(30 juni 2015)

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YES bassist Cris Squire has died on June 28. He suffered from leukemia, which he was diagnosed from in May. Squire was 67 years old.

METAL ALLEGIANCE – the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH and TESTAMENT – will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A trailer for the album is available below.

GRAVE PLEASURES will release their new album, ‘Dreamcrash’, on September 4 via Sony Music's Columbia Records.

DEEP PURPLE will release two separate live albums, ‘From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken)’ and ‘…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)’, on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP Gatefold on August 28 via earMUSIC.

FORT MINOR – the solo project from LINKIN PARK founder Mike Shinoda – has just released a brand new song, ‘Welcome’. The video for the song can be viewed below.

DISTURBED has ended its four-year hiatus with the announcement of their return with their new studio album, titled ‘Immortalized’, to be released August 21 via Reprise Records. Lead single ‘The Vengeful One’ is out now. The video for the song can be seen below.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release its new album, ‘Venom’, on August 14 via RCA Records. The new single, ‘You Want A Battle? (Here's A War)’ – which is about being bullied – is available now. The video for the track can be viewed below.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release its new full-length album, ‘Abysmal’, on September 18 via Metal Blade Records. The song ‘Vlad, Son Of The Dragon’ is available for streaming below.

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 song ‘Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess’ is available for streaming below.

SAINT ASONIA – the new act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok – will release its self-titled debut album on July 31 via RCA Records. The album is available now for pre-order at this location; fans who pre-order the album now will receive the band's debut single, ‘Better Place’, immediately.

MY DYING BRIDE will release its studio album, ‘Feel The Misery’, on September 18 via Peaceville Records.

ACT OF DEFIANCE – the new band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass) – will release its debut album, ‘Birth And The Burial’, on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The video for the song ‘Throwback’, is available below.

Diamond Amplification (headed by Jeff Diamant of Diamond Guitars, formerly known as DBZ Guitars), on the heels of their collaboration with Soldano Custom Amplification (headed by Mike Soldano), has collaborated again, this time with guitar rig guru Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics to launch the Dual Amp Selector. The Dual Amp Selector was developed to properly solve the problem of how to share a single speaker cabinet with two different amplifiers.

DRAGONY announce that their new studio album will be titled “SHADOWPLAY” and is set for a worldwide release in September 2015 via our label LIMB MUSIC.

REVOCATION officially confirm drummer Ash Pearson as their new full time drummer. Pearson is most well-known for his work in 3 Inches of Blood.

Trondheim Metal Festival just announced Sabaton, Stratovarius, & Between The Buried And Me to the line up. They'll be joining an amazingly stacked line up, alongside Anaal Nathrakh, Aura Noir, Dodheimsgard, Rotting Christ, Primordial, Evile, Korpiklaani and many more amazing bands.

REZISTOR is back with a new album, "By Any Means Necessary". It's available for free on their webpage: [][/url].

NORDJEVEL revealed a track and a video from their debut full-length album. Today they debuted the track "Denne Tidløse Krigsdom" both on SoundCloud and on YouTube, which can be seen below.

KISS will receive the prestigious 2015 SPECIAL COMMISSIONER'S AWARD from Japan's International Short Shorts Asian Film Festival, one of Asia's largest and most popular international short film festivals. KISS is receiving the award for their "Samurai Son" video from last year, a collaboration with Japanese pop sensations Momoiro Clover Z (MCZ). The award will be presented to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on July 2nd at the Nokia Theatre. This East Meets West cross-promotional campaign is the direct result of KISS' decades-long affection for Japan and the Japanese culture, along with an unprecedented recent collaboration between KISS and MCZ. In early 2015, MCZ's release of the Paul Stanley written song "Yume no Ukiyo Ni Saitemina" ("Samurai Son") along with MCZ's cover of the KISS classic "Rock N' Roll All Night," were both included on MCZ's # 1 EP in Japan. This # 1 EP concurrently marked KISS' first # 1 record in the band's 40-year history. The # 1 EP was listed on Japan's Oricon Chart and Japan's Amazon Pop Chart.

LAST IN LINE features original Dio members Vivian Campbell (also of Def Leppard), Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, along with vocalist Andrew Freeman. The band's as yet untitled new album was originally expected later this year via Frontiers. However, Campbell has revealed that the album won't be released until next year now. "That's going to be released in early 2016. In fact, the very first single we're gonna do is... Def Leppard is going on a cruise in January, for four or five days, out of Miami, and Last In Line is gonna be one of the guest acts on the cruise. So that'll be the first outing for the band with the new record. We're really, really excited about that. The reason why we're waiting 'till 2016 to release it is because I want to be available to tour the record. I think it deserves being given the opportunity."

