(22 juli 2014)

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Here's the new video from The Dead Daisies, Slash' new favorite band. More info can be found on their homepage.

Slash introducing Lock 'N' Load from Black Mob on Vimeo.

THE DEAD DAISIES feat. SLASH - LOCK N LOAD (LIVE) from Black Mob on Vimeo.

Here's the premiere of the first new song "Et Nox Illuminatio Mea In Deliciis Meis" taken from NIGHTBRINGER's forthcoming 4th album 'Ego Dominus Tuus'. More info can be found on Nightbringer's Facebook. Pre-orders can be placed here.

MACHINE HEAD is currently mixing its new album with producer Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, NAPALM DEATH) for a late 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was recorded at GREEN DAY's Oakland, California JingleTown Recording compound and will feature artwork by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (BELPHEGOR, EINHERJER, DIMMU BORGIR, THE FACELESS, NOCTEM, KEEP OF KALESSIN, BORKNAGAR). Tentative songtitles set to appear on the album include "Killers & Kings", "Beneath The Silt", "Eyes Of The Dead" (formerly "Ojos De La Muerte"), "Sail Into The Black", "How We Die" and "Night Of The Long Knives". Some other event sparked the band too. Tony, a huge MACHINE HEAD fan from North Dakota, proposed to his girlfriend Ashley on stage during the band's sold-out concert last night (Monday, July 14) in Monot, North Dakota. The successful wedding proposal was overseen by MACHINE HEAD vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, who advised the groom-to-be to "eat his wife's pussy once a week for as long as they are married", and the bride-to-be to give her husband "blowjobs once a week, on top of sex, even 10 years down the line when she doesn't feel like it." Tony and Ashley "agreed to these very important marriage stipulations," according to a posting on the MACHINE HEAD Facebook page.

Murder-for-hire plotter Tim Lambesis' bid to have his jail term reduced has been thrown out by a judge. The shamed AS I LAY DYING frontman was sentenced to six years in May after he admitted trying to pay a hitman to kill his estran ged wife. He'd attempted to argue that the year he'd spent under house arrest wearing a GPS tag should be subtracted from his final jail term as time already served. But Judge Carlos Armour of San Diego's North County Superior Court yesterday refused the petition, saying: "The GPS monitor was a condition of bail."

"Duisternis", the new video from CHANNEL ZERO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Kill All Kings", which was released by Metal Blade Records worldwide (except for the Benelux territories) on June 20 as a digipack CD and digital download.
"Kill All Kings" track listing:
01. Dark Passenger
02. Electronic Cocaine
03. Burn The Nation
04. Digital Warfare
05. Ego
06. Crimson Collider
07. Kill All Kings
08. Brother's Keeper
09. Army Of Bugs
10. Mind Over Mechanics
11. Duisternis
12. Heart Stop

SLIPKNOT's official web site,, and Facebook page have been updated with creepy images and sounds in preparation for the release of the band's long-awaited new album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Roadrunner Records. In addition, there are all-new graphics, including a new version of the nonagram.

BENIGHTED announce their two stand-in musicians for this summer season after having parted ways with guitarist Adrien and bass player Alexis in the wake of this year's Hellfest. The band gladly welcomes Bert (guitars) and Pierre (bass/backing vocals). Bert plays with HIGH FOR A DIVE, SORASTRELLA, SOULBREEDER, and used to be a member of WINDS OF TORMENT. He had already joined the BENIGHTED family during the Morbid Angel Tour (2011) and the Summer Sickness Tour in 2012. BENIGHTED are equally happy about Pierre joining for this festival season. He also participates in HIGH FOR A DIVE as well as in POUMON, AABSINTHE.
All new dates are listed below:
24 Jul 14 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days Festival
25 Jul 14 Frankfurt (DE) Elfer Club
26 Jul 14 Groesbeek (NL) OJC Maddogs
03 Aug 14 Albi (FR) Xtreme Festival
09 Aug 14 Saint-Maurice de Gourdan (FR) Sylak Open Air
16 Aug 14 Saint-Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival
30 Aug 14 La Neuville-Champ-D´Oisel (FR) Festival des Arts Bourrins
20 Sep 14 Rexpoëde (FR) Du Metal a la Campagne
04 Oct 14 Loches (FR) Loches en Grind
18 Oct 14 Sélestat (FR) Rock Your Brain Fest
29 Oct 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
30 Oct 14 Bratislava (SK) FUGA
31 Oct 14 Wörgl (AT) Komma
01 Nov 14 Lausanne (CH) Grand-Vennes

