(26 mei 2015)

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SLAYER have set a 9/11 release date for their new album, showcased to selected press on May 30th. Lords of Metal is among the happy few to catch the first tones on the new record, bearing the title 'Repentless'. The album will be released by Slayer under their own yet-unnamed label, licensed under Nuclear Blast records. Here is the teaser for the record.

The MOTÖRHEAD Warpig Vannen watch is now available. For more information, go to this location.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates lullaby versions of known artists, has just released ‘Lullaby Versions Of Motörhead’ (The song ‘Ace Of Spades’ can be streamed at this location), and ‘Lullaby Versions Of Rob Zombie’ (The song ‘Dragula’ can be streamed at this location), via Roma Music Group. For more information, go to this location.

CRADLE OF FILTH recently premiered the first track from their forthcoming album ‘Hammer Of The Witches’. The official video for 'Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych' was filmed in an old jet-engine testing hangar at a former military base and was directed by Sam Scott-Hunter (DEVILMENT, SLIPKNOT, THE 69 EYES), who also took the band's promotional photos. As well as featuring Dani and his troop of reprobates, model and Kinbaku enthusiast Gestalta also makes an appearance. Watch how the idea came about and what the band had to say about the video below.
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-Watch the uncensored version over on Vimeo]here

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their fifth studio album, ‘Venom’, on August 14 via RCA Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘No Way Out’ is available below. A limited-edition "Venom" package will be available exclusively through the band's webstore. This bundle includes CD, vinyl and cassette versions of the album, as well as custom t-shirt, bracelet and necklace. All purchases will include a pre-sale code for early access to tickets for their 2016 headlining tour.

BMG has purchased U.S. metal and hard rock label Rise Records in a multi-million dollar deal.

SYMPHONY X will release its new album, ‘Underworld’, on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records.

HATEBEAK – the world's one and only death-metal/grindcore band fronted by a parrot (!!!) will release its new album, ‘Number Of The Beak’, on June 26 via Reptilian Records. Audio samples of the album are available at this location.

BUTCHER BABIES will release their next album at the end of the summer via Century Media Records. The first single from the album, ‘Never Go Back will be released in June.

ROSETTA will release its new album, ‘Quintessential Ephemera’, on June 22 with "pay-as-you-wish pricing" directly from the band's Bandcamp page.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release its new album, ‘Got Your Six’, on August 28.

HELLOWEEN will release its new album, ‘My God-Given Right’ on May 29 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official video for the title track can be viewed here.

LA BELLA STRINGS is taking a new approach to extended-life strings, adopting a technology compared to typical coated strings. The surface of the string is modified during the treatment process. “Using a Ionic Vapor Process™ developed by Acoustic Science™, proprietary compounds are activated in a glow discharge electromagnetic plasma, modifying the string’s entire surface. The result is a string protected from grime, tarnishing, and oil residue. Most importantly, string playability and life is extended without flaking or compromising tone”.

CLUTCH will release their new album, ‘Psychic Warfare’, tentatively in September via the band's own label, Weathermaker Music.

AUDIOTOPSY – the new band featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE, HELLYEAH), drummer Matt McDonough (MUDVAYNE), vocalist Billy Keeton (SKRAPE) and bassist Perry Stern – has signed a deal with Napalm Records. The band’s debut album is scheduled for release in the fall.

TERROR will release its new album, ‘The 25th Hour’, on August 7 via Century Media Records. The song ‘The Solution’, can be streamed here:

KATAKLYSM will release their new album, ‘Of Ghosts And Gods’, on July 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. To coincide with the new CD's arrival, the band will release two new KATAKLYSM hot sauces, "Ghost Fire" and "God's Fury". "Ghost Fire" is made with ghost peppers to bring the extreme heat and "God's Fury" is a milder, but hard-hitting sauce made with garlic and habanero peppers. These hot sauces will be made available in limited quantities with the new album pre-order on KATAKLYSM's official web site, and will be available at concerts worldwide.

CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their new album, ‘The Anthropocene Extinction’, on August 7 via Metal Blade. The album features guest appearances by Phil Anselmo, Jurgen Bartsch (BETHLEHEM), and AUTHOR & PUNISHER.

DEATH ANGEL will release the ‘A Thrashumentary’ DVD on July 24 via Nuclear Blast Records. The release will also include a full live album entitled ‘The Bay Calls For Blood’.

Audio snippets of the song "Karma After The Storm" from MONSTRANCE – the new band featuring former CARCASS guitarist Carlo Regadas, drummer Ian Treacy (ex-BENEDICTION, MEATHOOK SEED, ABSOLUTE POWER) and vocalist Tony Glover (ex-DEVOID) – can be streamed at this location.

P.O.D. are putting the finishing touches on their ninth studio album, ‘The Awakening’, due in August summer via T-Boy/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

DEW-SCENTED will release their tenth studio album, ‘Intermination’, on June 30. The CD was mixed by Dan Swanö (Unisound Studio) and features cover artwork by Gustavo Sazes ( The song ‘Affect Gravity’, taken from ‘Intermination’, can be streamed using this SoundCloud widget.

TEXTURES entered the studio last week to record the follow-up for their 2011 album ‘Dualism’, due in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. This will be the band's first effort with guitarist Joe Tal, who joined Textures in 2013. Founding Textures guitarist Jochem Jacobs, who left the band in 2012, will also be a part of the process as he will be producing and mixing the upcoming album at his Split Second Sound Studio. In addition working with Jochem, Textures will have Yuma Van Eekelen (Exivious, Pestilence) on board as co-producer/engineer at both Split Second Sound Studio as well as guitarist Bart Hennephof and Yuma's own Final Focus Studio.

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM recently entered the studio to begin recording its new album — the band's first to feature new drummer Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Anthrax).

FEAR FACTORY set ‘Genexus’ as the title of their new album. ‘Genexus’ will be released on August 7th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. FEAR FACTORY will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut.
03.07. D Löbnitz - With Full Force
04.07. D Münster - Vainstream Rockfest
05.07. NL Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
07.07. F Lille - Le Splendid
08.07. F Besancon - La Rodia
10.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival
11.07. CZ Ostrava - Barrak
12.07. SRB Novi Sad - Exit Festival
13.07. SK Bratislava - Randall
15.07. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
16.07. D Aglasterhausen - Substage
17.07. B Dour - Dour Festival
18.07. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
20.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays

METAL FOR HIRE, the website to find and hire metal musicians, has just launched and boasts a colossal lineup. Metal For Hire has a top tier roster of musicians and artists that are well known in metal, and gives its users access to hire these professionals. With an array of services offered, Metal For Hire's roster includes: Glen Drover - (Session Guitars, etc.) Megadeth, King Diamond, Testament, Doc Coyle - (Session Guitars, etc.) God Forbid, Lamb Of God, Trivium, Jason Bittner - (Session Drums, etc.) Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam, Anthrax, Bjorn "Speed" Strid - (Session Vocals, etc.) Soilwork, Demon Hunter, Sonic Syndicate, John Gallagher - (Session Bass, etc.) Raven, Dirk Verbeuren - (Session Drums, etc.) Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Jeff Loomis, Jon Howard - (Session Vocals, etc.) Threat Signal, Arkaea, I Legion, Chris "Zeuss" Harris - (Producing, etc.) Rob Zombie, Queensryche, All That Remains, Francesco Artusato - (Session Guitars, etc.) Devil You Know, All Shall Perish Dj Heavygrinder - (Remixes, etc.), Ben Schigel - (Producing, etc.) Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Misery Signals, Chris Clancy - (Session Vocals, etc.), Wearing Scars, Mutiny Within, I Legion, Hannah Verbeuren - (Photographer) Soilwork, Rolling Stone, Decibel, Revolver, Sebastian Reichl - (Session Guitars, etc.) Deadlock, I Legion, Ralph Santolla - (Session Guitars, etc.) Deicide, Death, Obituary, Samus Paulicelli - (Session Drums, etc.) Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams, Arsis, Goatwhore, Tommy Jones - (Videographer) Slayer, Lamb Of God, Testament, Kataklysm. With many more artists to join Metal For Hire, this unique stop for metalheads offers an incredible opportunity to the musicians and new and upcoming bands/artists. More info at

BLACK VEIL BRIDES are gearing up for the release of their first-ever live DVD and Blu-ray, entitled Alive And Burning, due for release on July 10th. It includes footage shot at the band's sold-out hometown show at LA's Wiltern Theater on November 1st, 2014. Check out "Faithless" from Alive And Burning below:

Legendary guitarist GEORGE LYNCH'S SHADOW TRAIN project finally comes to light in this all new 18 track deluxe edition two CD set. The official release date for Shadow Train is July 17.

According to an update from former LOUDNESS vocalist Mike Vescera, he will be playing a very special show with his former bandmates at Loud Park 2015 in Japan. Billed as Soldier Of Fortune, the set will include the songs from Vescera's time in Loudness. Vescera recorded two albums with Loudness - Soldier Of Fortune ('89) and On The Prowl ('91) - replacing original singer Minoru Niihara, who has since returned to the band. He is currently the frontman for Animetal USA featuring Chris Impellitteri, Rudy Sarzo and Jon Dette.

Returning with their fourteenth album, The Plague Within, PARADISE LOST is ready to embark on a European headlining tour, kicking off in Dublin, Ireland on September 27th. Paradise Lost live: May 29 - Munich, Germany - Rockavaris. 30 - Nurburg, Germany - Der Ring - Grune Holle Rock. July 18 - Bolkow, Poland - Castle Party 2015. August 15 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Open Air. 17 - Bielefeld, Germany - Forum. September 27 - Dublin, Ireland - The Academy. 28 - Belfast, Ireland - The Limelight. 30 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2. October 1 - Glasgow, UK - Garage. 3 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall. 4 - London UK - Koko. 5 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall. 6 - Antwerp, Belglium - Trix Muziekcentrum. 7 - Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg. 9 - Berlin, Germany - Huxley's Neue Welt. 10 - Malmo, Sweden - KB. 11 - Goteborg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers. 13 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus. 15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand. 16 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee. 17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset. 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan. 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory. 21 - Wroclaw, Poland - Alibi. 22 - Gdansk, Poland - B90. 24 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Barrak. 25 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal Club. 26 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra. 27 - Zagreb, Croatia - Vintage Industrial Bar. 29 - Nova Gorica, Slovenia - Mostovna. 30 - Munich, Germany - Theaterfabrik. 31 - Vienna, Austria - Arena. November 2 - Milan, Italy - Live Club. 3 - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl. 5 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra. 6 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena. 7 - Bilbao, Spain - Sala Stage Live. 8 - Bordeaux, France - Rocher de Palmer. 9 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo. 10 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie..

BRET MICHAELS (ex POISON, ex Pamela Anderson, with proof of it available on designated sites) has listed his place in a gated Calabasas community (a city in Los Angeles County) for $3.649 million. The 6,797 square feet of light and bright interiors come across as a family home rather than a hangout for a rock star. The accents include guitars, a grand piano and religious iconography. Built in 2006, the Mediterranean-inspired two-storey features vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, a media room, an office and a family room. Check out photos at at

SYMPHONY X are set to release their ninth studio album called Underworld on July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Uli Jon Roth and Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden have been added to the tribute show, SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE - A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE LIFE & MUSIC OF JACK BRUCE, taking place on Saturday, October 24th at London's Roundhouse in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH). Other artists confirmed include: Ginger Baker, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Vernon Reid, Mark King, Liam Bailey, Fiona Bevan and Jack Bruce's Big Blues Band. Further additions and special guests yet to be announced.

CRUCIFIED BARBARA release the new single, "Lunatic #1"on May 19th, which comes from their latest album, In the Red, available now on Despotz Records. The accompanying video features intercut live shots taken from a special performance for select fans at Stockholm's Stampen club:

Cultural ambassador to the Sunset Strip, WILLIE BASSE, has been appointed to the position of VP of Marketing for The Jimi Hendrix Foundation. Basse comments, "I am very excited to work with this charity and give back to the world community. I believe we can change and improve our society for the better by investing in our youth." The Jimi Hendrix Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of the world community through music. In honour of the love and giving spirit of Jimi Hendrix, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life for children and the world community through inspiring creativity in music, arts and sciences.

American 80's heavy metal power trio THE RODS have announced the release of their brand new single, "Smoke On The Horizon", featuring Benedictum vocalist VERONICA FREEMAN ("The V"). "Smoke On The Horizon" is available for purchase worldwide via iTunes and all digital media outlets.

TRACKTION CORPORATION has announced a revised product lineup for its series of digital audio workstations (DAWs). There are now four versions of the intuitive, single-screen software, designated T4, T5, T6 and T6+, available for download from the website. The first, T4, originally released in 2013, is completely free of charge. Unlike typical free or low-cost versions of software, this is the full original, award-winning program. All that’s required of the user is that they create an account and provide a valid email address to complete the registration process.

GERALD RUSCHEL (ex-Aeons Of Corruption) is announced as the new singer of THE GREEN RIVER BURIAL. A new album entitled „BLIGHT“ is revealed.

ONE DAY WAITING have released the music video for its second track called 'Fear Itself'. Watch the video at this location:

SCORPION CHILD announce that they have stepped into the studio to work on their second album. The band have once again joined forces with Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TAIL OF DEAD…), who also produced and arranged the band’s self-titled, full-length debut.

