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31 December 2014: Darkenhold: 'Castellum'
30 December 2014: Deserted Fear: 'Kingdom Of Worms'
29 December 2014: Best Of 2014
18 December 2014: Gravecrusher: 'Morbid Black Oath' EP
13 December 2014: Whore Of Bethlehem: 'Upon Judas' Throne'
9 December 2014: Gory Blister: 'The Fifth Fury'
8 December 2014: Lurking Evil: 'The Almighty Hoards Of The Undead'
4 December 2014: Overcharge: 'Accelerate'
4 December 2014: Bloodbath: 'Grand Morbid Funeral'
1 December 2014: Idol Of Fear: 'All Sights Affixed, Ablaze'
1 December 2014: Primordial: 'Where Greater Men Have Fallen'
28 November 2014: The Deathtrip: 'Deep Drone Master'
20 November 2014: Hanzel Und Gretyl: 'Black Forest Metal'
19 November 2014: Blodhemn: 'H7'
18 November 2014: Carcass: 'Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel' EP
18 November 2014: Resistance: 'The Seeds Within'
11 November 2014: Saille: 'Eldritch'
7 November 2014: Sidious: 'Revealed In Profane Splendour'
7 November 2014: Trident: 'Jezebel' EP
7 November 2014: Fornicus: 'Storming Heaven'
4 November 2014: Vesania: 'Deus Ex Machina'
3 November 2014: Anaal Nathrakh/Verdelet/Human Cull/Carcinoma: The Hub/DBS Live, Plymouth
30 October 2014: Anaal Nathrakh: 'Desideratum'
29 October 2014: Coffinborn: 'Beneath The Cemetery' EP
28 October 2014: Bloodshot Dawn: 'Demons'
24 October 2014: Posthum: 'The Black Northern Ritual'
22 October 2014: Decapitated: 'Blood Mantra'
21 October 2014: Promethean Horde: 'Ashes Of The Empyrean'
17 October 2014: Rude: 'Soul Recall'
13 October 2014: Horrendous: 'Ecdysis'
8 October 2014: Mirzadeh: 'Desired Mystic Pride'
6 October 2014: Morbidity: 'Revealed From Ashes'
1 October 2014: Vile Regression: 'Empires' EP
29 September 2014: Laika: 'Somnia'
25 September 2014: 1349: 'Massive Cauldron Of Chaos'
25 September 2014: The Rotted's Final Gig, Saturday 20th September 2014 At The Camden Underworld
23 September 2014: The Furor: 'Impending Revelation'
23 September 2014: Horned Almighty: 'World Of Tombs'
19 September 2014: Cannibal Corpse: 'A Skeletal Domain'
11 September 2014: Exordium Mors: 'Apotheosis Of Death'
8 September 2014: Loudblast: 'Burial Ground'
8 September 2014: Dark Fortress: 'Venereal Dawn'
3 September 2014: Warlord UK: 'We Die As One'
28 August 2014: Display Of Decay: 'Outbreak Of Infection'
26 August 2014: Trioscapes: 'Digital Dream Sequence'
14 August 2014: Process Pain: 'Outcast Of Society'
13 August 2014: Slaughterday: 'Ravenous'
13 August 2014: Belphegor: 'Conjuring The Dead'
11 August 2014: Guitarist Eric Morrison From Expain Talks About Their New Album And More
8 August 2014: Interview With Ollie Stygall Of Grifter
8 August 2014: Nachtmystium: 'The World We Left Behind'
4 August 2014: Super Massive Black Holes: 'Calculations Of The Ancients'
1 August 2014: Hirsipuu: 'Ihmisestä'
28 July 2014: Entombed AD: 'Back To The Front'
22 July 2014: Grifter: 'Return Of The Bearded Brethren'
21 July 2014: Goatwhore: 'Constricting Rage Of The Merciless'
18 July 2014: Allegaeon: 'Elements Of The Infinite'
15 July 2014: Unbeing: 'Raptus'
10 July 2014: Ministry: 'Last Tangle In Paris – Live 2012'
3 July 2014: Domains: 'Sinister Ceremonies'
30 June 2014: A Hill To Die Upon: 'Holy Despair'