"My Mind", the new video from former KYUSS and current VISTA CHINO frontman John Garcia, can be seen below. The song is taken from Garcia's self-titled solo album, which will be released on August 1 via Napalm Records. The CD features a guest appearance by guitarist Robby Krieger of THE DOORS.
"John Garcia" track listing:
01. My Mind
02. Rolling Stoned
03. Flower
04. The Blvd
05. 5000 Miles
06. Confusion
07. His Bullets Energy
08. Argleben
09. Saddleback
10. All These Walls
11. Her Bullets Energy
Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on "John Garcia" can be streamed below.
John Garcia's solo album features a guest appearance by guitarist Robby Krieger of THE DOORS.

Jack Black’s back. That rhymes, as tacky as it may sound. But if it makes one happy, that is fine too. Watch rocker Jack collaborate with Weird Al Yankovic as he dances like a really fat swan, in their not particularly rocking “Happy” parody, turning the Pharrell Williams song into “Tacky”, a trick of the trade Yankovic has become famous for.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS have released their first official video of opening track of new E.P. "No Money - No Fiesta", "Cantina del Infierno", directed by Thomas Mignone (Sepultura, System Of A Down, Danzig, Morbid Angel). The video, which features very special appearances by Morbid Angel's frontman David Vincent (as the "Diablo" himself), and iconic metal promoter/journalist/model Metal Sanaz, can be seen here:

Gene Hoglan and Jason McMaster recently collaborate lyrics on 2 tracks for the new EVIL UNITED release "Honored By Fire". Gene Hoglan is famous for his technical drum playing . He is best known for his work with acts Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Fear Factory, Opeth, Unearth, and most recently Dethklok and Testament but also penned most of the lyrics for Dark Angel's albums Darkness Descends, Leave Scars and Time Does Not Heal. EVIL UNITED will release their second full length studio album titled "Honored By Fire", on August 12, 2014. The album will be distributed in North America and Europe through MVD Entertainment Group. The band features members from WATCHTOWER, RIOT, MURDERDOLLS, DANGEROUS TOYS and WEDNESDAY 13. "Honored By Fire", which will be available as CD, limited edition LP, and digital download. Pre-orders can be done at this location. The video for
"Viking Funeral" can be seen here

ONHEIL presents their new music video 'Self-Destruction Mode'. It's the first music video for their new album 'Storm Is Coming', set to be released on the 5th of September 2014. The music video can be found here.

JAGUAR have completed work on their new album, ‘Metal X’, for an August release via Mondo Tunes.

CANNIBAL CORPSE will release its new album, ‘A Skeletal Domain’, on September 16 via Metal Blade Records.

‘No Strings’, the new solo video from Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar, can be seen here.

DECAPITATED will release their sixth album, ‘Blood Mantra’, on September 26 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2011's ‘Carnival Is Forever’ was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.

On August 11, reactivated German death metallers MORGOTH will release a seven-inch EP/digital single titled ‘God Is Evil’ featuring two brand new tracks.

