(25 augustus 2015)

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Hell has frozen over. GUNS N ROSES two most iconic members Slash and Axl Rose have made contact and come to some sort of friendship again. Slash has always been quite reserved about Axl, saying things that the band looks like a dictatorship, while Axl took it to another level, stating that Slash is a cancer he couldn’t get rid of. However, conveniently right after the announcement that the band is currently without a guitarist, after the departure of DJ Ashba and Ron Thal. However, a reunion is not announced, so the bookers can place their highest bids to persuade them. Check out the original message and video at

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen) stars in the documentary "STREET OF DREAMS” documentary , due on August 20 worldwide via "Street Of Dreams" tells the story of Jan Erling Holberg, a bass player and songwriter from a small town in Norway. Jan Erling has just turned 47, he has a beautiful family and a steady job, but his childhood dreams of becoming a touring rocker have not faded away — they've only grown stronger. After enduring a major mid-life depression, he realizes that now is the time to take one last shot at achieving his goal. "Street Of Dreams" was filmed between January 2011 and August 2012, and was initially screened only by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK and at select festivals. Finally, it's available worldwide via music documentary on-demand service for streaming rental or download.

With the addition of Refused (SE), Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator (US), Klingonz (UK), Crobot (US), Scorpion Child (US) en Buffalo Summer (UK) the tenth edition of SPEEDFEST on Saturday November 21 in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven is shaping up to it definitive form Watch the entire list and details at their ticketshop

A three-minute video of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook and drummer Jeremy Spencer talking about ‘Jekyll And Hyde’, the first single and video from the band's sixth album, ‘Got Your Six’, can be seen below. ‘Got Your Six’ will be released on September 4 through Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven Music outside North America.

QUEENSRŸCHE's new album, ‘Condition Hüman’, will be released on October 2 via Century Media. The album was recorded in part at at Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Soulfly and Shadows Fall.

‘Just A Memory’, the new video from ESCAPE THE FATE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, ‘Hate Me’, which will be released on October 30 via Eleven Seven Music.

SKINDRED's documentary that was 17 years in the making titled "Rude Boys For Life", is an exclusive bonus DVD for the band's limited edition of ‘Volume’, due out on October 30 via Napalm Records. "Rude Boys For Life" looks at life on the road, its ups and downs, celebrations, festival appearances and headline shows, studio access and their Polish Woodstock headline show where the band played to over one million people.

‘Blind Leading The Blind’, the new video fromTRIVIUM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, ‘Silence In The Snow’, which will be released on October 2 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's ‘Vengeance Falls’ was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb Of God).

‘Enemies In Fidelity’, a brand new song from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, can be streamed here. The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, ‘The Ride Majestic’, which will be released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA’s] video for the song ‘You Got Spirit, Kid’ can be seen here. The clip, an homage to '80s teen movies, was directed by DJay Brawner (Refused, Grouplove) and follows the band as they take down a group of school bullies through a series of pranks. ‘You Got Spirit, Kid’ is taken from COHEED AND CAMBRIA's new album, ‘The Color Before The Sun’, which is due on October 16 via 300 Entertainment.

A book purely aimed at guitar sound. As a guitarist, Curtis Fornadley has spent much of his life pushing his limits and searching for great tone. In his new book Tone Wizards: Interviews with Top Guitarists and Gear Gurus on the Quest for the Ultimate Sound, Curtis gains feedback on tone nirvana and the elusive chase from esteemed individuals in the guitar community, both guitar players and the craftsmen that invent and reinvent the tools of the trade. By independently funding the project on his own, Curtis was able to conduct honest and unbiased conversations revealing the similarities and differences in players’ approaches to the guitar and their tone. The book is available in print and eBook formats at all online bookstores including Amazon and iTunes.
The interviewees include the following
Joe Bonamassa
Bob Bradshaw
John Carruthers
Cliff Chase
Peter Frampton
David Friedman
Jay Graydon
Scott Henderson
Eric Johnson
Jim Kelley
Jeff Kollman
Ronan Chris Murphy
Joe Satriani
John Suhr
Pete Thorn
Steve Vai
Carl Verheyen
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On the verge of releasing his latest solo outing “Blackout States” on October 9th via Spinefarm Records, today MICHAEL MONROE reveals the album artwork (see above) and tracklisting.
01. This Ain‘t No Love Song
02. Old King‘s Road
03. Goin’ Down With The Ship
04. Keep Your Eye On You
05. The Bastard’s Bash
06. Good Old Bad Days
07. R.L.F.
08. Blackout States
09. Under The Northern Lights
10. Permanent Youth
11. Dead Hearts On Denmark Street
12. Six Feet In The Ground
13. Walk Away
14. Break The Noose (vinyl LP bonus track)
The new MICHAEL MONROE album “Blackout States”will be released on October 9th, 2015.

