(24 november 2015)

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Relapse Records will release the first-ever fully authorized DEATH tab book, featuring 21 classic songs tabbed out for guitar from the band's entire discography. The book, which includes traditional notation as well as tablature, also comes with a digital download of all tracks. It will be made available this Christmas. Pre-orders are available at
Featured tracks:
01. Zombie Ritual (from the album "Scream Bloody Gore")
02. Denial Of Life (from the album "Scream Bloody Gore")
03. Mutilation (from the album "Scream Bloody Gore")
04. Pull The Plug (from the album "Leprosy")
05. Leprosy (from the album "Leprosy")
06. Left To Die (from the album "Leprosy")
07. Spiritual Healing (from the album "Spiritual Healing")
08. Living Monstrosity (from the album "Spiritual Healing")
09. Within The Mind (from the album "Human")
10. Lack Of Comprehension (from the album "Human")
11. Suicide Machine (from the album "Human")
12. Together As One (from the album "Human")
13. The Philosopher (from the album "Individual Thought Patterns")
14. Overactive Imagination (from the album "Individual Thought Patterns")
15. In Human Form (from the album "Individual Thought Patterns")
16. Perennial Quest (from the album "Symbolic")
17. Zero Tolerance (from the album "Symbolic")
18. Crystal Mountain (from the album "Symbolic")
19. Spirit Crusher (from the album "The Sound of Perseverance")
20. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow (from the album "The Sound of Perseverance")
21. Story To Tell (from the album "The Sound of Perseverance")
In 2016 the album ‘Individual Thought Patterns’ will be brought to Europe with the live band DEATH DTA. The DEATH DTA line-up will consist of Steve DiGiorgio (DEATH, TESTAMENT, SADUS), Gene Hoglan (DEATH, TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL), Bobby Koelble (DEATH) and Max Phelps (EXIST), who have joined forces to resurrect those iconic songs, along with many more milestones from DEATH's legendary history.
DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner died on December 13, 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor.

MusikMesse Frankfurt is offering a discount up to 30 percent for those who pre-order their tickets now. The trade show this year sees a shift towards a more public-orientated fair, bringing together the most important musical brands in the world. Tickets can be bought already at this location. Be prepared to get face to face with some interesting stars, as last year we ran into Tony Iommi, Alexi Laiho, Dimmu Borgir and many more.

Just sixteen, a pick-up truck. Out of money, out of luck!”, STONE SOUR will release its next covers EP, ‘Straight Outta Burbank’, later this month as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort will include cover versions of songs by BAD BRAINS, THE ROLLING STONES, SLAYER, MÖTLEY CRÜE and IRON MAIDEN. The effort will be available as a limited edition vinyl (5.000 copies) on November 27. For more information, visit

A Drummer’s Perspective is an amazing array of live action photographs taken by David Phillips. It features a huge helping of drumming legends including Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers, Mike Portnoy, Nick Mason, Alex Acuña, Dave Weckl, Josh Freese, Chad Smith, Joey Castillo, and Thomas Lang. David Phillips, author of A Drummer’s Perspective, would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas by offering a staggering 50% off his book. This special seasonal offer is available only through David Phillips’ website until the 30th November 2015 using the PROMOTION CODE rp889.

Former CALIFORNIA BREED guitarist ANDREW WATT has just released his debut solo EP, ‘Ghost In My Head’, digitally via John Varvatos Records/Republic Records. The official video for the first single and title track is available below.

ABBATH – the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath), self-titled debut album will be released on January 22, 2016 via Season Of Mist.

RITCHIE BLACKMORE will perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE material at what will probably be four shows next year in Europe. The U.K. concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. Two concerts in Germany will take place at the Monsters Of Rock festival on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Freilichtbühne in Loreley and on June 18, 2016 at Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

PRIMAL FEAR will release its new album, ‘Rulebreaker’ on January 29, 2016 via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in CD, deluxe CD/DVD and — in collaboration with Soulfood Music in Germany — on vinyl and a special super-limited vinyl edition featuring an eagle head on the vinyl. The video for the song is available below.

Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and QUEENSRYCHE vocalist David VanLanding was killed in a car accident on Tuesday morning, November 17 in Clearwater, Florida.

VISION OF DISORDER will release its new album, ‘Razed To The Ground’, on November 13 via Candlelight Records. The album’s title track can be streamed at this location.

GWAR has announced a special show for New Year's Eve, "Midnight In The GWARden Of New Year's Evil", will take place on December 31 at the National in GWAR's hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

DEVILDRIVER will release their new studio album, ‘Trust No One’, on May 13, 2016 via Napalm Records.

Life has been good for MEGADETH singer Dave Mustaine. So good in fact, he boasts it, publishing a video of himself driving around in his in his Aston Martin Vanquish. He also owns a Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes CLS500 and a Range Rover. Mustaine claims to have been a car mechanic before his METALLICA era. Watch him cruising and eating, if you can stand the sight:

And this is why Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover left MEGADETH a year ago:

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have decided to "postpone" their November 24 concert at the Olympia in Paris, France. For reasons thee are well-known, justified or not.

DARK FUNERAL will enter the studio in early 2016 to begin recording their new album, to be released via Century Media.

According to Jay Gorania of, former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo is singing and writing material for a new death metal project called METRATON NGANGA. The group, whose line-up also includes drummer José Manuel Gonzalez (SUPERJOINT, WARBEAST, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), possesses a sound that is described by Gorania as "mysterious" and "dark," and "not far removed from the spirit of old IMMOLATION and INCANTATION, or even Mexico's SHUB NIGGURATH." The writer, who heard a few of the METRATON NGANGA tracks while hanging out with Anselmo at the first show of SUPERJOINT's recently completed tour, adds: "It's thunderous, yet it has a distant, detached dream-like quality."

Sanford Police Department Chief Cecil E. Smith says that former Sanford, Florida, police officer Andrew Ricks had violated other policies in addition to singing "Let the killing begin" at a death metal concert last week. Ricks had already submitted a letter of resignation on October 30, but was relieved of his duties this past Wednesday morning (November 18), two days before the pending separation date. There is absolutely no concern with us with anyone listening to heavy metal," Smith told The Daily Beast. "That's your prerogative and your choice of music that you want to listen to." After a video of Ricks's appearance with VITAL REMAINS was sent to Smith on Tuesday, Smith notified the Professional Standard Section and removed Ricks's authority to perform his law enforcement duties. Early Wednesday morning, he and his command staff arrived at the decision to essentially move the date of Ricks's resignation up by two days.

The Orchard, an independent music, film and video distribution company, today announced its acquisition of rock/metal label SHRAPNEL REORDS' historic catalogue. Spanning 35 years and representing many groundbreaking artists, SHRAPNEL RECORDS has maintained a pivotal role at the frontlines of metal history since its launch in 1980 by producer Mike Varney as the first dedicated metal label, predating successors Metal Blade and Megaforce and bringing renowned guitarists including Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker and Marty Friedman to worldwide attention.
DROWNING POOL will release their new album, ‘Hellelujuah’, on February 5 via eOne Music. The first single from ‘Hellelujuah’, a song called ‘By The Blood’, is available for streaming using this SoundCloud widget.

RICH ROBINSON, the former BLACK CROWES guitarist/founding member, has inked a deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment. The label will release not only his new solo album in 2016, but several newly re-imagined reissues of Robinson's back catalogue.

ENTOMBED (A.D.) ENTOMBED A.D. will release their second album, ‘Dead Dawn’, on February 26, 2016 via Century Media. A single will precede the full-length effort in mid-December. ENTOMBED A.D. will embark on a European tour in January with Behemoth, Abbath and Inquisition. The trek will kick off on January 29 in Copenhagen, Denmark and will wrap on February 14 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, ‘Into The Legend’, on January 15, 2016 via AFM Records. The official video for the ‘Into The Legend’, title track can be seen below

It has been five years since the release of OBSCURA's ‘Omnivium’ album. Now the progressive metal band returns with ‘Akróasis’ (Greek for "hearing" or "listening"), drawing on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound. The official video for the ‘Akróasis’ title track can be seen below. ‘Akróasis’ will be released February 5, 2016 via Relapse Records.

KORODED have decided to quit and continue as THE LEGION:GHOST‏.

CHILDREN OF BODOM and their label mates SYLOSIS will continue their European tour, after LAMB OF GOD have cancelled all of their remaining dates.
COB commented:
Lamb of God have chosen to leave the tour due to security concerns in Europe. Our team has been working very hard to make all of the remaining shows happen. We want to continue on the road and play the rest of the tour. Unfortunately the promoter has decided to move forward and cancel tonight's show in Oberhausen, Germany, and the additional shows in Germany.”
Both bands will be playing the following dates of the tour and are working on adding more:
24 Nov - Milan- Alcatraz
26 Nov- TBD
29 Nov - Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
30 Nov – Tilburg – 013 (only Dutch show)
01 Dec - Copenhagen- Amager Bio
03 Dec - Helsinki- Old Ice Hall
05 Dec - Stockholm – Klubben
06 Dec - Oslo – Rockefeller Music Hall
09 Dec - Tampere- Tähtiareena
10 Dec - Seinajoki- Rytmikorjaamo
11 Dec - Jyvaskyla- PAVILJONKI
12 Dec - Oulu- SuperPark Areena