Blues legend Johnny Winter died last week (Wednesday, July 16) at his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland at the age of 70. His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by the loss of their loved one and one of the world's finest guitarists.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of ANTHRAX's debut album, "Fistful Of Metal", the band's former lead singer, Neil Turbin, and a backing group of musicians calling themselves DEATHRIDERS (not to be confused with Neil's long-running Los Angeles-based band of the same name) will perform the entire LP on their upcoming European tour. The tour dates are as follows:
July 19 - Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL
July 20 - Sound Dog - Breda, NL
July 21 - Café Die Twee – Bergen op Zoom, NL
July 22 - Bar American – Middelburg, NL
July 23 - Lauschbar – Itzehoe, DE (Headbangers Open Air warm-up show)
July 24 - Headbangers Open Air Festival – Brande Hörnerkirchen, DE

HAMMERFALL are back with a new album, ‘(r)Evolution’, which will be released on August 29 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The second trailer for ‘(r)Evolution’ can be seen below. Hammerfall meanwhile announces (r)Evolution European Tourdates with special Guests, Orden Ogan & Serious Black
16.01.15 (DE) Bremen - Aladin
17.01.15 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
18.01.15 (DE) Köln - Essigfabrik
19.01.15 (NL) Tilburg - O13
20.01.15 (BE) Antwerpen - TRIX
22.01.15 (DE) Stuttgart - Longhorn
23.01.15 (DE) Kaufbeuren - All KartHalle
24.01.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
25.01.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
26.01.15 (DE) München - Backstage
28.01.15 (IT) Mailand - Live Club
29.01.15 (FR) Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
30.01.15 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
31.01.15 (ES) Madrid - Shoko
01.02.15 (ES) Bilbao - Kafe Antzokia
03.02.15 (FR) Paris - Trabendo
04.02.15 (DE) Langen/Frankfurt - Stadthalle
05.02.15 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
06.02.15 (CZ) Prag - Meet Factory Prague
07.02.15 (DE) Bamberg - Brose Arena
09.02.15 (AT) Graz - PPC
10.02.15 (AT) Wien Arena
12.02.15 (DE) Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
13.02.15 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
14.02.15 (DE) Fulda - Wartenberg Oval

ENTOMBED A.D. – the band consisting of four members of the most recent line-up of the legendary Swedish metallers ENTOMBED: Lars Göran Petrov (vocals), Olle Dahlstedt (drums), Nico Elgstrand (guitar) and Victor Brandt (bass) – will release its new album, ‘Back To The Front’, on August 5 via Century Media Records. The song ‘Vulture And The Traitor’ can be streamed at this location.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY – the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Igor Cavalera – will release its new album, ‘Pandemonium’, in October via Napalm Records.

DEEP PURPLE will release a new live album, ‘Graz 1975’, in September via earMUSIC / Eagle Rock Entertainment. The effort contains the band’s previously unreleased performance on April 3, 1975 in the Mk III line-up of – guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice – performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria's second largest city after Vienna.

RIGOR MORTIS will release their fourth and final album, ‘Slaves To The Grave’, on October 7. The first 5.000 copies will include a "making-of" DVD. The effort will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, and limited-edition vinyl LP.

RICHIE KOTZEN will release a new compilation album, ‘The Essential Richie Kotzen’, a career retrospective collection, on September 2 via Loud & Proud Records. The effort includes two CDs of classic material, acoustic performances, bootleg material and two brand new songs, and a DVD of music videos, acoustic performances and bootleg material.

HAYLEY'S ROYAL WHORES have released the official video for the song Kill The Monkey. The song is from their upcoming album Kill The Album. The video was shot in Jyväskylä, Finland, during the four seasons of 2013-2014 and directer by Anssi Korhonen.

ARMAGEDDON, the band led by former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher Amott, will release its new album, ‘Captivity & Devourment’, later in the year. The official lyric video for the song ‘Thanatron’ can be viewed at this location.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman has launched PARTY SMASHER INC., a collective of creative and artistic professionals, and is a one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes. The shared principle that unites this otherwise diverse collection of contributors and curators is simple: self-determination. Party Smasher Inc. exists to enable likeminded cultural people to empower themselves with the DIY spirit.

AC/DC drummer PHIL RUDD will release a solo album, ‘Head Job’, on August 29.

EXODUS will release its new album, ‘Blood In, Blood Out’, in late October via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be the band's first since the departure of EXODUS' lead singer of the past nine years, Rob Dukes, and the return of his predecessor, Steve "Zetro" Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004.

FARMIKOS, the L.A. band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE and DAVID LEE ROTH guitarist Joe Holmes and vocalist Robbie Locke, has made an audio sample of a new song, ‘Am I One’, available for streaming here.

Away The Night: An Ozzy Osbourne Day-By-Day’ in September. The book celebrates the legendary vocalist with a full account of his more-than-40-year run as rock's most adorable madman. For more details go to this location.

DEATH PENALTY – the new band feat. former CATHERDRAL guitarist Gaz Jennings – will release its self-titled debut album in September.

OVERKIL have just put out the official music video for the track ‘Bitter Pill’ from their brand new album “White Devil Armory”. Check out the clip here.

Greek guitar virtuoso GUS G. (FIRWIND/OZZY OSBOURNE), has unleased the ‘Gus G. Tutorials" on his YouTube channel, a series of guitar lessons where he shows how to play step-by-step riffs and solos from the tracks off his debut solo album, ‘I Am The Fire’. (which was released on March 18, 2013 via Century Media Records).

KING OF ASGARD are set to release their third album "Karg" July 18th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
"Karg" track listing:
01. The Runes of Hel
02. The Trickster
03. Highland Rebellion
04. Remnant of the Past
05. Omma
06. The Heritage Throne
07. Huldran
08. Rising
09. Total Destruction (Bonus Track)

Nuclear Blast announce the signing of Pennsylvanian band CROBOT. Check out CROBOT being hunted down in the woods amongst zombies in their video for 'Nowhere To Hide':

CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS is a new 2CD compilation released in the UK on July 21st. "Crazy Crazy Nights is an affectionate look back to the era of poodle hair, tight trousers and wild nights on the sunset strip. The 36 track album will feature the major bands from the scene such as KISS, Motley Crue, L.A. Guns, Scorpions Poison and Warrant. Tracklisting: Disc 1: "Crazy Crazy Nights" - KISS "Poison" (Single Version) - Alice Cooper "The Final Countdown" - Europe "Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake "Just Like Paradise" - David Lee Roth "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" - Cinderella "18 And Life" - Skid Row "Alone" - Heart "To Be With You" - Mr. Big "Round And Round" - Ratt "Once Bitten Twice Shy" - Great White "Silent Lucidity" - Queensryche "Lil' Devil" - The Cult "Modern Day Cowboy " - Tesla "Breaking The Chains" - Dokken "Cult Of Personality" - Living Colour "Smooth Up In Ya" - Bullet Boys "Sleeping My Day Away" (Remastered) - D-A-D. Disc 2: "Living After Midnight" - Judas Priest "Wind Of Change" - Scorpions "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison "Get The Funk Out" - Extreme "Epic" - Faith No More "Cherry Pie" - Warrant "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" - Quiet Riot "Summertime Girls" - Y&T "We're Not Gonna Take It" - Twisted Sister "There's Only One Way To Rock" - Sammy Hagar "Sister Christian" - Night Ranger "Get It On" - Kingdom Come "When I See You Smile" - Bad English "I'm A Believer" - Giant "When The Children Cry" - White Lion "New Thing" - Enuff Z 'Nuff "I Want Out" - Helloween "All Lips 'n Hips" - Electric Boys.

On July 8th, former Alice Cooper guitarist DICK WAGNER was admitted to hospital with breathing problems; he had his lungs washed and also underwent surgery to clean up an artery. He has since gained 30% better blood flow, but continues to suffer from a severe lung infection. Wagner is still hospitalized under observation. Back in 2007, Dick Wagner was hit by a serious heart attack, but made a full recovery and returned to the stage again after a five year absence. Wagner was Alice Cooper's right-hand man on the albums Welcome To My Nightmare, Goes To Hell, Lace And Whiskey, From The Inside and DaDa. He also contributed on, School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Muscle Of Love, Hey Stoopid, and Cooper's latest album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. Dick Wagner was currently preparing for the upcoming album by Danish shock rocker Maryann Cotton - for whom Alice Cooper has written three songs.

