(26 april 2016)

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Sensational new chicks on the block SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION, featuring members form the Metal Factory, have released a video for the song ‘Brutal Queen’. It is taken from the 2016 EP ‘Brutal Queen’, from these rising metal starlets. Message courtesy of Bo~EL Guitars, as guitarist Simone van Straten sports a Bo~EL MC7 Tree Of Life. Furthermore, Bo~EL announced to be accepting vouchers of the bankrupted Dutch V&D department store until Saturday, April 30th. Behold the video in which the brand is proudly featured:

DEATH 's legendary 1987 debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", will now receive the deluxe reissue treatment on a wide variety of formats, including 2CD, limited-edition 3CD, LP, deluxe 2xLP boxset, and cassette versions. Like the preceding DEATH reissues, the deluxe reissue of ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Alan Douches (DEATH, Mastodon, Nile) and contains a plethora of bonus content, including previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes from former DEATH drummer/Autopsy founder Chris Reifert, Sepultura's Max Cavalera, and original ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ producer Randy Burns. Stream the newly remastered version of ‘Baptized In Blood’ at this Soundcloud location.

On April 30, bands and artists from Flevoland and its surroundings will play at Flevoland Treedt Op Tegen Kanker, a charity concert held in Theater Posa in Lelystad. Spanning a big range of styles and genres, there will be peaceful acoustic acts in the afternoon, while the evening will be a spectacular show filled to the brim with rock bands such as Roadcrew and Between May and April. Tickets can be bought at will only be sold online.

STRATOVARIUS will release a ‘Best Of’ album on May 6 via earMUSIC. The album contains a brand new song, ‘Until The End Of Days’. The official lyric video of the song is available below.

Michael Kelly Guitars introduces Patriot Striped Ebony to Custom Collection Series. For more than a decade, the Patriot has been one of the most award-winning archtop single cutaways on the market. Continuing this honored tradition, Michael Kelly Guitar Co. introduces the Custom Collection Patriot Striped Ebony electric guitar. For more info, check the Michael Kelly website.

TREMONTI – the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti – will release its new album, ‘Dust’, on April 29 via Fret 12 Records.

OCTOBER TIDE – the long-running Swedish doom five-piece featuring former KATATONIA members Fredrik and Mattias Norrman and current AMON AMARTH touring drummer Jocke Wallgren – released its new album, ‘Winged Waltz’, on April 22 via Agonia Records. The album is available for streaming in its entirety below.

DEATH ANGEL will release its new album, ‘The Evil Divide’, on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The songs ‘The Moth’ and ‘Cause For Alarm’ are available for streaming below.

OVERKILL’s performance on April 16 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany – during which the band performed their ‘Horrorscope’ (25th anniversary) and ‘Feel The Fire’ (30th anniversary) album in their entirety – was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and CD.

Electronic hard rock/heavy metal act COMBICHRIST will release its new album, ‘This Is Where Death Begins’, on June 3 via Out Of Line Music. The effort will be released on CD, deluxe double-CD, double-vinyl and as a strictly limited fan box containing the double-CD plus an exclusive DVD of the band’s performance at the Summer Breeze festival 2015 in Germany.

‘Gore’, the new album from DEFTONES (which was released on April 8 via Warner Bros. Records, debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 71.000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 14.

D GENERATION will release its new album in 17 years, ‘Nothing Is Anywhere’, on July 29. The video for the song ‘Apocalypse Kids’ is available below.

EASY ACTION – the band feat. Zinny Zan (SHOTGUN MESSIAH, ZAN CLAN) and Kee Marcello (EUROPE, K2) – will release a new single, ‘Drop The Bomb, on May 27 via]Monty Music. This spring marks the tenth anniversary of EASY ACTION's comeback show at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2006.

GOJIRA will release its new album, ‘Magma’, on June 17 via Roadrunner Records. A teaser for the album is available below.

Former NIGHTWISH singer TARJA TURUNEN will release a new heavy rock album, ‘The Shadow Self’, on August 5 via earMUSIC. The video for the song ‘No Bitter End’ is available below.

Brazilian all-female thrashers NERVOSA will release their new album, ‘Agony’, on June 4 via Napalm Records. The lyric video for the song ‘Intolerance Means War’ is available below.

SIX FEET UNDER will release the fourth installment of their ‘Graveyard Classics’ series, this time paying tribute to IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST. ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number Of The Priest’ will be released on May 27 via Metal Blade Records. Side A: Judas Priest: 01. Night Crawler, 02. Starbreaker, 03. Genocide, 04. Invader, 05. Never Satisfied. Side B: Iron Maiden: 06. Murders in the Rue Morgue, 07. Prowler, 08. Flash Of The Blade, 09. The Evil That Men Do, 10. Stranger In A Strange Land, 11. Total Eclipse. The cover version of ‘Invader’ is available for streaming below.

THE WRETCHED END – the band feat. EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth, MINDGRINDER/WINDIR guitarist/vocalist Cosmo, and DARK FUNERAL drummer Nils "Dominator" Fjellstrom – released its new album, ‘In These Woods, From These Mountains’, on April 22 via Indie Recordings.The album is available for streaming in its entire at this location. The video for the song ‘Primordial Freedom’ is available below.

DEVILDRIVER will release their new studio album, ‘Trust No One’, on May 13, 2016 via Napalm Records. The song ‘Daybreak’ is available for streaming below.


GONE IS GONE – the new experimental rock/metal band feat. MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin – will release its debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. The song ‘Violescent’ is available for streaming below.

Season of Mist announce the signing of SONS OF BALAUR. The black metal outfit from Oslo, Norway will release their debut full-length on the label later this year.

DIVINER just released a music video for the track "Evilizer" from their debut album "Fallen Empires" that was released in November through Ulterium Records.

ALICE COOPER'S ROCK & ROLL GOLF CLASSIC AND ROCK & ROLL VAMPIRE BASH directly benefit Solid Rock and The Rock Teen Center, and bring together some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, and many PGA veterans and community leaders. Alice Cooper's Rock & Roll Vampire Bash happens this Sunday, April 24th from 4:30 - 10 PM. The nocturnal fun includes a Cocktail Reception where you can chill with us in the Pro Em VIP Lounge, Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction and Live Entertainment on the PCS Stage with Alice Cooper and friends, including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), Tommy Thayer (KISS), Frank Sidoris (Slash), and Neal Smith (Alice Cooper), and the comic genius of John O'Hurley and Jeff Allen. Details at

PROJECT AEGIS, composed by Theocracy songwriter and vocalist Matt Smith, announce the release of "Angel In the Ashes", an all-star charity track for sale with 100% of the income going to feed homeless and refugee families in Greece. "Angel In The Ashes" features vocals by Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Daisa Munhoz (Vandroya, Soulspell), Vasilis Georgiou (Sunburst, Black Fate), Leah McHenry (Leah) and Smith, as well as a guitar solo by Gus Drax (Sunburst, Black Fate). "I've been wanting to do another charity single since we had such a great experience the first time around," says Smith. "The challenge was finding the time and the appropriate cause, as well as putting together a lineup worthy of the caliber of talent we had on the last song. I think we did it!"

