Houston, Texas dark heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS has signed to Napalm Records. The independent record label will issue the band’s critically acclaimed new album Beg Upon the Light for the first time in Europe this summer while the band prepares music for its next full length recording, slated for an early 2014 release. Read the rest of this entry »
- BLACK METAL LEGENDS HECATE ENTHRONED CONFIRM EXCLUSIVE NORTH OF ENGLAND SHOW (Mar 10, 2014)
- Chicago metal trio DIAMOND PLATE have confirmed a US tour with Bay Area thrashers HATCHET (Mar 7, 2014)
- VADER COMPLETES RECORDING FOR NEW ALBUM (Mar 7, 2014)
- DEW-SCENTED working on new album; Japan tour and Euro dates with SACRED REICH announced (Mar 7, 2014)
- SABATON RELEASE FIRST ALBUM TRAILER FOR HEROES (Mar 7, 2014)
- Interview with Roope Latvala of Children of Bodom – 3.1.2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood (Mar 9, 2014)
- NAMM 2014 – Gear of Metal (Mar 9, 2014)
- Interview with Terji Skibenæs and Gunnar H. Thomsen of Týr 3.1.2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood (Mar 9, 2014)
- Interview with Evertale (Mar 8, 2014)
- Interview with Lords Of The Trident (Mar 5, 2014)
- Children of Bodom with Tyr and Death Angel at the House of Blues Hollywood March 1, 2014 Halo of Blood over North America tour 2014 (Mar 9, 2014)
- Dark Tranquillity at the House of Blues Hollywood North America Construct Tour 2014 Feb. 22, 2014 (Mar 5, 2014)
- Amon Amarth at The Wiltern Los Angeles Feb. 15, 2014 (Mar 4, 2014)
- Children Of Bodom w. Death Angel & Tyr @ Mac Hall Ballroom, Calgary, Alberta (Mar 4, 2014)
- Behemoth + Cradle Of Filth @ The Forum, London (Mar 2, 2014)
Metal Blade artists confirmed: Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, and Aeon
The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating and anticipated line-up yet. The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th. It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.
One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click on the link below to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st, at 11:59PM. VOTE for Metal Blade Records artists Abiotic at: https://www.facebook.com/
Heavy metal legends, PENTAGRAM, will be returning to the road in 2013 in Europe, as well as North America, for select shows and festivals. The band will once again perform at Maryland Death Fest as well as Farmageddon Records Music Festival, Metaldays (Slovakia), Barroselas Metalfest XVI (Portugal), and more. PENTAGRAM’s list of confirmed performances can be found below. Read the rest of this entry »
The wait is over, and one of the premier bands of the American progressive metal movement is back! FATES WARNING are proud to announce that they will enter the studio in April to begin tracking on a new studio album – their first album of new material in nine years, and their first studio release for InsideOut Music.
The U.S. run will launch November 15 in Joliet, IL and wrap December 14 in Seattle, WA. The band’s 11th studio album is set for a fall release, and will feature founding guitarist Jim Matheos, classic lineup members Ray Alder (vocals) and Frank Aresti (guitars), longtime bassist Joey Vera and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. Read the rest of this entry »
Alice Cooper drummer GLEN SOBEL featured on ‘Full On Drums’; authors monthly column for DRUM! Magazine
ALICE COOPER drummer Glen Sobel (whose other credits include Vivian Campbell, Beautiful Creatures, Sixx: A.M., Paul Gilbert and Impellitteri) is the featured guest in the latest episode of “Full On Drums”. Hosted by drummer/engineer Charlie Waymire (SPEAK NO EVIL, JEFF KOLLMAN BAND), “Full On Drums” is an ongoing HD series on playing, recording and mixing drums filmed in Los Angeles, CA at Ultimate Rhythm Studio.
In this episode, in addition to a short interview, Glen solos and also plays along to music he recorded with former Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten’s for her solo record “Momentum”. The video can be seen at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCf6Evmz2fo
The trolls in FINNTROLL return from the darkest depths of Finland to give us another preview of their upcoming human crusher, Blodsvept! The album will be unleashed upon the world via Century Media Records on March 25th in Europe and April 2nd in North America– prepare for TOTAL domination and listen to the new track, “Mordminnen,” here. Read the rest of this entry »
Canadian progressive metal pioneers VOIVOD have begun work on a video for the title track of their Century Media debut album, Target Earth. The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D Motion Graphics the visions and artwork of VOIVOD drummer, Away (Michel Langevin). You can check out stills from the work-in-progress video here:
March 20th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA: Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde has teamed up with Grill ‘Em All to create theBERZERKER BURGER; a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili. Grill ‘Em All has honored many hard rock and metal legends on their menu – such as Dee Snider, Behemoth, and Napalm Death – but this is the first collaboration of its kind. Fans and burger enthusiasts alike will be able to get their hands on the BERZERKER starting at 12:00pm on Saturday, April 20th at Grill ‘Em All’s restaurant located at 19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801.
“Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal,” saidMatt Chernus, co-owner of Grill ‘Em All. “We though, ‘What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!’ TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk.” Read the rest of this entry »
with In This Moment and Sacred Mother Tongue
@ The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
8th March 2013
Review by Soozi Q
Photography by Graham Hilling
Touring machines Halestorm are on yet another European tour at the moment, and for tonight’s show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden they are supported by no- frills British metallers Sacred Mother Tongue and metal act In This Moment, who are fronted by Metal’s answer to Lady Gaga- Maria Brink.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on May 28, 2013 of Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD and 2LP from Dio [Pre-book order date May 3, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD, $17.98 2CD, TBA vinyl]. The DVD and Blu-ray versions offer fully restored film footage of the complete concert available for the first time. The audio on the 2CD and double LP is fully remastered.
Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 was recorded at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986 during the second leg of the “Sacred Heart” tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time, the full concert is being released as a double LP in the original running order and with remastered sound. It’s an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular laers and pyrotechnics. The line-up for the show is Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Vinny Appice (drums); Jimmy Bain (bass); Craig Goldy (guitar); Claude Schnell (keyboards)
The show features the Dio classics “Holy Diver,” “Don’t Talk To Strangers,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children,” “Sacred Heart,” “Stand Up And Shout,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” and “We Rock” plus other classic tracks from Ronnie James Dio’s career including “Heaven And Hell,” “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “Man On The Silver Mountain”.
Bonus Features [on DVD and Blu-ray] include a Sacred Heart Tour featurette, an interview from ’86 and a separate interview with Ronnie & Craig, as well as the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” music video and a Behind The Scenes feature.
Ronnie James Dio and the band deliver a blistering live performance featuring tracks from their first three albums alongside Black Sabbath and Rainbow classics. For those who never got to experience the powerful vocals and mammoth stage prowess of Ronnie James Dio before his passing in 2010, this is the perfect opportunity to view this legendary icon in all his glory.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
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Britain’s EVILE will be celebrating this year’s Record Store Day by releasing a split 7″ picture disc vinyl with Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED.
The limited edition release will feature ENTOMBED’s classic 1990 track, “Drowned”, along with EVILE’s incredible 2012 cover version, available on vinyl for the first time. The 7″ will be available in independent record stores on Saturday, April 20th in strictly limited quantities.
Local favourites EVILE will also be performing a special show for fans at Crash Records in Leeds, UK on April 20th at 4pm. Space is limited, but fans who buy the 7″ vinyl from Crash Records on the day will get free entry to the show (space permitting).
EVILE drummer BEN CARTER comments:
“Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day! We’re going to start destroying ears at 4pm, so make sure to get in early as space will be VERY limited! We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm. We can’t wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us!!! To mark the occasion, we’ll be selling our new exclusive 7″ split of our cover of Entombed’s ‘Drowned’, with Entombed’s original on the flipside. All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!” Read the rest of this entry »
Dutch progressive metallers TEXTURES are excited to announce that Joe Tal will replace Jochem Jacobs who left the band earlier this year.
Joe had to say this about joining TEXTURES:
“I am really superexcited about this, it was a lot of fun doing the audition and jamming with the guys. It feels great to say I’m a part of the group now and I can’t wait to actually get started.”
The band’s official comment:
“It was a big setback for us to see Jochem leave TEXTURES. Jochem was a driving force behind the band from the beginning and helped the band get to where we are right now. But Joe gives us more than enough reason to continue our journey with loads of new ideas and riffs. His diversity, personality, musical taste, the background of the band and of course his great technique were the reasons why we chose Joe to become our new guitarist. This makes us want to play shows and write new music even more than we already did!!”
Joe will make his live debut on a select number of shows this summer. Those new dates are listed below:
31-05: BUMA ROCKS, Doornroosje: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
31-08: Rockstadt Extreme Fest Open Air, Risnov, Brasov, Romania
Here is the link to the video announcing the addition of Joe Tal:
Vreid – Interview with vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr
Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
It’s not only phoenixes that rise out of ashes, there are some bands that have has a similar birth. Vreid, or Wrath as their name translates, are one such outfit brought to life following a tragic death in former band Windir. After six strongly received albums though it’s clear that Vreid is far more than just a fill-in for what once was, bringing together the black metal’s untempered edge with the groove of rock n roll, and just a touch of Windir’s ambiance. Giving us a wave is vocalist and guitarist Sture Dingsøyr as he talks new release Welcome Farewell, and what’s been happening since it said hello….
Enthroned @ Electrowerkz
2nd March 2013
Review by Soozi Q
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Videography by Jo Blackened
So, the time arrives for Belgian Black Metal Maestros Enthroned to kick up a storm in London! As part of a five-date UK tour in support of their latest album, Obsidium, Enthroned plus nine of the best upcoming bands of a darker metal nature get together for a loud and proud all- dayer at Islington’s Electrowerkz.
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