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
Oct 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
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.
ELUVEITIE: Announce North American Tour for Fall 2014
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 »
Paul Di’Anno, legendary vocalist, returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows – at Lizard Club in Kraków on April, 9th – was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release and today we reveal its title and release date. “The Beast Arises” DVD has been set for release on October, 6th in Europe and October, 7th in North America (via MVD). Other formats available: CD DG and 2LP.
The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di’Anno leave the stage for a long time. The setlist included the best Iron Maiden’s tracks (from the period when Di’Anno was the band’s lead singer), as well as Killers’ and Paul Di’Anno’s solo tracks. The DVD also includes bonus features such as an interview with the Artist, a photo gallery and more! Full details to be revealed soon!
You can now see a short preview of the DVD on Metal Mind Productions’ YouTube channel:
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 – Rock and Heavy Metal radio and TV personality Eddie Trunkpremiered the Eddie Trunk Podcast today on PodcastOne.com, the leader in audio on-demand programing and a division of Courtside Entertainment Group. Trunk’s weekly podcast debuted with English Heavy Metal band, Judas Priest. Eddie Trunk, the most well known name in hard rock and metal music, brings his insight, commentary, reviews and in-depth, unfiltered interviews to the podcast world in a way like never before!
“I’ve been asked for many years by fans about adding a podcast to my platforms. Really excited to finally launch one with PodcastOne and see where this new adventure takes me. Look forward to connecting with everyone on this exciting new outlet,” says Trunk.
PodcastOne’s current lineup is downloaded over 120 million times per month and includes many of the industries most listened to podcasts, Adam Carolla, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Nerdist, Dan Patrick, Freakonomics, Radiolab, Jim Ross, Jay Mohr, Roddy Piper, Dr. Drew, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dennis Miller, Jillian Michaels, NPR New York and Los Angeles, just to mention a few.
Thanks to Tom Hack for setting up the interview.
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pictures
Live pictures of the band taken by: Thierry Loustauneau a.k.a Lolito de Palermo
Silent Opera is a melodic metal act from France and I hooked up with singer Laure Laborde a while ago in order to talk to her about the brand new album REFLECTIONS. We talked of course about the album, the band and what the future has in store for Silent Opera. Enjoy.
INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA AND ARTO LEHTINEN
When former and current members of various metal bands (Cage, Manowar, Lizzy Borden etc) forms a new band, what is the result? It is pounding powerful metal with the fast and furious riff with the vocals in the upper register. The band is called Death Dealer. The five piece went throughout Europe supporting the Metal All Stars. Therefore Metal-Rules.com sat down with the whole band before the show to talk about the band, their debut and above all, what the future holds for Death Dealer.Read the rest of this entry »
INTERVIEW WITH ERIC A.K. KNUTSON
OF FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen
Flotsam And Jetsam returned to the summer festival tour with the re-recorded classic NO PLACE FOR DISGRACE album. Metal-Rules.com sat down with frontman vocalist Eric A.K. to talk about the re-recorded classic album and of course the touring life now and then.
Nightwish have posted the first episode of their new album recording series, sharing a part of the atmosphere from the cabin where the process is taking place. The band’s eighth record is tentatively due out this spring via Nuclear Blast Records, marking the follow-up to 2011’s “Imaginaerum.”
Settled in the middle of Finish wilderness, the group was filmed moving into the cabin and discussing important matters regarding future plans, touring, time scheduling, promotion and more. Mainman Tuomas Holopainen had previously spent two weeks with producer Tero “TeeCee” Kinnunen, recording demos of the new tunes.
“From the moment I start writing the song, I have the story in my head. I have a really clear vision how the songs should sound like at this point. Of course, they will change after band rehearsals and arranging. And they should change,” the keyboardist commented.
It seems hard to turn anywhere on the London scene at the moment without bumping into a psychedelic or doom lineup playing one venue or another. Heading up the Underworld that night are Carolina based Bloody Hammers, bringing along with them a suitably dismal line up.
Interview with Anders Manga and Devallia
of the Bloody Hammers
Interview by Caitlin Smith
Photos by Ashlinn Nash
With the rise of doom metal and the occult on the scene at the moment, its no wonder that were starting to see such a plethora of bands emerging onto the UK scene. Another band stepping up to fill this title are US based Bloody Hammers. Heading over to tour the UK for the first time since their conception 2 years earlier, we caught up with Anders Manga and Devallia before their headlining show at the Underworld that evening.
SVARGA MUSIC sets September 13th as the international release date for STRYVIGOR’s debut album, Forgotten by Ages. Inspired by their native Ukrainian landscape – the windswept Carpathians, wintry woods, and especially the mountain river from which the trio take their name – STRYVIGOR create endlessly surging and spiraling epics of mystical, atmospheric black metal. Underpinned by expertly mixed cosmic synths, the passion and sincerity behind STRYVIGOR’s nature-worshiping craft incites awe and wonder, pride and heroism. At eight stout tracks, Forgotten by Ages is indeed a timeless experience, and highly recommended for fans of Drudkh, Astrofaes, and Khors. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
PROJECT ROGUE is legendary and emerging metal artists coming together to create a unique, new music and video project. As a contributor, you’ll get unprecedented access to every part of the experience!
Rogue’s second in command Mr Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory / Arkaea fame is putting together a super group with 16 Metal Legends and 5 emerging artists from Rogue Records America’s roster. The record titled TITANS will be the outcome.