(22 april 2014)

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SLAYER surprised its loyal fans by giving them an axclusive premiere of their new song "Implode" on April 24th. The track will be featured on their new, yet untitled album. And this spwans some other news, after 28 years SLAYER have left Def American Recordings and signed a deal with NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS to release all future releases under the band's own (still unnamed) imprint. Check out the new song in streaming here:

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Who knew that Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) could still be a friendly guy after he found god again? Well, hats off for him on this one: Sarah Churman, who was born deaf, became an Internet sensation when her husband posted a YouTube video of her hearing for the first time at 29 years of age. Now she is a huge MEGADETH fan, and the band's frontman, Dave Mustaine, flew her to Las Vegas to see MEGADETH perform this past Thursday (April 17). During a joint interview with Sarah ahead of the Las Vegas concert, Mustaine spoke to KTNV-TV about how the he and the rest of MEGADETH found out about Sarah's incredible journey and their decision to make it possible for her to experience her first rock show (see video below).

With all gossip flying around, it is best to check with the source itself and we can now tell you it is official: due to sudden bodily failure guitarist Malcom Young will not be a member of AC/DC during his recovery. An early May studio booking will stay scheduled and the band is not thinking of resigning. No official replacement for Malcom is announced yet, as there is no clear picture on whether or not he will recover and if so, how much time it will take him.

With KISS' surprisingly drama-free Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction now in the rear-view mirror, former KISS guitarist ACE FREHLEY reflects on the Rock Hall experience. Leading up to the induction, much was said about who should be included, who should play afterward and who did what to whom during the past four decades of Kisstory. But Frehley says that before appearing onstage, his former bandmates "were all very gracious and we got along famously. It's like we had never been apart and we're brothers in rock 'n' roll. The press builds this enigma that we hate each other and all that kind of insanity but it's really not true."

Following their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10th, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY took to Twitter and slammed Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame co-founder/Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner in what has become an ongoing war of words: "Our treatment at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame confirmed my worst suspicions. Wenner and the rest are spineless weasels. We were great and Wenner remains a small man."

KREATOR will embark on a European headlining tour in November/December. Support on the trek will come from VADER, ARCH ENEMY and SODOM. Comments KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours apart from our festival shows. In 2013, we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of 'Endless Pain', 'Pleasure To Kill' and 'Extreme Aggression' in all kinds of formats finally on vinyl again too we'll end the 'Phantom Antichrist' tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see KREATOR live in clubs for quite a while, because we'll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we're working on a new multimedia stage show and we'll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of ARCH ENEMY are part of the trek to present their new album, 'War Eternal', and so will VADER and our old companions SODOM. This tour will be KILLER!!!"

The first three studio albums from LED ZEPPELIN, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, will be released on June 3 via Atlantic/Swan Song in different formats. For more information and pre-order, go to this location.

Rob Zombie has issued a trailer for his first-ever concert home video, "The Zombie Horror Picture Show", which is due out on Blu-ray and DVD on May 20. Zombie, who directed the film himself, leads his band through longtime favorites like "Living Dead Girl", "More Human Than Human" and "Dragula" as well as newer songs like "Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga" and "Dead City Radio And The New Gods of Supertown". "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" DVD and Blu-ray track listing:
01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Superbeast
03. Super-Charger Heaven (originally by WHITE ZOMBIE)
04. Living Dead Girl
05. We're An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
06. More Human Than Human (originally by WHITE ZOMBIE)
07. Sick Bubblegum
08. Never Gonna Stop
09. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
10. Meet The Creeper
11. Mars Needs Women
12. House Of 1000 Corpses
13. The Lords Of Salem
14. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
15. Thunder Kiss '65 (originally by WHITE ZOMBIE)
16. Dragula

VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has said in the latest installment of his web series, "The Roth Show", that the band is working on some kind of "secret' project. Roth said on the show, "Doing some catching up here, a little bit of a scrapbook. We've been doing a lot of traveling. [I've been] working on a great VAN HALEN project can't announce anything or I'd have to come find you and swear you to secrecy." VAN HALEN has been mostly silent since coming off the road in summer 2012 and canceling a large portion of its touring plans behind that year's album, "A Different Kind Of Truth". The band which reunited with Roth in 2007 after 23 years apart has reportedly been working on its 13th studio album.