27 June 2014: Gluttony: 'Beyond The Veil Of Flesh'
23 June 2014: Desecration: 'Cemetery Sickness'
20 June 2014: Madball: 'Hardcore Lives'
17 June 2014: Expain: 'Just The Tip'
17 June 2014: Decembre Noir: 'A Discouraged Believer'
11 June 2014: Frozen Dawn: 'Those Of The Cursed Light'
10 June 2014: Sabbatory: 'Endless Asphyxiating Gloom'
9 June 2014: Interview With Fernanda And Prika From Female Brazilian Thrash Band Nervosa
6 June 2014: Ferium: 'Reflections'
4 June 2014: Helmsplitter: 'Enraptured By Suffering'
2 June 2014: Tacit Fury: 'Social Berserker'
29 May 2014: Vader: 'Tibi Et Igni'
28 May 2014: Gatecreeper: 'Gatecreeper'
28 May 2014: Hollow: 'Mordrake'
22 May 2014: Kill All The Gentlemen: 'Kill All The Gentlemen' EP
21 May 2014: Invertia: 'Another Scheme Of The Wicked'
16 May 2014: Karnivore: 'In The Halls Of The Wicked'
16 May 2014: Azziard: 'Vésanie'
13 May 2014: Psychotic Gardening: 'Nymnosis'
7 May 2014: Infectious Hate: 'Insanity Begins'
7 May 2014: Aurora Borealis: 'World Shapers'
6 May 2014: Negative Voice: 'Infinite Dissonance'
29 April 2014: Reality Grey: 'Define Redemption'
29 April 2014: Omnizide: 'Death Metal Holocaust'
24 April 2014: Garagedays: 'Passion Of Dirt'
18 April 2014: Insomnium: 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun'
17 April 2014: Thyruz: 'Svik'
17 April 2014: Verhext: 'Dogma'
14 April 2014: Enthrallment: 'The Voice Of Human Perversity'
14 April 2014: Woland: 'Hyperion'
10 April 2014: Dark Century: 'Murder Motel'
7 April 2014: Mesetiah: 'Tesis' EP
4 April 2014: An Act Of Treachery: 'Reflections Of A Dying World'
31 March 2014: Sordid Flesh: 'Torturer'
28 March 2014: Trenchrot: 'Necronomic Warfare'
24 March 2014: Nervosa: 'Victim Of Yourself'
21 March 2014: Portal: 'For All That Is Damned To Vanish'
16 March 2014: Ageless Oblivion: 'Penthos'
9 March 2014: Interview With Nicholas Farrugia, Vocalist Of Abysmal Torment
9 March 2014: Gaped: 'The Murderous Inception'
6 March 2014: Carnifex: 'Die Without Hope'
4 March 2014: Svart Crown, Diabolical, Ascaris, Ageless Oblivion, The Florentine Camerata: White Rabbit, Plymouth
2 March 2014: Bast: 'Spectres'
2 March 2014: Legion Of The Damned: 'Ravenous Plague'
26 February 2014: Ribspreader: 'Meathymns'
20 February 2014: Megascavenger: 'At The Plateaus Of Leng'
18 February 2014: Sceptre: 'Age Of Calamity'
11 February 2014: Descend: 'Whither'
6 February 2014: Behemoth: 'The Satanist'
4 February 2014: Slaughterday: 'Nightmare Vortex'
31 January 2014: Amon: 'Liar In Wait'
29 January 2014: Ingested: 'Revered By No One – Feared By All' EP
28 January 2014: Kampfar: 'Djevelmakt'
28 January 2014: Preledium: 'Redemption'
15 January 2014: Morgue Orgy: 'The Last Man On Earth'
13 January 2014: Stark Denial: 'War'
9 January 2014: Indoctrine: 'Unto The Fall' EP
6 January 2014: Aeolist: 'Aeolist' EP
5 January 2014: Bones: 'Sons Of Sleaze'
5 January 2014: Inner Shrine: 'Pulsar'
30 December 2013: Sapiency: 'Tomorrow'
30 December 2013: Obliteration: 'Black Death Horizon'
23 December 2013: Cult Of Luna: 'Vertikal I & II'
19 December 2013: Diabula Rasa: 'Ars Medioheavy'
19 December 2013: Dark Funeral: 'Attera Totus Sanctus', 'Diabolis Interium', 'Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus'