RIVAL SONS have been announced as special guests for a European tour with British rock legends DEEP PURPLE.RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe with DEEP PURPLE:

Oct. 25 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
Oct. 27 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 28 - Plzen, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 30 - Padova, Italy - Palafabris
Oct. 31 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 02 - Marseille, France - Le Dome
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, France - Patinoire Meriadeck
Nov. 05 - Florence, Italy - Mandela Forum
Nov. 06 - Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
Nov. 08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Arena
Nov. 09 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Zenith
Nov. 13 - Oberhausen, Germany - Konig Pilsener Arena
Nov. 14 - Magdeburg, Germany - Getec Arena
Nov. 16 - Rostock, Germany - Stadthalle
Nov. 17 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
Nov. 18 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall
Nov. 20 - Trier, Germany - Arena
Nov. 21 - Nuremberg, Germany - Arena
Nov. 23 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Nov. 24 - Berlin, Germany - Max Schmeling Halle
Nov. 26 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Nov. 27 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Nov. 28 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hans Martin Schleyer Halle
Nov. 30 - Lyon, France - Amphithéâtre Cite des Congres
Dec. 01 - Strasbourg, France - Zenith Europe
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena

Southern Lord announce the signing of Montreal trio BIG|BRAVE.

CHILDREN OF BODOM are currently busy recording ten new tracks for the band's forthcoming 9th album release in their own studio in Helsinki. The band took some time out to report from the recording desk and give fans an update on the sessions. Watch the update here:

Swedish Rockers GREENLEAF announce that they have signed a worldwide deal Napalm Records.

BENIGHTED are announcing that their long-time "drummer and brother" Kevin Foley will be unavailable to perform with the French brutal death shooting stars during summer 2015 due to their blasting progeny having an offer to join another big project that he can't refuse. In the meantime BENIGHTED are searching for a full time replacement on the drums in case his new project becomes a permanent occupation for Kevin. Interested talents can apply by sending two drum-videos of the songs "Asylum Cave" and "Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth" to the following address:

Def Leppard drummer RICK ALLEN has launched his new website Allen has put a lot of work into his website by sharing why he loves to play music, venture into art, and his life-long love of photography. Allen comments, "Do you know why I play music? Or how I decided to venture in to art? One clue, you inspired me. How does my life-long love of photography come in to play? And where does the rest of my heart go? My energy is spent empowering those who need it the most. Personal tragedy can become a path to happiness; I experienced it and want it for others."

BLACK STAR RIDERS will open German stages for the Def Leppard in support of their latest album, The Killer Instinct (Nuclear Blast).

PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album, The Plague Within, will be released via Century Media Records on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America. The band has now premiered the new video for the track "Beneath Broken Earth", which can be seen below.

BRUCE DICKINSON's CARDIFF AVIATION has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Djibouti to create and implement a national carrier for the East African nation of Djibouti. Air Djibouti appointed Cardiff Aviation following a study which identified key markets for the national carrier based on the needs of landlocked neighbouring countries, governmental aid programmes around Africa, the support of military installations currently based in Djibouti, and the need to deliver passengers to major international business hubs such as London and Dubai. Under the terms of the MoU, Cardiff Aviation will implement and manage a European-level AOC for Air Djibouti, source aircraft, and provide world-class operational management for the new African national carrier.

ROOMS OF RUIN have released the music video for the track ‘Vertical Geographies’, that comes included on their latest album called ‘Into the black’, released independently late 2014. The video was directed and edited by Ignacio Orellana (@Picturevents). Watch the music video on BlankTV below.

HERETIC’S DREAM signed a worldwilde deal with Sliptrick Records. Their new album “Floating State Of Mind” is scheduled for a release in fall 2015.

KADAVAR have shot a video with contemporary artist dust in Bern, Switzerland for their song ‚Eye Of The Storm‘. The song comes off the band’s most recent album ‘Abra Kadavar’ and marks the end of the 2 year cycle promoting the album by relentless touring across the globe.

KING HEAVY will release its debut full-length on Cruz Del Sur Music on September 4th in Europe and September 19th in USA.

AC/DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON visits the iconic MG factory in Longbridge to gain an insight into the beloved British marque as part of the second series of Cars That Rock. Johnson is fronting the 6-part series, Cars That Rock. The show features Brian meeting designers, engineers and car fans from around the world and visiting car plants and race tracks. It airs on the Quest channel in the UK.