Dubai-Based death/thrash assault, NERVECELL, is pleased to announce their union with Unique Leader Records. Spawned in 2000 as one of the first extreme metal bands to emerge from Dubai, UAE, and having toured alongside legendary metal acts such as Metallica, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Decapitated and Suffocation, NERVECELL are true torchbearers for a Middle Eastern wave of metal.

After his departure from German tech death band OBSCURA, Hannes Grossmann (also known for his work with Blotted Science and Necrophagist) joins forces with his former bandmates in a new band called ALKALOID.

Spanish Heavy Metal act THUNDERHEART is currently recording their first album at BlueCat studios, with Victor Lago in Madrid. Later, it will be mixed and produced at Monopolio Studios by Jose Ibañez in Puerto Rico, and mastered by Brett Caldas at Tower Records, in Montpellier, France. In November will be the release date for the album. More info at this location.

Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes one-woman black metal project, MYRKUR. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre. Myrkur has signed to Relapse Records.

KADAVAR are currently celebrating the release of “Abra Kadavar Special Edition” 2CD feat “Live in Antwerp” CD as well as “Live in Antwerp” 2LP.

THE STONE are almost finished with their new album. "Nekroza" is the seventh THE STONE album so far and will be released in October via Folter Records.

HERETIC’S DREAM have inked a deal with Italian label AGOGE RECORDS. The band is working on the third album with producer Gianmarco Bellumori (New Disorder, Sin Of Night, Element of Chaos). T

Instrumental quartet EXIVIOUS have announced a string of European shows as main support of TEXTURES for the latter's 'Polars' 10th Anniversary Tour' this autumn. The deadly prog party begins on October 24th at the Ebulliton in Bulle (CH) and takes 3 more stops on the way to the final show in Amstelveen (NL) on the 31st of October. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
24 Oct 14 Bulle (CH) Ebullition
25 Oct 14 Lyon (FR) CCO
29 Oct 14 London (UK) The Garage
30 Oct 14 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
31 Oct 14 Amstelveen (NL) P60
Furthermore EXIVIOUS have announced several festival performances:
09 Aug 14 Jaromer (CZ) Fortress Josefov (Brutal Assault Open Air)
15 Sep 14 Tilburg (NL) Incubate Festival
03 Oct 14 Köln (DE) Euroblast Festival X
15 Nov 14 Nürnberg (DE) Generation Prog Festival

In the tradition set on previous LORD VOLTURE albums, which featured guest appearances by Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) and Sean Peck (CAGE), the band have found ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland willing to lend his shredding skills for some seriously enhanced metal on the band's new album "Will To Power". On the "The Great Blinding" track he entangles with Paul Marcelis and Leon Hermans into a mind boggling twin-guitar attack covering the last one and a half minutes of the song."Will To Power" Tracklist:
1. Where The Enemy Sleep
2. Taklamakan
3. The Pugilist
4. Will To Power
5. My Sworn Enemy
6. The Great Blinding
7. Omertà
8. Badajoz (1812)
9. Line 'em Up!
Upcoming LORD VOLTURE tour dates:
19.07.2014 - GB - Radcliffe - SOS FESTIVAL
15.08.2014 - NL - Deest - FESTIVAL ZEELTJE
06.09.2014 - DE - Gondsroth - ROCK IN SCHROTH
04.10.2014 - NL - Ommen - TAKEN BY FORCE METALFEST
08.10.2014 - SK - Bratislava - BRITISH ROCK STARS
09.10.2014 - SK - Trnava - ART KLUB
10.10.2014 - SK - Brezno - 1. DART CLUB
11.10.2014 - SK - Tisovec - CASABLANCA
12.10.2014 - SK - Banská Bystrica - TIRISH PUB
29.08.2015 - GB - Hatfield - POWER & GLORY FEST
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