As previously reported, Philip H. Anselmo's third annual HOUSECORE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL horror-themed film and metal festival will commence in San Antonio, Texas this year at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th. Bands confirmed to perform the yearly gore gala include Autopsy, Child Bite, Cripple Bastards, Eyehategod, Nails, Suffocation, Warbeast and YOB, with the recent additions of Agoraphobic Nosebleed (performing their second show ever), Author & Punisher, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Crowbar, Dropdead, Ghoul, Gristnam, Negative Approach, Poison Idea and Zombi. In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and late festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. And yes, Anselmo does watch them all. For details visit

Now Or Never, the debut album from Benedictum singer Veronica Freeman's solo project THE V, will be released on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America. The V marks a major step out of Veronica's comfort zone, since it delves into a definite melodic hard rock vibe. The new track "Starshine" can be heard below.

KADAVAR have released a video for "The Old Man", a track from their brand new album. The band's third album, Berlin, is slated for an August 21st release.

TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, is touring the UK in July. Grammy-nominated Owens, backed by members of the band Sandstone, promises a setlist from the wide range of bands and projects he has been involved with including the likes of "Jugulator", "Dead Meat", "Abigail", "Starting Over", "Scream Machine", "Cathedral Spires", "Bullet Train", "When The Eagle Cries", "Diamonds And Rust", "One On One", and more. Tim said of his forthcoming visit to the UK: "Hey all, I am really looking forward to touring the UK, one of my favorite places in the world and I can't wait to start." Tour dates: July 16 - Milton Keynes, England - Craufurd Arms. 17 - London, England - Garage. 18 - Norwich, England - Waterfront. 19 - Plymouth, England - Exile. 20 - Cardiff, England - Fuel Rock Bar. 21 - Sheffield, England - South Sea Live. 22 - Sutton, England - The Diamond. 23 - Selby, England - The Venue. 24 - Manchester, England - Academy 3. 25 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC.

As previously reported, SLASH (real name Saul Hudson) and wife Perla agreed to end their marriage in December and recently listed their Mulholland Estates mansion. The 11,000-square-foot Tuscan Villa-like home on Clerendon Road hit the market for nearly $11 million.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will soon release a brand new EP. Due out August 28th, the Words Of The Prophets EP (Titan Music) will feature cover songs by Canadian artists. The band's new video for their cover of the Alannah Myles classic "Black Velvet" can be seen below:

DEEP PURPLE will release two new live sets, From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken), and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo), on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP Gatefold, on August 28th, 2015 on EarMUSIC.

The new album by dual female fronted alternative metal power trio TANG features a guest appearance by legendary Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. Titled Blood & Sand and due for release on September 1st, Tang's new CD features a duet with Dee Snider on the track "Reign Of Blood". Says guitarist Denny Colt, "Bonnie knew Dee from back in the day when they both did the club circuit... I hooked up with Dee when I was in Van Helsing's Curse with him... so we have quite the connection. He's a really nice guy and did such a great job on the duet with Bonnie on "Reign Of Blood"." Hailing from New York, Tang features Bonnie Parker on vocals and bass and Denny Colt on vocals, lead guitar and keyboards, and have been trading phrases back and forth in their own ripping style since 1999. Mark Edwards, formerly of Criss Angel and Burning Star, now brings skull-splitting drum beats and a monster attitude. Tang has toured Europe, Canada and the US opening shows for such artists as Crucified Barbara, Girlschool, W.A.S.P., Dokken, Hammerfall, Helloween, Dee Snider, Symphony X and many, many other cool bands.

STRATOVARIUS will release their new album, Eternal, on September 11th (Europe) and September 18th (North America) via earMUSIC.

ON TOP return with a new EP entitled Topless, set for digital release on July 9th via Toil Records. A release date for the CD version will be announced at a later date. Check out the track "Lie To Me", streaming below. Topless is the band's third offering. Following up the band's raucous 2014 EP Top to Bottom (HPGD Productions).

Glenn Danzig’s covers record, ‘Skeletons’, is tentatively due this summer. The CD, which was recorded with Prong guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and former Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly, will include the former Misfits frontman's take on songs by Black Sabbath ("N.I.B."), ZZ Top (‘Rough Boy’), The Troggs (‘A Girl Like You’), The Everly Brothers (‘Crying In The Rain’) and others.

The official video for the song ‘Army Of The Night’ from POWERWOLF can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, ‘Blessed & Possessed’, which will be released on July 17 via Napalm.

VENOMOUS CONCEPT — the international grind punk "supergroup" featuring Brutal Truth vocalist Kevin Sharp and bassist Danny Lilker alongside Napalm Death members Shane Embury (bass) and Danny Herrera (drums), plus guitarist John Cooke, has inked a deal with Season Of Mist.

ABBATH, the new band led by Abbath of IMMORTAL’s fame, made its live debut this weekend at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland. The group was headlining the Inferno stage on Saturday night, June 27. Bass duties for Abbath will be handled by a man familiar to metal fans across the world — Tom Cato Visnes, more widely known as King Ov Hell and main composer for several Gorgoroth albums as well as his own bands Ov Hell, with singer Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir, and God Seed, with exceptional black metal vocalist Gaahl. His fellow God Seed member and BORKNAGAR Percussionist, Baard Kolstad, will also join Abbath on drums.

Abbath is:
Abbath (vocals/ guitar)
King (bass)
Creature (drums)

February 2016, Jamaica: For the second time in a row, reggae keeps quiet in the shadow of a loud invasion because 70000Tons Of Metal is underway. From February 4th to 8th, 3000 fans of the hard music will enter the island after bringing the Caribbean Sea to the boil on their way. The first bands are announced, the public onsale is getting started. 70000TONS OF METAL has already announced the first 10 of 60 bands for their 2016 edition: AT THE GATES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DELAIN, DRAGONFORCE, FIREWIND, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ICED EARTH, LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL and TURISAS and promised the next 10 bands to be released next week. Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT (8PM EDT). Check out for more information.

BLEED SOMEONE DRY have revealed a lyric video for “Our Martyrdom” the first single from their forthcoming album “PostMortem | Veritas”, to be released on September 15th via Fire Was Born Records.

German 7Hard Records is ACID DEATH's new label-home. The band signed a 5-years deal and the new cooperation starts with the release of the brand new album "Hall Of Mirrors", ACID DEATH's 6th official release. The album will be on market worldwide in early September/2015 with possible date the September 11th 2015.

MY DYING BRIDE set September 18th as the release date for their new effort, entitled ‘Feel the Misery’. It will be out on Peaceville records.

OF TANZ VICTIMS will reissue their debut 7" vinyl Fighting False God on Artoffact Records in September.

INSURRECTION replace Edge Of Serenity (who split up recently) on the afterparty of this year’s edition of the INTO THE GRAVE festival on Saturday August 8th. INSURRECTION just released their 6-track 'Catatonic' EP on Big Bad Wolf Records, did a bunch of short German tours earlier this year and shared stages with Destruction, Cryptopsy, Darkane and Hypocrisy amongst others.

Def Leppard guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL, who has been recovering from cancer treatment, has checked in with the following update: "I'm saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I'm beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while. I'm still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon. My apologies."

On July 31st, U.D.O. will release their new DVD/2CD, Navy Metal Night, in Europe via AFM Records. The North American release is slated for August 18th. In February 2014, U.D.O. played a very special sold out show, accompanied by a German Navy Orchestra (Marinemusikkorps Nordsee). The symphonic sound of the orchestra and the choir merged with the songs of U.D.O. and made the evening a unique unforgettable experience for the audience, soon available either on DVD or Blu-Ray plus 2CDs. The video for "Animal House" from Navy Metal Night is streaming below:

BLACKFINGER, the Chicago doom band led by former Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner has introduced a new lineup for the band. Blackfinger has a revamped lineup of Chuck Robinson on guitar, Matthew Cross on bass, David Snyder on drums, Matthew Tuite on guitar, and Wagner on vocals. Wagner is the only mainstay as the previous four members were replaced. Blackfinger released their self-titled debut in January 2014 via The Church Within Records.

ENSIFERUM have announced another European tour for October. This time the band will be conquering Switzerland, France, Spain and Portugal and perform a total of 13 shows!
13/10/15 CH - Zürich - Komplex
14/10/15 FR - Marseille - Le Moulin
15/10/15 ES - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
16/10/15 ES - Granada - El Tren
17/10/15 ES - Sevilla - Sala Custom
18/10/15 ES - Madrid - Sala Caracol
19/10/15 PT - Lisbon - Paradise Garage
20/10/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
21/10/15 ES - Santiago De Compostela - Sala Capitol
22/10/15 ES - Santander - Escenario Santander
23/10/15 ES - Pamplona - Totem
24/10/15 FR - Limoges - CC John Lennon
25/10/15 FR - Rouen - Le 106

2015 Summer Festivals:
30/07 - 01/08/15 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, DE
06/08 - 08/08/15 Party San Open Air - Schlotheim, DE
08/08/15 Into The Grave Festival - Leeuwarden, NL
09/08/15 Bloodstock Open Air - Walton-On-Trent, GB
10/08/15 Foire au Vin, Colmar, FR
13/08/15 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, RO
13/08 - 15/08/15 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE

Folk Fest
+ Metsatöll
+ Skyforger
+ Valkenrag
01/10/15 PL - Cracow - Klub Kwadrat
02/10/15 PL - Wroclaw - Alibi
03/10/15 PL - Warsaw - Progresja

FEAR FACTORY have released their first single “Soul Hacker” digitally.
Get it at:
Amazon MP3
Nuclear Blast

DODSFERD have just completed recordings for their tenth full-length to date, Wastes of Life. The album will be released later this year by longtime label Moribund Records.

This fall, the symphonic EPICA (NL) and folky ELUVEITIE (CH) will be touring Europe together with opener SCAR SYMMETRY (SWE). To give you an idea of what to expect, a tour commercial has been launched. Check it out here: