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LAATSTE UPDATE:
(8 april 2015)

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IRON MAIDEN are streaming a 30-second preview of a new track from their upcoming new album, The Book Of Souls. The Book Of Souls, will be released globally on September 4th through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the US). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album's launch. Listen below:



DEVIL YOU KNOW are set to join FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH for a massive European tour, which kicks off November 2nd and wraps up at Wembley Arena in the UK on November 28th. This trek also marks the group’s first European tour ever, so don’t miss out on one of the tours of the year if it comes your way.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH - Europe 2015
DEVIL YOU KNOW
ESKIMO CALLBOY (select dates only)

Dates:
31.10. S Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers (club stage) (DYK Solo Headliner)
02.11. FIN Helsinki - Ice Hall Black Box*
04.11. S Stockholm - Hovet*
05.11. N Oslo - Sentrum
06.11. DK Copenhagen - Tap1
07.11. D Hamburg - Rock Café St. Pauli (DYK Solo Headliner)
08.11. D Hannover - Swiss Life Hall**
09.11. D Leipzig - Arena**
11.11. D Stuttgart - Porsche Arena**
12.11. CH Winterthur - Eulachhalle
13.11. D Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle**
15.11. F Strasbourg - La Laiterie*
16.11. LUX Luxembourg - Den Atelier*
17.11. NL Amsterdam - HMH**
19.11. D Munich - Zenith**
20.11. CZ Prague - Mala Sportovni Hala**
21.11. A Vienna - Gasometer
22.11. I Milan - Alcatraz**
24.11. F Paris - Olympia*
25.11. D Dusseldorf - MEH**
26.11. B Brussels - Forest National Club
28.11. UK London - Wembley Arena***

(*) no PAPA ROACH
(**) featuring ESKIMO CALLBOY
(***) with special guests

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Devil You Know on Nuclear Blast



Last weekend, at the Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) festival in northern Germany, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and SAVATAGE wowed 80,000-plus attendees with a never-before-attempted music festival performance. Following a 40-minute Savatage set and a 40-minute TSO set, TSO and Savatage band members, across two of the festival's main stages, performed a perfectly coordinated set of fan-favorites. This ambitious feat, both musically and logistically, was helmed by Paul O'Neill. Al Pitrelli led TSO on the "True Metal Stage" and Jon Oliva headed Savatage on the "Black Stage." Beyond the unprecedented act of two bands hitting the stage at the same time, this show was also memorable as it marked progressive metal originators Savatage's first show in over a decade, TSO's first European festival show, as well as the only live appearances of both bands in Europe in 2015.



The Encyclopaedia Of Australian Heavy Metal is out now. Described by metal-rules.com as "the first and best, most authoritative source on Australian metal", The Encyclopaedia Of Australian Heavy Metal presents pictures, biographies and discographical information on more than 2000 bands from all parts of Australia. From the early 70's pioneers like AC/DC, Buffalo and Rose Tattoo to the current breed: Psycroptic, Parkway Drive, Ne Obliviscaris and more. This epic release comes as a 350 page hardcover book featuring thousands of entries by music critic and archivist Brian Giffin, Cover art by former Alchemist guitarist Roy Torkington, a foreword by The Racket's Lochlan Watt and tons of exclusive live photos. The Encyclopaedia is available now via Lulu and Amazon. More info can be found here.

MOTORHEAD have released a lyric video for their new song, "Electricity", featured on the band's upcoming Bad Magic album. Bad Magic is the band's 22nd studio album and is slated to be released August 28th via UDR Music / Motorhead Music. The album was recorded at NRG Studios in Los Angeles, CA with long-time producer Cameron Webb.



FATES WARNING will be releasing a 3-CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed 1997 release "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" October 2nd on Metal Blade Records. For the first time the record will be also available as limited double-vinyl version. "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.

