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CRADLE OF FILTH will release its new album, ‘Hammer Of The Witches’, in July via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is inspired by the 1486 treatise on the prosecution of witches by Heinrich Kramer and subtitled ‘Goetic Justice’, as the theme is one of violent revenge for violent persecution. The video for the song ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’ can be viewed here:
On June 18, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will unveil his fine art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release is a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through guitar performance. You can sign up at yngwiemalmsteenart.com to learn more and see the collection before the public does. http://www.yngwiemalmsteen.com/
FAITH NO MORE has released its first album since 1997's ‘Album Of The Year’, entitled ‘Sol Invictus’, today, May 19. The album is available for streaming in its entirety at this location. http://www.fnm.com/
CHAOS MAGIC – the new project from Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (ex-STRATOVARIUS) and Chilean singer Caterina Nix (who previously collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON rock opera ‘Angels Of The Apocalypse’) – will release its self-titled debut album on July 3 via Frontiers Records.http://tolkki.org/
DEVIL YOU KNOW – the project from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH AND GAYS), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) – has completed pre-production for its second album. The band will start the official recording process in early June for a late 2015 release via Nuclear Blast Records. https://www.facebook.com/Devilyouknowofficial
SLAYER has completed recording its new studio album, which will be released in August on SLAYER's own as-yet-unnamed label through Nuclear Blast Records. The song ‘When The Stillness Comes’ is available for streaming at this location. A listening sessions for press is already scheduled in Europe. http://www.slayer.net/
P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) will release its new album, ‘The Awakening’, on August 21. The CD's first single will arrive later this month.
WORMED have entered Sadman studios in Madrid, where they are recording their third full-length, which will be the band's first album for Season of Mist.
EAT THE GUN in August 2015 will release studio album No. 5 and will once again collaborate with label partner Steamhammer/SPV.
SYMPHONY X are set to release their brand new, ninth studio album called “Underworld” on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.
RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW is set to release a series of vintage concert recordings from 1979.
LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, “VII: Sturm und Drang”, this July via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with whom the band signed a record deal for all territories outside of North America. This first single, 'Still Echoes', will be available via digital retailers and streaming services beginning Monday, May 18th.
NO CONSEQUENCE have released a new video for the track Speechless, the first single taken from their album, Vimana.
For the first time GRIP INC. are making four previously unreleased tracks available digitally worldwide, as part of their Hostage To Heaven EP. These four tracks have been sourced from the Grip Inc. Vault, and as such feature three unreleased tracks and an alternate never before released version of "Hostage To Heaven" (The Power Of Inner Strength), it's been 11 years since Grip Inc. released their last album, Incorporated and 7 years since the passing of vocalist, Gus Chambers. Tracklisting: "Hostage To Heaven" "Dragging Me Down" "Bittersweet" "Crawl". Dave Lombardo comments: "Grip Inc. is an exceptional band that I am very honored to have co-created. Gus Chambers was easily one of the most effective and distinctive vocalists/frontmen in the business. To be able to release music that pays tribute to Gus and his talent, memorializing the unique sound that the four of us created is a gift... not just to us, but also to the fans that always hoped for more."
According to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, his SIXX: AM band — which also features guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — will enter the studio in late June to begin work on its fourth album, tentatively due in 2016.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have chosen ‘Jekyll And Hyde’ as the first single from their forthcoming sixth studio album, ‘Got Your Six’, tentatively due at the end of the summer. An official release date for the single has not yet been announced, .
From the vault of GIRLSCHOOL come two never-before-released concert recordings, now ready to be shared with the world courtesy of Deadline Music. Both shows present powerhouse performances by the original, classic Girlschool lineup featuring guitarist/vocalist Kim McAuliffe, bassist Enid Williams, drummer Denise Dufort, and the lead vocalist/guitarist the late Kelly Johnson.
Karisma Records have signed RENDEZVOUS POINT. The band will kick off their collaboration with Karisma Records with the release of a single titled ‘Wasteland’, together with a music video, towards the latter part of May, to be followed by their debut full-length album in August.
In reaction to the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland and New York City, D.O.A. one of the world's most political bands has released a new single: "The Cops Shot a Kid (Gonna Be A Riot)," the first single from D.O.A.'s upcoming studio album "Hard Rain Falling" on Sudden Death Record. The single was officially released on I Tunes Wednesday May 13th .
