(31 mei 2016)

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Guns N' Roses bassist DUFF MC KAGAN’s new documentary, "It's So Easy And Other Lies: Live At The Moore", will begin a limited theatrical run in U.S. theaters starting May 26, according to The Pulse Of Radio. XLrator Media will present the film in 50 cities ahead of its arrival in Los Angeles on June 3. The film focuses on McKagan as he tells his life story in a live performance at Seattle's famed Moore Theatre in 2013. Featuring exclusive archival footage, this authorized documentary chronicles Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee McKagan's meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his remarkable life transformation. The film features interviews with many of the people who took this wild ride, including a constellation of rock stars that rose to fame alongside him, and the people who inspired him to overcome his addictions. "It's So Easy And Other Lies: Live At The Moore" was directed and produced by Christopher Duddy, produced by Daniel Zirilli and Steven G. Kaplan, and executive produced by Vision Films' Lise Romanoff, Gato Scatena, Jordan Rosner, Hans Stangl, Birgit Stein and Kati Thomson. Evan Saxon did the theatrical booking.

THE ANSWER have completed work on their new album, ‘Solas’, for an October 14 release. The CD was produced by Andy Bradfield and Avril Macintosh, who previously worked with THE ANSWER on their 2006 album ‘Rise’. ‘Solas’, which is the Gaelic (Irish language) word for "light," is also the title of the lead track on the new album.

Frontiers has announced that Toby Jepson (ex Little Angels) and his new band, WAYWARD SONS, have been signed to the label, and will commence work on a new album imminently. Expect the album in the first half of 2017.

STUCK MOJO's new album, ‘Here Come The Infidels’, will be released on June 24. The CD was once again produced by Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Killswitch Engage and Accept, among others.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will release their eleventh studio album, ‘The Getaway’, on June 17 via Warner Bros. Records. The CD's title track can now be streamed here:

A demo version of the new song ‘Be The Night’ from the reactivated THE OBSESSED, one of the early BLACK SABBATH-influenced doom metal bands on the American continent, can be streamed here. The track will appear on THE OBSESSED's forthcoming studio album, which will be recorded this summer and released in the fall via Relapse. Guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who has also played with Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand and Shrinebuilder, is joined in THE OBSESSED's current lineup by longtime partner Dave Sherman (Spirit Caravan, Earthride) and drummer Brian Constantino (a former THE OBSESSED drum tech).

The official video for ‘Starlight’, a brand new song from GONE IS GONE, the new project featuring Mastodon's Troy Sanders, At The Drive-In's Tony Hajjar, Queens Of The Stone AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The track is featured on GONE IS GONE's self-titled debut record that will be released on July 8 via their imprint label Black Dune Records in partnership with Rise Records/BMG.

'Monster', the new video from UNLOCKING THE TRUTH — the heavy metal band from Flatbush, Brooklyn made up of three African-American boys, guitarist/vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse, bassist Alec Atkins and drummer Jarad Dawkins — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming debut full-length album, ‘Chaos’, which will be released on June 17 via premier independent music distributor Tunecore. The set was produced by Johnny K (Megadeth, Pop Evil, Disturbed).

GHOST have completed work on a new EP for a fall release via Loma Vista. The effort, which consists primarily of covers, was helmed by English producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with Royal Blood and Killing Joke, among others.

Frédéric Leclercq, virtuoso bassplayer of London-based power metallers Dragonforce, and Joey Jordison, formerly of Slipknot and currently of Vimic, have revealed details of their collaboration on a new project, SINSAENUM. The end result is titled ‘Echoes Of The Tortured’ and was mixed in Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, where Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Devin Townsend) put the finishing touches to 21 tracks. For a taste of what to expect, check out the video for first track ‘Army Of Chaos’ below. ‘Echoes Of The Tortured’ will be released via earMUSIC on July 29.

FATES WARNING will release their much-anticipated 12th studio album, ‘Theories Of Flight’, on July 1 via InsideOut Music.

The official lyric video for ‘Generation Idiot’, a brand new song from NONPOINT, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, ‘The Poison Red’, due later in the year via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Uptown Recording Studio in Chicago with producer Rob Ruccia.

VIRUS will release their new album on Karisma Records on the 3rd of June. 'Memento Collider' was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo and includes a guest performance from Voivod's Dan Mongrain.

HELLYEAH will release its new album, ‘Unden!able’, on June 3 via Eleven Seven Music. The album will feature a cover version of Phil Collins’ ‘I Don't Care Anymore’. The track features late PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrel, who recorded the song together with his brother and former PANTERA/current HELLYEAH drummer, Vinnie Paul, years ago.

OZZY OSBOURNE will have a Midland Metro tram named after him in his native Birmingham, England.

