(19 augustus 2014)

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MACHINE HEAD will release its new album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’, in November via Nuclear Blast Records.

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

MARIA "TRISTESSA" KOLOKOURI, leader of Athens-based all-female black metal band Astarte has lost her battle against leukemia that she was suffering from since late last year.

A new trailer for the upcoming Twisted Sister documentary, WE ARE TWISTED F**KING SISTER!, can be viewed below.

Backbeat Books has set October 21st at the release date for ROBERT PLANT: THE VOICE THAT SAILED THE ZEPPELIN. The new book follows the iconic singer through his heights of fame with classic rock giant Led Zeppelin, his second life as a multimillion-selling solo artist, and his more idiosyncratic pursuits. A wealth of former associates lend their voices and recollections to an account that steps far beyond the tried and tested tales of Zeppelin's life and times. This all-new biography details Plant's early years as an unknown in Birmingham, England, with fresh depth and insight. It likewise tells the Zeppelin story from new and unexpected angles, focusing on Plant's contributions to the band's success and on the toll/effect of that success on him as a performer and an individual.

MR. BIG have announced their eighth studio album, ...The Stories We Could Tell, which is slated for release on September 19th in Europe and September 23rd in North America. Returning is the original lineup comprised of Eric Martin on vocals, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums.

DRAGONFORCE will release their new album, Maximum Overload, on August 19th via Metal Blade Records. Maximum Overload features a couple of surprises, notably a guest appearance on some of the songs from Trivium's Matt Heafy. "We've always gotten on really well with the Trivium guys and it was great when Matt had a couple of days to spare and agreed to weigh in on some of the songs!" added bassist Frederic Leclercq. The album also features an all time first for DragonForce... a cover song. Guitarist Sam Totman explained: "Just before the last Australian tour, our manager suggested it might be interesting to do a cover for the next album, something we've always refused even to consider. Because we had all had a couple beers every band member wrote down three songs each and we compared them all, just for a laugh. I wrote down 'Ring Of Fire' by Johnny Cash, an idea which the rest of the band loved, so we've Dragonforce-ized it"!

THE SKULL have issued the following update: "New record is DONE!! Artwork and music sent to the plant. LPs and CDs in production. November brings the DOOM!"

SIXX:A.M. will release their third album, Modern Vintage, on October 7th. The first single from the album, "Gotta Get It Right", is now available via iTunes. The official video for the track, directed by Paul Brown, can be seen below:

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, have announced an upgraded AC/DC PROMODEL with all LED lighting and a newly designed swinging bell. Originally released in early 2012, AC/DC and Stern Pinball have made history by creating a fan-favorite pinball game and an iconic pop culture classic. The new AC/DC LED Pro features technological upgrades implemented by Stern in its current Pro models. In addition to the LEDs and the swinging bell, the new AC/DC LED Pro is manufactured with Stern's updated modern metal and wood back box with a decaled cabinet and speaker housing. All the other great game features, art and music are unchanged from Stern's earlier AD/DC Pro. "With the AC/DC license expiring at the end of December 2014, we wanted to offer our operators and enthusiasts a great earning game with the enhanced features that we've recently developed," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.

Evile have announced the addition of guitarist Piers Donno Fuller (formerly of Fallen Fate) to the group's ranks.

Buckcherry will release a new EP, simply titled ‘Fuck’, on August 19 via the band's newly established F Bomb imprint. A six-song EP that includes the radio single and riotous cover of Icona Pop's hit song ‘I Love It’, which the band cranks to 11 and renames ‘Say Fuck It’.

Pierce The Veil has been sequestered at Dan Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a brand new album for a January 2015 release via Fearless. As yet untitled, the follow-up to 2012's ‘Collide With The Sky’ is once again being produced by Korneff, who has previously worked with A Day To Remember and Paramore.

Sanctuary will release its comeback album, ‘The Year The Sun Died’, on October 14 in North America and October 6 in Europe via Century Media. Recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Studios with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Soulfly, Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), the CD will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, available exclusively at CM Distro in the United States, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, a cover of The Doors classic ‘Waiting For The Sun’. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well. The cover artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore).

Unearth have set ‘Watchers Of Rule’ as the title of their sixth album, due on October 28 via via eOne Music in North America and Century Media in Europe. The CD, which will feature a guest appearance on bass by Lamb Of God's Mark Morton, will include the tracks ‘Burial Lines’ and ‘The Swarm’, the latter of which Unearth performed on August 10 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

At The Gates have completed recording, mixing and mastering their studio album, ‘At War With Reality’, for an October 28 release (one day earlier internationally) via Century Media. The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg and was mixed at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, Kreator).

Apocalyptica is putting the finishing touches on its eighth full-length studio album, to be released in early 2015.

‘King Of Errors’, the new video from Evergrey, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with In Flames, Hammerfall, Dimmu Borgir, Europe and Lacuna Coil, among many others. ‘King Of Errors’ is taken from Evergrey's new album, ‘Hymns For The Broken’, which will be released on September 26 in Europe and September 30 in the U.S. via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at a few different studios and mixed at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Epysode, Pretty Maids, Doro). Evergrey's current lineup includes guitarist Henrik Danhage and drummer Jonas Ekdahl, who have rejoined the band four years after leaving the group in 2010.

Amaranthe will release its third album, ‘Massive Addictive’, on October 21 via Spinefarm Records. The album was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm.

Foscor have inked a deal with Alone Records for the release of what will be the band's fourth full-length album ‘Those Horrors Wither’. ‘Graceful Pandora’, a track from the album, will be released as a single in 7" vinyl format on the 3rd of October and is available to pre-order now from The Stone Circle Store, can be heard here.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will reissue its breakthrough second album, ‘Waking The Fallen’, in a new special edition on August 26, entitled ‘Waking The Fallen: Resurrected’. The effort will contain a total of 23 tracks, including 11 never-before-heard songs, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for ‘Unholy Confessions’ and a 30-minute film featuring the present-day band.

SICK OF IT ALL will release their new album, ‘The Last Act Of Defiance’, on September 29 via Century Media Records. The song ‘Road Less Travelled’ is available for streaming at this location.

FOO FIGHTERS will release their new studio album, ‘Sonic Highways’, on November 10 via the band’s own Roswell Records.

ACE FREHLEY just released his first new solo album in five years, ‘Space Invader’, on August 18 via eOne Music. The song ‘Gimme A Fellin’’ can be streamed at this location.

MORGOTH have just released a seven-inch EP/digital single titled ‘God Is Evil’ featuring two brand new tracks. A teaser for the single is available at below. The band is currently working on material for a new studio album. In addition, the band has been confirmed as main support for the upcoming European tour of U.K. death metal legends BOLT THROWER in September / October.

IN FLAMES will release its new album, ‘Siren Charms’, on September 5 via Sony Music. The new single, ‘Rusted Nail’, was released on June 13. The official video for the single can be viewed at below.

THE DUSKFALL have finished recording their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, which will be released later in the year via Apostasy Records. A studio teaser is available at this location.

RATED X (formerly LEGACY X) – the new band featuring legendary vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) alongside drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, MOTHER'S ARMY), bassist Tony Franklin (THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER) and guitarist Jeff Watson (NIGHT RANGER, MOTHER'S ARMY) – will release its self-titled debut album on November 7 via Frontiers Records.

PRIMAL FEAR has parted ways with drummer Randy Black, due to "irreconcilable differences" between the drummer and vocalist Ralf Scheepers. Black performed his last show with PRIMAL FEAR at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany on August 15. The band will announce their new drummer in September.

SLIPKNOT will release its new as-yet-untitled album in October. The single, ‘The Devil In I’, will be released soon. The video for the song ‘The Negative One’ can be viewed below.

CROBOT will release their full-length debut album on October 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video for the song ‘Nowhere To Hide’ can be viewed at this location.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates lullaby versions of your known artists, has just released ‘Lullaby Versions Of SOUNDGARDEN’ via Roma Music Group. Audio samples are available for streaming at

‘1000hp’ (One Thousand Horsepower), the new album from GODSMACK (which was released on August 5 via Republic Records), sold around 58.000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart.

OPETH will release its new album, ‘Pale Communion’, on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The song ‘Cusp Of Eternity’ can be streamed at this location.

WOVENWAR released its self-titled debut album on August 5 via Metal Blade Records. The album sold around 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart.

CRUCIFIED BARBARA will release their new studio album, ‘In The Red’, on September 15 via Despotz Records. The video for the song ‘To Kill A Man’ can be viewed below.

OTHERWISE will release their new album, ‘Peace At All Costs’, on September 16 via Century Media Records. The official lyric video for the song ‘Darker Side Of The Moon’ can be viewed at this location.

JORN LANDE (MASTERPLAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and RUSSEL ALLEN (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) will release the fourth ALLEN / LANDE collaborative album, ‘The Great Divide’, on October 17 via Frontiers Records.