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MOTORHEAD's first-ever cruise, the MotorBoat, will launch onboard the Carnival Ecstasy on September 22 from Miami, Florida to Key West and Cozumel and back on September 26. Joining them will be MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, Zakk Wylde, DANKO JONES, FIREBALL MINISTRY, WILSON and more.
MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister states: "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!".
MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine adds: "There never has and never will be another cruise like MotorBoat cruise.
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian comments: "ANTHRAX, MOTORHEAD and MEGADETH at sea??? To quote Chief Brody, 'We're gonna need a bigger boat.'"
For more information, check out the Motorboat Facebook page.
The lights are on green at the Frankfurt Musikmesse and you can check out where your favourite stands are at the Exhibition Grounds section. Check out all events at this location. The Messe opens its doors on Friday afternoon already for the second year in a row. Theres a reduced entry fee for the Friday afternoon show. Furthermore, the Messe has teamed up with our esteemed colleagues of Premier Guitar for a special digital preview at this location. Furthermore, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus begins its European tour at this years Musikmesse and a wide variety of stars will promote the brands they endorse. Online tickets will be discounted, so get your tickets at this location.
Our former Lords Of Metal colleague Selim Lemouchi, especially known for his old band The Devil's Blood, has passed away at the age of 33. We will miss you buddy!
There was so much love on your face, I couldnt see the tears. No, not just another some random love song, but a fragment from Bukkake Tears, a song from the new STEEL PANTHER album, entitled All You Can Eat. We have it here and it is worth looking out to. Make sure to harness the Urban Dictionary again. If you dont know what whirlwind of foul taste is heading your way, heres the crash course Steel Panther. Dont take it too seriously, just enjoy and sympathize with how being wonderful can weigh in as a burden.
This weekend marks the end of the professional skating career of Mark Tuitert, as he will compete on the 1.000 meters and the 1.500 meters in the World Cup Final in Thialf, Heerenveen. Mark Tuitert won the most beautiful race he could win in his life, the Olympic Gold medal on the 1500 meters. Mark was our special guest as a famous headbanger, weeks before he conquered that magnificent title. We congratulate Mark on his beautiful career and wish him all the best with what's to come.
'Ride The Lighting' and 'Blackened' have been chosen by the fans as the two songs that will be added to the METALLICA PINBALL GAME, made by Stern Pinball, Inc. Look for the two new songs in addition to a code update for the game toward the end of the week of March 17th. As previously reported, fans were asked to vote for the songs to be added to the game starting on February 19th with March 3rd being the last day to submit a vote.
A six-and-a-half-minute teaser for "Tug Of War", the second album from AHOLA, the new band launched by Jarkko Ahola of TERASBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS, is available below. The CD will be released on March 21 via Playground Music.
HELLYEAH's fourth studio album, "Blood For Blood", will be released on June 10 via Eleven Seven Music. Prior to the recording of the new album, Hellyeah parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne) and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (Damageplan). A replacement bassist in the shape of Kyle Sanders (former member of Bloodsimple and the brother of Mastodon's Troy Sanders) has been secured.
Michael Sweet, singer, songwriter and guitarist for Christian rockers STRYPER, has released a new single, "I'm Not Your Suicide", from his upcoming solo album of the same name. Sweet has partnered up with Childhelp for the release of the track. Michael Sweet and Big3 Records are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of "I'm Not Your Suicide" to Childhelp. The single is available via iTunes. The video for "I'm Not Your Suicide" can be seen below.
KATAKLYSM have recruited Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO) to direct the video for the band's rendition of the SACRED REICH classic "The American Way" early next month in the New Jersey area.
Cort Guitars is unveiling their new addition to the successful Earth Series, the EARTH 300V and 300VF. It will become available in the Benelux from this summer on. The EARTH 300V features a solid Adirondack spruce top with Adirondack bracing, a solid mahogany back, mahogany sides. Black body binding, a teardrop tortoise pickguard, genuine bone saddle and a sunburst finish complete the body details. The mahogany neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard, and Grover vintage tuners. Each EARTH 300V features genuine bone nut and saddle, and ships with DAddario EXP16 acoustic guitar strings. The EARTH300VF features all of the items above and includes the addition of the Fishman Sonitone EQ and Sonicore Pickup system. Check out the Earth Series section at Corts website.