10 December 2013: Alghazanth: 'The Three-Faced Pilgrim'
7 December 2013: Ygodeh: 'The Experiment Interrupted'
1 December 2013: Otargos: 'Apex Terror'
29 November 2013: Fit For An Autopsy: 'Hellbound'
26 November 2013: Gehenna: 'Unravel'
26 November 2013: American Head Charge/R.S.J./Maplerun Live At The White Rabbit
26 November 2013: Deicide: 'In The Minds Of Evil'
19 November 2013: Interview With Dave Ingram About The New Down Amongst The Dead Men Album
18 November 2013: Disfigurement: 'Soul Rot' EP
18 November 2013: Down Among The Dead Men: 'Down Among The Dead Men'
13 November 2013: Soul Remnants: 'Black And Blood'
6 November 2013: Warmaster: 'The End of Humanity'
4 November 2013: Suture: 'Carnivorous Urge To Kill'
31 October 2013: Hanzel Und Gretyl: 'Fϋr Immer'
31 October 2013: WarCrab: 'WarCrab'
31 October 2013: Cold Cell: 'Generation Abomination'
27 October 2013: Kataklysm: 'Waiting For The End To Come'
27 October 2013: Death Toll Rising: 'Infection Legacy'
21 October 2013: Craven Idol: 'Towards Eschaton'
10 October 2013: Insurrection: 'Prototype'
7 October 2013: Merciless Terror: 'Vile Extinction'
7 October 2013: Napalm Christ: 'Demo'
7 October 2013: Hanzel Und Gretyl, Deadcell, Death Valley Scars: Camden Underworld
3 October 2013: Master: 'The Witchhunt'
30 September 2013: Emblazoned: 'The Living Magisterium'
23 September 2013: Primitive Graven Image: 'Traversing The Awesome Night'
23 September 2013: Cult Of Luna: 'Vertikal II'
18 September 2013: Deals Death: 'Point Zero Solution'
10 September 2013: Carcass: 'Surgical Steel'
6 September 2013: Dissension: 'Of Time And Chronic Disease'
3 September 2013: Masada: 'Hideous Rot'
28 August 2013: Devildriver: 'Winter Kills'
28 August 2013: ZUD: 'The Good, The Bad And The Damned'
28 August 2013: I Killed Everyone: 'Necrospire'
23 August 2013: Hawkwind: 'The Warrior 2013 Tour', Falmouth Pavilions
21 August 2013: Fleshgod Apocalypse: 'Labyrinth'
12 August 2013: Shinin' Shade: 'Sat-urn'
5 August 2013: Concrete Icon: 'Perennial Anguish'
5 August 2013: Until Dawn: 'Horizon'
29 July 2013: Where Giants Once Stood: 'The Changing'
29 July 2013: Panzerchrist: 'The 7th Offensive'
19 July 2013: Mormânt De Snagov: 'Derisive Philosophy'
12 July 2013: Cursed Kingdom: 'The Wasteland' EP
9 July 2013: Spheron: 'Ecstasy Of God'
4 July 2013: Ulvedharr: 'Swords Of Midgard'
3 July 2013: Damned Spring Fragrantia: 'Divergences'
30 June 2013: Skeletal Spectre: 'Voodoo Dawn'
25 June 2013: Autopsy: 'The Headless Ritual'
18 June 2013: Kalmah: 'Seventh Swamphony'
18 June 2013: Within the Ruins: 'Elite'
12 June 2013: From The Vastland: 'Kamarikan'
4 June 2013: BornBroken: 'The Healing Power Of Hate'
31 May 2013: Dark Tranquillity: 'Construct'
30 May 2013: Dormant Ordeal: 'It Rains, It Pours'
28 May 2013: Hate Meditation: 'Scars'
21 May 2013: Forlorn Path: 'Man's Last Portrait'
20 May 2013: Suffocation, Cephalic Carnage, Havok, Fallujah : The White Rabbit, Plymouth
17 May 2013: The Amenta: 'Flesh Is Heir'
15 May 2013: Svart Crown: 'Profane'
8 May 2013: Immolation: 'Kingdom Of Conspiracy'
8 May 2013: Tormented: 'Death Awaits'
1 May 2013: Dark Sermon: 'In Tongues'
29 April 2013: GraVil: 'Thoughts Of A Rising Sun'
24 April 2013: Amorphis: 'Circle'
15 April 2013: Hate: 'Solarflesh'
10 April 2013: Vreid: 'Welcome Farewell'
4 April 2013: Dethrone: 'Humanity'
31 March 2013: Flagellant: 'Maledictum
27 March 2013: October Tide: 'Tunnel of No Light
24 March 2013: Enslaved, Winterfylleth And Ancient Ascendant: Bristol Fleece
19 March 2013: Collapse - Arms And The Covenant
19 March 2013: Chosen - Resolution
27 February 2013: Bode Preto – Inverted Blood
27 February 2013: Sons Of Aeon – Sons Of Aeon
22 February 2013: Anomally/While The Gods Sleep
5 February 2013: Human Cull/Homolka: Split Cassette
5 February 2013: Metal Is Dead, Featuring Elithia/Athuria/Back Hand Salon/Condemned/Ship Of Fools, White Rabbit, Plymouth
24 January 2013: Aeon: 'Aeons Black'
17 January 2013: Mors Principium Est: '...And Death Said Live'
7 January 2013: Creatures From The Abyss Tour: Cradle Of Filth, God Seed, Rotting Christ, Blynd
3 January 2013: Skindred, Huron And Idiom: Plymouth White Rabbit
1 January 2013: Interview With Rimmy Sinclair, Guitarist With Huron
27 December 2012: Best Of 2012
13 December 2012: Stampkase: 'Mechanorganism'
5 December 2012: Sanctus Nosferatu: 'SAMCA'
29 November 2012: Nominon: 'The Cleansing'
26 November 2012: Grifter: 'Grifter'
26 November 2012: S.S.S.: 'Problems To The Answer'
15 November 2012: AntropomorphiA: 'Evangelivm Necromantia'
9 November 2012: Satan's Wrath: 'Galloping Blasphemy'
6 November 2012: Saturnian: 'Dimensions'
31 October 2012: Anaal Nathrakh: 'Vanitas'
25 October 2012: Shining: 'Redefining Darkness'
24 October 2012: Khors: 'Wisdom Of Centuries'
22 October 2012: Negative Approach Live At Camden Underworld
15 October 2012: Winterfylleth: 'The Threnody Of Triumph'
12 October 2012: Nine Covens: 'On The Dawning Of Light'
12 October 2012: Interview With Sylvan Schneider From Sylvan Realm
10 October 2012: Tavisrock N' Blues Festival: The Wharf, Tavistock
8 October 2012: Evocation: 'Tales From The Tomb'/'Dead Calm Chaos' Re-Releases'
3 October 2012: Masachist: 'Scorned'
24 September 2012: Human Cull New Tracks And New Tour Dates
21 September 2012: 'Poison Gas In The Living Room' Compilation
19 September 2012: Daylight Dies: 'A Frail Becoming'
14 September 2012: Ancient Ascendant: 'Into The Dark'
14 September 2012: Offending: 'Age Of Perversion'
10 September 2012: The Amenta: 'Chokehold'
7 September 2012: Sylvan Realm: 'The Lodge Of Transcendence'
2 September 2012: Enslaved: 'RIITIIR'
30 August 2012: Synapses: 'Expiation'
28 August 2012: Marasmus: 'Mountains Of Dead'
23 August 2012: Fetus Stench: 'Stillbirth'
20 August 2012: Monsterworks: 'Man: Instincts'
20 August 2012: Dew Scented: 'Icarus'
15 August 2012: Humangled: 'Odd Ethics'
15 August 2012: Radiation Sickness: 'Reflections Of A Psychotic Past'
3 August 2012: Father Befouled: 'Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace'
31 July 2012: Generation Graveyard: 'We Are The Empty'
28 July 2012: Poison Idea: 'The Fatal Erection Years'
24 July 2012: Nachtmystium: 'Silencing Machine'
24 July 2012: Burning Love: 'Rotten Thing To Say'
16 July 2012: Martyrdӧd: 'Paranoia'
11 July 2012: Acephalix: 'Deathless Master'
9 July 2012: Rumpelstiltskin Grinder: 'Ghostmaker'
3 July 2012: Spineshank: 'Anger, Denial, Acceptance'
