(5 maart 2016)

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Orange Amplification, using their nearly 50 years of audio expertise and experience have created the ‘O’ Edition Headphones. This set of on-ear cans has been designed to deliver superior audio performance and comfort, whilst capturing the very essence of Orange. The 40mm drivers have been engineered for a tight and rhythmic bass response, rich mid-range and an articulate top end. A purposefully neutral EQ response makes for an open and revealing sound stage with detailed layers of separation. With natural noise isolation courtesy of cushioned closed-back earcups, the ‘O’ Edition headphones create a truly immersive sonic experience to suit all musical needs. Stay tuned for a review.

DELAIN will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special show in Amsterdam on December 10 that will also be recorded and filmed for a release on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. A new studio album is tentatively due before the end of the year. And some surprises may arise, with new blood Merel Bechtold having officially joined the band recently.

BEARTOOTH will release its new album, ‘Aggressive’, on June 3 via Red Bull Records. The audio clip for the song ‘Always Dead’ and the video for the title track are available below.

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

HATEBREED will release its new album, ‘The Concrete Confessional’, on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of Today’ is available below.

EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE, the band featuring DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton, has signed with EMP Label Group, The band will release its debut EP digitally on May 13. The video for the song ‘Heart Poacher’ is available below.

‘Origins Vol. 1’, the new solo album from former KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY, debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 16.109 equivalent album units in the week ending April 21. The video for the song ‘Fire And Water’ feat. Paul Stanley is available below.

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready have joined forces with ex-SCREAMING TREES drummer Barrett Strong to form a new project called LEVEE WALKERS.

FALLUJAH released their new album, ‘Dreamless’, on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘Abandon’ is available below.

Third Man Books has announced the release of ‘Total Chaos: The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop’. The book marks the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop's own words. The book is due in winter.

After a five-year break AKERCOCKE are back. The band is working on its sixth studio album, ‘Renaissance In Extremis’, tentatively due in the fall. The band’s first live appearance in five years will be at the Bloodstock Open Air festival on Friday, August 12.

AS LIONS – the U.K. metalcore act feat. Austin Dickinson (son of IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson) – is expected to release its debut EP, later in the year via Better Noise Records. The song ‘White Flags’, is available below.

THE END – the new old-school death metal band featuring ex-DEATH/MASSACRE guitarist Rick Rozz, ex-MASSACRE drummer Mike Mazzonetto and vocalist/bassist Michael Grim – has signed a deal with FDA Rekotz. The band's debut EP, ‘Age Of Apocalypse’, will be released in late summer and will be followed by a full-length album.

DESTRUCTION will release its new album, ‘Under Attack’, on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘Second To None’ is available below.

CODE ORANGE has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records.

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

DEVILDRIVER will release their new studio album, ‘Trust No One’, on May 13, 2016 via Napalm Records. The song ‘Daybreak’ is available for streaming below.

PIERCE THE VEIL will release its new album, ‘Misadventures’, on May 13 on Fearless Records. The song ‘Circles’ is available below.

SWANS are releasing ‘The Glowing Man’, the fourth and final studio album from this line-up since their reactivation by band primum mobile Michael Gira in 2010 after a 14 year hiatus.

The latest video in a monthly series of releases from guitarist John 5 pays homage to the legendary sci-fi characters of Planet of the Apes with his new single "Here's to the Crazy Ones".

Original KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY has debuted a brand new music video for his cover of Free's 1970 hit "Fire And Water" featuring none other than KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY. Says Frehley: "It was great working with Paul again and all the years we've spent apart doing other projects seemed to vanish once we hit the stage!"

DEVILSKIN will release their new single "Never See The Light" on June 10th following their first ever UK tour.

Teen metal trio UNLOCKING THE TRUTH have released a music video for "Take Control". Taken from their forthcoming debut full-length album, ‘Chaos’, the song "Take Control" is a rally cry against bullying. Inspired by personal experience, drummer Jarad Dawkins commented, "I remember when I used to be bullied in school for the music that I love to play, the jeans that I love to wear. I always told myself that everything is going to be alright. You are going to take control of the world one day."

According to Business Insider UK, LED ZEPPELIN legends Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have been accused of "hiding in the UK" after they signalled through their lawyers that they would not attend the upcoming "Stairway To Heaven" lawsuit that is due to take place on May 10th in Los Angeles. Earlier this month, Page and Plant lost their bid to avoid a trial that may rewrite the history of rock n' roll over song-writing credit for the 1971 classic. A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that a jury must decide whether the British rockers ripped off the opening licks of "Taurus", which was recorded by a band named Spirit that once played concerts with Zeppelin.

"The only real relationship we ever had was he kept trying to steal Orianthi out of my band," ALICE COOPER told Billboard about Prince. "Every time I talked to Orianthi she'd be on the phone and say, 'It's Prince again.' I said, 'Could you tell him that you're with me for about the next year' -- kidding, of course. I know that he liked to have pretty girls in his band. Other than that I don't think I ever talked to the guy." Cooper did, however, have "total respect for him. Nobody really got how good of a guitar player he was - just a great, great guitar player. Musicians knew how good he was. I don't think the public knew how good he was, though."

Sammy Hagar, known for the creation and overwhelming success of the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand, continues his success in the spirits industry with SAMMY'S BEACH BAR RUM. In its first year on the market, the world class silver rum has consistently garnered praise and awards including Best of Show Winner at the 2012 Night Club & Bar Show, The 2012 San Francisco Spirits Competition Double Gold Package Design and the recipient of 94 points - the highest score ever given to a silver rum - by The Tasting Panel Magazine. Most recently, Sammy's Beach Bar Rum was named 2013 Beverage Industry News (BIN) Magazine Editor's Pick - Award of Excellence. For more information visit In the clip below, Hagar talks about the inception of Sammy's Beach Bar Rum brand and how it reflects the island lifestyle he loves so much.

LITTLE CAESAR will release their first ever double live album worldwide on May 6th. ‘Brutally Honest Live In Holland’ was recorded on June 20th, 2015 at Muziekcentrum De Bosuil in Weert, Holland.

Influential and iconic heavy metal band DIAMOND HEAD released their new self-titled album in Europe. The album will be released on June 3rd in North America. Recorded at Vigo Studios in Birmingham, the album is the first to feature new vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and ends an eight-year silence for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) legends.

ARMORED SAINT will head back out on the road playing to fans across the world. The band will make several European festival and club appearances in July (including Armored Saint's first show in Spain); the global trek concludes with a performance at Japan's Loud Park Festival in October - another first for the group. Armored Saint's Joey Vera (bass) comments: "We're super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The festivals in Europe are always killer! And for our first time in Spain, it's gonna be sick! And as if this wasn't enough - Saint is playing for the first time ever in Japan! Loud Park Festival Oct 8 & 9! We look forward to seeing you all out there!" Armored Saint tour dates: July 14 - London, UK - Underworld. 16 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can. 28 - Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany - Headbangers Open Air. 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarmageddon @ Messegelande. 30 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air. October 8 - Tokyo, Japan - Loud Park Festival.

Hal Leonard has released a new Iron Maiden guitar tab book, IRON MAIDEN - GUITAR PLAY-ALONG VOLUME 130. The Guitar Play-Along series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The online audio includes Playback+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys and pan left or right. Song List: "Aces High" "Flight Of Icarus" "The Number Of The Beast" "Run To The Hills" "Running Free" "The Trooper" "Two Minutes To Midnight" "Wasted Years". For details visit

VARDIS release a new lyric video for the song "Paranoia Strikes" taken from their comeback album "Red Eye".

RAGE are set to release their brand-new studio album called »The Devil Strikes Again«, on June 10th via Nuclear Blast. Today, RAGE release their new digital single & lyric video for the title 'Spirits Of The Night'.

MAYHEM (‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ set), TIAMAT, MOONSPELL (‘Wolfheart / Irreligious’ set), HELL, NECROPHAGIA, AURA NOIR, GENERAL SURGERY, ENDSTILLE, BENIGHTED, MANTAR, EMPTINESS, CIRITH GORGOR, SETH, CARONTE, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, BLEEDING GODS and TOXIC WALTZ are confirmed for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016 set to take place Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December 2016 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
MAYHEM (NO – legendary ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ album will be played in its entirety!)
MOONSPELL (PT – special set based on ‘Wolfheart’ & ‘Irreligious’ albums!)
* More bands will be announced soon.
The cheaper Early Bird combi-tickets sold like hot cakes and are now completely sold-out. Regular combi-tickets are on sale now and cost €83 (excl. service costs) in pre-sale. Single-day tickets will be made available later on. More information can be found on the official website of the festival.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are back with their fourth full-length Carved Records album, Dark Side Of Black.

The Who's ROGER DALTREY recently spoke to Jane Stevenson of, and during their chat he was asked: What did you think when you heard AC/DC's Brian Johnson had to retire from the band's remaining Rock Or Bust tour dates or he might lose his hearing and that Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose will be their guest singer? Daltrey: "I mean I really feel badly for Brian. It must be heartbreaking for him after all the service he's given that band over the years. I thought their farewell statement to the press and to Brian was fairly curt to say the least. I felt for him. That must have hurt. I've spoken to Brian. He's got loads of other things he wants to do in his life. I think AC/DC will miss Brian much more than Brian will miss AC/DC. There you go. What do you expect from Australians? (laughs) ... And he's such a lovely guy, Brian. I've known him for 40 odd years, more... I mean, go and see karaoke with Axl Rose? Give me a break. (Laughs)." How's your hearing? Daltrey: "My hearing's dreadful. We're all going deaf. We're all wearing hearing aids. No it's true. I suggest to everybody over the age of 50 that have been going to loud concerts for years and years and years, go and have your hearing tested. You'd be surprised what you're missing. It's unbelievable. Most people over the age of 60 are lip-reading. (Jokes) And it's all our fault!" Source:

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has joined forces with actor Billy Bob Thornton and rock photographer Rob Fenn to work on a new film, entitled YOU, ME AND A 63.

ORCHID have parted ways with drummer Carter Kennedy. In August of 2015, the band began working with Bay Area native and long-time friend, drummer Ted (TJ) Cox. Currently, Orchid is writing and demoing new material for an as of yet untitled full length album due out on Nuclear Blast in 2017. The band's latest release, the EP Sign Of The Witch, is available and contains four brand new tracks.

BLACKRAIN have released a new video for "Killing Me", a track from their new album, Released, out now via UDR Music. Watch below:

GRAND MAGUS will release their eighth studio album, ‘Sword Songs’, on May 13 through Nuclear Blast.

The Scottish town of Kirriemuir this weekend paid homage to one of gods of rock 'n' roll, as it unveiled a life-sized statue of Bon Scott, the influential frontman of world-conquering band AC/DC. The Angus Town (the irony) was home to a young Ronald Bedford Scott until the age of six, when his family left Scotland for Fremantle, Western Australia. Scott was invited to join the band by Glasgow-born brothers and founding members Malcolm and Angus Young in 1974, and achieved international stardom before his death at the age of 33 in 1980. Check it out at this location.

Frontiers Music Srl will release JORN LANDE's new album, ‘Heavy Rock Radio’, on June 3. It is an album of covers of classics from artists and bands that have meant something special to him, and helped forge this talented man's own unique style.

It is very unusual to find a book written only about one single album. But, 'Somewhere in Time', Iron Maiden's sixth album gets this honor. Croatian Iron Maiden community just published a book called 'SOMEWHERE IN TIME – An Iron Maiden Classic' and two book editions were sold out in only 7 days. Third limited, hard cover edition (Cyborg edition) will be also sold out soon. Only 65 hard copies left.

DEATH ANGEL, will release their eighth studio album, »The Evil Divide«, worldwide on May 27, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band have released a music video for the track 'Hatred United/United Hate':

The April month has been extremely eventful for TDW as two major events took place, being the introduction of the live band DREAMWALKERS INC, as well as the release of a brand-new song entitled: Anthem!

After making a huge splash with their debut at this year’s winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, 660 Guitars announces the launch of their long-awaited website:

‘X’, a brand new song from HELLYEAH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth album, ‘Unden!able’, which will be released on June 3 via Eleven Seven Music. ‘Unden!able’ was produced in Las Vegas at The Hideout Recording Studio by Kevin Churko (Papa Roach, Rob Zombie), with Churko co-writing all songs.