Taylor Hawkins (FOO FIGHTERS), Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy (MY RUIN) also known as THE BIRDS OF SATAN will release their self-titled debut album April 15 on Shanabelle Records. Recorded in less than a week's worth of whirlwind sessions and preceded by a recently unveiled promo trailer, the record is now available for pre-order, with all pre-orders instantly receiving the track "Thanks For The Line". Guest musicians on the eponymous album include Dave Grohl (guitar), Pat Smear (guitar), Drew Hester (percussion), and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), among others.
ARCH ENEMY have started mixing their ninth studio album, "War Eternal", with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in rebro, Sweden for a June release via Century Media Records. More details are on the Arch Enemy website.
Bobbi Eden has completely sold out her autobiography. Due to the great succes, a reprint will be scheduled. A foreplay of the content can be read in the interview we did with her. And she rocks indeed. If you are quick, you (Dutch readers only) might secretly still get in and participate and win a pair of Cock & Balls underwear in our contest section.
"Suicide Silence - Ending Is The Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show" was released on February 18 in North America and will be made available on March 17 In Europe as a CD/DVD digipack and CD/Blu-ray combo pack. The set was directed by Jeremy Schott of MentalSuplex Productions and Zafer Ulkucu of Backseat Conceptions. The "You Only Live Once" performance clip featuring Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD and Robb Flynn of MACHINE HEAD can be seen below.
Having completed an extensive tour in support of their latest album, "III", ETHS recently recorded an EP with their new vocalist, Rachel Aspe.
ALBINO RHINO will release their self-titled debut album on April 1st, 2014 in collaboration with Inverse Records. For more information, check out the band's Bandcamp page.
The production of a special game has commenced; Karmaflow: a rock opera vidoegame. In this game you will be able to take on the role of the Karmakeeper. Its up to you to restore the balance of the different worlds in the Karmaflow multiverse by finding the long lost Karmaflows. The remarkable thing about Karmaflow is a completely sung narrative with an adaptive and interactive soundtrack that will be performed by singers of bands such as Dragonforce, Epica, Sonata Arctica backed by the orchestral sounds of the Ducth Metropole Orkest. Towards the release of the videogame a special Karmaflow-band will perform music from Karmaflow at various events. This performance will be
supported with visuals of the game, multiple singers and a string quartet. Together they will bring the symphonic metal and the epic sounds of the videogame to the stage! For more information, check out the Karmaflow website. The Karmaflow-band will be performing on the following dates (where you get a chance to be in the game with your voice), where demos of the game are presented:
4 Mei - Headway Festival, P60, (Amstelveen)
5 Mei - Bevrijdingsfestival (Den Bosch)
5 Mei - Bevrijdingsfestival, Lokaal Kabaal (Wageningen)
5 Juli - Brabanthallen, Epicon (Den Bosch)
Former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee's new project, RED DRAGON CARTEL, have released an official video for their track 'Shout It Out', featured on the band's self-titled debut album, out via Frontiers Records. Red Dragon Cartel tracklisting: 'Deceived' 'Shout It Out' 'Feeder' with Robin Zander 'Fall From The Sky (Seagull)' 'Wasted 'with Paul Di'Anno 'Slave' 'Big Mouth' with Maria Brink 'War Machine' 'Redeem Me' with Sass Jordan 'Exquisite Tenderness'.
KROKUS will release a new live album, Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust, on March 21st in Switzerland, and March 24th throughout Europe. The album will be released in North America on April 22nd. Says Krokus: "Get ready to rock!!! For those of you that could not make it to one of the shows last year, here is the next best thing: new Krokus Live CD. US/Canadian residents can look forward to a bundle pre-order that also includes a one of a kind t-shirt and a sticker."