This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band's 1998 European tour as well as a soundcheck recording of "We Only Say Goodbye" and a studio cover version of the Scorpions "In Trance". The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for "A Pleasant Shade of Gray". Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray". The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band's 1998 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky in Hollywood CA in 1999. Pre-orders as well as the first samples of music from this special edition will be available next Friday August 6th.

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TRIVIUM have announced the release of their seventh album. Silence In The Snow - which follows 2013's Vengeance Falls - arrives in stores and at digital retailers on October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. The genesis of the record's title track dates back to a 2007 run supporting Heaven and Hell in Japan. "When I watched them live, it was something that really spoke to me, especially the song "Heaven And Hell"," recalls frontman Matt Heafy. "I'd never heard metal summarized so well like that. Afterwards, I came up with "Silence In The Snow". We loved the song, but it just didn't fit with the music we were making at the time. The reason was, perhaps, we weren't ready for it. We foreshadowed our destiny back then, and we've finally grown into the song. It required massive musical growth, and we're ready now."

The new CHASTAIN album 'We Bleed Metal' will be released worldwide on November 6th. It will be released on both Cd and Vinyl as well as all digital formats. Guitarist David T. Chastain states, "This is a continuation of the 'Surrender To No One' sound with hopefully some improvements all the way around. Leather has never sounded better and I believe this is my most shredtastic CHASTAIN lead guitar playing since "The 7th of Never' era." Drummer Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind) and Bassist Mike Skimmerhorn return once again to complete the lineup. For more info go to Leviathan Records. In related news, CJSS has just announced that they will be performing one reunion show at Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 9th. CJSS stands for the band members names: David T. Chastain- Guitar, Russell Jinkens- Vocals, Guitar, Mike Skimmerhorn- Bass, Vocals, Les Sharp- Drums. In the late 80s the band released 2 Metal gems: 'World Gone Mad' and 'Praise the Loud.' The band use to regularly sellout Bogart's on a monthly basis and this show is something that most fans never thought they would see again. It is being booked as "Metal Forever!! One Last Time." This show is not to be missed if you live in the Tri-state area. Tickets have just went on sale! Buy early to be sure you get in!! The CHASTAIN albums 'Surrender To No One' and the new 'We Bleed Metal' as well as the FIREWIND masterpiece 'Burning Earth' will be released in Vinyl format later in the year on Pure Steel Records. The CHASTAIN classic albums 'The 7th of Never' and 'The Voice of the Cult' were recently reissued on Cd by Divebomb/Tribunal Records. These reissues were nicely redone with new mastering, packaging, interviews, old reviews and more.



It is with great regret that ELUVEITIE have to announce the departure of their violin player Nicole Ansperger. They have enjoyed a wonderful year of adventures with Nicole, circling the globe and completing the first part of the »Origins« world tour together - their biggest, longest and most successful one yet. ELUVEITIE comment: “Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to manage personal obligations and take care of a family alongside a life of constant touring, and Nicole’s priorities are with her family - where they should be. We are parting amicably and would like to thank Nicole for the good times and her musical contribution. It’s been an honour to share stage and studio with such a talented musician!“ Nicole would like to add a few words herself: “Dear fans, as mentioned before, it can become pretty difficult to reconcile personal obligations and the touring life. A lot of things have changed within my family and my personal situation during the last twelve months; and now my familial situation makes it impossible to me to be on the road with my band constantly. After careful consideration and with a heavy and bleeding heart I made the desicion to leave ELUVEITIE. I was a very hard step to me and I will miss ELUVEITIE - the music, the band, the crew and very much also YOU, the fans! I wanna thank you all - you‘ve been the best fans of the world to me! You rock, you‘ve been wonderful and I won‘t forget you! Also I‘d like to thank my mates in ELUVEITIE - thank you for the amazing and intense time we had together! Yo‘`ll always be in my remembrance! I wish you all the very best for your future ways and of course I wish you a awesome new fiddle player. :) This certainly doesn‘t mean an end to my musical career. Music will always be a very important part of my life and who knows - maybe we‘ll see each other again one day.
Keep on rockin‘, guys & girls!“
Now, the show must go on, and as you might know ELUVEITIE are about to kick off another part of their world tour in early September. Nicole’s last show with the band will take place at the In Extremo Festival on September 5th, 2015. Starting right now, they are looking for a talented violin player to step in and complete three months of touring with them, from September 7th to December 15th, 2015. This is no easy task, and the band will only consider the best of the best in order to bring you the ELUVEITIE show they are known for and proud of. If you think, you’ve got what it takes, the band invites you to take this chance and submit your entry in their first ever round of open auditions. Taking part is simple, getting the gig might be the challenge (and chance) of your life! To enter, simply:

1. Download this MP3 of their song 'King', if you don’t have it yet:http://we.tl/SsyxmZ9HLE
2. Record a video of yourself performing the song, making sure that the band can both see you and clearly hear your performance!
3. Upload your video to www.youtube.com and send the link to violin@eluveitie.ch, and don’t forget to include detailed contact info!

Deadline for all submissions is Thursday, August 6th, at midnight Central European Time. Ideally, you will be a very talented musician with touring experience, as well as located in or near Switzerland. However, participation in this audition is open to all! Please note that due to the high volume of submissions the band expects, ELUVEITIE might not be able to reply to everyone personally. They will reply to you with follow-up questions within a few days if you’ve made it into the second round. Either way, the band is looking forward to view your performances and would like to thank you in advance for participating!



The American Power Metal-band TRAUMA announced this week that guitarist Jeff Jones (founding member of the metal rock act “ST. ELMO’S FIRE”) as the new replacement for axe wielding guitar player Kurt Fry. The departure of the thrash metallier was due to the guitarist wanting to peruse other musical interest.

KADAVAR have released a video for "Last Living Dinosaur", a track from their third album, Berlin, slated for an August 21st release.



MOXY released 1974 To 2014 - 40 Years And Still Riding High - Best Of CD + Live CD and DVD worldwide in May.

MOURNING BELOVETH have confirmed that they are working on a new album, to be released this coming winter via Ván Records. The Irish heavyweights are putting the finishing touches to the writing of the 50+ minute opus which will be recorded at Skyhammer Studio in September. The album, which will be titled Rust & Bone, is the follow up to 2013’s Formless. The band commented:
"Joining one of the most eclectic, exciting rosters in today's scene is another shot in the arm for us as we circle 20 years of existence. Mourning Beloveth look forward to working with Ván Records, the first fruits of which will appear later this year. Rust & Bone, our sixth album, takes us on a half journey between everywhere and nowhere, from our very core to the coldest star. As such, the process started with what was our original organic experiment, Formless. Expanding, contracting. A headlong dive into the very DNA of the Mourning Beloveth multiverse while simultaneously extracting the essence, the ideal of what makes us tick. If, of course, you can escape the Mantle Tomb intact..." The album release will coincide with a European tour with Hooded Menace, finishing up at the legendary Eindhoven Metal Meeting. The band will also be playing a Halloween show in Dublin on October 30 - "Fires of Samhain:Intium", with Destroyer 666, Necros Christos, Dead Congregation and more - where they will play Formless in full, to mark the end of that album's life cycle, before unleashing their new offering. MOURNING BELOVETH have notched up five full-length releases in their 23 year history - once described as "both malevolently evil and bizarrely beautiful, a balancing act of some consummate skill" by Kerrang! magazine - as well as gaining a reputation for evocative and at times sombre live performances. https://www.facebook.com/MourningBelovethBand?fref=ts

ROB HALFORD is supporting a campaign to save THE SIR CHARLES NAPIER ROCK PUB, a long-standing Michelin Star high-end gastropub in the centre of Blackburn (Lancashire), in which a strong community has formed over the years. In June 2015 it closed its doors. Supporters say: "We're looking to take over the Sir Charles Napier as a community organisation, dedicated to providing a place for the alternative music fans of Blackburn." For more details visit this location.

