(16 september 2014)

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LORDS OF METAL Premieres the new AXEGRESSOR Video 'COMMAND TO LAST'. Finnish thrash mongers AXEGRESSOR are having their video for the song 'Command To Last' exclusively streamed via LORDS OF METAL. Johnny Nuclear Winter comments: "This is the first ever music video Axegressor has done. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did sweating to shoot it! Special thanks to Anssi the director, thrash veteran Nikki and other friends who participated in this project." 'Command To Last' comes from the band's recent album 'Last' which can be oredered here. For more information check the bands's facebook page or the Listenable Records facebook page.

It is video premiere time again. Underneath you can watch the song “Hayati”, taken from ARKAN’s third full-length album “Sofia”. More info is available on Arkan's Facebook and the Season Of Mist Facebook page.

METALLICA are going to release 27 live albums on CD.
"We've been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we've done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening... sometimes even hours! Over the years we've been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the 'old-school' compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we're going to make that happen! Starting today through the end of this year, every show that we've played in 2014 will be released on CD! We are gonna roll out three shows at a time on Mondays. Let us know what you think and look for many more releases and some cool box sets in the New Year!"
METALLICA played the following shows in 2014:
March 16 - Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia
March 18 - Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador
March 20 - Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru
March 22 - Estadio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 24 - Jockey Club, Asuncion, Paraguay
March 27 - Estadio Monumental, Santiago, Chile
March 29 - Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 30 - Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 12 - MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
May 28 - Sonisphere at Hietaniemi Beach, Helsinki, Finland
May 30 - Gardet Royal Park, Stockholm, Sweden
June 01 - Sonisphere at Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway
June 03 - State Prison Open Air, Horsens, Denmark
June 04 - Sonisphere at Imtech Arena, Hamburg, Germany
June 06 - Rock Im Park at Zeppelinfeld, Nurnberg, Germany
June 08 - Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
June 09 - Pinkpop Festival at Megaland, Landgraaf, Netherlands
June 28 - Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Great Britain
July 01 - Rock in Rome Sonisphere at Ippodromo Cappannelle, Rome, Italy
July 03 - Rock Werchter at Werchterpark, Werchter, Belgium
July 04 - Sonisphere at St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
July 06 - Sonisphere at Knebworth House, Stevenage, Great Britain
July 08 - Aerodrome Festival at Incheba Open Air, Prague, Czech Republic
July 09 - Krieau Rocks at Krieau Open Air, Vienna, Austria
July 11 - Sonisphere at National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
July 13 - ITU Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
Aug. 09 - Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec

Here's the premiere of the new clip for the song “Malicious Code” taken from the new Menace album “Impact Velocity”. More info can be found on the official Menace Facebook page and at Season Of Mist.

EXODUS will release their tenth studio album, "Blood In Blood Out" via Nuclear Blast, featuring a guest guitar solo by original EXODUS & current METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza. Crafting an industrial sound bed on the intro to the album opener "Black 13" is electronic music producer Dan the Automator (GORILLAZ, MIKE PATTON, DELTRON 3030). Original EXODUS guitarist Kirk Hammett, who has been a member of METALLICA for the past 31 years, contributed a solo to "Salt The Wound", which can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "This was actually the first time Kirk got to play on an official EXODUS release," states guitarist Gary Holt (also of Slayer nowadays). "He did the early demo, and then joined METALLICA and didn't do anything with us after that. So he was totally gung-ho about it. He came down and ripped out a bunch of takes and we picked the best one and then had a barbecue and drank beer."
"Blood In Blood Out" track listing:
01. Black 13 (featuring Dan the Automator)
02. Blood In Blood Out
03. Collateral Damage
04. Salt The Wound (featuring Kirk Hammett)
05. Body Harvest
06. BTK (featuring Chuck Billy)
07. Wrapped In The Arms Of Rage
08. My Last Nerve
09. Numb
10. Honor Killings
11. Food For The Worms
Bonus DVD includes:
* "Blood Upon The Goat" making-of footage
* Behind-the-scenes tour footage
* Footage from Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEVIL After-Party at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con

Check out "Suicide Penguin," the premiere track from the debut album of Dutch prog/metal newcomers Schizoid Lloyd, entitled "The Last Note in God's Magnum Opus" - featuring loads of musical allusions to Queen, Leprous, Mr. Bungle, and Frank Zappa. Pre-order can be done here, more info can be found on the band's Facebook and Blood Music's Facebook.

B.C. Rich created a collection of seven and eight string extended range electric guitars. All seven string guitars have a 25.5” scale length and the eight string models feature a 27” scale length for comfort and performance. All six models are now available worldwide in iconic Warlock, V and Villain body shapes. The Warlock Lucky 7 and Lucky 8 feature a mahogany body and bolt on neck with a 12” radius, rosewood fretboard, jumbo frets and an inline pointed headstock. Each guitar is finished with a high gloss black on the body and a fast black satin on the neck. A single ply, white binding around the fretboard completes the aesthetics. Two volume controls along with a master tone knob and 3-way toggle switch control the pair of Duncan Designed Blackout pickups, accented with black hardware and a fixed bridge.

In the wake of lead singer Jimi Jamison's sudden death on August 31, SURVIVOR has cancelled the September and October dates of its fall 2014 tour.

ANTHRAX released "Chile On Hell", a live-in-concert DVD, on September 16. "Chile On Hell" was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013 and features ANTHRAX performing an extended set that featured songs from the band's entire catalogue. "Chile On Hell" is available on DVD and Blu-ray. It was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98. The "A Skeleton In The Closet" performance clip from "Chile On Hell" can be seen below.

PRIMAL FEAR have recruited Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester (HANGAR, ANGRA) to replace Randy Black, who left the group last month.

The official lyric video for the song "September" from SWEET/LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — can be seen below. The track, a tribute to the victims of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, will be included on SWEET/LYNCH's debut album, which will be released in early 2015 via Frontiers.

LED ZEPPELIN has hired Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Justin Timberlake's former boy band *NSYNC, to defend ZEPPELIN against a copyright infringement claim by a lawyer for the defunct 1960s group SPIRIT. The trust of the late SPIRIT guitarist Randy California filed a complaint on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania arguing that the opening notes of LED ZEPPELIN's iconic song "Stairway To Heaven" are too similar to a few notes from SPIRIT's 1968 song "Taurus". "The idea behind this is to make sure that [deceased SPIRIT guitarist] Randy California is given a writing credit on 'Stairway To Heaven'. It's been a long time coming," SPIRIT attorney Francis Malofiy told BloombergBusinessweek. Lawyers for LED ZEPPELIN and the band's record company, Warner Music, have until September 22 to respond to the suit. LED ZEPPELIN and SPIRIT reportedly shared the bill at four concerts in 1968 and 1969.

A newly released clip from the thriller "Mall", directed by LINKIN PARK bandmember Joe Hahn, can be seen below. Earlier this summer, Paragon Pictures, led by Evan Crooke, picked up the North American rights to "Mall". As the theatrical distribution division of Osiris Entertainment, Paragon Pictures is planning to release "Mall" on October 17.

UNEARTH will release their sixth album, "Watchers Of Rule", on October 28 via via eOne Music in North America and Century Media in Europe. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance on bass by LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton, was mixed by Mark Lewis, who has previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL and DEVILDRIVER, among others.
"Watchers Of Rule" track listing:
01. Intro
02. The Swarm
03. Lifetime In Ruins
04. Guards Of Contagion
05. From The Tombs Of Five Below
06. Never Cease
07. Trail To Fire
08. To The Ground
09. Burial Lines
10. Birth Of A Legion
11. Watchers Of Rule

"The Monster In Me", brand new song from MR. BIG, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "…The Stories We Could Tell", which will be released on September 30 in North America via Frontiers Music Srl. The band's original lineup — comprised of Eric Martin on vocals, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums — got together this past June to begin recording and laid down the 13 new tracks in just a month. "...The Stories We Could Tell" track listing:
01. Gotta Love The Ride
02. I Forget To Breathe
03. Fragile
04. Satisfied
05. The Man Who Has Everything
06. The Monster In Me
07. What If We Were New?
08. East/West
09. The Light Of Day
10. Just Let Your Heart Decide
11. It’s Always About That Girl
12. Cinderella Smile
13. The Stories We Could Tell
14. Addicted To That Rush (live; exclusive bonus track)

Katherine Ludwig, former editor of the long-running heavy metal magazine Metal Maniacs, is battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which has spread in pockets throughout her body. A Facebook page has been launched to "relieve some of the burden to ease costs that go along with all of the guts and glory that go along with chemo, and cancer, and everything and everything that will help as as she helped all of you," reads a note from organizer Alicia Morgan, who worked as Ludwig's assistant and was editor for several issues of the magazine.

"Riding High", the new video from Swedish hard rockers BULLET, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Storm Of Blades", which was released on September 5 in Europe and Sepember 9 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The band's fifth longplayer marks the first recording to feature BULLET's new guitar player Alexander Lyrbo, who replaced Erik Almström in 2012.

SYMPHONY X have started recording their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2015 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

SATAN will release a live album in October to celebrate their live debut appearances earlier this year on the North American soil in support of their latest and very successful album "Life Sentence", released on Listenable in April 2013. This live recording is the testimony of a disturbing fact: SATAN played the U.S. 6 shows in 6 days in 6 states during this tour from which this live recording comes from. Titled "Trail Of Fire - Live In North America", this live album will contain the following tracks recorded in various places during the tour:
01. Intro / Trial By Fire
02. Blades Of Steel
03. Time To Die
04. Twenty Twenty-Five
05. Break Free
06. No Turning Back
07. The Ritual
08. Siege Mentality
09. Oppression
10. Incantations
11. Testimony
12. Alone In The Dock
13. Heads Will Roll
14. Cenotaph
15. Kiss Of Death

An "audio visualizer" video for "Sick Like Me", the new single from IN THIS MOMENT, can be seen below. The song, which is now available via iTunes, is taken from the band's fifth album, "Black Widow", which will be released on November 18.

AMORPHIS has just announced to be hitting the road in late December in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their legendary 1994 release “Tales From The Thousand Lakes”.
Joining in the band on tour will be Swedish label mates AVATARIUM.
Dec. 26 - Berlin, GER - Huxley's Neue Welt
Dec. 27 - Leipzig, GER - Täubchenthal
Dec. 28 - München, GER - Backstage
Dec. 29 - Tilburg, NETH - O13
Dec. 30 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Dec. 31 - Essen, GER – Weststadthalle

SLIPKNOT will release its new album, ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’, on October 21 via Roadrunner Records. The video for the song ‘The Negative One’ can be viewed below:

BUTCHER BABIES will release a new EP featuring cover songs, entitled ‘Uncovered’, on October 6. The EP can be pre-ordered on the band’s website.

SLASH and his backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, have just released the third album to be released under the SLASH solo banner, ‘World On Fire. The title track is available for streaming.

SLAYER is currently recording its new album for a tentative early 2015 release via Nuclear Blast Records through the band's own label imprint, closing out a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. It will also be SLAYER's first album without the group's co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away in May 2013 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. The drums on the album will be helmed by Paul Bostaph, who replaced Dave Lombardo last year.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Igor Cavalera – will release its new album, ‘Pandemonium’, on November 3 via Napalm Records. The song ‘Bonzai Kamakazi’, can be streamed at this location.

EVERGREY will release its new album, ‘Hymns For The Broken’, on September 26 via AFM Records. The video for the song ‘King Of Errors’ can be viewed at this location.

LAMB OF GOD's feature documentary, ‘As The Palaces Burn’, will be released on DVD on October 14 via Epic Records. This 2-DVD set features the original theatrically released documentary, along with approximately 90 minutes of previously unreleased bonus footage from the original planned version of the film about LAMB OF GOD's music's effect on fans in other cultures. The effort should not be confused with the making-of documentary packaged with the re-release of the 2003 LAMB OF GOD album of the same name.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES is currently recording its new album, ‘IV’, for an October release.

FLYLEAF’s new album, ‘Between The Stars’, was released today, September 16, via Loud & Proud Records. The video for the song ‘Set Me On Fire’ can be viewed below.

HURTSMILE, the band fronted by EXTREME frontman, Gary Cherone, will release its second album, ‘Retrogrenade’, in October 7 via Cherone's own Slipkid Records.

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL – the band featuring drummer Michael Ehré (GAMMA RAY, FIREWIND, ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM) – will release their yet-untitled new album in the spring of 2015. The band has just released a new song, ‘Addicted To The Night’. The song features guest appearance from HELLOWEEN vocalist Andi Deris. The official video for the song can be viewed here:

THE GENTLE STORM – the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen – will release its debut album in early 2015. The effort is modestly announced as "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen.

KATATONIA will release a special four-disc DVD/CD, ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’, on September 15. The set features the band at the bands performance from London's esteemed Koko venue. This special set also includes a full and extensive documentary charting the early days and subsequent rise of KATATONIA.

MONSTER MAGNET will release, ‘Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol’, on November 18 via Napalm Records. The effort is a 'reimagined' version of the band’s 2013 album, 'Last Patrol', featuring four new songs and live tracks.

RED ZONE RIDER – the new project featuring guitarist Vinnie Moore (ALICE COOPER, UFO), vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, MSG, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and drummer Scot Coogan (LITA FORD, ACE FREHLEY, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) – has released its self-titled debut album today, September 16, via Magna Carta Records. The song ‘By Rainbow’s End’ can be streamed here:

All female band HELLCATS presents new video for the song "Now is my time" from the "Warrior Princess album". Video was filmed at various location in Ljubljana. The song was written by sisters Sasha & Sonja Zagorc

'Kill The Man', the new video from BELLUM, who feature in their ranks two founding members of the bands Devildriver (Evan Pitts and Jonathan Miller) and Built On Decay (Alex Chantes and Andy Villasenor), can be seen here. The song is the title track of Bellum's debut album, which will be released on November 7.

British heavy metal legends SAXON have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's ‘Sacrifice’ tentatively due next year.

FIREBORN, the new death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; Entombed) and Victor Brandt (guitar; Entombed) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; Necrophobic) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; Unleashed, Necrophobic), has announced the addition of drummer Matte Modin (Dark Funeral, Defleshed) to the group's ranks. Check out a sample at Soundcloud.

Rockshots announces the signing of christian metal band METATRONE.

FEAR FACTORY, have signed a deal for North America & Europe with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected.

CANNIBAL CORPSE deliver "The Murderer's Pact" via the website of EMP mailorder & merchandising.
A Skeletal Domain Track Listing:
01. High Velocity Impact Spatter
02. Sadistic Embodiment
03. Kill or Become
04. A Skeletal Domain
05. Headlong into Carnage
06. The Murderer's Pact
07. Funeral Cremation
08. Icepick Lobotomy
09. Vector of Cruelty
10. Bloodstained Cement
11. Asphyxiate to Resuscitate
12. Hollowed Bodies

VALHALL announces its debut album “Leaning on Shadows” in November on Artoffact Records.

"Rise And Ride", the debut album of STALLION is out now (High Roller Records). Here is the official videoclip of the song "Wild Stallions".

The second album "Tower Witch" by KREYSKULL will be out October 3rd. Tower Witch" will be released October 3rd by Inverse Records.

DEVILMENT, featuring Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the upcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album, “The Great And Secret Show"”. The album is scheduled to be released on Halloween 2014 (October 31). The band recently announced, that MTV JACKASS star Bam Margera can be heard duetting on DEVILMENT's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning' which will be included as a bonus track on the limited first edition of the album. The band’s first single ‘Mother Kali’ can be heard here:

ABORYM have announced the addition of guitarist Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance) to the group's ranksAt the same time the band announced an amicable parting of the ways with their drummer, Bard "Faust" Eithun, who has been with the band since 2005.

“Wonderful Race”, the first full-length album by HIGHWAY DREAM, will be released on September 23rd 2014 under Street Symphonies Records. A promotional trailer for the album, that was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff Studio (Isorella, Brescia, Italy), is available here:

After kicking off a world tour earlier this year with a month-long, co-headlining European trek with Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), guitar hero MARTY FRIEDMAN has now announced plans to return to the UK in December, to tour alongside thrash legends Kreator, melodic death metallists Arch Enemy and and Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining. Having previously enlisted Shining frontman/saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby to guest on the Inferno album track, "Meat Hook", Friedman will now use the group as his backing band during the run and also perform a few surprise collaborations. Says Friedman, "Arch Enemy and Kreator are two of my all-time favorite bands in metal, and after collaborating with Shining on my latest album, I can not wait to break all sorts of musical rules and boundaries with them live on the same stage. This will be a once in a lifetime collection of unique metal presences." Marty Friedman tour dates: September 24 - Harajuku Astro Hall - Tokyo, Japan. 25 - Harajuku Astro Hall - Tokyo, Japan. December (with Kreator, Arch Enemy, Shining). 16 - Birmingham, UK - The Institute. 17 - Bristol, UK - Academy. 18 - London, UK - The Forum. 19 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy. 20 - Dublin, UK - Academy. 21 - Glasgow, UK - QMU. 22 - Newcastle, UK - Academy.

On September 27th, NWOBHM legends GRIM REAPER will hit the Boston Music Room in London, England for a special night. Lead by the voice of frontman Steve Grimmett, the band will bring to life classic songs from renowned albums like See You In Hell, Fear No Evil and Rock You To Hell. Support comes from up and coming British metal warriors Amulet and Dark Forest.

KISS, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Cheap Trick, Heart, The Who's Roger Daltrey, ELO legend Jeff Lynne and many more have recorded McCartney songs exclusively for THE ART OF MCCARTNEY, a long awaited and very special project celebrating one of the most universally acclaimed songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney. With backing provided by McCartney's long time band, classic tracks such as Maybe I'm Amazed, My Love, The Long And Winding Road, When I'm 64, Let It Be, Helter Skelter, Eleanor Rigby, Live And Let Die have been recorded by some of the world's greatest artists. The Art of McCartney will be released on November 18th.

GUNS N' ROSES released Appetite For Democracy 3D - Live From The Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas on July 1st via Universal Music Enterprises. A video for "Chinese Democracy" from the show can be seen below. The show was filmed on November 21st, 2012 during the Appetite For Democracy tour in celebration of twenty-five years of Appetite For Destruction and four years of Chinese Democracy. Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas will be available in North America on Blu-ray, featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film.

ENGRAVED DISILLUSION have revealed details for their second album and follow up to 2011’s acclaimed ‘Embers Of Existence’. Entitled ‘The Eternal Rest’, the album was recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom (Dragonforce, Threshold…) during the summer of 2014 and features 10 tracks. The addition of new vocalist Matthew William Mead and bassist Aaron Preston has allowed the band to diversify and bring new elements to their sound, namely the inclusion of clean vocals.

SOEN return with new album 'Tellurian', which is set for release via Spinefarm Records on November 3rd.

X-EMPIRE has just released the second video clip taken from the EP ‘End Of Times’. This time for the title track.

REPTILIAN DEATH have offered a free download of their debut album 'Total Annihilation' to mark its 10 year anniversary. The album which was released in 2004 is now a decade old and is a landmark release in the history of Indian Metal. The album can be downloaded from the band's Soundcloud page.

The founders of the Belgian metal festival Tongeren]]TongerenMetal Fest are pleased to announce that the festival will take place again on Saturday 2nd of May 2015 at the famous venue de VELINX in Tongeren; Belgium's oldest city! The successful first edition took place earlier this year and featured bands like Asphyx, Angel Witch and many others.

ANTI-MORTEM have announced to be touring Europe in November.
18.11.2014 D - Cologne - Underground
19.11.2014 D - Hamburg - Logo
20.11.2014 D - Berlin - Frannz Club
21.11.2014 D - Munich - Stromlinienclub
23.11.2014 I - Milan - Legend Club
24.11.2014 CH - Zurich - Komplex
25.11.2014 D - Frankfurt - Nachtleben
27.11.2014 NL - Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
28.11.2014 B - Hasselt - Muziekodroom

DEVIL YOU KNOW, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED), have posted an official lyric video for the track 'My Own' below. The track is taken from their recently released debut album “The Beauty of Destruction”«, which was released last April via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

ARATHRON will release a brand new album entitled "Untrodden Corridors of Hades" on the 21st of November in Europe and 9th of December in rest of the world.

The new NORTHERN OAK album draws near and the band have posted a full album teaser video. The video provides short snippets from each track as well as providing a little insight into each song. 'Of Roots And Flesh' will be released independently on 04th October 2014.

Following the release of HAKEN’s album ‘The Mountain’ last year, plus plenty of touring and even three nominations at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, the London-based progressive metallers are extremely pleased to announce the release of the ‘Restoration’ EP on the 27th October 2014 on vinyl and as digital download.

AGHAST! have scheduled the release of their debut album. Entitled ‘All The Rage’, the album will see the light of day on 1st October 2014.

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have been chosen as the first opening act for SÓLSTAFIR's upcoming European dates.

NOCTEM present their new single through Prosthetic Records, entitled "Tiamat's Crown",extracted from the latest album of the band, which receives the title of "Exilium".

VANDERBUYST have announced details of their forthcoming album, and tonight will unveil the first track taken from it. At The Crack Of Dawn - the fourth full-length album from the hard rocking, Dutch three-piece - will be released via Ván Records this October. The first track to be unleashed will be Walking On Tightrope - a song that is recognisably VANDERBUYST, but with a more mature style to the songwriting, and a polished sheen to the production. Long time fans won't be disappointed, but the hooks and riffs are set to draw in a whole new legion of VANDERBUYST followers. You can check out the album teaser clip:

LLTHENIKO has announced its 5th album "FAST AND GLORIOUS" release on 5th December 2014 under the German Metal label Pure Steel Rec.

SACRED OATH announce the first offering with Universal to be a double LP vinyl edition of “Spells and Incantations: the Best of Sacred Oath” on October 28th to celebrate the heavy metal holiday – Halloween.

AMARANTHE have debuted the song "Drop Dead Cynical" from their new album MASSIVE ADDICTIVE, out on October 21 on Spinefarm Records. Check it out at this location.

DECAPITATED have just released the first preview on their upcoming new masterpiece “Blood Mantra”)click Union jack for English version). Check it out here the clip featuring 30sec. previews of the first four songs here:

KING'S X have posted the following message via Facebook: "World Entertainment, Ashley Talent International, and King's X unfortunately have to announce that during a scheduled minor procedure, JERRY GASKILL (drums), has suffered a heart attack during the post operation recovery, and as a result must undergo double bypass surgery within the next 72 hours. Jerry is stable and resting comfortably in the hospital. Due to the circumstances though, King's X has no other choice than to cancel all upcoming shows, and we hope that after Jerry recovers that we will be able to schedule make up shows in the future. Until then, all info and updates will be posted on all King's X Sites, and we will keep you all updated on Jerry's status. Faith, Hope, Love. King’s X”.

JOHN GARCIA (Vista Chino, Kyuss) released his new self-titled solo album on July 25th in Europe. To celebrate his new release, Garcia will hit the stages for an extense European tour, not only presenting his solo record live, but also playing past and present: From legendary Kyuss songs off Sky Valley, Blues for the Red Sun, ...And The Circus Leaves Town - including some rarities even Kyuss never played live - to Slo Burn, this tour will be a highlight and resume of legendary tunes, that John Garcia has created in his career. Garcia will be hitting the road with the following, fantastic musicians on stage: Ehren Groban - Guitar (War Drum), Mike Pygmie - Bass (You Know Who), Greg Saenz - Drums (You Know Who, The Dwarves). Tour dates: November 5 - Oslo, Norway - Vulkan Arena. 6 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser. 7 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Finger. 8 - Rostock, Germany - Mau Club. 9 - Berlin, Germany - Lido. 11 - Hertogenbosch, Netherlands - W2. 12 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix. 13 - Bremen, Germany - Aladin. 14 - Koln, Germany - Werkstatt. 15 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix. 17 - Munchen, Germany - Strom. 18 - Luzern, Switzerland - Schuur. 19 - Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn. 20 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotive Club. 21- Roma, Italy - Init Club. 22 - Mezzago (MB), Italy - Bloom. 25 - Lisboa, Portugal - RCA Club. 26 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini. 27 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena. 28 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzoki. December 2 - Paris, France - Glazart. 3 - Southampton, England - The Talking Heads. 4 - Manchester, England - Academy. 5 - Sheffield, England - Corporation. 6 - London, England - Islington Academy. 8 - Osnabruck, Germany - Bastard Club. 9 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom. 10 - Vienna, Austria - Viper Room. 11 - Dresden, Germany - Beatpol. 12 - Jena, Germany - F - Haus.

Original Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has revealed that his new band, ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ, will hit the studio early next year.

GARY HOLT, the guitar player who started with Exodus in 1981 and joined Slayer in 2011, is now part of ESP Guitars' acclaimed artist endorsement roster. "I am way beyond excited to announce my return to the mighty ESP! The new guitars are amazing, and I can't wait to unleash the new signature model on the world! It's gonna be a sick shred machine with that crushing tone ESP has been long known for! Can't wait to let this beast roar!" Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, an early bandmate and decades-long friend of Holt, commented, "Gary has influenced a whole generation of metal guitarists with his wicked riffs and leads in Exodus. I'm happy that he's jumped on for the ESP ride!" Check out more about his gear in our next issue.

CRADLE OF FILTH are now three quarters of the way through writing their new, as yet untitled, album, which is tentatively looking at a June 2015 release, with a view to playing a huge slew of European Summer festivals (already being booked) before jetting off to the US for a lengthy Autumnal tour. CRADLE have also changed booking agents and are now under the vast leathery wing of The Agency Group in Europe.

HERETIC SOUL have released a video for the song Nihilistic Attitude. Check it out here

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre Of Tragedy) will release her fifth solo album, ‘Vervain’, on November 4 via Napalm Records. The CD features a guest appearance by German metal queen Doro Pesch in the song ‘Stronghold Of Angels’.

VANHELGA are set to release their second full-length album on tape later this year. Originally released in 2012, the tape version of ‘Höst’ will be available on the Noxo label in two limited edition versions.

On September 26th, AUDIOSLAVE vocalist Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) will make a special guest appearance alongside guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) at a benefit concert for 15 Now - the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, Washington. Morello will headline the concert at Seattle's historic El Corazon, playing an acoustic set with a guest appearance by Cornell.

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of PANZER. The new group is comprised of: vocalist and bassist Schmier, best known as frontman of Destruction, guitarist Herman Frank (Accept, Victory) and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (Accept, ex-Running Wild).
Panzer's debut album, ‘Send Them All To Hell’, will be released on November 28.