EXTREME will be bringing their Pornograffitti album to Japan this June on the Pornograffitti Live! World Tour: Dates are as follows: June 8 - Hitomi Kinen Kodo - Tokyo, Japan. 9 - Shibuya, Kokaido - Tokyo, Japan. 10 - Tokyo Dome City Hall - Tokyo, Japan. 12 - Namba Hatch - Osaka, Japan. The band will play the entire album from top to bottom along with their biggest hits outside of the record on the tour, which will also hit Europe and the UK this summer: Dates are as follows: June 17 - Alte Seilerei - Mannheim, Germany. 18 - Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium. 19 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands. 21 - Hellfest - Clisson, France. 23 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France. 25 - Fiera - Milan, Italy. 27 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain. 28 - Santana - Bilbao, Spain. 29 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain. July 1 - Espaco Armazem F - Lisbon, Portugal. 4 - O2 Academy - Manchester, United Kingdom. 5 - O2 Academy - Glasgow, United Kingdom. 7 - The Institute - Birmingham, United Kingdom. 8 - Forum - London, United Kingdom. 10 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany. 11 - Rockfabrik - Nuremberg, Germany. 13 - Bospop Festival - Weert, Netherlands.
Frontiers Records has announced the release of L.R.S. debut album Down To The Core on March 21st in Europe and March 25th in North America.
Guitarist Brian Kahanek announces the release of his latest single, Little Wing. The Jimi Hendrix cover has long been a staple in his live performances and is now available for free at www.briankahanek.com/music. My feeling about making the track free is that the business of music has changed and the old model need not apply (The toothpaste ain't goin back in the tube).
Eagle Rock is releasing DIO'S LIVE IN LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 1993 on DVD, BluRay, 2CD and digital versions May 13th. Filmed at London's Hammersmith Apollo on December 12th, 1993 this previously unreleased concert film captures the then newly reformed Dio on the last night of their European tour in support of the Strange Highways album. With a line-up of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vinny Appice (drums), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Tracy G (guitar) the band delivered a blistering performance on tracks from their new album, previous Dio classics and favorites from Ronnie's career with BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW.
RUSH has announced the release of the RUSH REDISCOVERED LP BOX SET on April 15th. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush's debut album. This release features their debut vinyl album re-mastered with impeccable care at Abbey Road studios by Sean McGee, who has been previously responsible for all recent BEATLES vinyl re-masters. The Re-discovered vinyl is encased in a 12 x 12 high quality box.
Just ahead of the Frankfurt Musikmesse, Paiste Cymbals announces the launch of their PST7 & redesigned PST5 Series. PST7 adds to the current ranges of PST-series an affordable line for drummers who like a traditional sound, look and feel. PST5 is the entry to Paistes world of bronze cymbals and since its introduction in 2005, it continues to be a best seller. Considering recent musical trends, the PST5 was newly designed by the Swiss Sound Development Team. To get a glimpse of the looks, check out hi-res pictures on the Paiste website.
German power metal masters BRAINSTORM will release their new studio album, Firesoul, on April 4th via AFM Records on CD, Ltd. Digipak, Ltd. Special Edition, Ltd. Vinyl. Tracklisting: 'Erased By the Dark' 'Firesoul' 'Descendants Of The Fire' 'Entering Solitude' 'Recall The Real' 'Shadowseeker' 'Feed Me Lies' 'What Grows Inside' 'The Chosen' '... And I Wonder'.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE, the upcoming tribute to the late RONNIE JAMES DIO, will be released on March 26th in Japan with two bonus tracks, STRYPER's rendition of 'Heaven And Hell', and DIO DISCIPLES take on 'Stand Up And Shout'. RONNIE JAMES DIO is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, or leading DIO. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010 but his towering voice and legacy live on.
According to Theguardian.com, AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD has been cleared in a New Zealand court of lying about a cannabis conviction when applying for a private pilot's licence. There was not enough evidence to convict the Melbourne-born musician, Judge Louis Bidois said in Tauranga district court on Tuesday. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accused Rudd, 59, of falsely filling out the medical questionnaire for his licence by failing to mention his previous drug use. That charge was dismissed but Rudd admitted a charge of failing to maintain a logbook and was fined $NZ750 ($710), the SunLive website reports. Rudd previously had a helicopter pilot's license but let it lapse while he had a family. "You can have kids or a helicopter - you know how it goes," he told the court.
Seeing as it's the 28th anniversary of Master Of Puppets, METALLICA is giving away a free download from the tour that followed. Recorded on September 21st, 1986 at The Hammersmith Odeon in London, England, this show features John Marshall on rhythm guitar. The tracklisting is as follows: 'Master Of Puppets' 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' 'Ride The Lightning' Cliff Solo 'Whiplash' 'The Thing That Should Not Be' 'Fade To Black' 'Seek & Destroy' 'Creeping Death' 'The Four Horsemen' Kirk Solo 'Damage, Inc.' 'Fight Fire With Fire'. Visit livemetallica.com for details.
PAUL RODGERS has been added to the lineup for the third installment of the ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE, which will set sail on the Liberty Of The Seas from February 19th to 23rd, 2015. Acts currently confirmed include: THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, ALICE COOPER, PAUL RODGERS, .38 SPECIAL, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, DAVE MASON'S TRAFFIC JAM, BLUE OYSTER CULT, URIAH HEEP, THE OUTLAWS, MOLLY HATCHET, RIK EMMETT, THE EDGAR WINTER BAND, TEN YEARS AFTER, KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN, PAT TRAVERS BAND, THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND, SWAMP DA WAMP, THE BLUE LORDS. Mae sure to be quick if you want to be part of it, 80% of the tickets have already been sold. Details at rocklegendscruise.com.
CONQUERING DYSTOPIA the new project featuring former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis, Alex Webster (CANNIBAL CORPSE) on bass and Alex Rudinger (THE FACELESS) on drums and Keith Merrow has just released its self-titled debut album. A 15-minute teaser for the album can be streamed below].
EPICA will release its new album, The Quantum Enigma, on May 2 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available as a regular jewel case CD, 2-CD digipack, 3-CD earbook, double vinyl and digital download. Check out a pr-glimpse in our Specials section. http://www.epica.nl/
CROWBAR will release its new album, Symmetry In Black, in North America on May 27 via Entertainment One Music. The CD, which will be made available in Europe on May 26 through Century Media Records, was produced by Crowbar guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira).
FU MANCHU have finished recording their 11th album.
PYLON will release their sixth full-length album, Homo Homini Lupus, later this year via the U.S. label Roxx Productions.
New Southern, the debut album by Anti-Mortem, will be released in physical and digital formats on April 28 (U.K.), April 15 (rest of Europe) and April 29 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The video for 100% Pure American Rage, the lead-off single from the New Southern, can be seen below. The clip was shot, produced, and directed by Clark Deal of Chaotic Productions.
The first trailer for Heroes, the new album from SABATON, can be seen here. The CD will be released on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records. Heroes was recorded at The Abyss, the recording studio in Prlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tgtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain).
The official lyric video for the song Your Body Is A Battleground from DELAIN can be seen belows. The track comes off the band's new album, The Human Contradiction, which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, April 4
Rest of Europe: April 7
USA, Canada: April 8
The CD once again features a guest appearance by Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot; George Oosthoek (ex-Orphanage); and The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.
All-girl hard rock quartet CRUCIFIED BARABARA has signed a recording and publishing deal with Despotz Records. The band is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for an August release.
Impact Velocity, the debut album from MENACE, the brainchild of Napalm Death axeman Mitch Harris, will hit the stores on March 14 in Europe or March 18 in North America via Season Of Mist. It features contributions from Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzan (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass), and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of paradoxology).
KYNG will release its new studio album, Burn The Serum, on April 15 via Razor & Tie.
"Sleepwalkers", the new video from SKINNER, featuring Norman Skinner (Vocals), Robert Kolowitz (Guitars), Grant Kolowitz (Guitars), Alfred San Miguel (Guitars), Jim Pegram (Bass), & Noe Luna (Drums) can be seen below. The song is taken from SKINNER's upcoming full-length album of the same title, "Sleepwalkers", which will be released on May 6th, 2014 via Dead Inside Records.