FOR TODAY have signed a brand new record deal with Nuclear Blast. The label will release the incendiary metal band's next album internationally. More details on the album and the band's fall plans will be revealed shortly. For now, both band and label are celebrating their new partnership!
"I am very happy to work with one of my absolute favorite American bands, FOR TODAY. This band is unique in their mission, style and message. They have delivered a killer album and it is such an amazing opportunity to sign FOR TODAY to Nuclear Blast during this time," said Markus Staiger, owner of NUCLEAR BLAST. Watch this space for more information on FOR TODAY.

http://www.fortodayband.com
http://www.facbook.com/fortoday
http://www.nuclearblast.de/fortoday



ANNIHILATOR will release their brand new (and 15th) studio album, Suicide Society, on September 18th via UDR Music worldwide and the band has debuted the title track from the forthcoming album. Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters Suicide Society... and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on the critically acclaimed King Of The Kill (1994), Refresh The Demon (1996), Remains (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.



OBESE just released a brand new videoclip. The song "Red As The Sun" is taken from the album 'Kali Yuga' released by Argonauta Records in June 2015 on CD/DD. OBESE hail from Holland, they are authors of a crunchy, catchy, powerful and above all heavy as hell sound! Bringing the groove back into stoner and feeding your appetite with fat tunes that will leave you hungry for more. The weight and thickness of sound is being explored one track at a time: corpulency never felt that good. The immense riffage in a vast landscape of bulldozing euphony will leave nobody unsatisfied.



THE 69 EYES secretly returned to the studio to record a new biting opus for the hungy masses with producer Johnny Lee Michaels, who already was responsible for the recordings of »Blessed Be« and »Paris Kills«. Vocalist Jyrki 69 reveals: “Dear Helsinki vampires loyalists, how's your summer been? I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Especially in the nights...- in the studio. You see, we are currently in the studio recording our new album here in Helsinki. It's coming out really good, feels like a record I've always wanted us to do. A bit hard to explain but you will hear it soon! If you happened to like those albums,we’ve made earlier with Johnny, you will love this new one, too. The first single will come out later on this year and the album in early 2016. August moon - where are you...?“ Only a few months ago, THE 69 EYES released »The Best Of Helsinki Vampires«, a full best-of collection, spanning a quarter of a century of band history, featuring 28 tracks in total. Additionally, THE 69 EYES re-released »Devils« (2004), »Angels« (2007) as well as »Paris Kills« (2002) as a special edition. Each re-release includes the original album track listing plus three bonus tracks: The re-issue of »Devils« includes 'From Dusk Till Dawn', 'Pitchblack' and 'Feel Berlin' (single edit) as bonus material. The »Angels« re-release is expanded through 'Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams' (2007), 'Only Fools Don't Fall Once More' and 'Never Say Die' (single mix). The »Paris Kills« special edition features 'You’re Lost Little Girl', 'Crashing High' (Remix) as well as 'Stigmata' (Gothic remix) in addition to the regular album tracks. Order THE 69 EYES‘ re-releases of »Devils«, »Angels« and »Paris Kills« as well as »The Best Of Helsinki Vampires« directly here.

ROYAL HUNT will release its new album, ‘Devil’s Dozen’, on August 21 via Frontiers Records. The song ‘Until The Day’ can be streamed below.



GENTLEMANS PISTOLS have been causing a stir on the underground for a while now with their debauched lyrics, melodic groove and general Yorkshire rock 'n' roll swagger. Formed as a three-piece back in 2003, the band has gone through a variety of line-up changes throughout their career and has now stabilized as a four-piece and is prepared to unleash their magnum opus through Nuclear Blast this autumn. The band comments: "GENTLEMANS PISTOLS are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of their third album, »Hustler‘s Row«, on Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded by singer/guitarist James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios in Bradford and reflects nearly five years of experience for the band: good times, bad times, boredom, exhilaration, heartache, frustration and wonder. With this album, we tried to make a record that we would want to listen to; one that was heavy but melodic, intense but catchy, thoughtful but unruly. A record for reprobates and romantics, for gentlemen and hustlers.ˮ GENTLEMANS PISTOLS‘ last album »At Her Majesty's Pleasure« was released to great acclaim in 2011, the band has performed at UK and international festivals such as Desertfest, Hammerfest, Long Division and Fuji Rock festival in Japan previously toured with the likes of WITCHCRAFT, LEAF HOUND and PENTAGRAM.

http://www.gentlemanspistols.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gentlemans-Pistols/340601796105?fref=ts
http://www.nuclearblast.de/gentlemanspistols

SEVENDUST will release its new studio album, ‘Kill The Flaw’, on October 2 via 7Bros.

Ghost will play an extensive run of headline shows – covering a multitude of European countries – this coming November/December, and the first of these dates can now be revealed…

NOVEMBER
Mon 16 - GERMANY, Cologne Live Music Hall
Wed 18 - LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg Den Atelier
Thu 19 - SWIZERLAND, Geneva L'Usine
Fri 20 - AUSTRIA, Vienna Arena
Sun 22 - HUNGARY, Budapest Barba Negra Club
Mon 23 - ITALY, Milan Live Club
Tue 24 - FRANCE, Lyon Le Radiant
Wed 25 - SPAIN, Madrid La Riviera
Fri 27 - PORTUGAL, Porto Hard Club
Sat 28 - PORTUGAL, Lisbon Paradise Garage
Mon 30 - SPAIN, Barcelona Apolo

DECEMBER
Tue 1 - FRANCE, Toulouse Le Bikini
Wed 2 - FRANCE, Clermont Ferrand Cooperative de Mai
Fri 4 - GERMANY, Munich Backstage
Sat 5 - HOLLAND, Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
Tue 8 - BELGIUM, Antwerp Trix Hall
Wed 9 - GERMANY, Dortmund FZW
Thu 10 - GERMANY, Hamburg Markthalle



BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release its new album, ‘Venom’, on August 14 via RCA Records. The new single, ‘You Want A Battle? (Here's A War)’ – which is about being bullied – is available now. The video for the track can be viewed below.



Guitarist D.J. Ashba has announced his departure from GUNS N' ROSES in order to concentrate on SIXX: A.M. and his family.

CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their new studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’, on October 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. The song ‘Morrigan’ is available for streaming below.



Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing legendary Greg Lake's live album from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, November 5, 1981, featuring guitar hero Gary Moore on CD & vinyl! The concert recording features ELP and King Crimson classic tracks such as “Lucky Man”, “Karn Evil 9”, “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “In The Court of The Crimson King”, as well as songs from his critically acclaimed first solo album from 1981. As a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake has been a major force in music for over 40 years. He has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as “The Voice”.

Tracks:
Medley: Fanfare For The Common Man / Karn Evil 9
Nuclear Attack
The Lie
Retribution Drive
Lucky Man
Parisienne Walkways
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Love You Too Much
21st Century Schizoid Man
In The Court Of The Crimson King
Bonus Track: C'est La Vie (Live in NYC 1981)

Greg Lake's official website: www.greglake.com

With the addition of NUCLEAR ASSAULT, CRAFT, GAMA BOMB, ANGELUS APATRIDA, AETERNUS, INCANTATION, PENTAGRAM CHILE, FUNERUS, BODYFARM, HERETIC & THE HERITANCE the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete. The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The festival billing is as follows:

