(9 januari 2015)

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IRON MAIDEN will release its new album, ‘The Book Of Souls’, on on September 4 through Parlophone Records. A listening party for the album will be held on September 3 at Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. The official video for the song ‘Speed Of Light’ can be viewed below.

Running strong coming off the 2nd group of roster additions such as MIKE LEPOND, PER NILSSON, and NATHAN BIGGS, METAL FOR HIRE has just added a third round of talented musicians to their ranks. METAL FOR HIRE is a website to find and hire professional metal musicians. METAL FOR HIRE has a top tier roster of musicians and artists that are well known in metal, and gives its users access to hire these professionals. The third round of musicians now gives users access to:
Alex Holzwarth - (Session Drums, etc...) RHAPSODY OF FIRE
Christopher Amott - (Session Guitars, etc...) ARCH ENEMY, ARMAGEDDON
Danny Finch - (Session Vocals, etc...) DEVILMENT, THE DEAD SOUL COMMUNION
Jason Netherton - (Session Vocals, etc...) MISERY INDEX, DYING FETUS
John Jarvis - (Session Guitars, etc...) PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED
Karl Sanders - (Session Guitars, etc...) NILE, BEHEMOTH, MORBID ANGEL
Marton Veress - (Live/Touring Drummer, etc...) ARMAGEDDON, POKOLGEP
Oliver Holzwarth - (Bass Lessons, etc...) RHAPSODY OF FIRE, BLIND GUARDIAN, TARJA TURUNEN
Paul Ryan - (Guitar Lessons, etc...) ORIGIN
Shawn Priest - (Session Drums, etc...) ARSIS, WINDS OF PLAGUE
Sin Quirin - (Session Guitars, etc...) MINISTRY, AMERICAN HEADCHARGE
Steve Conley - (Session Guitars, etc...) FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

THE WINERY DOGS – the band trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) – will release its new album, ‘Hot Streak’, on October 2 via earMUSIC. The first single, ‘Oblivion’, can be streamed below.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates lullaby versions of known artists, has just released ‘Lullaby Versions Of DEF LEPPARD’. The song ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ can be streamed below.

BRING ME THE HORIZON will release its new album, ‘That’s The Spirit’, on September 11 via Columbia Records.

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE will release his new studio album, ‘Blackout States’, on October 9 via Spinefarm Records.

BUCKCHERRY released their new studio album, ‘Rock 'N' Roll’, on August 21 via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. The official video for the song ‘Tight Pants’ can be viewed below.

Century Media Records, one of the best-known independent heavy rock labels in the world, will be acquired for $17 million by Sony Music. Century Media's parent company, The Century Family, includes several other labels: Another Century (rock), InsideOut Music (progressive), People Like You (post-punk, alternative) and Superball (alternative, modern progressive).

Guitarist TONY MACALPINE has announced the postponement of his previously scheduled tours in Asia and Australia due to illness.

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, will release its debut album, ‘The Key’, on September 18 via Frontiers Records. The official video for the song ‘Burn’ is available below.

RAMMSTEIN will release the live album, ‘Rammstein In Amerika’, in 2DVD and 2Blu-ray packages on September 25, Island/UMe, pairing the incendiary sold-out show on November 12, 2010 Madison Square Garden, expertly filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary film.

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

SCORPIONS have partnered with Yahoo! for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fans can tune in at 9:10 p.m. ET (September 13, 3:10 a.m. CET). The live stream will be available on desktop at this location, or through the Yahoo! Screen app on mobile devices (iOS and Android) or connected devices (Apple TV, Roku, Xbox).

KING DIAMOND’s official 2015 video for the ‘Them’ song ‘Welcome Home’, can be viewed below.

METAL ALLEGIANCE – the all-star 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.

Sweden's Rock Coffee has released has released two new branded coffee brews featuring Canadian metal legends ANVIL: Anvil Ground Coffee and Anvil Espresso Beans. For more information on the ANVIL-branded coffee, visit

Sliptrick records announces the re-issue of HELLRAISER's 'Revenge Of The Phoenix'. The album reissue will be available online and in selected stores worldwide through Sliptrick Records from September the 1st Europe and October the 1st USA and ROW.

RITUAL KILLER have premiered a new track from their forthcoming album 'Exterminance', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 18th of September. It is available for streaming at this location.

The first teaser from the MORFINE MACHINE "We Are All Aliens" album, scheduled for an October 2015 release, is available below. MORFINE MACHINE is a new space rock metal band from the Netherlands. Formed by Patrick Harreman (USURPER,VOYAGE,MOON OF SORROW), later completed by Roderik Voshol and Martijn Horsten. The band is working on their debut album "We Are All Aliens". The album will be produced by Michel Moed.

DETHRONE will release its new album via Massacre Records!
Mattias Vestlund - Vocals
David Hartikainen - Guitar
Jonas Carlsson - Guitar
Kenni Öjebrant - Bass
Simon Lundh – Drums

MYON release a new music video from their fifth album "Vitalworks" entitled "Blood Mountain"

INNFIGHT, featuring former members of Virus, 7th Day Davidian and Liquid Horizon, will release their debut album, “Boulevard Of Pain“, on September 18 via Innfight Music/Cargo Records. A video teaser with songs snippets out of the new album can be viewed below.

ZEPHANIAH have released a promotional video for their recently completed long awaited upcoming new second album "Reforged".

AUTUMN will make sure that their appearance at this year’s FemME festival at Effenaar, Eindhoven on October 16th will go down in the books as one of their heaviest. Welcoming special guest Ronald Landa (of Delain pedigree) to the stage, the band will be adding an extra set of strings and vocal chords to the mix. In addition, bass duties for this show will be handled by old friend and former The Gathering bass player Marjolein Kooijman. To top things off, the setlist will feature some new material destined for the band’s sixth album.

ANATOMY OF I, the band featuring bassist Steve Di Giorgio(TESTAMENT, ex-DEATH) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren(SOILWORK, SCARVE), has released a video for 'In memoriam', an exclusive bonus track on their 2015 re-release through Punishment18 records.

SLAYER filmed a music video for the title track of their new ‘Repentless’ album. The clip will feature a guest appearance by actor Danny Trejo, the star of Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" film series and a frequent collaborator with the director. His previous films include "Desperado", "Con Air", the "Spy Kids" movies, and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas". On television, Trejo had memorable roles in "Breaking Bad" and "Sons Of Anarchy". SLAYER's eleventh studio album, ‘Repentless’, will be released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The album was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with Pantera, Deftones and Soundgarden.

ABBATH, the new band led by ex-Immortal frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), will release its debut album in January 2016 via Season Of Mist. Bass duties for ABBATH are being 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, has also joined ABBATH on drums.
Live additional guitar support is done by Per Valla (Vredehammer, ex-Elite).

SHINEDOWN's new album ‘Threat To Survival’ — the rock band's first new album in three years — arrives everywhere on September 18 via Atlantic. The song ‘State Of My Head’ can now be streamed here.

The new album from the classic-rock band THE LIZARDS, featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Cactus and Riot, will be released in September on Hyperspace Records in partnership with Carmine Appice's Rocker Records. Titled ‘Reptilicus Maximus’, the band's seventh album features guest appearances by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) and Vinnie Moore (UFO). THE LIZARDS are drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult), vocalist/keyboardist Mike DiMeo (Riot, Masterplan), bassist Randy Pratt (who also plays harp with Cactus) and guitarist Patrick Klein (who recorded and mixed the album).

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring Manowar and the Dictators guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (Cage), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzy Borden), and drummer Steve Bolognese (Into Eternity), will release its second album, ‘Hallowed Ground’, on October 2 via SMG.

‘Until The World Goes Cold’, the new video from TRIVIUM, can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘Silence In The Snow’, which will be released on October 2 via Roadrunner.

SATYRICON will revisit the album that raised them from underground heroes to bold contenders on the world stage… the timeless and towering ‘Nemesis Divina’. SATYRICON will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this album, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein they will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time.

New Era Productions and Hammerheart Records team up and decide to re-release the OCCULT “Studio Demo 1993” on LP and CD. Both releases will be very limited editions, and there will be live-recordings added (on side B) to “spice up this already cool release”. A february/march 2016 date is scheduled. Occult is the band formed by Sephiroth (Maurice Swinkels) after Bestial Summoning called it quits. After 5 blackened thrash metal albums the band decided to start afresh and became known as Legion Of The Damned.

DOG FASHION DISCO announce their return to UK shores, following the release of the first song taken from upcoming album Ad Nauseam, out October 02. Have a listen to the eponymous track at this location.

D.O.A. has a brand new album, Hard Rain Falling, out now on Sudden Death Records and iTunes, and a tour in the works. The first video from D.O.A.'s new album is Pipeline Fever

AMBUSH will release their new studio album titled Desecrator on October 30, via High Roller Records.

FEDERAL CHARM will release their new album, “Across The Divide“, on October 2 via Wire-Sound/Cargo Records.
“Across The Divide” track listing:
1. Master Plan
2. Guess What
3. No More
4. These Four Walls
5. Hercules
6. Give Me Something
7. Silhouette
8. God, Forsaken
9. Push
10. The Thrill
11. Walk Away (time & time again)

In the first quarter of 2016 the long sold out debut album "Strijd" from SAMMATH will be re-issued. Strijd delivers black metal in high-powered generous doses but also maintains its introspective side, creating the perfect melancholic warrior album for a dying world. The LP will be released on gold vinyl and is limited to 300 copies.

CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their new studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’, on October 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort will be available in following formats: CD, CD+DVD digibook (incl. bonus DVD and three bonustracks), 2-LP (black, clear, silver, yellow, picture), and digibook + canvas (Nuclear Blast mailorder edition), all available for pre-order at this location. The official lyric video for the title track is available below.