THIN LIZZY has announced Aerosmith's TOM HAMILTON will be playing bass on the forthcoming Anniversary shows planned for 2016 / 2017. Tom, an Aerosmith founding member, joins guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, together with lead vocalist Ricky Warwick and keyboard player Darren Wharton on the following shows: June 17 - Loreley, Germany - Freilichtbuhne (with Rainbow). 18 - Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany - Festplatz (with Rainbow). July 17 - Barcelona, Spain - Rock Fest. 23 - Maidstone Kent, UK - Ramblin' Man Fair Festival. August 6 - Rejmeyre, Sweden - Skogsrojet Festival. January 19-23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Rock Legends V Cruise.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion And Warfare, guitar legend STEVE VAI has announced he will be embarking on a very special world tour celebrating the groundbreaking recording. Passion And Warfare is highly regarded as one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time. For the first time Vai will be performing the entire Passion And Warfare record from top to bottom. Steve Vai's Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour dates are as follows: May 28 - Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec - World Guitar Festival. June 1 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC Glasgow. 2 - London, England - London Palladium. 3 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England - O2 Academy Newcastle. 5 - Manchester, England - O2 Ritz Manchester. 6 - Brighton, England - The Dome. 7 - Bristol, England - Academy. 9 - Helsinki, Finland - The House of Culture . 11 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival. 12 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall. 13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis, Ballroom. 14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio. 15 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren. 17 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot. 18 - Gutenstetten, Germany - Ibanez Guitar Festival. 19 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre. 20 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar. 23 - Vienna, Austria - Simm City. 24 - Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm. 26 - Paris, France - Le Trianon. 27 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl. 28 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland - Kammgarn. 29 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - den Atelier. 30 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks. July 2 - Rome, Italy - Rock In Roma (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 3 - Sogliano Al Rubicone, Italy (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 4 - Ascoli Piceno, Itlay - Piazza del Popolo (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 5 - Grugliasco, Italy - Gru Village (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 6 - Gardone Riviera, Italy - Teatro del Vittoriale . 7 - Udine, Italy - Castello di Udine. 10 - Weert, Netherlands - Bospop Festival. 11 - Munich, Germany - Circus Krone (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 12 - Offenbach A. Main, Germany - Stadthalle (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 13 - Bonn, Germany - Kunst!rasen (G3 with Joe Satriani & The Aristocrats). 16 - Cordoba, Spain - Anfiteatro Axerquia. 17 - San Javier, Spain - Auditrio Parque Almansa. 18 - Madrid, Spain - Jardines de la Complutense. 19 - Valencia, Spain - Jardines de los Viveros. 20 - Palma, Spain - Teatro Trui. 21 - Barcelona, Spain - BARTS Club Paral.lel 62. 23 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cultural Centre of Belem. 24 - Vila, Portugal - Hard Club. 28 - Budapest, Hungary - Park Budapest. 30 - Tbilisi, Georgia - Tbilisi Open Air.

INGLORIOUS have released a new video for their track "Holy Water", featured on the UK outfit's self-titled debut album, out now. Watch the new clip below:

Israeli thrash metal act HAMMERCULT, who moved to Berlin last year, now show their influences with unique cover versions of songs by Accept, Motorhead, Running Wild, Slayer and GG Allin. Hammercult's ‘Legends Never Die’ EP will be out via Steamhammer/SPV on June 17th as a digipak version, limited LP version and download. Tracklisting: "Fast As A Shark" "Ace Of Spades" "Soldiers Of Hell" "No Rules" "Evil Has No Boundaries" "Rise Of The Hammer" "Steelcrusher" "Let The Angels Burn".

Dallas-based AC/DC tribute band BACK IN BLACK has announced that long-time frontman DARREN CAPERNA was selected by AC/DC to audition as their potential new vocalist. The audition began with a sound check, whereby the AC/DC tech crew performed a couple of songs with Caperna, to set levels, and to help him feel more comfortable. Then after a short break, AC/DC came in the room and greeted both Caperna and Mroz. After meeting the band, and having some tea, AC/DC put Caperna to work. The 3-4 song audition turned into a 21-song concert. Caperna ended up singing the entire Rock Or Bust tour set, plus two additional songs that Angus wanted to play, "Dog Eat Dog", and "Riff Raff". Caperna comments: "Before we started "Riff Raff", Angus came up to me, and said "I'm warning you in advance that we are still a little rusty on this song!" Did I just hear Angus apologizing to me?!" Caperna adds, "Even though I did not get the job, it was the experience of a lifetime! Being in a tribute band for 16 years, we were hoping that we would be able to meet AC/DC one day - but this goes way beyond our expectations! Now, I have a great story to tell my grandchildren, and the guitar students that I teach at For Those About To Rock School in Southlake, Texas."

AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals. The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7th in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12th in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary). Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N' Roses, 'Not In This Lifetime' Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed US shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose. AC/DC European Tour Dates: May 7 - Lisbon, Portugal - Passeio Maritimo De Alges. 10 - Seville, Spain - Estadio De La Cartuja. 13 - Marseille, France - Stade Velodrome. 16 - Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Site. 19 - Vienna, Austria - Erns-Happel Stadium. 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Letnany Airport. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion. 29 - Berne, Switzerland - Stade De Suisse. June 1 - Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena. 4 - London, England - The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 9 - Manchester, England - Etihad Stadium. 12 - Aarhus, Denmark - Ceres Park.

Record Store Day 2016 ambassadors METALLICA performed live at Berkeley, CA's legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16th in celebration of Record Store Day 2016. Check out fan-filmed video of the show below:

BLACK SABBATH's remaining 2016 tour dates are as follows: April 23 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre. 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena. 30 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium. June 1 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena. 8 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne. 11 - Donington, UK - Download. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadon. 17 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - 02 Arena. July 2 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena. 5 - Riga, Latvia - Riga Arena. 7 - Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock. 9 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena. August 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center. 21 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center. 25 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. 31 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater. September 2 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center. 4 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. 7 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion. 9 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Ampitheater. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Ampitheater. 13 - Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Arena. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are back with their fourth full-length Carved Records album, ‘Dark Side Of Black’, to be released on April 22nd. The new song "Come Get It" can be found below. Dark Side Of Black was recorded at Boot Hill Studio in Corinth, TX and Valve Studios in Dallas, TX with producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan).

SCORPION CHILD will release their second album, Acid Roulette, on June 10th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

TOURNAMENT have released a music video for "Sean's Place", a track from their upcoming Teenage Creature album, set for release March 25th. This is Tournament's first release with The End Records.

Motorhead drummer MIKKEY DEE was in attendance at this year's installment of the annual Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, which ran from April 7th -10th. Dee took part in a "drum camp" during the fair, and video of him playing his first drum solo since Motorhead's last show on December 11th, 2015 in Berlin, Germany can be viewed below: -

ABBATH have released an official video for "Winterbane", a track from the band's self-titled debut album, released back on January 22nd via Season Of Mist. The new clip, channeling classic Venom, can be found below:

An officially licensed latex mask, based on VENOM's 1982 sophomore album release, Black Metal, is available now courtesy of Sik Rik Masks. More info can be found at

BULLETBOYS will release a new studio album in late 2016.

German metal label NOISE RECORDS will be relaunched by BMG. Founded by Karl-Ulrich Walterbach in 1983, the label was an important supporter of European heavy rock acts throughout the '80s and '90s, helping to popularize the thrash, speed and power metal subgenres. Key acts among its roster included Grave Digger, Hellhammer (who became Celtic Frost), Kreator, Running Wild, Gamma Ray, Tankard and Hamburg's Helloween, whose second and third albums Keeper Of The Seven Keys: Part 1 and Part II achieved worldwide success in the late '80s.

Armonite, featuring composer Paolo Fosso and violinist Jacopo Bigi, has released their highly anticipated debut album “The Sun is New Each Day”.

HATEBREED releases 'Looking Down The Barrel of Today,' the first music video from their upcoming album, »The Concrete Confessional«, due out May 13 on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Thanks to a new festival in March, you can rock Slovenia twice a year now. Here comes Winter Days of Metal. Winter Days of Metal will rock the mountains from March 20-26, 2017. The ticket sale starts on August 10, 2016.

Mascot Label Group announce the signing of AYREON, the highly acclaimed project from singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / record producer Arjen Lucassen. The Ayreon catalogue, comprising seven studio albums, will be released on various digital platforms on April 22nd.