SUICIDAL ANGELS is currently working on the follow up to their 2014 album, 'Divide and Conquer'. The songwriting is completed and the guys will enter the Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn/Germany in September 2015 to kick off the recordings with producer Jorg Üken.

Moribund Records sets October 30th as the international release date for COLD NORTHERN VENGEANCE's second album, Maelstrom.
1. Pierced by the Tree
2. Seeker of Secrets
3. Eye of the Storm
4. Waxing and Waning
5. The Darkness of Once Was
6. Paradox

Rising Moon Productions announces that the premiere of the documentary film: “Soaring Highs and Brutal Lows: The Voices of Women in Metal,” will take place on 15 October in Eindhoven, NL at the Zien Bioscoop. The screening will be followed by an acoustic set by Stream Of Passion, with special guest Anneke van Giersbergen (ex- The Gathering). The film explores the experiences of female metal vocalists and combines interview, concert and archival footage to delve into the journeys of some of the most well-known singers and how they got where they are today. Featured interviewees include Floor Jansen (Nightwish/ReVamp), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Simone Simons (Epica), Charlotte Wessels (Delain), Doro Pesch (DORO/Warlock), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) and Anneke van Giersbergen, among others. Release for home video (DVD/Blu Ray/VOD) is scheduled for Holiday 2015 and additional screenings worldwide are being planned. The trailer and more information can be found at the film’s website: The film was produced and directed by Mark Harwood.

ACID DEATH’s first official video clip for the new album is available. It is the track “Hall Of Mirrors”. Band’s new album “Hall Of Mirrors” will be out worldwide in few days, on September 11th, by 7Hard Records

SAVAGE will release their brand new studio album "7", on October 9, 2015, via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double disc release will include complete live album titled "Live N Lethal" on second disc.

Ambush will release their new studio album titled "Desecrator" on October 30, 2015, via High Roller Records.

Details of the Thrash Mercenaries Tour 2015 have been announced. The line-up will include:
- DEW SCENTED (Ger-Ned) - Angelus Apatrida (Spa) - NO RETURN (Fra)
- (supporting act) Heboïdophrenie (Fra)
The tour will pass by the following places:
15/10 PARIS (FR) - Glaz'art
16/10 SELESTAT (FR) - Rock Your Brain Festival
17/10 BOCHUM (DE) - Rockpalast
18/10 ALMELO (NL) - Naxt Stage
19/10 ROESELARE (BE) - De Verlichte Geest
20/10 SIEGEN (DE) - Vortex Surfer
21/10 HAMBURG (DE) - Bambi Galore
22/10 BERLIN (DE) - K17
23/10 ERFURT (DE) - From Hell club
24/10 NURNBERG (DE) - Hirsch
26/10 BUDAPEST (HUN) - Durer Kert
27/10 PRAHA (CZ) - Nova Chmelnice
28/10 GRAZ (AT) - Explosiv
29/10 ZURICH (CH) - Komplex Club
30/10 LYON (FR) - C.C.O.
31/10 SAINTES (FR) / Hell'Oween Festival

STELLAR MASTER ELITE will release their third album "III: Eternalism - The Psychospherical Chapter" on October 1st, 2015 via Essential Purification Records. Now the band has published a trailer for the album. You will get a first taste of how STELLAR MASTER ELITE sounds in 2015 and the band also reveals the appearance of some guests on "III: Eternalism - The Psychospherical Chapter". You can find the trailer here:

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's ‘Live At Finsbury Park’ (filmed in high definition at London's Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010) on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16. The performance of the song ‘Killing In The Name’ is available below.

Vocalist guitarist Dez Cadena, beloved member of BLACK FLAG, MISFITS, DC3, VIDA, ELLA & THE BLACKS, REDD KROSS and FLAG, is battling throat cancer. Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year.

GHOST will release its new album, ‘Meliora’, on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album is available for streaming in its entirety in the YouTube link below.

PUSCIFER – the electro-rock band fronted by TOOL's Maynard James Keenan – will release its third full-length album, ‘Money Shot’, on October 30 via Puscifer Entertainment. The video for the song ‘Grand Canyon’ can be viewed below.

ANNIHILATOR will release its new studio album, ‘Suicide Society’, on September 18 via UDR Music. The official video for the title track and the official lyric video for the song ‘Creepin’ Again’ can be seen below,

AMON AMARTH has started the works on its as-yet-untitled next album, tentatively due in early 2016.

UGLY KID JOE will release its first album in 19 years, ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’ Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) makes a guest appearance on guest on UGLY KID JOE's upcoming album, tentatively this fall. The album features guest performance by MOTÖRHEAD’s Phil Campbell on the songs ‘My Old Man’, ‘Under The Bottom’ and the cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic ‘Ace Of Spades’.

SWALLOW THE SUN will release a triple album titled ‘Songs From The North I, II & III’ in November via Century Media Records.

TANK will be release its new album, ‘Valley Of Tears’, on September 25 via Metal Mind Productions. The title track is available for streaming below.

BATTLECROSS released their new album, ‘Rise To Power’, on August 21 via Metal Blade Records. The brand new song, ‘Not Your Slave’, can be streamed below.

GRAVEYARD will release their fourth full-length album, ‘Innocence & Decadence’, on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official video for the song ‘The Apple And The Tree’ is available below.

MOTÖRHEAD will release its new studio album, ‘Bad Magic’, on August 28. The song ‘Thunder & Lightning’ is available for streaming below.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release its new full-length album, ‘Abysmal’, on September 18 via Metal Blade Records. The song ‘Vlad, Son Of The Dragon’ is available for streaming below.

CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their new studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’, on October 2 via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort will be available in following formats: CD, CD+DVD digibook (incl. bonus DVD and three bonustracks), 2-LP (black, clear, silver, yellow, picture), and digibook+canvas (Nuclear Blast mailorder edition), all available for pre-order at this location. The official lyric video for the title track is available below.

OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, will release its debut album, ‘The Key’, on September 18 via Frontiers Records. The official video for the song ‘Burn’ is available below.

INTRONAUT will release its new album, ‘The Direction Of Last Things’, on November 13 via Century Media Records. The effort will be made available in the following formats; CD digipak, digital download, and limited-edition first-run LP.

CIRCLE II CIRCLE will release its new album, ‘Reign Of Darkness’, on October 16 via earMUSIC.


METAL ALLEGIANCE will release their debut self-titled album on September 18th via Nuclear Blast, but until then, the collective is teasing fans with videos from their sessions in the studio. The seventh trailer is now online and covers the recording of the track 'Wait Until Tomorrow', featuring Doug Pinnick, Jamey Jasta, Alex Skolnick, David Ellefson and Mike Portnoy. Watch the clip here:

RIVAL SONS have announced a 2-disc tour edition of their critically-acclaimed 2014 album, 'Great Western Valkyrie'.

REVENGE have completed work on their fifth full-length. The Canadian black metal chaos extremists have chosen the title 'Behold.Total.Rejection' for the album, which will be released worldwide by Season of Mist on November 13th.

EMBASSY OF SILENCE has set their upcoming album "Verisimilitude" on open pre listen. Check it out at SOundcloud.

ESSENCE have released a new track called "Untouchable" on digital platforms and as a video. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album album, "Prime", set for international release on October 2nd via Spinefarm Records.

HELLOWEEN have announced the first shows of the European My God-Given Right Tour 2016. Their label mates Rage as well as Crimes Of Passion are confirmed as support acts. Dates include: January 29 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7. 30 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage. 31 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz. February 2 - Paris, France - Le Bataclan. 3 - London, England - Forum. 5 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix. 6 - Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle. 7 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn. 10 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller. 11 - Gotheburg, Sweden - Tradgan. 19 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Hala Euronics (Special Guest Gotthard). 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin (Special Guest Gotthard).

KING'S X have re-released two of their classic albums. Gretchen Goes To Nebraska and Faith Hope Love are both available now via Metal Blade Records as a double vinyl. Additionally, Faith Hope Love has been repackaged on CD with two bonus live tracks recorded in Cleveland in 1992.

Dean Markley USA has announced the new Black Widow artist series set with longtime HardRadio friend LITA FORD. The strings are made of nickel plated steel featuring her preferred 9-46 gauges. The new line is now available through authorized local retailers, distributors,, and at select Lita Ford shows. The Black Widow strings are designed with the wrap wire over a hex core on the third, fourth, and fifth string. Lita shares, "This pack is a nice blend of lighter gauge to heavier gauge strings for players who like to bend and stretch those high notes to the extreme. The lower gauge strings are a bit heavier, to keep the chug of your guitar thick and beefy. The best of both worlds."

Guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released a new lyric video for "Anymore" featuring Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob vocalist Russell Allen. The video can be seen below.

ANTHRAX will hit the road beginning August 28th for a 42-city global trek that will see the band playing three major festivals as well as sharing stages with the likes of Motorhead and their fellow Big Four comrades, Slayer. According to Benante, "Worship Music started a new chapter in our career, and it has served as an inspiration for this new album. Worship was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s Anthrax-sounding, but this new one is really thrashy." Said Bello, "The thing about Anthrax... we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey's powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like Anthrax, and I think we've done a really good job of that on this new record." Confirmed dates for Anthrax's upcoming tour schedule are as follows: August 28 - Riot Fest & Rodeo, Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO. September 11 - Riot Fest and Carnival - Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL. 12 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI* 13 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (headline). 15 - The Dome - Wallingford, CT* 16 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY* 18 - Theatre Olympia - Montreal, QC* 19 - Shindig Festival - Carrol Park, Baltimore, MD. 20 - Food and Truck Festival - Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ. 22 - Tower Theatre - Philadelphia, PA* 23 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC* 25 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL* 26 - Pompano Beach Amphitheater - Pompano Beach, FL* September 28 - October 2 - Motorboat 2015 Cruise* October 10 - Loud Park 15 - Tokyo, Japan. 25 - Theaters Tilburg - Tilburg, Netherlands** 26 - Zenith Paris - Paris, France** 28 - La Cooperative De Mai - Clermont-Ferrand, France. 30 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain** 31 - Coliseum - La Coruna, Spain** November 1 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain** 3 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain** 5 - Alcatraz - Milano, Italy** 7 - Bank Austria Halle Gasometer B - Vienna, Austria** 8 - Haus Auersee - Leipzig, Germany** 10 - Zenith, die Kulturhalle - Munich, Germany** 12 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany** 13 - RuhrCongress - Bochum, Germany** 14 - MHPArena - Ludwigsburg, Germany. 16 - Jahrhunderthalle - Frankfurt, Germany** 17 - AB Main Hall - Brussels, Belgium** 19 - Rockhal - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg. 21 - Newport Centre - Newport, UK** 22 - Plymouth Pavilions - Plymouth, UK** 24 - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, UK** 25 - O2 Academy Glasgow - Glasgow, UK** 27 - O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK** 28 - O2 Academy Leeds - Leeds, UK** 30 - O2 Academy Brixton - Brixton, UK** December 3 - Kulturvaerflet - Helsinger, Denmark** 4 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway** 5 - Lisebergshallen - Goteborg, Sweden** 9 - Stadium Live - Moscow, Russia** (* with Motorhead ** with Slayer)

As previously reported, 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. A new perk has been added to the campaign as Anvil drummer Robb Reiner is offering up one of his original paintings for sale "Steve's Restaurant." 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. To pledge, visit

IRON MAIDEN will release its new album, ‘The Book Of Souls’, on on September 4 through Parlophone Records. A listening party for the album will be held on September 3 at Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. The official video for the song ‘Speed Of Light’ can be viewed below.