2 July 2012: Laster: 'Wijsgeer And Narreman'
28 June 2012: Trioscapes: 'Separate Realities'
26 June 2012: Vesperian Sorrow: 'Stormwinds Of Ages'
20 June 2012: Interview With Martin Daniels of Derelict Sermon
20 June 2012: Derelict Sermon: 'Callousness And Deviance'
19 June 2012: Coffin Texts: 'Tomb Of Infinite Ritual'
12 June 2012: Natron: 'Grindermeister'
6 June 2012: Antigama: 'Stop The Chaos'
4 June 2012: Anhedonist: 'Netherwards'
31 May 2012: Emptiness: 'Error'
31 May 2012: Begrime Exemious: 'Visions Of The Scourge'
28 May 2012: Interview With Sataniac, Vocalist From Desaster
28 May 2012: Kraanium: 'Post Mortal Coital Fixation'
25 May 2012: Interview With Shane Clarke, 3 Inches Of Blood
23 May 2012: Six Feet Under: 'Undead'
23 May 2012: Fear Factory: 'The Industrialist'
18 May 2012: 3 Inches Of Blood/Goatwhore/Havok/Angelus Apatrida: White Rabbit, Plymouth, Saturday 12th May 2012
18 May 2012: Interview With Guillermo Izquierdo, Vocalist/Guitarist With Angelus Apatrida
18 May 2012: Havok: 'The Point Of No Return' EP
16 May 2012: Eternal Helcaraxe: 'Against All Odds'
14 May 2012: Diseim: 'Holy Wrath'
10 May 2012: Angelus Apatrida: 'The Call'
10 May 2012: Septekh: 'The Seth Avalanche'
8 May 2012: Antropofagus: 'Architecture Of Lust'
3 May 2012: Faal: 'The Clouds Are Burning'
3 May 2012: Incoming Cerebral Overdrive: 'Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift'
1 May 2012: Outcast: 'Awaken The Reason'
25 April 2012: Interview With Wretched
25 April 2012: Desultor: 'Master Of Hate'
23 April 2012: Deadborn: 'Mayhem Maniac Machine'
17 April 2012: Orange Goblin Live At White Rabbit, Plymouth
12 April 2012: Naglfar: 'Téras'
11 April 2012: Philm: 'Harmonic'
9 April 2012: Job For A Cowboy: 'Demonocracy'
7 April 2012: Weregoat: 'Unholy Exaltation Of Full Moon Perversity'
6 April 2012: Interview With Jost Kleinert Of Lay Down Rotten
3 April 2012: Human Cull: 'Split Second Extinction'
29 March 2012: Pandemonium: 'Misanthropy'
28 March 2012: Embrional: 'Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviours'
27 March 2012: Empatic: 'Gods Of Thousand Souls'
22 March 2012: Centurion: 'Serve No One'
21 March 2012: Sphere: 'Homo Hereticus'
16 March 2012: Stillborn: 'Los Asesinos Del Sur'
14 March 2012: The Wretched End: 'Inroads'
12 March 2012: Nocturnal Torment: 'They Come At Night'
6 March 2012: Asphyx: 'Deathhammer'
5 March 2012: King: 'Forged By Satan's Doctrine'
28 February 2012: Funeral Whore: 'Step Into Damnation'
27 February 2012: Shroud Of Despondency: 'Pine'
24 February 2012: Lay Down Rotten: 'The Mask Of Malice'
23 February 2012: Desaster: 'The Arts Of Destruction'
21 February 2012: Poison Idea: 'Darby Crash Rides Again'
17 February 2012: Goatwhore: 'Blood For The Master'
13 February 2012: Dead Icons: 'Condemned'
10 February 2012: Garagedays: 'Dark And Cold'
9 February 2012: Fourth Autumn: 'Mock The Weak'
6 February 2012: Psycroptic: 'The Inherited Repression'
29 January 2012: Shining: 'VII: 'Född Förlorare'
AIRBOURNE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER HEADLINE UK TOUR
The band will play ten UK date beginning in Portsmouth and Norwich on November 17th and finish off with two nights at The Electric Ballroom in Camden, London...
BLACK STONE CHERRY ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
"We have never done anything like this before and we knew the UK was the only place to do it. That's all we're gonna say about it!"
LYNYRD SKYNYRD UPDATE WITH MORE CANCELLATIONS DUE TO GARY ROSSINGTON ILLNESS
"Currently the band hopes to resume touring on Thursday 4th August at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands..."
MAN DOWN IN THE SABATON CAMP AS THOBBE ENGLUND QUITS THE BAND
"There is this thing that I truly believe in, and that is that one should always follow the heart."
EXTREME CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'PORNOGRAFFITI' ALBUM WITH 'PORNOGRAFFITI LIVE 25/METAL MELTDOWN'
"Some of these songs were never played live before so we had to go back and relearn them for the tour."
ONSLAUGHT, ANIHILATED AND HYSTERICA AMONG FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED FOR TITANFEST 2016
It's the 30th anniversary of Onslaught's 'The Force' and they requested that Titanfest be scheduled for November so that the album could be celebrated in style.
OZZY OSBOURNE: "I'M NOT HAPPY BEING SOBER"
"It scares me. I hear all the time people say that they have another drink in them but they may not have another sobriety in them..."
IT'S NOT ALL RIGHT NOW! PAUL RODGERS SUES DONALD TRUMP
"We will make America great again. God bless you and good night, I love you."
HEAVY METAL HELPS PEOPLE DEAL WITH MORTALITY ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL STUDY
"Metal music can be seen as cultural good for fans and thereby can form part of their social identity."
MOTÖRHEAD STILL RUNNING DOWN THE HIGHWAY: PHIL, MIKKEY AND EDDIE ALL GEARED UP FOR FORTHCOMING DATES
"Every snare hit I do from now on until the end of my career will be a small tribute to Lemmy..."
IRON MAIDEN'S STEVE HARRIS DROPS THE PRICE OF HIS ESSEX MANSION BY £1MILLION
The eight-bedroom mansion was on the market for £6.75million in 2012 but it's "guide price" is now a mere £3.95million...
BLOODSTOCK BAND LINE-UP NOW COMPLETE
The final batch of bands for this year's Bloodstock has now been announced and with just over three weeks until 2016s best Heavy Metal weekender, the bill looks incredibly exciting...
ALL GUNS BLAZING FOR NEW HRH AOR 5 ANNOUNCEMENT
Phil Lewis & Tracii Guns unite under the L.A. Guns banner once again for next year's HRH AOR 5 being held next March at Camp HRH in North Wales...
DEEP PURPLE 'LIVE AT THE NEC' DVD ON THE WAY: FAREWELL JON, WELCOME DON
The two share keyboard duties during the night in a very fitting "passing-of-the-torch" moment...
LED ZEPPELIN TO INCLUDE EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS ON 'THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS'
"Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played. We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy."
ROCK 'TIL YOU DROP WITH STATUS QUO 1981-1986 VINYL BOX SET
In addition to the studio albums the box set will include an extra disc of b-sides and extended mixes...
ZZ TOP TO RELEASE THEIR VERY FIRST OFFICIAL LIVE ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER
"In an abstract surrealism style, this collection is a definitive chronicle of the band hangin' together for four plus deluxe decades..."
FORMER ELO AND BLACK SABBATH MAN ANNOUNCES A MOVE TO NEW BAND WITH A ZING
"I'm very pleased to announce that I will now be performing with Bev Bevan's Zing Band..."
TYGERS OF PAN TANG "SPECIAL TIME" HAS COME WITH NEW RELEASE
"The new Tygers album is finished, done and dusted and ready to unleash on our 'Tygertastic' audience. You're gonna love this one, it's a MONSTER..."
ANDY FRASER OF FREE'S LAST RECORDING WITH SAIICHI SUGIYAMA ONLINE HERE
"'Melting Away' became one of Andy's last recordings. He still had so much to offer and I was really looking forward to continuing to work with him."
LYNYRD SKYNYRD GIG IN ATLANTA CANCELLED DUE TO GARY ROSSINGTON ILLNESS
"Lynyrd Skynyrd will resume their tour once Gary is cleared by medical professionals. We will advise as soon as we have additional information."
