(2 september 2016)

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Frankfurt Musikmesse is offering a 30% discount for the early deciders. You can now get your discounted ticket at this location and either print it or have your telephone screen scanned at the entrance. Tickets are personalized and therefore not transferrable, as an identity card or passport heck can be part of the admittance.

An initiative to raise a six foot statue for the recently passed icon LEMMY of Motörhead, in front of the Rainbow Bar & Grill is catching on like wildfire. Donations can be made and so far over $ 15,500 of the estimated required $ 20,000 is in. The selected artis to build the statue is Travis Moore. The Rainbow was a second home to Lemmy. Dave Grohl described a visit there where he sat on a table where the waitress delivered them two Lemmys (jack & coke) and his mail. Check out more info at this location.

Rock It Up Records has sent us the following message:
We are very sad to inform you that our friend and American rock legend David Neil Cline have passed away.
David's career started in 1984 with his first album "A Fit Of Rage". Later he released "Malefic Influence" and his third album "Thorough Scrutiny". Together with Rock It Up Records he released his Greatest Hits album "A Piece of History" back in 2007. With the help from Oz Osukaru he even managed to bring out his comeback album "Flying In A Cloud of Controversy" in 2011. David also appears on the OSUKARU song "City Lights". Our deepest condolences to his family and related. Rest In Peace, David. Here is a link to the David Neil Cline Song "Crazy Dream"

DEF CON ONE, featuring in its ranks former VENOM drummer Antton Lant, has been confirmed for the EXODUS headlined Hammerfest, set to take place from March 10 to 13. For more information, check

MAGNUM will release its new album, ‘Sacred Blood 'Divine' Lies’, on February 26 via Steamhammer/SPV The effort will be made available as a digipak version (including a DVD), 2LP coloured version, CD and as a digital download. The video for the song ‘Crazy Old Mothers’ is available below.

Babicz and AP International (the mother company behond the brnad Floyd Rose) announce another expansion to the Full Contact Hardware line: the new Z Series Babicz 4-String Bass Bridge. This new bass bridge will supplement the popular Original Series bass bridges, providing more players the chance to use the revolutionary “eCAM” design on their instruments at a more affordable price point. Utilizing the lightweight aluminum saddle design, the bridge features a traditional bent steel bridge plate and, as with the Original Series, will be a direct replacement upgrade for Fender® Precision Bass® or Jazz Bass®-style bridges.

DENNER/SHERMANN – the project featuring Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original guitar players of MERCYFUL FATE's ‘Melissa’ and ‘Don't Break the Oath’ albums – will perform at the newly launched High Voltage Rock Awards, set to take place April 16 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are GRUSOM, I'LL BE DAMNED, RED WARZSAWA and THE VISION ABLAZE. A total of 14 awards will be handed out, including "Album Of The Year", "Best Live Act" and "Best Alternative Act". Tickets are on sale at this location

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, will release its new album, ‘The Art Of Loss’, on February 26 via Metal Blade Records. The lyric video for the song ‘Damaged’ (feat. Marty Friedman) is available below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release its new album, ‘The Black’, on March 25 via Sumerian Records. The official video for the title track is available below.

PERIPHERY is currently recording its as-yet-untitled album, which will be released in early summer via Sumerian Records.
DARK FUNERAL is currently recording its as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released later in the year via Century Media Records.

Norwegian progressive metallers CIRCUS MAXIMUS will release their new album, ‘Havoc’, on March 18 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official lyric video for the song for the title track is available below.

SURGICAL METH MACHINE – the new project from MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's – has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's self-titled debut album will be released on April 15.

HALESTORM has announced the following details of a major North American headline tour with special guests LITA FORD and DOROTHY except * (festival appearance) and ** (show with ROB ZOMBIE):
Apr. 01 - Reading, PA - Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena
Apr. 02 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Apr. 05 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Apr. 06 - Lexington, KY - Singletary Center
Apr. 07 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Apr. 09 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live!
Apr. 11 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theater
Apr. 12 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
Apr. 13 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion Ballroom
Apr. 15 - Fargo, ND - Civic Center
Apr. 16 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Casino
Apr. 19 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Apr. 20 - Spartanburg, SC - Memorial Auditorium
Apr. 21 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center
Apr. 23 - Orlando, FL - WJRR Earthday Birthday 22 *
Apr. 24 - Charleston, SC - WYBB Rock Fest *
May 18 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum **
May 19 - Saginaw, MI - First Merit Bank Event Park **
May 21 - Schaghticoke, NY - Rock ‘N Derby *
Aug. 05 - West Allis, WI - Wisconsin State Fair*

CULT OF LUNA will release its new album, ‘Mariner’, on April 8 via Indie Recordings. Pre-orders will start on February 11.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas will take a temporary leave of absence from the band to spend time with his wife, as they await the birth of his first child. Filling in for him will be Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND).

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of MOTÖRHEAD's video for the song ‘When The Sky Comes Looking For You’ can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s 22nd studio album, ‘Bad Magic’, which was released on August 28, 2015.

MEGADETH’s new album, ‘Dystopia’ (which will be releases on January 22, 2016 via Universal), debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 49.000 equivalent album units in the week ending January 28.

Vocal issues of vocalist Joe Elliot have forced DEF LEPPARD to postpone the remaining dates on its current tour. Affected tour dates:
Feb. 02 - San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
Feb. 03 - Lafayette, LA (Lafayette Cajundome)
Feb. 05 - Corpus Christi, TX (American Bank Center Arena)
Feb. 06 - Hidalgo, TX (State Farm Arena)
Feb. 09 - Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena)
Feb. 10 - Bossier City, LA (CenturyLink Center)
Feb. 13 - Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Feb. 14 - Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
Feb. 16 - Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center)
Feb. 17 - Allentown, PA (PPL Center)

RNDM – the side project from PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament's – will release its second album, ‘Ghost Riding", on March 4. The official video for the title track is available below.

WESTFIELD MASSACRE – the new band featuring former DIVINE HERESY and SNOT singer Tommy Vext – has signed a deal with Urban Yeti Records. The band will release its debut album in late spring.

ROTTING CHRIST will release its new album, ‘Rituals’, on February 12 via Season Of Mist. The album is available in its entirety at this location.

POISON frontman BRET MICHAELS and have released the first ever Bret Michaels luggage collections by Traveler's Choice, as part of the Live Bret Michaels store for the online retailer's shopping web site. The exclusive limited collection is available only at

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG have signed a deal with Mighty Music.The band is currently recoding new, self-titled album for an August release.

Due to illness of guitarist Pata, X JAPAN are forced to postpone their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, to March 4, 2017. All original tickets sold will be honoured at the new 2017 date.

REV THEORY has signed a deal with Another Century. In addition, the band has exclusively partnered with WWE and WWE Network to have a brand new track, ‘We Own The Night’, as the official theme song to NXT's hit series "Breaking Ground". The song is available for streaming below.

DEFTONES will release their new album, ‘Gore’, on April 8 via Warner Bros. Records. A teaser for the album is available below.

The official lyric video for ‘Descent Into The Maelstrom’, a brand new song from HOLY GRAIL, can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘Times Of Pride And Peril’, due on February 12 via Prosthetic. The album was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (Tenacious D, Filter).

OTEP will release its seventh studio album, ‘Generation Doom’, on April 15 via Napalm. The CD was produced by Howard Benson, who has previously worked with such acts as Motörhead, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, P.O.D. and Halestorm. In the meantime, OPTEP guitarist Aristotle has signed an endorsement deal with guitar pick manufacturer SINISTER GUITAR PICKS.

‘Let All The World Believe’, a new song from AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, ‘Tango Umbrella’, which will be released on March 25 via Napalm Records.

THE WILDHEARTS frontman GINGER (real name David Walls) and director Mark Haldor have unveiled a short film to accompany the song ‘Don't Lose Your Tail, Girl’ from GINGER's forthcoming album, ‘Year Of The Fanclub’, due on February 12 through the Round Records Records label.

ARTILLERY will release their new album, ‘Penalty By Perception’, on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The CD's first single, ‘In Defiance Of Conformity’, can be streamed here.

Norway's sister labels DARK ESSENCE RECORDS and KARISMA RECORDS have expanded their North American operations with new distribution deals which sees the label's catalogues distributed physically by Sony RED, whist The Orchard will handle all the digital distribution. In addition, to meet the ever-growing demand from fans, the two Bergen-based labels have joined forces with AISA to open their own new North American webshops.

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE release their latest single Worthless from their acclaimed 5th album 'Venom'. Here is the new video taken from that record.

Mighty Music announced to welcome Chris Holmes to their roster.

TEXTURES are very pleased to announce that they will be supporting AMORPHIS on their upcoming European tour in March/April.
18.03. UK Bristol - Fleece
19.03. UK Manchester - Sound Control
20.03. IRL Dublin - Button Factory
22.03. UK Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
24.03. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
25.03. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
27.03. LUX Esch Sur Alzette - Kulturfabrik
29.03. I Florence - Viper Club
30.03. I Rome - Orion
31.03. SLO Nova Gorice - Mostnova
01.04. SRB Novi Sad - The Quartier
02.04. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5 Club
03.04. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane
05.04. H Budapest - Barba Negra Club
06.04. PL Wroclaw - Alibi
07.04. A Vienna - Szene
08.04. D Munich - Backstage
09.04. D Geiselwind - Music Hall
10.04. I Milan - Fabrique
12.04. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
13.04. D Berlin - PBHF Club
14.04. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
16.04. B Antwerp - Trix
17.04. D Bochum - Matrix
More TEXTURES live dates:
"Oceans Collide“ Tour 2016
12.02. NL Dordrecht - Bibelot
13.02. NL Tilburg - 013
18.02. CH Zürich - Dynamo
19.02. D Frankfurt - Elfer
20.02. D Berlin - Musik & Frieden
21.02. D Hamburg - Headcrash
25.02. UK London - The Underworld
26.02. F Paris - Divan Du Monde
27.02. F Lyon - CCO
28.02. F Colmar - Le Grillen
04.03. B Hasselt - Muziek-O-Droom
05.03. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
02.07. E Barcelona - Poble Espanyol
07. - 11.07. UK Newark Showground - Tech-Fest
10.08. CZ Josefov - Fortress Josefov
30.09. UK Brighton - The Haunt

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE released their new album “King” last Friday, Feb 5th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the release, the band have recently premiered the official video for new track, 'Cold As Perfection'. Now, you can watch the uncensored version video at this location, or the safe for work and kids version below:

DYNAZTY reveal their anticipated fifth album, “Titanic Mass”, set for international release on April 15th via Spinefarm Records.

THE ORDER OF APOLLYON sign with Agonia Records‏.

HUMMANO have just released a tour video with the song WTF?, from their first LP, We Hate You All!!!

SABATON will release their brand-new live Blu-Ray+CD/DVD+CD package modestly called “Heroes On Tour”, next month. It contains two shows, one filmed at Wacken 2015 and the other at Sabaton Open Air in their hometown of Falun in the same year. Bonus features include two switchable viewing angles, live and studio. The band have revealed another appetizer in the form of a new clip. Watch the 'Carolus Rex' live video (filmed @ Sabaton Open Air 2015) here:

LIZZIES, the Madrid based heavy metal band, announce the inking of a record deal with Sweden's label The Sign Records (Night, Beast!, Throne Of Heresy, among others) to release their first album, scheduled on April 1st.

French Psych Prog Doom Rockers FRANK SABBATH signed to Argonauta Records‏.

Debemur Morti Productions welcome SYBERIA, the young band from Barcelona, Spain, to their roster.

Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL release a new lyric video for the song "Die For A Lie" taken from their upcoming studio album "Anvil Is Anvil", dying to be released February 26th, 2016 .

BURIAL DUST released their debut ep, "Oshubho Ahobaan" ("Ominous Calling" in English) on February 05, 2016.

GUN BARREL have reloaded their ammunition and are back with an European headliner tour
31.03.2016 CH Bellinzona - The Pit
01.04.2016 AT Ebensee - Underground
02.04.2016 DE Wuppertal - Underground
03.04.2016 BE Liege - The Smile
04.04.2016 FR Reims - Le Dropkick Bar
06.04.2016 FR Arras - Blue Devils *
07.04.2016 BE Roeselare - De Verlichte Geest *
08.04.2016 NL Eygelshoven - A Genne Komm *
09.04.2016 DE Koblenz - JAM Club *
10.04.2016 NL Amsterdam - The Cave *

Guitar icon Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Spinefarm Records, his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. Book Of Shadows II was recently named as one of the "Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016" via

ROBBY VALENTINE releases new vinyl and scores a record deal in Japan. With the release of his latest album, ‘Bizarro World’, Valentine has found a renewed success with concerts at home and abroad, and above all a contract with one of the largest record companies in Japan: King Records. On March 2, 2016, King Records will release Valentine’s two latest albums, ‘Bizarro World’ and ‘The Queen Album’ as a double set which will include bonus tracks featuring a cover of David Bowie's ‘Life on Mars’. The Queen album is an ultimate homage to Queen; the original album has twenty-four numbers, but the Japanese edition will have twenty-five.To celebrate the success of ‘Bizarro World’, it is now available as a Vinyl. A release party will be held on February 20, 2016 at ‘P3 Purmerend’. Valentine will be supported by his top band: Andre Borgman (After Forever), Luuk van Gerven (After Forever, Karma Flow), Paul Coenradie (Aniday, Bert Heerink) and Johan Jay Jay Willems.