French legendary death metal mongers Loudblast are releasing their new album 'Burial Ground' on Listenable on May 5th. According to Listanable, "the upcoming new album shows the band wandering into very dark musical shores of obscure death metal, LOUDBLAST have never sounded so menacing and intense. Fans of Celtic Frost and 90s death metal are welcome to dwell into this very malign and convincing album". The limited edition digipack and vinyl will contain the bonus track 'The Bird'. Experiment 'A Bloody oath' opening 'Burial ground' now below. Pre-orders can be done here.

HELLYEAH has recruited Christian Brady as its new touring guitarist following the recent departure of Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne).

STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER, the revamped version of the cult '80s British metal act GRIM REAPER led by singer Steve Grimmett, performed in the USA for the first time since 1987 on April 5 at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse festival at Reggies bar in Chicago, Illinois. The band's set consisted of many of the classic GRIM REAPER tunes but also included new tracks from STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER's upcoming studio album, tentatively titled "From Hell", due out in the spring. Original GRIM REAPER guitarist Nick Bowcott joined STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER on stage for several songs, marking the first time Steve and Nick have performed together in more than 25 years. Multi-camera video footage of Bowcott and STEVE GRIMMETT'S GRIM REAPER performing the song "Lust For Freedom" at Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse can be seen below.

Mick Jones revealed that the first new songs by him and co-founding FOREIGNER frontman Lou Gramm in 20 years might hit the public next year. The pair's June 2013 performance of "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero" at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City marked the first time the pair has performed together in a decade after Gramm left FOREIGNER for a second time.

According to Postmedia News, the man who is suspected of killing five young people at a Calgary, Alberta, Canada house party Tuesday night posted the title of a MEGADETH song, "Dread And The Fugitive Mind", and album title, "The World Needs A Hero", on his Facebook page in the hours before the stabbings. 23-year-old Matthew de Grood, a University of Calgary student who is also the son of a Calgary police officer, was an invited guest at the party, where university students were celebrating the last day of classes. The man arrived at the home, "obtained a large knife and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them," Calgary Police Services Chief Rick Hanson revealed at a news conference. Four men including two members of the local band ZACKARIAH AND THE PROPHETS and a woman were killed.

DEEP PURPLE's April 12th show at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan was filmed and recorded for future release on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. Deep Purple's setlist included: 'Apres Vous' 'Into the Fire' 'Hard Lovin' Man' 'Strange Kind of Woman' 'Vincent Price' 'Contact Lost' 'Uncommon Man' 'The Well-Dressed Guitar' 'The Mule' 'Above and Beyond' 'Lazy' 'Hell to Pay' Don Airey keyboard solo (including album from Keyed Up) 'Perfect Strangers' 'Space Truckin" 'Smoke On The Water' Encores: 'Hush' 'Black Night'.

THE AGONIST have posted a video featuring the first interview with the group's new singer, Vicky Psarakis, as well as an intimate look at the rest of the bandmembers as they prepare for the release of their new single, "Disconnect Me". Check out the clip, titled "The Music Will Prevail", below. The "Disconnect Me" two-song digital single will be released on April 29 via Century Media. These tracks are the first to feature Psarakis.
01. Disconnect Me
02. Perpetual Notion
Vicky joined THE AGONIST as the replacement for Alissa White-Gluz, who left the band to focus on her new gig as the frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY

ORIGIN have inked a European deal with Agonia Records. The band's follow-up to 2011's "Entity", "Omnipresent", will be made available this summer through Nuclear Blast in the U.S. Four years after the release of the masterpiece "Demonoir", the band will return with a new full-length album this fall. This CD will be released on Indie Recordings throughout the world except for North America, where Season Of Mist will be handling the effort. To shorten the wait, the band has decided to bring a digital single, "Slaves", on the market, in addition to a special seven-inch single, limited to 666 copies. The single was made available on digital services from April 4, the same day as the band's U.S. tour started. The official lyric video for "Slaves" can be seen below.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION has announced details of its new album. "Let The Ocean Take Me" fourth full-length release of the band arrives on June 10.

TANKARD will release their new album, "R.I.B." (Rest In Beer), on June 20 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "A Girl Called Cerveza" was recorded at Studio 23 in Frankfurt, Germany. A trailer can be watched at this location.
"R.I.B." track listing:
01. War Cry
02. Fooled By Your Guts
03. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)
04. Riders Of The Doom
05. Hope Can't Die
06. No One Hit Wonder
07. Breakfast For Champions
08. Enemy Of Order
09. Clockwise To Deadline
10. The Party Ain't Over 'Til We Say So

WHITECHAPEL will release their new album, Our Endless War on April 29 via Metal Blade Records. The official lyric video of the song Our Endless War can be viewed below. Check out a full review next issue.

SKID ROW will release its new seven-song EP, United World Rebellion - Part 2, on August 5 via Megaforce Records.

PORTRAIT has recorded a cover version of a JUDAS PRIEST song that has never been released by the legendary British heavy metal band. The track "Mother Sun" appears on PORTRAIT's CD single "We Were Not Alone", which is being sent out exclusively to subscribers with the May issue of Sweden Rock Magazine.For more information, visit PORTRAIT will release its new album, "Crossroads", on April 25 in Europe and April 29 in North America via Metal Blade Records.

VICIOUS RUMORS will release a new live album, "Live You To Death 2 - American Punishment", via SPV/Steamhammer on June 11 in Scandinavia, June 13 in Germany, June 16 in the rest of Europe and June 24 in USA/Canada. The CD features 13 live tracks recorded on the "American Punishment Tour" in fall of 2013 in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Oakland. "Live You To Death 2 - American Punishment" track listing:
01. Digital Dictator
02. Minute To Kill
03. Towns On Fire
04. Lady Took A Chance
05. Worls And Machines
06. I Am The Gun
07. Electric Punishment
08. You Only Live Twice
09. Mastermind
10. Don't Wait For Me
11. World Church
12. Hellraiser
13. Soldiers Of The Night

LOUDNESS will release their new studio album, "The Sun Will Rise Again", on June 4. A teaser for the video for the CD's title track can be seen below.

SIX FEET UNDER return to Europe this week. Comments singer Chris Barnes: "Psyched to be heading to Europe this week for our headlining Easter tour! We've got some really great upcoming bands on the bill with us, so come on out and put some SFU in your Easter bonnet! Time to die!". SIX FEET UNDER + VREDEHAMMER + SIC ZONE + RAIN SHATTER + BLOOD REIGN
17/04/14 DE - Weissenfels - Schlosskeller
18/04/14 FR - Vernouillet - Warm Up Fest
19/04/14 CH - Pratteln - Z7
20/04/14 FR - Perpignan - Crockmore
21/04/14 ES - Irun - Sala Tunk
22/04/14 FR - Luynes - Le Korigan
23/04/14 IT - Brescia - Circulo Colony
24/04/14 FR - Montpellier - Secret Place
25/04/14 FR - Surprise Gig!
26/04/14 DE - Essen Turock

Ben Fargen, founder of Fargen Amplification, has created a demonstration video in response to consumer requests. After the initial launch of the High Gain Anniversary amps at NAMM, inquiries came pouring in wanting to know more. Here, Ben Fargen demonstrates the versatility of the new amp. There are no pedals in the signal chain, just the amp and a small collection of guitars to demonstrate what can be achieved.

HELLS HEADBANGERS announces June 24th as the international release date for NUNSLAUGHTER's Angelic Dread. Set to be released on double-CD and double-vinyl LP formats, NUNSLAUGHTER's Angelic Dread is the American band's first studio full-length in seven years, since 2007's widely hailed Hex, also released by HELLS HEADBANGERS. To celebrate the release of Angelic Dread, NUNSLAUGHTER will be touring Europe this July alongside Swedish bands Demonical and Warfect.
July 3rd - (GER) Berlin - Under the Balck Sun Fest
July 4th - (GER) Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
July 5th - (BEL) Leffinge - Devils Corner
July 6th - (FRA) Paris - Le Klub
July 7th - (NL) Tilberg - Little Devil
July 8th - (GER) Kassel - H. Schmiede
July 9th - (GER) Bremen - Romer
July 10th - (DEN) Fredericia - Metal Magic Fest
July 11th - (GER) Hamburg - Bambi Galore
July 12th - (GER) Torgau - In Flamen Fest
July 13th - (GER) Karlsruha - AKK
July 14th - (GER) Aalen - Rock it
July 15th - (ITA) Milano - Blue Rose
July 16th - (ITA) Zero Branco (Treviso) - Altroquando
July 17th - (AT) Graz - Club Wakuum
July 18th - (CZE) Trutniov - Obscene Extreme Fest
July 19th - (POL) Szczecin - DK Slowanin

ELECTRIC WIZARD have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

ALESTORM have just unveiled the title, track listing and release dates of their upcoming album! Sunset on the Golden Age (Napalm Records), is the title of their brand new masterpiece and will be available on August 5th in North America, August 4th in The UK and Europe on August 1st. Check out the track listing below:
*Walk the Plank
*Magnetic North
*1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
*Mead from Hell
*Surf Squid Warfare
*Quest for Ships
*Wooden Leg!
*Sunset on the Golden Age
Sunset on the Golden Age Release Dates:
01.08. G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
04.08 UK & Europe
05.08. USA/CAN
06.08. ESP/NOR/SWE

FOCUS will be releasing their awaited new album on April 14, 2014. Titled 'Golden Oldies', the new release features re-recordings of classic Focus tracks, featuring Hocus Pocus, Sylvia, House Of The King and others. Focus has recently embarked on a world tour in support of their forthcoming album. To purchase Focus 'Golden Oldies', go to this location

BLIND GUARDIAN have announced the first dates for their European tour. Kicking off on April 10, 2015 in the Netherlands (Eindhoven - Effenaar), shows in Belgium, England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Greece will follow, concluding the run on May 10, 2015 in Athens. From April 23 to May 2, the band will be in Germany, with shows in Trier, Frankfurt, Bamberg, Munich, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Hamburg and as a highlight their home show at Dusseldorf's Mitsubishi Electric Halle (former Philipshalle) on April 25, 2015. For more details and tour information visit

AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY have recorded a new arrangement of 'Dream On' to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The rockers are accompanied by the Southern California Children's Chorus in the video of their signature hit. Aerosmith had performed 'Dream On' during the Boston Strong Concert benefit last May.

ASTRAL DOORS are in the process of recording their seventh album, currently under the working title Notes From The Shadows.

TANTAL has posted a new single from the upcoming album Expectancy. The song is called "Expectancy pt.1 (Desert In My Soul) and this is the first part of the main album lyric concept. The link at SoundCloud can be found at this location.

PRIMORDIAL have finished the songwriting for their new album "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" to be released later in the year on the 21st of November, 2014. Predecessor Redemption At The Puritans Hand was crowned Album Of The Year 2011 at Lords of Metal.

AVATAR will release their new album, Hail The Apocalypse, on May 16 via Gain Music. A teaser for the album can be viewed below.

AS I LAY DYING members Jordan Mancino (drums), Nick Hipa (guitar), Phil Sgrosso (guitar) and Josh Gilbert (bass) have teamed up with vocalist Shane Blay (ex-OH, SLEEPER) to create the new band WOVENWAR. The band will release its self-titled debut in the late summer through Metal Blade. On April 21, the band releases a rough mix of their debut single, All Rise.

ABORTED have completed recording their new studio album, The Necrotic Manifesto, for an April 28 release via Century Media Records. The official lyric video for the song Coffin Upon Coffin can be viewed here.

SCARS OF TOMORROW will release its new album, Failed Transmissions, on June 24 via Artery Recordings.

CARNAL FORGE will release a new single, When All Else Fails, on April 30.

THE HAUNTED are currently recording their new album for a late 2014 release via Century Media Records.

GOATWHORE will release its new album, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, in July via Metal Blade Records.

FU MANCHU will release their new album, Gigantoid, on April 29 via the band's own At The Dojo Records. The song Invaders On My Back can be streamed at this location.

EPICA will release its new album, The Quantum Enigma, on May 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official lyric video for the song The Essence Of Silence can be viewed here.

KIX have signed a deal with Loud & Proud Records. The band will release its first new album in almost two decades on July 22.

HEAD TRIP SUPERSTAR just released their first single titled Love You To Death along with a video. The track will be featured on the bands second album entitled Disillusions Of Grandeur, which is currently scheduled for release in North America, Europe and Japan during the spring of 2015. The band is planning to release 3 additional singles, accompanied by videos over the next several months in anticipation for the albums release early next year.

WEHRMACHT & CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER unite for an exclusive Obscene Extreme set, which will take place at Trutnov Battlefield in Czech Republic, in between July 16 & 20 this year. Se also next message.

CATTLE DECAPITATION have just announced a whole string of European summer dates including festivals as well as club shows with Death Metal legends Possessed.
18/07/14 CZ - Trutnov - Obscene Extreme
19/07/14 DE - Mittelsinn - Grindtastic Open Air
20/07/14 SK - Bratislava - Randall / headline show
21/07/14 AT - Innsbruck - PMK w/Possessed
22/07/14 AT - Wien - Arena w/Possessed
23/07/14 SI - Tolmin - Metaldays
24/07/14 IT - Milano - Magnolia Open Air
25/07/14 DE - Tannheim - Schwarzer Adler w/Possessed
26/07/14 NL - Steenwijk - Stonehenge Festival
27/07/14 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete w/Possessed
28/07/14 UK - London - Garage w/Possessed
29/07/14 DE - Kln - Underground / headline show
30/07/14 BE - t.b.c. w/Possessed
31/07/14 FR - t.b.c. w/Possessed
01/08/14 DE - Erfurt - Club From Hell w/Possessed
02/08/14 DE - Aalen - Rock It w/Possessed
03/08/14 DE - Moormerland - Phoenix w/Possessed
04/08/14 DK - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset w/Possessed
05/08/14 NO - Oslo - Oya Festival
06/08/14 DK - Esbjerg - Konfus /headline show
07/08/14 SE - Gvle - Getaway Rock Fest
08/08/14 ES - Alicante - Leyendas Del Rock
CATTLE DECAPITATION, are planning a series of limited edition vinyl releases for 2014 under the banner "Decade of Decapitation", to celebrate 10 years of releases on Metal Blade Records. The band's entire Metal Blade discography: "To Serve Man" (2002), "Humanure" (2004), "Karma.Bloody.Karma" (2006), "The Harvest Floor" (2009), and "Monolith of Inhumanity" (2012) are all being prepared in lavish gatefolds for release.

SABATON 's new album, Heroes, will be released on May 16 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Collectors Dream Records has set a May 16 release date for CINDERELLA's Stripped. Recorded live over the course of two nights October 2-3, 1998 at the Key Club in Hollywood, California during the band's "Unfished Business" tour, the disc is comprised of 14 hard-rockin' and blues-based tracks; included as a bonus are two songs recorded live in 1991.

'Me And Mary Jane, the new video from BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be seen here. The clip is taken from Black Stone Cherry's fourth album, Magic Mountain, which will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records.

Metal Blade Records has announced three POWERWOLF releases for June 24. First off, there will be The History Of Heresy, a massive box set containing two CDs and one DVD and then some. Additionally, and for the first time ever, Lupus Dei and Return In Bloodred will be released as picture discs on June 24 in an edition of 500 copies each.

SWORN ENEMY will release their new album, Living On Borrowed Time, on May 13 via Rock Ridge Music/ADA.

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes, ex-Theatre Of Tragedy) has entered Mastersound Studio in Steinheim, Germany the facility owned by her husband, Alexander Krull (Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes) to begin recording her fifth solo album, Vervain, for a fall release via Napalm Records.

Italian one man band PULVIS ET UMBRA has recently published own official lyric video of "Implosion Of Pain", title track of the upcoming second full length which will be available from this summer.

AMBERIAN DAWN will release its new album, Magic Forest, on July 8 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records.

ACCEPT will release their new album, Blind Rage, on July 18 via Nuclear Blast. Like its two predecessors, 2010's Blood Of The Nations and 2012's Stalingrad, the new CD was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with Megadeth, Exodus, Testament, Arch Enemy and Killswitch And Gays. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Goldsworthy.

RAGNAROK have announced an amicable parting of the ways with their frontman Hans Fyrste. Fyrste, who has been with the band since 2005 and performed vocals on two of their seven full length albums - 2010's Collectors of the King and the latest release Malediction - is cutting back on his musical activities due to other personal and job-related commitments, which had already affected his ability to tour with Ragnarok at the end of last year. His last live appearance with the band was at this year's Blastfest festival in February.

RIVAL SONS have release d a brand new track from their forthcoming new album, GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE. The new track, "Open My Eyes", is available immediately for everyone who pre-orders the album on iTunes, along with a previously-released track, "Electric Man". Another new track, "Good Thing s", will be available for instant download on May 17th. The iTunes version of the album also includes five exclusive bonus track s which are available only to those who pre-order the album, and will not b e available after release date. Get "Open My Eyes" now by pre-ordering GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE on iTunes at iTunes. "Open My Eyes" is also available to stream now on Spotify. &nb sp;Listen to and share the track at Spotify. Pre-orders of GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE on digisleeve CD and limited edition co loured vinyl (now available in new colours) can be done at Earache Rcords. RIVAL SONS have just announced a string of intimate UK shows to celebrate the upcoming release of GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE. Get tickets now at:
See the band on tour at the following shows:
May 30 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 01 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena (w/ AEROSMITH)
Jun. 05 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Jun. 06 - Nurburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
Jun. 07 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park
Jun. 09 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 10 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Jun. 11 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms
Jun. 12 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Jun. 20 - Sparta, IL - Copperhead Music Festival
Jun. 27 - Saint-Ephrem, QC - Woodstock en Beauce
Jul. 04 - Barrie, ON - Ranch Concert Hall (w/ THE TEA PARTY)
Jul. 05 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Jul. 12 - Telluride, CO - The Ride Festival
Jul. 31 - Notodden, Norway - Notodden Blues Festival
Aug. 02 - Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjoyran Festival
Aug. 07 - Skanderborg, Denmark - Skanderborg Festival

FORGOTTEN TOMB premiere the second new trailer for their upcoming live DVD entitled "Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes - Live in Germany". As contrasted with the first trailer, the new one comes from the final version of the release. The DVD will be made available on April 29th worldwide via Agonia Records. Watch the trailer here:

ALLTHENIKO releases their 5th studio album entitled "FAST AND GLORIOUS" and a new song "KAISER OF STEEL", extracted from the album, in streaming from Tuesday 22nd April. Check out the bands official website and their official YouTube channel to find them.

BLOODSHOT DAWN have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as of yet untitled album. Check it out at Kickstarter. On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below.
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DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER have now uploaded a teaser whetting our appetite for the upcoming "Freiheit Gleichheit Brderlichkeit" (English: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY) video clip! The song is taken from their upcoming double album Tief.Tiefer. (out: May 30, 2014). Check it out here:

NORDAVIND RECORDS sets June 16th as the international release date for VINTERBRIS' second album, Solace.

SEBASTIAN BACH is set to release his new solo album, Give 'Em Hell, on April 18th in Europe, and on April 22nd in North America, via Frontiers Records. Tracklisting: 'Hell Inside My Head' 'Harmony' 'All My Friends Are Dead' 'Temptation' 'Push Away' 'Dominator' 'Had Enough' 'Gun To A Knife Fight' 'Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game' 'Taking Back Tomorrow' 'Disengaged' 'Forget You'.

ENTHRALLMENT filmed the song "Mummified Ante Mortem" from their new album "The Voice of Human Perversity", released by Rebirth the Metal Productions & Grindhead Records.

OBSESSION has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of their new album.

FALCONER return to glory with their new album "Black Moon Rising" to be released the 6th of June, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.

THE GUN release with "Wake Me Up" their second video of the current album "Stripped To The Bone". Check it out at this location.

VADER will release their new album, Tibi Et Igni (a Latin phrase which translates to "For You And Fire"), on May 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the song Where Angels Weep can be viewed below.