‘The Concrete Confessional’, the new album from HATEBREED (which was released on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Records), debuted at No. 25 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 17.112 equivalent album units in the week ending May 19. The video for the song ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of Today’ is available below.

‘Trust No One’, the new album from DEVILDRIVER (which was released on May 13, 2016 via Napalm Records), entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 43 with first-week sales of just over 12.000 units – nearly all from pure album sales.

Discovery Channel has announced a new family-friendly series from some of today's recording artists, including AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler. Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), "Hello World!" is a six-part series taking a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today's most celebrated musicians. The series brings out the universal themes of the artists' music by using it as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild. "Hello World!" debuts Saturday, July 9 with two back-to-back episodes for three weeks.

THE DEAD DAISIES – the band feat. David Lowy (RED PHOENIX, MINK), John Corabi (MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE, DIO), Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and Brian Tichy (OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER) – will release its new studio album, ‘Make Some Noise’, on August 5 via Steamhammer/SPV.

CARNIFEX will release its new album, ‘Slow Death’, on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘Drown Me In Blood’, is available below.

MANOWAR has announced plans to embark on a "farewell" tour. "The Final Battle” will begin in Germany and takes all over the world to say goodbye to the fans. The dates are yet to be announced.

GOJIRA will release its new album, ‘Magma’, on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. The official video for the song ‘Stranded’ is available below.

PERIPHERY will release its new album, will release their new album, ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’, on July 22 via Sumerian Records. The song ‘The Price Is Wrong’, can be streamed below.

DESPISED ICON will release its new album, ‘Beast’, on July 22. The official video for the title track is available below.

MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann will release their new DENNER / SHERMANN album, ‘Masters Of Evil’, on June 24 via Metal Blade Records.

POP EVIL have recruited drummer Hayley Cramer (ex-MCQUEEN) to replace Josh "Chachi" Marunde, who left the group last month.

STITCHED UP HEART will release its debut album, ‘Never Alone’, on June 17 via Another Century.

PARADOX will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the release of the new studio album, ‘Pangea’, which will be released on June 3 via AFM Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘Ballot Or Bullet’ can be seen below.

THE OBSESSED has reformed and is working on a new studio album for a tentative fall release via Relapse Records.

GONE IS GONE – the new project feat. MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin – plans to debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. The official video for the song ‘Starlight’ is available below.

DORO will release her brand-new 2Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal", on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. To give her fans another taster of what is to expect from this release, the live clip for 'Bad Blood' (feat. LORDI - Rock Night) has been revealed today. Check it out below. Pre-order "Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" now at the Nuclear Blast webshop

TNT announces that vocalist TONY HARNELL and guitarist Ronni Le Tekro will start writing new material together for the first time in over 10 years and that the Norwegian/American band plans to enter the studio to start recording new music this summer. The new lineup will be announced soon.

ROBERT PLANT has pulled out of the UK Meltdown Festival because he has to appear in court. Plant has to give evidence before a jury at the Central District California Court in a case of copyright infringement. As previously reported, Led Zeppelin has been accused of lifting part of their classic "Stairway To Heaven" from another song. A judge has ruled that the 1971 song had substantial similarities to the 1967 instrumental track "Taurus" by psychedelic rockers Spirit.

Listen to Nick Menza's final interview, streaming below. Menza passed away after he collapsed during the third song in the set of his band OHM, also featuring another ex-Megadeth member, Chris Poland.

Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has released a new episode of THE ROTH SHOW, entitled I'm In. Listen to this hilareous episode below:

A video for "When The Wild Wind Blows" from NYLON MAIDEN's upcoming double CD, Preserved In Time, can be seen below. Nylon Maiden is headed up by Dutch classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen - known for his acoustic renditions of some of metal's greatest songs and arrangements of Iron Maiden tracks.

BRIAN JOHNSON spoke with 'In the Driver's Seat' about the hearing loss that derailed his performance career earlier this year, after he was ordered by doctors to stop touring or risk deafness. Says Brian: "What people don't understand is, it is what it is. It's like a young sports player getting an injury. I feel sorry for them - 24 or 25 and they have an injury and it ends their career and it's an awful thing. But I'm lucky, I'm 68... I'm 69 later this year, and I've had a pretty good run. I've been in one of the best bands in the world. (The doctor) didn't tell me I had cancer or something terminal. And I had so many good times with the boys and I've had such a lucky and great life, and I'm just thankful, really, that I came out of it in one piece."

Black Sabbath bassist GEEZER BUTLER is listing his gated Beverly Hills estate for $3.22 million according to The Hollywood Reporter. The home is a five bedroom, five bathroom contemporary Mediterranean, on little more than half an acre in Beverly Hills. The house also has a large master suite complete with a fireplace, sitting area, his and hers closets and balcony. There is also a large saltwater pool located in the backyard plus an outdoor dining area. Check out photos at

FOGHAT release their new album Under The Influence on June 24th.

