(24 mei 2016)

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Nick Menza drummer of the band OHM, but best known as the ex-drummer of the most legendary line-up of MEGADETH died on Saturday May 21st. He collapsed during the third song with his band OHM and was rushed to the hospital, where he was already declared dead. Menza replaced original OHM drummer David Eagle who died after an open heart surgery in May 2015. In Megadeth, Menza started as a drum tech, who took the stool in the spotlight pretty soon after. Together they recorded Megadeth’s most succesfull records ‘Rust In Peace’, ‘Countdown To Extinction’, ‘Youthanasia’ and ‘Cryptic Writings’, in a line-up that also featured Dave Mustaine on guitar and vocals, Marty Friedman on guitar and David Ellefson on bass guitar. Menza was a jazz orientated hard-hitter. He once told MTV’s Ray Cokes however that Megadeth was probably the heaviest band he would want to play in. At the time of his passing, Menza was 51 years old.

The ever so charming Kelly Osbourne, daughter of JOHN “OZZY” OSBOURNE has posted the telephone number of her father’s mistress Michelle Pugh (31) on Twitter. She recommends Pugh for a cheap hairdo and sexual services. The affair of her father breached a marriage that has lasted for 34 years. Kelly Osbourne’s Twitter account.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has uploaded video footage of Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER) apparently laying down drum tracks for the band's forthcoming album, due in September.

ALARION, a new project by Dutch guitarist Bas Willemsen, is releasing its debut album ‘Waves of Destruction’ with a special releaseparty on June 3rd at De Boerderij Zoetermeer. The album features many guests, including Damian Wilson (Threshold), Irene Jansen (Ayreon) and Paul Glandorf (Arjen Lucassen live). Live, Alarion has a double vocal front of Irene Jansen (sister of Floor Jansen (Nightwish)) and Paul Glandorf. Support: End of the Dream + La-Ventura. Alarion has thus far released two demos.

EDGE OF FOREVER has signed a deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The band will enter the studio in the summer to begin recording its new album for an early 2017 release.

SCORPION CHILD will release its new album, ‘Acid Roulette’, on June 10 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song ‘Moon Tension’ is available for streaming below.

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has launched a new band called VIMIC. He is joined by singer Kalen Chase Musmecci, and Joey's former SCAR THE MARTYR band mates Jed Simon (guitar), Kyle Konkiel (bass) and Matthew Tarach (keyboards). The band has completed work on its debut album, ‘Open Your Omen’, which will be released later this year via Roadrunner Records. The official video for the song ‘She Sees Everything’ can be seen below.

DEATH ANGEL will release its new album, ‘The Evil Divide’, on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The songs ‘The Moth’ and ‘Cause For Alarm’ are available for streaming below.

CHEVELLE will release its new album, ‘The North Corridor’, on July 8 via Sony Music. The first single, ‘Joyride (Omen)’, can be streamed below.

As the final chapter in Relapse's comprehensive DEATH reissue series, ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ will now receive the deluxe reissue treatment on a wide variety of formats, including 2CD, limited-edition 3CD, LP, deluxe 2xLP boxset, and cassette versions. Like the preceding DEATH reissues, the deluxe reissue of ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ has been meticulously re-mastered from the original tapes and contains a plethora of bonus content, including previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes. The reissue will be available on May 20. Physical pre-orders are available now via at this location. Digital pre-orders can be found via DEATH's Bandcamp page.

FATES WARNING will release its new album, ‘Theories Of Flight’, on July 1 via InsideOut Music.

BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and guitarist Stevie D. have launched a new project called SPRAYGUN WAR. The duo's debut EP, ‘Into The Blackness’, will be released on June 10. Pre-orders can be placed via the band’s website. The official video for the song ‘OMG’ is available below.

Jorn Lande will release his new JORN new album, ‘Heavy Rock Radio’ (which is a collection of cover songs), on June 3 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official videos for cover versions of PAUL STANLEY’s ‘Live To Win’ and DEEP PURPLE’s ‘Stormbringer’ can be seen below.

Brazilian all-female thrashers NERVOSA will release their new album, ‘Agony’, on June 4 via Napalm Records. The lyric video for the song ‘Intolerance Means War’ is available below.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION will release its new album, ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’, on August 12 via Roadrunner Records.