AETERNUS (NO)
AHAB (DE)
ANGELUS APATRIDA (ES)
BEHEMOTH (POL)
BODYFARM (NL)
CANDLEMASS (SWE)
CONAN (UK)
CRAFT (SWE)
DESASTER (DE)
DISABUSE (NL)
FUNERUS (US)
GAMA BOMB (IRE)
GEHENNAH (SWE)
GOD DETHRONED (NL)
HERETIC (NL)
HOODED MENACE (FIN)
INCANTATION (USA)
LVCIFYRE (UK)
MARDUK (SWE)
MOURNING BELOVETH (IRE)
NECROPHOBIC (SWE)
NECROS CHRISTOS (DE)
NIFELHEIM (SWE)
NO RETURN (FR)
NUCLEAR ASSAULT (US) – European Farewell show
ONSLAUGHT (UK)
PENTAGRAM CHILE (CL)
PURGATORY (DE)
SAMAEL (CH) – ‘Ceremony Of Opposites’ setlist
SHORES OF NULL (IT)
SOLSTICE (UK)
THE HERITANCE (NL)
TODESTRIEBE (RU)
VAMPIRE (SWE)
VEKTOR (US)
WINTERFYLLETH (UK)

In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Combi-tickets are now available through the official website and cost €80 in pre-sale (excl. service costs). Day tickets and the daily schedule will be revealed on Monday the 27th of July. http://eindhovenmetalmeeting.com/2015



Everett "Vic" Firth, founder of leading drumstick manufacturing company Vic Firth Company, passed away on Monday July 27 at age of 85. Among those who have endorsed Firth's products over the years are HELLYEAH's Vinnie Paul Abbott, RAMMSTEIN's Christoph Schneider, ANIMALS AS LEADERS' Matt Garstka, QUEEN's Roger Taylor and VANILLA FUDGE's Carmine Appice.

EKTOMORF is currently recording its as-yet-untitled new album, due later in the year via AFM Records. The album will include guest vocals from
CANNIBAL CORPSE's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher on the song ‘Evil By Nature’.

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, ex-NIGHT RANGER, ex-TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will release ‘Dying To Live’, from his new melodic hard rock side project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13, on October 16 via Frontiers Records. An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the album is available below.



Hot on the heels of the announcement of Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and Jesse Hughes comes the next round of stars for the forthcoming epic loud and dark fairytale "Gutterdämmerung".
First up to face the hounds of hell is Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known as the legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy, whose comment about the film is: "If you don't like it…fuck off!"
Joining Lemmy will be the leader of the most beautifully brutal and punishingly precise band on the planet, SLAYER's Tom Araya. Lemmy will play a crazed general leading the "Armour Cavalry" during a dark explosive moment for the two heroines of "Gutterdämmerung". As a mysterious messenger of darkness, Tom Araya will be "bringing the light" by setting the silver screen on fire with a truly primal performance. Even more stars are to be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the big reveal of "Gutterdämmerung"'s earth-shaking cinema trailer. "Gutterdämmerung" is a new rock 'n' roll / film / gig concept from the mind of Belgian-Swedish visual artist Björn Tagemose. "Gutterdämmerung" is part rock show part immersive cinema experience featuring some of the biggest rock names on the planet. Much in the tradition of classic movies of 1920s Hollywood, the film is mostly silent but instead of a lone piano a live rock band of rock express the emotions and action whilst special effects from the film explode to life all around the audience. Think of a deafening rock 'n' roll version of Secret Cinema taking place in hell and you might just begin to have an idea of what "Gutterdämmerung" is. Tagemose has assembled the greatest cast in the history of rock movies; Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins (who co-wrote "Gutterdämmerung"'s script) and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL's Jesse Hughes are just the first names to be announced with more truly legendary rock 'n' roll names to be revealed in the coming weeks. This spectacular film will tour with its live band and a live narrator at the end of 2015/early 2016. The visual artists whom have worked on "Gutterdämmerung" boast clients from Vogue to Louis Vuitton to Vanity Fair, giving the film a look and feel of the classic arts, beauty and high-end fashion. The film is set in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil's "Grail of Sin"… the Evil Guitar. The Earth has now turned into a puritan world where there is no room for sex, drugs or rock 'n' roll. From up on high in heaven a "punk-angel," Vicious (portrayed by Iggy Pop), looks upon the world with weary bored eyes. Behind God's back, Vicious sends the Devil's guitar back to earth and sin in all its forms returns to mankind. An evil puritan priest (Henry Rollins) manipulates a naive girl to retrieve the guitar and destroy it. On her quest to find the Devil's Grail Of Sin, the girl is forced to face the world's most evil rock and roll bastards. Throughout her journey, she has a rival in the form of a rock chick determined to stop her from destroying the instrument. Björn Tagemose is a Belgian-Swedish director and visual artist. He is mainly active in the arts and the rock and fashion industry. He is also the founder of the artist collective "shoottheartist." Björn Tagemose's artwork is part of the permanent collection of the famous Groeninghe Museum in Bruges and has been on show in the Paris Louvre, FOMU Antwerp and Stockholm Kulturhuset. Shamelessly playing loud rock music even when working for posh fashionistas, Björn Tagemose has throughout Europe earned the nickname "the rock and roll director."



CLUTCH will release its new album, ‘Psychic Warfare’, on October 2 via the band's own label, Weathermaker Music. The official video for the song ‘X-Ray Visions’ can be viewed below.



Ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and his band THE WILDABOUTS have cancelled their previously announced European tour in September/October with the exception of the show in London, England at The Garage on September 3. A statement from the group reads as follows: "Scott and the band, along with management, want the fans to know that this decision was not made lightly, but as it stood, the tour dates had far too many administration and production issues to overcome, and ultimately the fan experience would have been far below what Scott feels his loyal fans deserve. Again, we apologize to our fans and appreciate their understanding in this matter."

SOILWORK will release its new album, ‘The Ride Majestic’, on August 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the title track is available below.



METAL ALLEGIANCE – the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT – will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Records.

MISS MAY I will release its new studio album, ‘Deathless’, on August 7 via Rise Records. The official video for the title track can be seen below.



HATCHET will release their new studio album, ‘Fear Beyond Lunacy’, on October 30 via The End Records. You can pre-order the album at this location. The vinyl version of the album contains an extra bonus track, ‘Awaiting Evil’. The song ‘The World Beyond’ can be streamed below.



KYLESA will release their new album, ‘Exhausting Fire’, on October 2 via Season Of Mist. The song ‘Lost And Confused’ can be streamed below.



Saturday night July 25th, WHITESNAKE performed at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. During the show frontman David Coverdale introduced the band before handing over the microphone to bassist MICHAEL DEVIN who proposed to his girlfriend onstage.



After years of record labels being between them and their fans, Anvil now want to directly connect with the fans during the making of their new record, and they have chosen PledgeMusic to make that happen. The new record will have no concessions to short-lived trends and no modern frills. It will have traditional metal with lots of classic rock elements - just what Anvil fans will love. Bringing fans a more intimate experience. To pledge, please visit Pledge Music. Lords Of Metal head honcho Horst comments: If they are able to put out a motherfucker like below one more time, they surely have my blessing.



Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind guitarist GUS G. recently teamed up with longtime visual design partner and director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Within Temptation) for the record's title track, "Brand New Revolution", featuring vocals by Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam). Brand New Revolution is out today. The album features guest vocal appearances by Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, Talisman), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) and Mats Leven (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen). Check out "Brand New Revolution" below:



THE IRON MAIDENS, the world's only female tribute to the legendary Iron Maiden, have updated their tour schedule with dates in Europe for spring 2016. It is currently as follows: April 14 - Shepard's Bush Empire - London, England. 15 - Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands. 16 - De Pul - Uden, Netherlands. 17 - Live Music Hall KOLN - Koln, Germany. 19 - Spectrum Club - Augsburg, Germany. 21 - Music theater REX - Bensheim, Germany. 22 - Konzerthaus Schuur - Luzern, Switzerland. 23 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland. 24 - Rock Fabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany. 27 - Markthall - Hamburg, Germany. 28 - C-Club - Berlin, Germany. 29 -Tante JU - Dresden, Germany. 30 - Kulturhaus - Neuruppin, Germany. May 3 - M.A.U. Club - Rostock, Germany. 4 - Factory Magdeburg - Magdeburg, Germany. 5 - Eventhgalle Westpark - Ingolstadt, Germany. 6 - F-Haus Jena - Jena, Germany. 7 - Colos-Saal Music Club - Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Motley Crue guitarist MICK MARS says he feels like "the most unpopular person on the planet" - but he aims to change that with his solo career. He insists he has a lot to prove once the veterans bow out with their final show on New Year's Eve. And his first releases are likely to be an album and a book that focuses on his own take on his career, following 2001 Crue bestseller The Dirt. Mars tells Classic Rock's Dave Ling: "It'll be a hard rock record, but it's tough to categorise. It's not metal. It'll make your hair fly back in the breeze." He says of the book: "It won't be anything like The Dirt. After 30 years of being suppressed, I'm going to be bringing out a lot of shit."

LYNCH MOB featuring former Dokken guitarist George Lynch, are back with their brand new studio album, Rebel, due for release on August 21st. The band are streaming a new song, "Jelly Roll". Listen below.



Alive And Burning, the debut DVD/Blu-ray from BLACK VEIL BRIDES, has just hit #1 on the Soundscan Music DVD chart. "As a rock and roll band that spends most of our lives and career playing shows on the road, to have our DVD representation of that show hit number 1 in our home country where it all started is one of the greatest feelings I've experienced as a musician," says vocalist Andy Biersack. "Thank you to everyone who made this possible! Long live the BVB Army!"

KING SAVAGE will release their debut album, Full Speed Ahead, via Rock It Up Records / City Of Lights Records on July 24th. The album's title track is streaming below. On Full Speed Ahead you will hear 'a dirty sleaze rock mixture of L.A. Guns, Junkyard, AC/DC and Guns N' Roses... enjoy it with beer, bourbon and boobs.' Tracklisting: "Gimme 5" "Full Speed Ahead" "Bastards" "Wild Life Fever" "Booze Of Sin" "Loser" "Burnout" "Groove" "Got It?!" "Down The Drain" "The Wolf" (Limited Edition bonus track). King Savage are: Arthur King - vocals/ rhythm guitar, Luke le Duke (V8Wankers) - lead guitar/ vocals, Johnny Savage - bass/ backing vocals, Fast Fred - drums. "Full Speed Ahead".



ZAFAKON have announced the release date for their second studio album, entitled Release. This will be the follow-up to their 2010 debut album, War As A Drug. "I think this album will expand our fan base, music-wise" says Weslie Negron (bass). "Yhann's (lead guitar) addition to the band has widened our approach towards our music. We're very happy with the position we are in." The album will feature the work of legendary metal producer Dan Swano, on mixing duties. "Working with Dan is one of the biggest privileges we got going on this album. We're looking forward for the final product", Says Negron. Release is scheduled to come out on December 6th at the celebration of the conference THE METAL ISLANDS, which will include Cuba's Tendencia, Dominican Republic's Abaddon RD, and Puerto Rico's own Dantesco.

21OCTAYNE (featuring members of The Joe Perry Project and Rhapsody) will release their sophomore album on September 25th (Europe) / October 2nd (North America) via AFM Records. Following the successful debut Into The Open from 2014, the band has crafted 10 diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks are featured on the limited digipak). Tracklisting: "Devil In Disguise" "Take Me Back" "When You Go" "Love's Just A Heartbreak Away" "Take Me Away" "Lost" "The Circle" "Date With Myself" "Fly Away" "Tale Of A Broken Child".

Saxon drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER and Metal Church guitarist KURDT VANDERHOOF are teaming up to work on a new music project. Says Nigel: "I am pleased to let you know that in our down time from Saxon and Metal Church, my good friend Kurdt Vanderhoof and I will be collaborating on a new musical project. We've been wanting to work together for years and we finally decided to make it happen. I've asked my friend Al Barrow of Magnum to work with us - more info on the project, as well as others who will be working with us will be announced as and when. So looking forward to this - I know it's going to be fantastic!"

In this new video from Guitar World, CHRIS BRODERICK (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth) and GUS G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne) talk about their influences, and trade licks.