All-star band METAL ALLEGIANCE has signed their first-ever record deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The worldwide deal stems from the popular musical collective uniting to write and record original material this past winter. Brought together by Metal Allegiance principal partner Mark Menghi, the original material came together from the creative minds of David Ellefson of Megadeth, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, and Alex Skolnick from Testament alongside Menghi. The four writers then reached out through their metal rolodexes to a diverse lineup of performers, each adding their own personal musical stamp to the collection of 9 original songs. More information on the performers and individual track lineups will be released in the near future. The debut album from Metal Allegiance is slated for release this fall.
THE WINERY DOGS - featuring Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Mike Portnoy (drums) - are currently working on a new album .
THE DARKNESS have announced the Blast Of Our Kind UK tour. Blast Of Our Kind will be The Darkness' first UK tour since 2013. The Darkness will spend the summer months with a sold-out launch show at Dingwalls and choice slots at the various festivals listed below. Summer dates: June 3 - London, England - Dingwalls (album launch). July 4 - Wicklow, Ireland - Groove Festival. 5 - Waterford, Ireland - Daytripper Festival. 12 - Chelmsford, England - Brownstock Festival. August 9 - Newquay, England - Boardmasters Festival. 30 - Portsmouth, England - Victorious Festival. Blast Of Our Kind UK tour: November 30 - Norwich, England - Open. December 1 - Cambridge, England - Corn Exchange. 2 - Nottingham, England - Rock City. 4 - Newcastle, England - O2 Academy. 5 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 Academy. 9 - Leeds, England - O2 Academy. 10 - Manchester, England - Academy. 11 - Birmingham, England - O2 Academy. 13 - Bristol, England - O2 Academy. 14 - Southampton, England - O2 Guildhall. 15 - Bexhill, England - De La Warr Pavillion. 17 - Bournemouth, England - O2 Academy. 19 - Oxford, England - O2 Academy. 20 - London, England - Roundhouse.
Drummer Phil Varone (ex-Skid Row) has issued the following statement, announcing his departure from Florida rockers, SAIGON KICK: "To all the great Saigon Kick fans, I have officially left Saigon Kick effective immediately. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out to the shows over the last couple of years, it was fun to play for you. I wish nothing but the best to Saigon Kick." A message from the band states: "We are bummed to announce that Phil has left Saigon Kick, no hard feelings or even musical differences just life moving on. That being said we are thrilled to announce that the legendary Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton and more) will be joining us for the shows in Boca, Orlando and the Cathouse Live Festival in LA. We wish Phil nothing but success moving forward. Hope you guys understand and more importantly join us for whatever may be next!"
JOE SATRIANI will release his 15th solo studio album, Shockwave Supernova, on Friday, July 24th, making him one of the first to utilize the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, California, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller. "I couldn't have asked for a better band to help bring these songs to life," says Satriani. Check satriani.com for details.
Long the world standard in guitar noise reduction with its HUSH line of products, Rocktron has introduced a new twist with the HUSH 2X. Essentially a “double HUSH”, the 2X model offers two completely separate channels of HUSH noise reduction in a single small unit designed to sit on top of guitar amplifiers or in a rack drawer, freeing up space on a player’s pedal board. This unique design allows players to utilize the HUSH after the pedal board and into the input of a guitar amplifier with one circuit, and into the effects loop of the amp with the other circuit, offering new versatility in a single HUSH unit by gaining total HUSH control both in front and in the effects loop of an amp.Rocktron recommends placing the HUSH after distortion and modulation effects (chorus, flanger, phaser, etc.) but before any delay or reverb effects for maximum results. The HUSH 2X is TRUE BYPASS. (Retail Price $249, £214.95, €211.65).
The release of the new and 3rd album from SAD EYES will be set to 25.05.2015 through Spanish Necromance Records on CD format and some days after in all digital platforms.
SIMULACRUM release their new concept album, Sky Divided through Inverse Records on the 28th of August 2015.
Polish stoner metallers CORRUPTION have unveiled their new official video, Born to Be Zakk Wylde, below. The clip was recorded during their shows in Wroclaw (Ciemna Strona Miasta) and in Katowice (Katofonia). Anio, the bands bassist, comments: This music video is our tribute to Zakk Wylde, an amazing and inspiring musician. We know this song has reached Zakk, and he has linked to it on his twitter. The video was shot by Pawe Kowalski from Bandphoto.pl and edited by Robert Zembrzycki. We wish to thank the Polish Chapter of Black Label Society for their support and great help in recording of this video.
Orange Amplification announce they will once again be sponsoring Camden Rocks 2015 by providing the amplification back line for seventeen of the twenty most iconic music venues in North London. Orange is celebrating the launch with an Orange swagbag giveaway, which includes a pair of Camen Rock Tickets, T-Shirt, Micro Crush Amplifier and shot glasses. To enter simply like the Camden competition post on Orange Amps’ official Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name.
Bring the discussion to life on the 23th of May at Hi Gain Guitars located in Houten (near Utrecht, the Netherlands) and help your fellow musicians to maximize their sound. Hi gain calls you in to participate: “Show and mail us some pictures to inspire other pedalboard builders to (re)create their own pedalboard during the “Grote Effectendag” at Hi Gain Guitars. The pictures will be posted on the Pedalboard Wall during the event. You can mail these pedalboard pictures to Leroy@higainguitars.nl or put it on De Grote Effectendag (FX-pedal day) Facebook page”.
After the release of their critically acclaimed masterpiece Extinct, MOONSPELL are ready to hit the road again for the second part of the successful “Road To Extinction Tour”!
23.10.2015 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
24.10.2015 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
25.10.2015 AT – Graz / PPC
26.10.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
27.10.2015 SK – Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
28.10.2015 PL – Cracov / Fabryka
29.10.2015 PL – Poznan / Eskulap
30.10.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
31.10.2015 PL – Gdansk / B90
01.11.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
02.11.2015 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena
03.11.2015 EE – Tallinn / Rockclub Tapper
04.11.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
05.11.2015 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.11.2015 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
07.11.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
09.11.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
10.11.2015 NO – Oslo / John Dee
11.11.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
12.11.2015 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
14.11.2015 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
15.11.2015 CZ – Zlin / Winter Masters of Rock
16.11.2015 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.11.2015 CH – Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
18.11.2015 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony
19.11.2015 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
20.11.2015 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie
21.11.2015 BE – Huy / Atelier Rock
22.11.2015 NL – Eindhoven / Epicfest
Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo revealed during a question-an-answer session at this past weekend's the Spooky Empire horror convention in Orlando, Florida that he has launched "a secret death metal project with some secret other guys from across the equator." He also stated that he is writing new material for his reactivated SUPERJOINT RITUAL project as well as his solo band, which goes by the name PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS. Video footage of Anselmo's Spooky Empire question-an-answer session can be seen below.
GLENN HUGHES will be touring Europe in September and October. The set will showcase highlights from Glenn's colorful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion, California Breed along with his own solo material. "After being studio bound for the past few months and then touring with California Breed late last year, where I received the most incredible live audience reaction to my appearances while out with Alter Bridge and Slash, I felt it long overdue for a solo tour of my own. I'm looking forward to hitting the road with a brand new solo band and reaching out to as many fans as possible. It's a real pleasure for me to be coming back to perform live," says Hughes. Tour dates: September 15 - Legend Club - Milan, Italy. 17 - Rockhouse - Salzburg, Austria. 18 - Riffelhof - Burgieden, Germany. 20 - Szene Wein - Vienna, Austria. 21 - Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany. 22 - Alte Seilerei - Mannheim, Germany. 24 - Rosenhof - Osnabruck, Germany. 25 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands. 26 - Bosuil - Weert, Netherlands. 28 - Zeche - Bochum, Germany. 30 - Nordmarkhalle - Rendsburg, Germany. October 1 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany. 3 - Spirit Of 66 - Verviers, Belgium. 4 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany. 6 - Kofemehl - Solothurn, Switzerland. 7 - Schuur - Lucerne, Switzerland. 9 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain. 10 - Arena - Madrid, Spain. 11 - Calella Rock Festival - Calella, Spain. 13 - Divian Du Monde - Paris, France. 14 - LA Puce A L'Oreille - Riom, France. 16 - La Poudriere - Leffrinckoucke, France.
THE NEW BLACK have updated their live schedule with five shows this summer supporting Black Label Society featuring guitar god Zakk Wylde. The band's schedule is now as follows: May 22 - Andorf/Dietenhofen, Germany - Biberttal Open Air. 23 - Schweinfurt, Germany - Stattbahnhof (w/Sinner, The Bulletmonks). July (supporting Black Label Society). 6 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage. 7 - Wurzburg, Germany - Posthalle. 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn. 19 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk. August 4 - Koln, Germany - Live Music Hall.
On May 4th, the first ever tribute album to Black Sabbath guitar god Tony Iommi entitled GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER - TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI, GODFATHER OF METAL, was released via Tanzan Music. Iommi has posted a message on Facebook praising the collection: "A big thank you to everyone involved in the album, whether you're a player or not. I'm flattered and honored to have this done by genuine fans, not a label. I'd heard something was going on, but wasn't expecting anything this big. There are so many of you, it's impossible to mention the complete list, but great to see old band mates Tony Martin and Vinny Appice getting involved and Mike Exeter producing. Although I understand she doesn't want to take credit, I don't think it would have happened without Rosie Piergiorgi, and I'm really pleased that she chose to help Macmillan Cancer Support. Go buy a copy. Twenty tracks, great value and a good cause! And please let us know your favorites." The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from friends and fans. Profits from sales will benefit Macmillian Cancer Support. All the songs were kindly donated for the cause.
SLASH has partnered with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. The US-based charity IFAW works around the world on every aspect of the elephant crisis-on the front lines to stop the killing of elephants, in transit countries to stop the trafficking of ivory and in consumer countries to stop the demand for ivory products. For more information, visit ifaw.org. "An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and the result is the elephant population has declined 95% in the past century," explains Slash. "Seeing that these majestic animals are on the path to extinction, possibly within the next decade, we wrote "Beneath The Savage Sun" and partnered with IFAW. Donate to IFAW's work to take action and protect elephants."
Last week, SEPULTURA performed at the Rock In Rio USA in Las Vegas, NV. During their set the band was joined by guitar legend STEVE VAI. Pro-shot footage of the performance is available below:
QUIET RIOT: WELL NOW YOU'RE HERE, THERE'S NO WAY BACK, the award-winning feature documentary about the seminal heavy-metal band Quiet Riot, screens at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 14th at 6 PM at the Hotel Gray d'Albion, 38 Rue Des Serbes, Cannes, 06408, France. The inspiring and surprisingly relatable documentary is an inside look at Frankie Banali's road to recovery after losing his best friend and Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow to a drug overdose in 2007, as he forges ahead to conquer his loss, regain his life and put the band back together.
VARDIS are set to issue their first release since 1986 via Hoplite Records, a division of Pandemonium London. The 200 MPH EP features the first new studio tracks from the band in 30 years. Vardis will mark the launch with a very special concert with Diamond Head, on Saturday, July 18th at London's Bush Hall, Uxbridge Road London, England. A very limited run of two hundred individually numbered 12" Vinyl pressings of 200 MPH EP will be available on the night of the concert. Vardis lineup: Steve Zodiac (Guitar), Joe Clancy (Drums), Terry Horbury (Bass).
Former Iron Maiden vocalist DENNIS WILLCOCK will be performing for the first time in 30 years next month with his band GV1, and will be performing songs from his old band Gibraltar and V1 as well as a few new songs. He will share the bill with Buffalo Fish, featuring ex-Maiden guitarist Terry Wapram. The first show will be at the 12 Bar in London, England on June 13th.
Frontiers Music has announced the release of the HOUSE OF LORDS tenth studio album, aptly entitled Indestructible, on June 3rd in Europe and June 7th in North America. The band's new video, for the album's lead track, "Go To Hell", can be seen below:
And we saved the best for last. IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, who earlier in the year underwent a seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology to treat a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue, has been given "the all-clear" by his specialists following his recent MRI scan.
Says Bruce: "I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It's been tough on my family, and in many ways, it was harder for them than me. I'd also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I'm a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global MAIDEN family meant a great deal to me. Right now, I'm feeling extremely motivated and can't wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!"