Consouling Sounds announce the addition of TRIPLE SUN to their ever-growing roster, and today announces details of the band's forthcoming album, The City Lies In Ruins.

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", the new single from Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie’, which will be released on June 3 via Republic Records.

WINDS OF PLAGUE have signed a deal with Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music. The band is currently working on material for a new album, to be recorded later in the year.

‘Raped And Pillaged’, a brand new song from U.K.-based crust band DISCHARGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘End Of Days’, due on April 29 via Nuclear Blast.

DIAMOND HEAD will release its first album of new material in eight years on April 22. Titled ‘Diamond Head’, the disc features new talent in singer Rasmus Bom Andersen. ‘Diamond Head’ can now be streamed in its entirety using this]]thisSoundCloud widget[/url].

CANDLEMASS will release a special 30th-anniversary EP titled ‘Death Thy Lover’ on June 3 via Napalm.

ASSASSIN will release their new studio album, ‘Combat Cathedral’, on May 20. The effort will be made available via Steamhammer/SPV worldwide on CD, limited-edition LP (500 copies only on red 180-gram vinyl + CD) and as a digital download. The song ‘Back From The Dead’, taken from ‘Combat Cathedral’, can be streamed using this SoundCloud widget.

BLUES PILLS have announced the title of their eagerly awaited second album. »Lady In Gold« is expected to be released during the summer of 2016 and will contain 10 brand new tracks

KATAKLYSM will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the return of the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour.
MTV Headbangers Ball Tour
01.12. D Berlin - Huxley's
02.12. D Oberhausen - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
03.12. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
04.12. D Hamburg - Markthalle
05.12. NL Tilburg - 013
06.12. UK London - Electric Brixton
07.12. F Paris - Bataclan
08.12. D Saarbrücken - Garage
09.12. D Geiselwind - Christmas Bash
10.12. D Giessen - Hessenhallen
11.12. B Torhout - De Mast
13.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
14.12. CH Pratteln - Z7
15.12. D Stuttgart - LKA
16.12. A Wien - Arena
17.12. D München - Backstage
18.12. CZ Zlin – Euronics

SUICIDAL ANGELS will join forces with Canada-based SKULL FIST (which are working on their new record at the moment) and thrash metal newcomers EVIL INVADERS from Belgium, to tour Europe this fall.
The tour dates are as follows:
29/09/2016 - NL - Enschede - Atak
30/09/2016 – GER – Essen - Turock
1/10/2016 - NL - Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
2/10/2016 - UK – London - Underworld
3/10/2016 - GER - Osnabrueck - Bastard Club
4/10/2016 - GER - Hamburg - Bambi Galore
5/10/2016 - FR - Colmar - Le Grillen
6/10/2016 - GER - Neunkirchen - Stummsche Reithalle
7/10/2016 - BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
8/10/2016 - FR - Paris - Petit Bain
9/10/2016 - FR - Nantes - Ferrailleur
11/10/2016 - ES - Madrid - Penelope
12/10/2016 - POR - Lisbon - RCA Club
13/10/2016 – ES - Murcia - Garaje
14/10/2016 – ES - Barcelona - Salamandra 1
16/10/2016 - IT- Brescia - Circolo Colony
19/10/2016 – GER - Weinheim - Café Central
20/10/2016 – GER - Nuremberg - Der Cult
21/10/2016 – GER - Munich - Backstage
22/10/2016 – AT - Dornbirn - Schlachthaus
23/10/2016 - CH - Zurich - TBA
24/10/2016 – AT - Vienna - Viper Room
25/10/2016 – CZ - Prague - Modra Vopice
26/10/2016 – HU - Budapest - Barba Negra
27/10/2016 - PL - Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
28/10/2016 - PL - Cracow - Zascianek
29/10/2016 – GER - Leipzig - Hellraiser
30/10/2016 – GER - Berlin - Bin Nuu
Pre-order will start soon - stay tuned.
Check out the lyric video of the new SUICIDAL ANGELS track "Image Of The Serpent" here: