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Dick Wagner, who played guitar with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed and on records by Kiss and Aerosmith at various points in his career, died on July 30th after being hospitalized in Scottsdale, Arizona for respiratory failure. Two weeks earlier, he had undergone a cardiac procedure, according to Rolling Stone Magazine. He was 71.
EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee welcomed her first child, a son named Jack Lion, last Thursday, July 24. "I have never known the depths of my heart till now. The world just exploded into Technicolor," Lee wrote on Instagram. According to People.com, Jack Lion entered the world weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. The 32-year-old singer has been married to Josh Hartzler, a therapist, since May 2007. The couple live in New York City.
ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson has been announced as one of the curators of Roadburn Festival 2015 alongside WARDRUNA's Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will personally select the bands for their curated Roadburn event, named ‘Houses of the Holistic’, and play special shows with ENSLAVED and WARDRUNA respectively as well. The Norwegian pair, both former Roadburn performers, have played an important role in bringing together the past, present and future sounds of hard rock, progressive metal, and alternative scenes, which makes them the ideal choice to carry on the tradition that began in 2008. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, ENSLAVED has drawn other musical genres and artistic expressions into the realm of metal, while being recognized for merging tradition and modernity in a unique blend of rock, prog and black metal, earning them Spellemann Awards (Norwegian Grammys) for much acclaimed and groundbreaking albums such as »Isa« (2004), »Ruun« (2006), and »Vertebrae« (2008) among others. ENSLAVED 's performance, dubbed ‘House of Northern Gods’, will consist of a set list specially put together for ‘Houses of the Holistic’, featuring songs from the band's entire catalogue that embody the Norse gods, with accompanying visuals created by revered Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu. Be prepared for a surprise or two, or even more.
Ivar Bjørnson comments: “To say that my dream as a kid was to one day curate the Roadburn Festival would perhaps be to take it a tad too far – but it isn’t that far from the truth. There’s some ridiculously big shoes to fill, but luckily negative pressure, idea draught and performance anxiety aren’t something I’m into. It is my favourite festival in one of my favourite parts of the world; so this is nothing short of one the biggest honours I’ve been given! It is a privilege to undertake this challenge in twosome with Einar; an artist I truly feel in tune with artistically and philosophically – now it is all about hard work and dedication to ensure that the audience and the festival itself is given a Friday to enjoy, experience and remember. I for one can’t wait!”
Roadburn Festival 2015 will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. ‘Houses of the Holistic’, co-curated by Ivar Bjørnson will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015.
For those who missed the chance to grab a ticket for Wacken Open Air, there will be live streams available online for the following bands:
HAMMERFALL, on Thursday July 31 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
ACCEPT, on Thursday July 31 from 22:30 to 24:00 CET
CHILDREN OF BODOM, on Friday August 01 from 18:00 to 19:15 CET
CARCASS, on Friday August 01 from 21:15 to 22:15 CET
KREATOR, on Saturday August 02 from 00:15 to 01:30 CET
To watch the live streams, check out ARTE TV:http://concert.arte.tv/de/wacken
An additional stream of the AVANTASIA show will be available on 3Sat at this link:http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/specials/177012/index.html
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Astral Domine have released a video for the song ‘Holy Knights’, taken from their debut album 'Arcanum Gloriae'.
CROBOT has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for the European territory. The band is working with acclaimed producer Machine (CLUTCH, LAMB OF GOD) on its upcoming full-length debut, due out this fall. The CD will be made available in the U.S. via Wind-Up, the label that issued CROBOT's self-titled four-song EP in May. "We're honored to have Nuclear Blast as the international wind beneath our beards," states CROBOT vocalist Brandon Yeagley. "With bands like GRAVEYARD, SCORPION CHILD, ORCHID and KADAVAR on their roster, Nuclear Blast is the perfect place for CROBOT to nest." CROBOT's video for the song "Nowhere To Hide" can be seen below.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is back in control of its Twitter account after it was hacked and taken over by a group of racists. the band's followers were subjected to vile slogans, images and video clips by an organization calling itself Clan Vv3 Ape Squad. The organization took responsibility for the hacks on its web site, writing, "Another couple Twitters got popped by your fellow neighbourhood apes. Mastodon, 131,000 followers — A7X, 1,230,000 followers.. MASTODON also confirmed that its account was hacked. Some followers were apparently unaware that the hackers had changed the AVENGED account's username and avatar, somehow believing instead that a major mainstream rock band would begin posting racist remarks and images. Both bands managed to get control of their accounts back within 24 hours, deleted the inappropriate posts and released brief statements on the situation. In other news, AVENGED SEVENFOLD will reissue its breakthrough second album, "Waking The Fallen", in a new special edition on
Ex-Yes singer Jon Anderson finally decided to be in a band again. After he found the door back to Yes slammed he continued working as a solo artist. Anderson: “A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God”. Anderson Ponty Band features Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty. Ponty is renowned jazz and rock violist. APB will première their band and new music in September in Aspen. An 2CD album consisting of ‘re-imagined classics’ and brand new material is expected early 2015. A world tour will follow in support of the release. http://www.andersonponty.com
August 26 that will include 11 never-before-heard songs, a 30-minute documentary and more. AUDREY HORNE will release their new studio album, "Pure Heavy", on September 29 in Europe and October 7 in North America via Napalm Records.
A teaser for "The Call Of The Mountains", the new video from ELUVEITIE, can be seen below. The song, which will be made available as a digital single on July 25, is taken from the band's new album, "Origins", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by ELUVEITIE frontman Chrigel Glanzmann and can be seen below. The effort was once again recorded at New Sound Studio in Pfäffikon, a municipality in the canton of Zurich in Switzerland, with producer Tommy Vetterli (a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron; CORONER/ex-KREATOR guitarist).
Burning Point recruited a new singer and a new keyboardist. “2009 when we parted ways with Pasi (Hiltula), we decided we would continue without an “official” player in the band and use a “hired gun” in the gigs. Jarkko (Väisänen) was our first choice and he has been with us for a while now. He is a solid player and really cool guy to be with. We are very happy that he decided to join BP ranks as an official keyboardist", band states. Pete also decided to step down from the lead-vocalist position and continue as a guitarist. “Well, it has been a one helluva ride for 15 years to handle both, vocals and guitar, but now we thought it was time to try something totally new. I love playing and singing live, I love to be on the spotlight…but also I want the band to be in constant motion and moving forward", says Pete. “Nitte is perfect choice as a new frontma…oh woman : ), very powerful voice and an awesome stage performer!” “These guys are awesome and the music, just great! I love all the Burning Point songs! I’ve been away from the world of heavy metal for a while now, but now with these guys, I am back! I’m very excited and anxious to start recording the new stuff and just waiting to be on stage with Burning Point", Nitte explains. The Band will start recording the new album within two weeks and the working title is "Polttopiste". More news coming very soon, stay fired up! http://www.burning-point.com
Twice a year, on the rugged island of Kodiak, Alaska, a select group of hunters head into the wilderness for the ultimate test against the elements and the largest land predator on Earth — the Kodiak brown bear. Narrated by James Hetfield, the voice of METALLICA, "The Hunt" is an eight-episode series that documents one of the most dangerous pursuits known to man. The series premiered on June 8 on the History channel and the fifth, sixth and seventh episodes, "Ambushed", "Death Charge" and "In The Crosshairs", respectively, can now be seen at History.com. A petition was launched online in May calling for the removal of METALLICA as headliners at last month's Glastonbury festival in the U.K. after it was announced that Hetfield was hosting "The Hunt". METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett addressed the petition during an interview with Kerrang! magazine, saying: "I mean, this whole animal activist thing? Really? It's ridiculous. They fucking sell hamburgers at Glastonbury, alright? Tell these people that they're looking under the wrong fucking rock." The 50-year-old Hetfield, who is a member of the National Rifle Association and an avid hunter, has been known to travel around the world to take part in shooting expeditions. METALLICA was the first metal act to ever headline Glastonbury in the festival's 44-year history and closed the show on June 28.
ACCEPT release the first (out of three) online trailer, featuring guitar player Wolf Hoffmann, talking about different topics of their forthcoming new album »Blind Rage«, which will be out on August 15th via Nuclear Blast.
"Live Like There's No Tomorrow", the new video from ILL NIÑO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Till Death, La Familia", which is being released today (July 22) via Victory Records.
According to AC/DC Collector, a rare copy of AC/DC's debut Australian single, "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl", backed with "Rockin' In The Parlour", just sold on eBay for a whopping $4,471! The New Zealand-only Polydor label pressing of the single fetched this new record price on the auction site today (Wednesday, July 23). The original "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl" seven-inch vinyl came out in 1974 on Albert Productions (through EMI Australia) and is one of the most sought-after AC/DC singles ever. The track features lead vocals by AC/DC's original singer Dave Evans, who was subsequently replaced by Bon Scott. "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl" was later re-recorded with Scott on vocals for the "TNT" album.
According to the New York Daily News, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH — the heavy metal band from Flatbush, Brooklyn made up of three African American boys, 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13-year-old bassist Alec Atkins and 12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins — got permission from a New York judge on Tuesday (July 22) to sign a multi-album deal with Sony. The musicians needed the judge's approval because they are minors. Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead questioned the boys' parents to make sure that they understood the contract and had set up trust accounts for their children. She also told the boys to spend their money wisely. "No Porsches!" she said. UNLOCKING THE TRUTH entered the studio on Wednesday to record its first single, "Monster", for The Cherry Group, a division of Sony. As part of its guaranteed two-album deal with Sony, UNLOCKING THE TRUTH will receive $60,000 to record the first disc and possibly as much as $325,000 for the second CD. Sony has an option to release a total of five albums from UNLOCKING THE TRUTH that could push the label's financial investment to around $1.7 million ($325,000 for the second album, $400,000 for the third, $450,000 for the fourth and $550,000 for the fifth). It should be noted, however, that the band will only see the real money after an initial $60,000 advance if their debut album sells more than 250,000 copies, a prospect that seems highly unlikely in an age of diminishing record sales. Commenting on news reports that UNLOCKING THE TRUTH landed a "$1.7 million-dollar deal with Sony," TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto wrote on Facebook: "The young kids that were signed got a $60,000 recording budget for their first album and have to sell 250,000 copies to receive royalties. That isn't a 1.7 million-dollar recording deal. I hope that they got a good lawyer and someone looking out for them." UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, which is now managed by "Welcome Back, Kotter" co-creator Alan Sacks, has already played the Coachella festival and has supported GUNS N' ROSES. In addition, the band has appeared in a national ad campaign for Verizon Wireless. An UNLOCKING THE TRUTH book about the band's rise to success will be released by Penguin around Christmas, and a documentary about the group's experiences is also in the works. UNLOCKING THE TRUTH credits bands such as METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, CHELSEA GRIN, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and ESCAPE THE FATE as its influences.
Midnight Masses, the band of Autry Fulbright (accompanied by Jason Reece) from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, have released their debut album ‘Departures’ and to celebrate they have released a short film entitled ’Now Here Is Nowhere’ which features several tracks from the album. You can watch that here.
LOCRIAN have completed the recording of their latest full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Return to Annihilation. The trio recorded the album earlier this month with producer Greg Norman at Electrical Audio (Pelican, Russian Circles). The as-of-yet titled record will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records. https://www.locrianband.com
Sinheresy have released the official video for the song ‘Break Point’, taken from their debut album ‘Paint The World’.
Voyageur Press has set an August 15 release date for "The Big Book Of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History Of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade". In this ultimate guide to the subgenre, acclaimed heavy-metal journalist Martin Popoff examines hair metal in an all-encompassing oral history jacked up by a kaleidoscope of outrageous and previously unpublished quotes, anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia. "The Big Book Of Hair Metal" features the observations of dozens of musicians, producers, promoters, label execs, and hanger-ons in examining hair metal's rise and fall as well as all the bands that kept Aqua Net in business through the Reagan recession: TWISTED SISTER, BON JOVI, POISON, MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, WARRANT, GREAT WHITE, WHITESNAKE, CINDERELLA, VIXEN, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS, GUNS N' ROSES, and dozens more. In crafting a narrative of hair metal, Popoff also examines the factors that contributed to the movement's rise (including MTV, Reagan's "morning in America," and a general move toward prudish morals); the bands that inspired it (THE SWEET, NEW YORK DOLLS, ALICE COOPER, and KISS, for a start); and the scenes that nurtured it (the Sunset Strip, anyone?). The ride finally ended circa 1991, when hair metal was replaced by grunge, but what a ride it was. Here it is in all of its primped-up glory. "The Big Book Of Hair Metal" features more than the obvious and usual suspects.. The superstars and also-rans are included, and with 580 (!) photos, the depth and the number of bands and musicians featured is staggering. Nothing is left out — it's big, bold and loud like the music, telling the complete history of the music you know you STILL love.
In celebration of their thirty-year career, SEPULTURA will unleash a new live offering titled "Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" in North America on September 14 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. In a spectacular performance that finds SEPULTURA accompanied throughout by the French industrial percussion group LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX, notorious for beating 225-liter barrels with beech wood bats or even axe handles, the show was recorded from the band's main stage appearance at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in 2013. Featuring SEPULTURA's most revered tunes — including "Refuse/Resist", "Territory" and "Roots Bloody Roots", the latter of which sees the audience chanting the entire cut from beginning to end — the sheer volume of sound, percussive enormity and powerful presentation sets this release apart from any previous SEPULTURA concert offering to date. With a one-hour run time divided into thirteen cuts, the album also features a cover of THE PRODIGY's "Firestarter", the fan-chanted "Sepulnation" and music from the band's "Kairos" full-length. "Metal Veins - Alive At Rock In Rio" will come available on CD, DVD and for the first time in the band's history, Blu-ray via a partnership with Rock In Rio, MZA Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive documentary of behind-the-scenes preparation with interviews, rehearsal and soundcheck footage and clips of the band just seconds before they hit the stage.
MR. BIG drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will be unable to perform all of his normal drumming duties on the band's upcoming world tour in support of the group's new album, "...The Stories We Could Tell". "I've been dealing with Parkinson's symptoms for the past couple of years and only recently received a confirmed diagnosis as symptoms worsened," Torpey said. "I intend to fight the disease with same intensity and tenacity that I drum and live my life by and will continue recording and performing, as always, to the best of my ability." MR. BIG will announce a replacement drummer who will sit behind the kit for the band's fall 2014 tour.
NAPALM DEATH have begun tracking guitars for their follow-up to 2012's "Utilitarian" at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England with producer Russ Russell. An early 2015 release via Century Media Records is expected.
Tarja Turunen has released a video for her track "Neverlight", filmed earlier this year at Teleclub in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The clip, which was directed and edited by Ivan Batenyov, can be seen below.
PHILM — the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, AMEN), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Francisco "Pancho" Eduardo Tomaselli (WAR) — will release its sophomore album, "Fire >From The Evening Sun", on September 16 (one day earlier internationally) via UDR. PHILM will hit the road this fall in support of the album by performing several shows throughout Europe and the U.S., with more dates to be confirmed.
THRESHOLD will release their new album, "For The Journey", on September 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "March Of Progress" was produced at Thin Ice Studios in England by THRESHOLD members Karl Groom (guitars) and Richard West (keyboards) and was mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox in Finland. The official lyric video for the song "Watchtower On The Moon" can be seen below.
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed to RollingStone.com that he recently laid down a guitar solo on song "Salt In The Wound" on "Blood In, Blood Out", the new album from his first band, EXODUS. "It felt really casual, really cool — just like it did back in 1980 when we were all just hanging out back in the day," Hammett said. "Me, recording a solo on their album was a huge thing for me. Other than the EXODUS demo that's been heard by a lot of people, it's the only time I ever recorded with EXODUS. It was a huge thing for me." He added: "I play a pretty cool solo, and then Gary [Holt, EXODUS guitarist] comes in and plays another solo, and you know what? I listened to that and thought, 'Wow, it's 1982 all over again and here we are, Gary and I are trying to cut each other's heads off with our guitar solos.' Nothing has changed much in the last 30 years. I love it. I love those guys. I've only known them for most of my life, so I'm really happy that I finally got to record with them."
Long time Primus drummer TIM ALEXANDER (Puscifer, A Perfect Circle) recently suffered a heart attack and has had open heart surgery (July 21st). Vocalist/bassist Les Claypool has posted the following message on Facebook: "Hello all, As some of you may already know, our friend and uber drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander is having a bypass procedure to remove blockage from arteries near his heart. He is a strong Herculean fellow and we all expect him to be up and around in no time but with all surgical endeavors we want to make sure he has the best energy working for him so let's all throw our coins in the nearest fountain, wish on the first star of the night, blow out the birthday cake candles with him in mind, pray to whichever deity seems appropriate and generally send good thoughts his way so we can soon, once again, experience the glory that is the magnificent percussive rhythm of the mighty Tim Alexander." Follow and send any caring, healing words to #carrythebeat on Twitter (@TimAlexander or @Primus).
BLACK SABBATH is feaured on an album created by the Birmingham tourist board, celebrating the West Midlands' musical output. The 21-song-tracklisting was compiled earlier this month from public suggestions via Twitter, filtered by an industry panel. The album, entitled 'B-side' tracklisting is: Apache Indian "Arranged Marriage" (1992), Joan Armatrading "Love & Affection (1976), Black Sabbath "War Pigs" (1970), Broadcast "The Book Lovers" (1996), The Spencer Davis Group "Gimme Some Lovin" (1966), The Devils "Barbarellas" (2002), Dexys Midnight Runners "This Is What Shes Like" (1985), ELO "Mr Blue Sky" (1977), Felt "Primitive Painters" (1985), Fine Young Cannibals "Im Not The Man I Used To Be" (1988), Soweto Kinch "Jazz Planet" (2004), Laura Mvula "She" (2013), Musical Youth "Pass The Dutchie" (1982), Ocean Colour Scene "The Day We Caught The Train" (1996), Jocelyn Pook "Red Song" (2001), The Specials "Gangsters' (1979), Steel Pulse "Handsworth Revolution" (1978), The Streets "Turn The Page" (2002), Torqux feat. Lady Leshurr "Blazin" (2013), UB40 "One In Ten" (1981), The Wonder Stuff "Caught In My Shadow" (1991).
Cinderella guitarist JEFF LABAR has released an official video for the new track, "No Strings", featured on his new album, One For The Road, that will be released via Rat Pak Records on August 26th. One For The Road was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long-time friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and mixed and mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (KXM, Lynch Mob, Lita Ford). About the album Jeff states, "This record is written about parts of my life since the hay-days of Cinderella... and there is a lot more where that came from!" The song "No Strings" features Tesla's Troy Luccketta on drums and was mixed by Cinderella drummer Fred Coury. The song "Ode To Page" is Jeff's acoustic tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Guitar World has uploaded a video of guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN interpreting melody, bonus content related to the September 2014 issue of Guitar World.
TRIVIUM have premiered a new music video for "Through Blood And Dirt And Bone", taken from their latest album, Vengeance Falls. The video features live clips shot around the globe from band's recent world tour.
NONPOINT are set to release their eighth studio album, "The Return" on September 26th via Metal Blade Records in Europe. "Breaking Skin" is streaming now at metalblade.com/nonpoint.
X-DRIVE – a new band formed by guitarist Jeremy Brunner, and feat. bassist James Lomenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), singer Keith St. John (BURNING RAIN, LYNCH MOB, MONTROSE) and, drummer Fred Fischer (MIDLINE) – will release its debut album, ‘Get Your Rock On’, on August 22 via Frontiers Records. The video for the song ‘California’ can be viewed below. http://www.x-drivemusic.com/
SNOWY SHAW will release his forthcoming live DVD/CD package, ‘The Liveshow: 25 Years Of Madness In The Name Of Metal’, September via Wunderwurld Music in limited edition of 666 copies. A solo digital single, ‘Dusk’, was released on July 22. http://www.snowyshaw.net/
OZZY OSBOURNE’s career will be celebrated with the Epic Records Legacy Recordings ‘Memoirs Of A Madman’ collections. The CD/DVD package will be made available on October 7. The CD serves as a career-spanning audio release, featuring 17 of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be available in a single CD, two-LP set and two-LP picture disc set configurations. The DVD is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.http://www.ozzy.com/
‘You Can't Stop Me’, the new album from SUICIDE SILENCE (which was released on July 11 via Nuclear Blast Records), sold around 15.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. http://www.suicidesilence.net/
SLASH and his backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, will release the third album to be released under the SLASH solo banner, ‘World On Fire, on September 15. The title track is available for streaming at this location. http://slashonline.com/
STRYPER will release a concert CD/DVD combination, ‘Live At The Whisky’, on September 23 via Frontiers Records. The live recording was captured at a sold-out show last November at the legendary Whisky a Go Go club in Los Angeles.http://www.stryper.com/
DRAGONFORCE will release their new album, ‘Maximum Overload’, on August 18 via earMUSIC. The video for the song ‘The Game’ (feat. TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy) can be viewed below.http://www.dragonforce.com/