Female fronted quintet SIN7SINS launched their crowdfunding campaign on 19 November 2015. The goal of this Campaign is to release the successor to their successful album “Purgatory Princess” (2014) mid-2016. The band already has three studio albums to their name. Besides a new album, the fans will also be treated to the opportunity to get their hands on loads of other goodies with the campaign. Next to the usual cd’s, t-shirts and downloads there will be exclusive things up for grabs, such as some unique stage props, a rare promo CD, or acoustic shows. The campaign runs until the beginning of January 2016 and can be found

HATEBREED have been confirmed to headline the IMPERICON FESTIVALS tour in April/May 2016. Most cities (except for London and Manchester) will also see fellow label mates BURY TOMORROW take the stage.
HATEBREED, HATEBREED have been confirmed to headline the IMPERICON FESTIVALS tour in April/May 2016. Most cities (except for London and Manchester) will also see metalcore saviors and fellow label mates BURY TOMORROW take the stage.
22.04. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
23.04. D Leipzig - Agra
01.05. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
02.05. UK Manchester - Academy (without BURY TOMORROW)
03.05. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town (without BURY TOMORROW)
04.05. F Paris - Les Docks de Paris
05.05. CH Zürich - X-Tra
06.05. AT Wien - Arena
07.05. D München - Zenith
+ more
22.04. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
23.04. D Leipzig - Agra
01.05. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
02.05. UK Manchester - Academy (without BURY TOMORROW)
03.05. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town (without BURY TOMORROW)
04.05. F Paris - Les Docks de Paris
05.05. CH Zürich - X-Tra
06.05. AT Wien - Arena
07.05. D München – Zenith

PRIDE & JOY MUSIC announce the signing of the VIVALDI METAL PROJECT. The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is an all-star metal project conceived and created by keyboardist, arranger, composer and producer maestro Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, etc.) together with bassist, composer and co-producer Alberto Rigoni. The recordings will soon be completed and the release is planned for late May 2016. More news on this will follow.

IGNEA from Ukraine have release their first ever video with a full symphonic orchestra. Check it out here:

AXEL RUDI PELL confirms the European Tour for the new album "Game Of Sins". Besides countries like Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland and the Czech Republic it will be the first time that he will play in Italy.
The confirmed dates are:
Part 1
01.04.16 D-Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
02.04.16 D-Karlsruhe - Substage
03.04.16 D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
05.04.16 D-Munich - Backstage
06.04.16 D-Berlin - Huxleys
08.04.16 D-Osnabrück - Hyde Park
09.04.16 B-Vosselaar - Biebob
10.04.16 NL-Zwolle - Hedon
12.04.16 D-Cologne - Live Music Hall
13.04.16 D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
15.04.16 D-Erfurt - Stadtgarten
16.04.16 CH-Pratteln - Z7
17.04.16 CH-Pratteln - Z7
30.07.16 D-Pyras - Pyraser Classic Rock Night
04.-06.08.16 D-Wacken - Wacken Open Air (sold out)
Part 2
02.09.16 D-Bremen - Aladin
03.09.16 NL-Weert - De Bosuil
04.09.16 D-Bochum - Zeltfestival Ruhr
06.09.16 D-Saarbrücken - Garage
07.09.16 D-Hannover - Capitol
09.09.16 D-Leipzig - Hellraiser
10.09.16 CZ-Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
11.09.16 A-Vienna - SiMM City
13.09.16 D-Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.09.16 D-Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
16.09.16 D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
17.09.16 I-Novara - Phenomenon
18.09.16 A-Wörgl - Komma
"Game Of Sins" will be released January 15th 2016 (USA January 22nd) through SPV/Steamhammer.

CROBOT have released another of their trippy visualisers for the track 'Queen Of The Light'. The track features on the special edition version of their latest album, entitled »Something Supernatural - Full Moon Edition«. Check out the video here:

Jason How, Rotosound CEO, announces the launch of a new Facebook page dedicated to bringing likeminded British musical instrument manufacturers and brands together. The idea of the Facebook page is to provide a place where help and support can be sought, where ideas can be shared, concerns voiced and business opportunities explored. The page aims to raise awareness of UK manufacturing traditions, heritage and its skilled craftsmen. Social media is changing the way business gets done, this page offers an outlet for British manufacturers of musical instruments to get together and support each other. the Facebook page

ELIZIUM will soon release their third studio album titled 'Elysium'. Prior to the release a video clip has been released of the title song of the album, starring Mishael Lopes Cardozo, the Dutch actor and swordfighter who played in the hit series Game of Thrones. Elysium will be released on December the 11th by German label STF Records. The video can be watched below

February 19th will see the release of the debut album from LAST IN LINE, entitled Heavy Crown. Formed by three original members of Dio including Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell (guitar), Vinny Appice (drums) and Jimmy Bain (bass) and named after Dio's 1984 studio album, The Last In Line, the band are on a mission to bring classic hard rock to fans who can't get enough of the real thing. The album will be released on CD, CD/DVD (including a bonus track) and digital formats. Pre-order the album here. The official music video for the first single, "Devil In Me", is streaming below:

ANVIL will release their new album, Anvil Is Anvil, on February 26th worldwide (excluding Japan) via SPV/Steamhammer.

Metal Blade will reissue KING DIAMOND's The Spider's Lullabye on vinyl and CD with exclusive and rare bonus footage on November 27. The CD will be released as a double-Digi-CD featuring a bonus-CD that includes the rare and previously unreleased demos for the album. The LP comes as a double gatefold vinyl including all the bonus tracks as well.

HALESTORM have released a music video for "I Am The Fire", the third single from their third album, Into The Wild Life, released back in April via Atlantic Records. Check out the new clip below:

THE SLAYERKING reveal the "She is My Lazarus" lyric video.

MARTYR has signed an exclusive deal with Into The LimeLight Records for their new album in combination with a worldwide promotion and publishing deal with Pure Steel Promotion and a worldwide distribution deal with Soulfood Music Distribution. As icing on the cake MARTYR has also signed an exclusive management deal with Agentur EAM. The new album is ready The album includes guest appearances from:
Gert Nijboer (Highway Chile)
Nick Holleman (Vicious Rumors, Powerized, Methusalem)
Marloes Voskuil (Izegrim)
John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis)
Andreas van Lipinski (Wolfen)

THERION is set to kick-off a European headline tour in January 2016. On this run the band will be playing a very special, best of set list.Support will come from occult rockers LUCIFERIAN LIGHT ORCHESTRA, Mongolian nomadic metallers EGO FALL and last but not least from Russian symphonic metal force IMPERIAL AGE.
The dates are as follows:
08.01. NL Rotterdam - Maassilo
09.01. NL Enschede - Atak
10.01. B Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.01. F Metz - BAM
13.01. UK London - o2 Academy Islington
14.01. UK Glasgow - Classic Grand
15.01. IRL Dublin - Academy
16.01. UK Manchester - Academy
18.01. F Paris - Trabendo
19.01. I Brescia - Circulo Circus
20.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
21.01. A Innsbruck - Weekender Club
22.01. H Budapest - Barba Negra Club
23.01. A Vienna - Szene
24.01. CZ Ostrava - Klub Alpha
26.01. D München - Backstage
27.01. CZ Praha - Futurum
28.01. PL Warsaw - Progresja
29.01. PL Krakow - Kwadrat
30.01. PL Gdansk - B90
More info:

Season of Mist announce the signing of SINISTRO. The female fronted Portuguese ambient doom rockers will release their next full-length on the label in 2016.

No less than 77 names are announced all at once for MetalDays 2016. Those include, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR, ATH THE GATES, TESTAMENT, DELAIN, MARDUK and many more.

FLAW has just inked a worldwide deal with Pavement Entertainment. The band is currently in the studio finishing up the yet to be titled new LP due for an April 2016 release.

Cult of Luna, G.I.S.M, Repulsion, Bang, and more names have been added to the Roadburn 2016 line up‏. Roadburn Festival takes place at the recently upgraded, state of the art 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands, between 14 - 17 April 2016. The line up this year includes Neurosis (30th anniversary), Paradise Lost (performing Gothic in full), curation by Lee Dorrian, Amenra, The Skull, La Muerte, Of The Wand And The Moon, and Green Carnation.

NECROSAVANT signed a deal with Kolony Records. NECROSAVANT’s debut album 'Aniara MMXIV', a 45-minute epos based on the 1956’s epic sci-fi poem 'Aniara: A Review of Man in Time and Space’ (original title: 'Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum’) by Harry Martinson, will be released at the beginning of 2016.

ANTHRAX will release new album,”For All Kings”, on February 26, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

Memorial Records announce the addition of ASEPTIC WHITE AGE to his roster. The band will release their debut album “Reminiscence” on December 18th.

LAMB OF GOD have responded to the whys of the European tour cancellation, leading to a stir of backlash on social media towards the band: "Due to concerns brought to our attention by the venue security team yesterday in Tilburg - and continued general concerns across Europe - we have decided against putting our fans, our crew and ourselves in this position night after night and will be cancelling the remainder of our performances in Europe. This is a decision we are making on behalf of the fans, our crew, and our band, as well as the well-being of everyone's family, friends and loved ones at home. Stay safe, and we will see you very soon.”

One of the crew members for the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL was killed in the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. NICK ALEXANDER, 36, of Colchester, England, was working the merchandise table when the group performed at the Bataclan. The band was in the middle of its set when gunmen entered through several entrances and killed 80 people. "Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend - generous, funny and fiercely loyal," his family said in a statement. "Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world." The band members all made it out of the theatre safely by escaping out a backstage door. Nick Alexander had also worked with Alice In Chains who posted on Facebook: "Nick was a great guy and a true professional. It was an honor and pleasure to work with him."