EARTH SHIP have teamed up with HIGH FIGHTER and MAMMOTH STORM for an album release summer tour, kicking off in July!
22.07.: Kiel, DE - Kieler Schaubude
23.07.: Naaldwijk / Den Haag, NL - De Flatertheek
24.07.: Le Havre, FR - Mac Daid's
25.07.: Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur
26.07.: Köln, DE - Underground
27.07.: Weinheim, DE - Cafe Central
28.07.: Berlin, DE - Badehaus Szimpla
29.07.: Erfurt, DE - From Hell
30.07.: Hamburg, DE - Fundbureau
Reformed 80s hard rock/heavy metal legends Q5 will release their third album, entitled New World Order, on July 8th. You can pre-order the album now via or iTunes. Watch the new video for "The Right Way" below:

ZODIAC will release their new album, Grain Of Soul, on July 29th via Napalm Records. Watch the new lyric video for the album's lead track, "Rebirth By Fire", below.

Guitar legend PAUL GILBERT will release his new record, I Can Destroy, on May 27th via earMUSIC on CD Jewel and digital.

SHINING will be hitting the streets of Europe with the Los Angeles progressive metal band Intronaut and the up-and-coming unclassifiable Spanish group Obsidian Kingdom in September.
2016-09-06 - John Dee, Oslo, NO
2016-09-08 - Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
2016-09-09 - Logo, Hamburg, DE
2016-09-10 - Cassiopeia, Berlin, DE
2016-09-11 - B90, Gdansk, PL
2016-09-12 - Minoga, Poznan, PL
2016-09-13 - Futurum, Prague, CZ
2016-09-14 - Strom, Munich, DE
2016-09-15 - Szene, Vienna, AU
2016-09-17 - Lo-Fi, Milan, IT
2016-09-18 - Init, Rome, IT
2016-09-19 - Freakout Club, Bologna, IT
2016-09-20 - Werk 21, Zurich, CH
2016-09-21 - Les Docks, Lausanne, CH
2016-09-24 - VK, Brussels, BE
2016-09-25 - The Dome, London, UK
2016-09-27 - Patronaat, Haarlem, NL
2016-09-28 - Paard van Troje, Den Haag, NL
2016-09-29 - Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, NL
2016-09-30 - Euroblast Festival, Essigfabrik, Cologne, DE

English writer Sarah Tipper who we got to know through the funny book The Very Metal Diary Of Cleö Howard, has published a new book. Till the end of May the kindle edition of ‘The Nearly New Millennium Diary Of Cleo Howard 1999’ will be available for free.

Argento Records confirms the label's next official release, with a newly recorded album by Dutch black metal act VERWOED, titled ‘Bodemloos’, marking the outfit's first recordings since converting from the moniker, Woudloper.
‘Bodemloos’ Track Listing:
1. Bodemloos
2. Een Leven Aan De Oppervlakte
3. Leegte

Members of Deftones, Wolf Alice, Monolord And Others Join The Orange AmpilicationRoster.

CENTINEX have revealed a new song from their upcoming album "Doomsday Rituals", which drops on July 8th via Agonia Records. The new song is titled "Sentenced to Suffer" and it has been made available in the form of lyric video. Watch is exclusively via Terrorizer Magazine.

A piece of Black Metal history has been lying dormant for over two decades, deep in the shadowy abyss of dust-ridden, musty vaults. The authors of this forbidden rite decided the world was not quite ready for its offering in 1995, and thus locked it away from the light. But the years passed, and gradually it's power grew too strong. Freed from its vault by genre-defining creators CRADLE OF FILTH and the recently resurrected extreme music label CACOPHONOUS, the two have joined forces to finally unshackle the unreleased sophomore album DUSK AND HER EMBRACE… THE ORIGINAL SIN as a CD and digital album on 8th July. A vinyl LP version will be available later this year.

NECRONAUTICAL‏ is the latest addition to the roster of Cacophonous Records.

SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. »The Last Tour« is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT. Find all dates with ACCEPT below.
07.01. D Oberhausen - König Pilsener Arena
08.01. B Antwerp - Lotto Arena
10.01. IRL Dublin - Vicar Street
11.01. UK Glasgow - o2 Academy
13.01. UK Manchester - o2 Apollo
14.01. UK London - o2 Brixton Academy
28.01. D Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
29.01. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
31.01. D Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
01.02. D Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
04.02. D Bamberg - Brose Arena
05.02. D München - Zenith
15.03. D Berlin - Columbiahalle
More dates to be announced soon...!

Algerian death metal trio LELAHELL launched a crowdfunding campaign for their second album titled Alif. Check out the Indiegogo campaign here.

DEATH ANGEL released its new album, ‘The Evil Divide’, on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘Lost’ is available below.