locked Out Of Paradise
5.      Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon)
6.      Dream On
7.      Don’t Walk Away
8.      Here Forever
9.      Strangers To This Life
10.   Better World
11.   How To Mend A Broken Heart
12.   In The Name Of The Father (Fernando’s Song)

https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints

http://www.frontiers.it

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UFO Reveal Track Listing to new Album A Conspiracy of Stars

December 9th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Of course you don’t need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years. A strong release consisting of eleven songs which combine everything that the group surrounding frontman Phil Mogg stands for: meaty riffs, distinctive hooks, diverse songwriting, intelligent lyrics and that generally laid-back attitude which we have associated with UFO from the start. The fact that A Conspiracy Of Stars was produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, among others) may be considered another successful element in a thoroughly consistent release. To cut a long story short: their 22nd studio recording to date sees UFO prove that past and present can be blended in a homogeneous whole.

A Conspiracy Of Starspresents UFO’s current line-up for the first time: along with the original members, Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar) and Andy Parker (drums), lead guitarist Vinnie Moore has been a permanent member of the group since 2003, American bassist Rob De Luca joining the fold in 2012. De Luca is not only a brilliant instrumentalist but has also contributed two of the album tracks as a songwriter. The majority of the new material was composed by Vinnie Moore, the album also featuring a song by Paul Raymond and a collaboration between Raymond and De Luca. The lyrics were penned by frontman Phil Mogg.

Track Listing Digipak:
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling
11. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)

Track Listing Jewel Case:
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
04. Sugar Cane
05. Devils In The Detail
06. Precious Cargo
07. The Real Deal
08. One And Only
09. Messiah Of Love
10. Rolling Rolling

Track Listing LP:
Side 1
01. The Killing Kind
02. Run Boy Run
03. Ballad Of The Left Hand Gun
Side 2
01. Sugar Cane
02. Devils In The Detail
03. Precious Cargo
Side 3
01. The Real Deal
02. One And Only
03. Messiah Of Love
Side 4
01. Rolling Rolling
02. King Of The Hill (Bonus Track)

23 February 2015 will see the European release (Scandinavia: 18 February 2015 / Germany: 20 February 2015 / US: 3 March 2015) as Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl colored double LP and download.

TOUR DATES 2015
FEBRUARY
Fri 20 Germany, Barby – Rautenkranz
Sat 21 Germany, Berlin – K17
Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabrück – Saal Stock
Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club
Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim – Alte Seilerei
Thu 26 Germany, Bochum – Zeche
Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg – Kubana
Sat 28 Germany, Affalter – Zur Linde
MARCH
Mon 02 Germany, Rostock – Mau Club
Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw – Stodola
Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius  – Forum Palace
Fri 06 Poland, Krakow – Kwadrat
Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin – Masters of Rock Café
Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm  – Riffelhof
Tue 10 Germany, Osterode – Dorster Festhalle
Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg – Jazzhaus
Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug – Choller Halle
APRIL
Thu 16 England, Norwich – Waterfront
Fri 17 England, Cambridge – Junction
Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
Sun 19 England, Manchester – Ritz
Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin – The Academy
Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast – The Limelight
Fri 24 England, Glasgow – O2 ABC
Sat 25 England, Newcastle – O2 Academy
Sun 26 England, Leeds – O2 Academy
Tue 28 England, Nottingham – Rock City
Thu 30 England, Bristol – O2 Academy
MAY
Fri 01 England, Falmouth – Pavilion
Sat 02 England, Exeter – Phoenix
Sun 03 England, Salisbury – City Hall
Tue 05 England, Brighton – Concorde 2
Wed 06 England, Oxford – O2 Academy
Thu 07 England, London – HMV Forum

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EXODUS to Perform at Monster Energy “Welcome To Rockville”

December 9th, 2014
by Celtic Bob
Exodus circa 2014

Exodus circa 2014

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville will celebrate its fifth anniversary at Jacksonville, Florida’s Metropolitan Park on April 25 & 26! Bay Area thrash pioneers EXODUS are along for the ride this year, joining a stacked rock line-up including Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, the triumphant return of Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men and many more (see below for full current band listing).

The exact date that EXODUS will perform will be announced next year.

A discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is available from Tuesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM ET through Friday, December 12 at 9:59 AM ET. A password for access to the ticket pre-sale can be obtained via www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, local Florida, Georgia and Alabama rock radio stations, and select rock media outlets.

Also visit the site above for VIP ticket info, pricing, hotel packages, and more. Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy now and save.

The current band lineup for Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is as follows: Slipknot, Korn and Godsmack, along with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Queensrÿche, Live, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Motionless In White, Tremonti, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, Periphery, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Exodus, Young Guns, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Beartooth, Islander, ’68, Stars In Stereo, Red Sun Rising, From Ashes To New, Sons Of Texas, World Gone, with more to be announced.

EXODUS just wrapped up their very successful tour with headliners Slayer and fellow special guests Suicidal Tendencies. EXODUS is currently finishing up a run of headline shows to cap off the tour. See below for all remaining tour dates.

Remaining EXODUS Headline Dates:
12/08 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
12/09 – Pub Station – Billings, MT
12/10 – The Hop – Spokane, WA
12/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
12/13 – Senator Theater – Chico, CA
12/14 – Strummers – Fresno, CA

On October 14th, EXODUS released their brand new album, Blood In, Blood Out, via Nuclear Blast. The record debuted at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week, which concretes Blood In, Blood Out’s status as the band’s highest-charting album to date. Blood In, Blood Out can be ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. The album can also be purchased via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Or, pick up a copy of the album at your local music retailers.

EXODUS sites:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EXODUSATTACK
Twitter: twitter.com/EXODUSATTACK
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/EXODUS

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Unheralded Metal god BOB DAISLEY (Bassist / Lyricist / Songwriter) comments on Classic Rock ‘Roll Of Honour Awards’

December 9th, 2014
by EvilG
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Bbob Daisley and Ozzy

Legendary bassist Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Black Sabbath) has posted the following message on Facebook:

“In this year’s recent Classic Rock ‘Roll Of Honour Awards’, Ozzy Osbourne was presented with the Classic Album Award for our Blizzard Of Ozz album. After the ceremony, Randy Rhoads’ brother and sister, Kelle and Kathy, were taken aside and secretly handed a paper bag containing an award for Randy for his contribution to the album. I find this insulting and disrespectful to the Rhoads family and, in particular, to Randy.

I’d like to know why Randy’s award wasn’t presented publicly to the Rhoads family members, and why drummer Lee Kerslake and I weren’t even mentioned. That album was not a solo Ozzy Osbourne record, as many have been wrongly led to believe. It was a work of art made by four people, the band called The Blizzard Of Ozz. I co-wrote the music with Randy, I wrote more than 90% of the lyrics, and the four band members played on and co-produced the album together, so why did Classic Rock choose to acknowledge only one member of the band?

I do not begrudge Ozzy receiving his award, but I’d like to know why Randy wasn’t acknowledged ceremoniously and why Lee and I weren’t even mentioned, let alone given an award for our significant contributions to that album. Classic Rock should know better, and they should be ashamed!”

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1349 Interview with Ravn

December 9th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

1349 Interview with Ravn

The Underworld, Camden

19th November, 2014

Interview by Caitlin Smith

1349

1349

While 1349 may not have been around when black metal exploded at the beginning of the 90s, but 17 years on they have still managed to carve themselves as a stable in any black metal fan’s repertoire. Heading out to once again spread their darkness across Europe on the back of their latest album release, Massive Cauldron of Chaos, Metal-rules catches up with vocalist Ravn in the Underworld, Camden for a chat about all things black metal.

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1349 @ The Underworld, Camden

December 8th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

1349

@ The Underworld, Camden

19th November, 2014

Review by Caitlin Smith

Photos by Mystical Wraith

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It may have been 3 years since infamous black metal band 1349 spread their plague ridden offerings across UK soil, but they have certainly not been forgotten. Despite being a school night for most, the underworld seemed rife with a scourge of black metal fans packing into Underworld for a night of Norwegian darkness.
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STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS Sign to Spinefarm

December 8th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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Five nutcases. A whole bunch of instruments. The Finnish countryside. All that adds up to STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS. This ragtag crew has been active since 2011, but they hit like a hammer in the summer of 2014, thanks to the popularity of their YouTube videos, which found them offering up S’N’S’ed versions of metal classics like Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck“.

The videos have earned praise and coverage from the elite of the metal world, with Guitar World, Revolver, Loudwire, Blabbermouth and Metal Sucks picking up on and writing about their efforts. ‘Nuff said.

Now you have the chance to see and hear STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS for yourself, as the band has signed to Spinefarm.

Banjo keeps a rollin’ and accordion keeps on burnin’. Your quality of life will probably be greatly improved once you mindmeld with this musical experience. Hold on to your hats and skirts, kids!

STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS are: Pukki Kaalinen on double bass and vocals; Wild Till Hiltunen on accordion, mandolin and Casio; Herman de German on banjo, guitar and vocals; Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin; and Puikkonen on drums, percussions and vocals.

One thing STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS want you to know? They are not a joke act or a novelty.

“It took us about three years to get the sound we were aiming at,” the band said of its origins and history. “We wanted to give a new life to songs we grew up with, not just do basic covers, and our agency provided the opportunity. Our agency needed a ‘concept band’ for theme events in restaurants. Now, we had been doing those kind of gigs before and knew the places to be probably half-empty. Still, it sounded like a fun project, so we took the job. After the first 20-gig tour, we wanted to keep on doing it and they kept on booking us gigs in nightclubs, pubs, cruise boats and such. After replacing our singer, we posted ‘The Trooper’ video on YouTube simply because we hadn’t published anything with the new lineup. Then it just took off somehow. But we aren’t complaining!”

Three years of touring in Finland brought the band some local attention. But it was those videos posted on YouTube that have already brought the band further acclaim than it ever imagined. “All of this started out as a much more small-scale operation, but hey, we’ll take all we can get!,” they said.

The band is working its first album at Studio Bad Mama, which is located at the outskirts of its hometown. The concept is a mixture of S’N’S’s love for music and a celebration of childhood idols.

Despite the fun nature of the band, it’s not a novelty act, with STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS saying, “Even though we like to have fun with music we also truly take it seriously. That’s why we feel that Spinefarm is just the label for us. We’ve been basically working on songs that we find interesting and what makes us feel good and laugh. It looks like accidentally other people found them interesting too. We’re absolutely stunned to be working on our first album with Spinefarm. It’s important to us that label is also all about music.”

Want another taste of STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS? Have it HERE, as the band offers up its take on Metallica’s epic power ballad “Nothing Else Matters.”

Also, check out their take on Dio’s classic “Holy Diver”.

Are you blown away yet?

For More Info Visit:

http://stevenseagulls.com

https://www.facebook.com/Stevenseagulls

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Slayer / Suicidal Tendencies / Exodus, The Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, PA, November 26, 2014

December 8th, 2014
by Infamous Butcher

Slayer / Suicidal Tendencies / Exodus

The Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Bethlehem, PA

November 26, 2014

Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf

 

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