PRYAPISME will reissue their debut album, Rococo Holocaust, (originally release in 2010) on vinyl via Apathia Records. The release is planned for the end of May. This edition was specially remastered for vinyl by Simon Capony (Basalte Studio). Also, their second album, Hyperblast Super Collider, which was released on April 1st of 2013, is available again, after that the first edition of 500 copies was sold out. This second edition comes in a digisleeve, while the first edition was in jewel-case.
Pre-order "Rococo Holocaust" LPat this location
Order Hyperblast Super Collider at this location
DEW-SCENTED chimes the bell on all its celebrations. They released the special anniversary compilation "Insurgent", toured Europe with Testament in April, played several outstanding festival events (including the inaugural Full Metal Cruise as well as Wacken Open Air) and then finished off by touring Europe (10 countries) again with Death Angel. 2014 is scheduled to be a quieter year, since DEW-SCENTED are focusing on writing the follow-up album to 2012's "Icarus" release. As things look right now, we should be ready to start recordings around summer and are aiming at an early 2015 release date for the album. More news about that soon. thus a DEW-SCENTED press statement. "In the meantime, DEW-SCENTED will also be playing some selected live-dates throughout 2014: First off, to Japan together with Metal Blade label mates The Black Dahlia Murder and Fleshgod Apocalypse in April. This is the third visit to Japan and a first since 2005's Extreme The Dojo dates with High On Fire and Misery Signals. We truly look forward to meeting our faithful Thrash brothers and sisters over there soon. It's been too long! See a trailer clip by TBDM here:"
SAVAGE MESSIAH are giving away their last album for free, ahead of the release of their new album, THE FATEFUL DARK. PLAGUE OF CONSCIENCE was originally released in 2012 and is available now on BitTorrent, with the first three tracks available instantly and the full album available after entering your e-mail address. Download PLAGUE OF CONSCIENCE now for free on BitTorrent at this location.
Metal Tank Records re-released the long-time sold out album from PANIKK, entitled UNBEARABLE CONDITIONS. The second edition features alternative packaging and advanced track-listing.
T.A.N.K. has released a new music video, for their song The Raven's Cry. The video was shot during their sold-out show at La Boule Noire (Paris) with footage from their last tour.
NECKBREAK NATION are ready to release their debut album "Stroke of the Devil's Hour"on April 7th. With the release of their 2011 EP Warchitects and appearances all over Benelux, the young, Dutch thrashers Neckbreak Nation quickly rose to prominence in their region. This caught the attention of booking agency TMR Music Promotions (Hail of Bullets, Pestilence, Sinister, Eindhoven Metal Meeting), who soon signed with the band. Now its 2014, and Neckbreak Nation is back with a vengeance in a new line-up consisting of drummer Ivo (also of Izegrim), guitarists Jelle and Pascal, bassist Angus and vocalist Sander - A solid pack of friends who has known each other for a long time. Check out "Stating Equality" from the upcoming album right here.
FOREVER PLAGUED RECORDS sets April 7th as the release date for SEPTUAGINT's debut MCD, Negative Void Trinity.
VILLAINY has released their debut full-length album entitled Villainy I. The album was released by Inverted Inhumation Records. More details on the album are on the Villainy Bandcamp page.
HYPNO5E have launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank website, in order to raise funds for their much anticipated 3rd full length album. The campaign will run until April 17, 2014. If you wish to support Hypno5e and their vision: you can do so by following this link: kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/hypno5e.
ELDRITCH have released the video for the song 'Alone Again', taken from the band's new album 'Tasting The Tears'. Tasting The Tears is Eldritchs ninth studio album in their almost 20 year career. Watch the video here:
Season of Mist announced the signing of CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR. The band (Chris Reese - Vocals, John Cooke - Guitar / Vocals, Adam Clarkson - Bass, Tom Dring - Drums) recently completed their brand new full length album, to be released late 2014.
Universal Music has announced the deluxe release of DEEP PURPLE's seminal live album "Made In Japan" in multiple formats on May 19. An extended trailer promoting the upcoming release can be seen below.