WHITECHAPEL will release its new album, ‘Mark Of The Blade’, on June 24 via Metal Blade Records. The lyric video for the title track is available below.

Back in October 2015, MACHINE HEAD went into Trident Studios in Martinez, California to record a new song called ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ A video for the track has just been filmed, and several photos from the set can be seen below. MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn revealed during an appearance on a of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", that ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ will be released as a standalone track. He said: "It's just gonna be digital. It's gonna be just a single song. It's gonna be a... just on Spotify and probably iTunes, but not any physical product around it."

ALICE IN CHAINS and LENNY KRAVITZ are set to join GUNS N' ROSES on their historic “Not In This Lifetime Tour”. Alice In Chains joins the tour from opening night, Thursday, June 23 in Detroit, MI at Ford Field and will perform through the tour's second Chicago date at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 3rd. Lenny Kravitz will then join the tour from Tuesday, July 19th starting at the first Boston, MA date at Foxboro Stadium and perform through the tour's second date at East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, July 24th. Guns N' Roses' are Axl Rose, Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboards).

'Tied Up', a brand new song from RIVAL SONS can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, ‘Hollow Bones’, due on June 10 via Earache. Once again the album was recorded with two-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb.

‘Hated’, a brand new song from BEARTOOTH, can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘Aggressive’, which will be released on June 3 via Red Bull Records.

‘Father Of Lies’, a brand new song from DEATH ANGEL can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘The Evil Divide’, will be released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast.

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE (formerly Blue Cross Band), the new project from Godsmack's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has inked a deal with Provogue. The band's debut album will be released later in the year. THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, whose lineup is rounded out by frontman Ray Cerbone and bassist Brian Carpenter, honors blues traditions, while etching their stamp on the genre in blood.

AMARANTHE have entered the studio to record the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough album ‘Massive Addictive’. An October release via Spinefarm is expected.

‘Mayhem In Blue’, the new album from HAIL SPIRIT NOIR is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 14th October. The album will be the third full-length release for the Greek trio, whose debut album ‘Pneuma’ appeared in 2012, followed by 2014's ‘Oi Magoi’.

SVARTELDER have announced that their debut full length album ‘Pyres’ is set to hit the streets on the 1st of June. Released on Dusktone, the six-track album will be available as a a digipack CD , as well as a Limited Edition A5 Digi CD limited to 100 copies and is now available to pre-order from the]]thelabel[/url].

Paul di'Anno, who sang on IRON MAIDEN's first two albums, has cancelled his upcoming solo tour of Brazil because he is in the hospital. There are currently no specific details available regarding his condition. The news comes via the Facebook page of tour promoter, Blog N Roll Producoes. What follows is Facebook's translation from the original Portuguese statement. "It is with great regret that we are obliged to inform all the indefinite postponement of the tour of Paul Dianno by Brazil in the next month of June. Paul is in the hospital and, today in the morning, we have been informed directly for him that his table of health at the moment is extremely delicate. Exams are being made to obtain the diagnosis I need, but there isn't a term for that diagnosis, because the necessary treatment and their period of recovery."

History Channel has unveiled its summer lineup, which includes a new reality series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack. OZZY & JACK'S WORLD DETOUR stars heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne and his son, Jack. In this new 10-episode hour-long non-scripted series, the self-proclaimed history nerds hit the road in a father-son journey they've waited years to take. There will be no roadies, no tour buses and no boundaries. Just a bucket list of iconic and historically significant spots that includes Mt. Rushmore, Stonehenge, The Alamo, Roswell, The Jamestown Settlement and Sun Studios and a hit list of some fascinating sights and people that they've read about. From a Cold War era Missile Silo to Bletchley Park; from gold miner Rattlesnake Randy's stream of dreams to vintage tank collector Allan Cors' private museum of working war machines, Ozzy and Jack get their eyes and hands on history.

AC/DC drummer CHRIS SLADE recently posted a brief update on Facebook regarding the band's current string of tour dates featuring Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose up front in place of Brian Johnson. He also commented on the future of the band. Slade: "Angus is definitely NOT thinking of retiring. We all look forward to Axl not requiring the chair anymore. Shouldn't be too long now. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the band in this form. Of course, everyone would like it to be Brian up there but unfortunately, due to his health problems, this is not possible. Axl is doing a wonderful job and the majority opinion now is that the band were right to finish the Rock or Bust tour with him. Fans have the opportunity to go to the shows or not, it is entirely their choice or indeed their loss."

ALICE COOPER is out on the road on his Spend An Evening With Alice Cooper tour and with the US Presidential race heating up, candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton showed up when Cooper was performing "Elected" live in Biloxi on April 29th. Check out the video below:

Los Angeles federal judge R. Gary Klausner recently delayed the trial of a copyright-infringement lawsuit involving LED ZEPPELIN's iconic rock anthem "Stairway To Heaven" until June 14th.

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's new album, ‘World On Fire’, will be released on June 1st via King Records. Malmsteen produced the album, composed and arranged the music, and wrote all the lyrics. Recording lineup: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Cello, Sitar. Nick Marinovic - Additional Keyboards. Mark Ellis - Drums.

IRON SAVIOUR recently announced a string of live dates for Europe and issued an update: "Now it's official: the Savior is about to land in Tokyo for the first time ever! We are proud to announce Iron Savior live in Tokyo on July 12th. Looking forward to this very very much!" May 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo (tbc). June 18 - Fosser, Norway - Oak Metal Club. July 2 - Hostim, Czech Republic - Rockova. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Tsutaya O-West. September 2 - Berlin, Germany - Blackland. 3 - Zgierz, Poland - City of Power Festival. 10 - Zollernalb, Germany - Umsonst Und Drauben Festival. December 2 - St. Petersburg, Russia - tba. 3 - Moscow, Russia - tba. The band are streaming the album track "Beyond The Horizon", which can be found below:

Items from the estate of former Motorhead drummer PHIL "PHILTHY ANIMAL" TAYLOR, who passed away on November 11th, 2015 of liver failure at 61 years of age, are currently being auctioned via The Saleroom. Items on the auction block include stereo equipment, drumsticks, Motorhead-related memorabilia, posters, travel cases, bongos, congas, drum kits and accessories, and much more. For more information, check out the auction, now copy-paste “” in your browser.

Cleopatra Records has released the MOTÖRHEAD classic Overkill as a super deluxe limited edition vinyl colored etched 7 including a bag. The anthem is performed by the late Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee on Side A and an etching of the Motorhead mascot on Side B.

SOTO, featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, will release their second studio album, Divak, on April 1st via earMUSIC.

After Black Sabbath stops touring, OZZY OSBOURNE will continue as a solo artist, but he is also looking toward his own retirement from touring, according to Sharon Osbourne, who will continue to manage his career. "We'll continue until Ozzy finishes, and Ozzy won't be long behind them when he calls it a day," she told Rolling Stone, still clearly guiding her husband's trajectory, as she has since the beginning of the 1980s. "It's not going to be within the next year, but it's coming up," she said. "I don't want Ozzy singing "Crazy Train" at 75. I think it's best you go out before you hit that 70 and go out on top."

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto went to the White House on Friday in the first trip there for a Finnish leader in 14 years. In his welcoming remarks PRESIDENT OBAMA praised Finland's heavy metal culture and habits of good governance at approximately 2:13 into the video at yle.fl. Visit the page at]at this location.

The German postal service is honoring late Motorhead leader LEMMY KILMISTER with a range of stamps. The collection of 10 stamps is a collaboration between Deutsche Post and Germany's Bild newspaper. The 10 stamps will be available in a booklet for €10, between May 17th - June 17th, via the Bild website, exclusive to Germany. Says Bild: "The German official post office Deutsche Post together with Bild are honoring our beloved late Lemmy Kilmister with an official set of German postage stamps for standard size letters. One stamp package contains 10 stamps, five Lemmy motifs altogether and everyone can compile the stamps the way they like. These stamps are limited to 7777 - Lemmy's lucky seven - and will be available for four weeks only, between May 17 and June 17."

Sao Paulo traditional heavy metal act PRIMATOR has released a video for "To Mars", a track written by Dark Avenger vocalist Mario Linhares. The band released their debut album Involution in 2015.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have premiered a lyric video for the new track "Time To Go", featured on the band's new self-titled album, due for release on May 20th via AFM Records. The clip can be found below.

OVERKILL have announced dates for a European headlining tour in November, with support from Crowbar, Shredded and Desecrator. The dates are: November 2 - Zurich, Switzeland - Dynamo. 3 - Brescia, Italy - Circolo Colony. 4 - Pinarella, Italy - Rockplanet Club. 5 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv. 6 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn. 7 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage. 8 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp. 9 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik. 10 - Erfurt, Germany - HSD Erfurt. 11 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park. 12 - Weissenhauser Strand/Ostsee, Germany - Metal Hammer Paradise. 13 - Berlin, Germany - SO36. 15 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja. 16 - Krakow, Poland - Kwadrat. 17 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra Club. 18 - Vienna, Austria - Szene. 19 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters Of Rock.

TESTAMENT is currently putting the final touches on their eleventh studio album, which vocalist Chuck Billy confirmed to The National Student will "definitely" be entitled Brotherhood Of The Snake; a release date has not yet been announced.

Three decades of DORO - three unforgettable nights - forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including an two-hour plus, great music movie, which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro. Nuclear Blast releases this incredible DORO anniversary package on June 24th, Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal. A new video for "Raise Your Fist In The Air" - Live At Wacken can be seen below:

FourChords Guitar Karaoke app, currently revolutionising guitar playing lessons, has just released its latest version. This innovative app, downloaded by more than a million users worldwide, has been designed to be the fastest way to learn to play your favorite songs on the guitar without the need to read music or know any theory. Forget air-guitar start real-guitar with your FREE trial now.
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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new studio album ‘Transcendence’ for 2nd September 2016 worldwide.

GOATWHORE have announced a European tour in the summer kicking off in Saarbrücken, Germany on the 6th of August. There are a few additional club dates with DYING FETUS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and festivals so please make sure to spread the correct dates and line-ups. See below:
06/08/16 DE - Saarbrücken - Garage w/Converge
08/08/16 CH - Zürich - Dynamo
09/08/16 AT - Salzburg - Rockhouse
11/08/16 DE - Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
15/08/16 DE - Bremen - Tower
16/08/16 DK - Copenhagen - Beta, Days Of Summer
17/08/16 DE - Berlin - Lido
07/08/16 FR - Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Fest
10/08/16 CZ - Jaromer - Brutal Assault
12/08/16 DE - Schlotheim - Party San
13/08/16 BE - Ieper - Ieper Fest
14/08/16 UK - Walton On Trent - Bloodstock
20/08/16 FR - Saint Nolff - Motocultor

CACOPHONOUS is set to release 21 year old ‘Dusk And Her Embrace… The Original Sin’ by black metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH on 8th July.

AFTER ALL are going to release their new thrash/speed metal hammer »Waves Of Annihilation«. on June 10th via NoiseArt Records.

The new album of Greek thrash metal tank SUICIDAL ANGELS will be entitled "Division Of Blood". The follow up to their highly acclaimed 2014 album, 'Divide and Conquer' will be released on May 27th, 2016 via NoiseArt Records. The band have released a live video from the song "Divide & Conquer", taken from the bonus DVD of the upcoming album. Check it out here:

Once upon a time hardrock and metal bands didn’t just focus on writing heavy riff orientated songs to bang your head to and go nuts. No, from the genre's pioneers - Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath - in the 70’s, to Bay Area thrashmetal inventors Metallica Testament and Death Angel in the 80's and 90's, there was once in a while an urge to transfer their deepest personal emotions via a classical, melodic ballad. However popular, in the 80's and 90’s the ballads seemed to disappear and metal bands were expected to solely express their anger and hatred, or escape in worlds of fantasy or occultism. Not so Belgian's metal band BLIKSEM, known for their powerful melodic thrash metal. Going against the grain, frontlady Peggy Meeussen, for whom Janis Joplin was and still is a great inspiration, dares to reveal her personal life in this classical, almost forgotten subgenre within heavy music. Out of the Darkness.....Into the Light