MEGADETH CANCEL REMAINING EUROPEAN DATES AFTER DAVE ELLEFSON BREAKS HIS FOOT
Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has issued a video message regarding the situation which you can see here...
RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW TO PLAY AGAIN BUT WITH LESS DEEP PURPLE SONGS
"I would do probably ninety-five percent Rainbow songs; that's what they seem to want to hear. And it didn't occur to me. I just naturally assumed they wanted to hear everything."
THIS IS WHAT OUR FAVOURITE ROCKERS THINK OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE
Comment from Saxon, Slash, Thunder, Iron Maiden, Uli Jon Roth, Hawkwind, Cher, Johnny Rotten, Machine Head And More...
BEYOND THE BLACK SINGER JENNIFER HABEN IS LOST IN FOREVER AS FIVE MEMBERS DEPART THE BAND
"I have enjoyed the time together with the guys very much and am grateful for everything we have achieved together in Germany. I am currently looking for new colleagues..."
CATS IN SPACE SET TO RELEASE SLADE CLASSIC WITH DANNY BOWES OF THUNDER ON GUEST VOCALS
"It's is one of my favourite Slade songs, so when they asked me to sing on their version it took me a good second and a half to say yes..."
'RAMBLIN' MAN LIVE 2016' ALBUM AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
The album will be recorded live over the weekend and is set to feature a range of artists from across the festival in a triple CD or downloadable format...
JOHNNY VAN ZANT TAKES TO THE SIMPLE LIFE AFTER SUFFERING FROM BRONCHITIS
"When I talked to him today (Wednesday 13th July), he said he was taking his meds and resting but he sounded good..."
GUNS N' ROSES ADD MORE TOUR DATES FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
The Gunners' newly announced dates are for South America with ten dates in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Colombia with more to be announced soon...
MOTLEY CRUE FANS CAN NOW WATCH 'THE END' VIA GLOBAL DIGITAL PAY-PER-VIEW STREAM
Completing their 35-year touring career as a band, this epic concert viewing experience gives fans a chance to relive the band's mega-hits...
YOU WON'T GET FOOLED WITH OFFICIAL KEITH MOON COMMEMORATIVE DRUM HEAD
Manufactured as a special, custom product by Remo, these 14" high-gloss drum heads are a perfect collector's item for true fans of the legendary drummer and The Who...
GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION MINDCRIME CONTINUE THEIR RESURRECTION WITH NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
"The Resurrection' album is the second part of our three album presentation. It continues the story that began on 'The Key' with the near death experience of the lead character..."
THE ANSWER AND THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER UK TOUR
"The fact that we get to debut this new material with our mates The Dead Daisies just adds to the rush we're currently experiencing. You really don't want to miss this one!"
IAN GILLAN SAYS: "IT'S A WONDERFUL THING, VINYL..." WITH NEW COLLECTION ABOUT TO BE RELEASED
"You just bought something significant, not easily disposable. And look at the sleeves - aren't they cool..."
THE QUIREBOYS NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY: "THE LYRICS ON THE TITLE TRACK ARE SOME OF SPIKE'S BEST EVER!"
"I approached the songwriting from a different angle and it felt good. There's a lot of passion there."
GLORYHAMMER, SANGUINE, THE HERETIC ORDER AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR BLOODSTOCK
Bands are still being added to the bill of the UK's best Heavy Metal weekender which will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th to 14th August...
48 HOURS TO ROCK THE UK TO A CITY OF ASHES
"We're hitting the road in September for a co-headline tour with our broseph's City Of Ashes! This will be one of the unsigned tours of the year!"
LIVE LIFE LOUD WITH HAMMERFALL ON 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR: NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
"We can't wait to get back on stage again to have a gigantic Heavy Metal party every night with all our Templar friends!"
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S TIM COMMERFORD ANNOUNCES WAKRAT UK DEBUT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HOMELESS
"We are gearing up to be on the offensive. Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?"
AEROSMITH GUITARIST JOE PERRY REPORTEDLY SUFFERS HEART ATTACK DURING HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES GIG
"Thanks to everyone asking about our brother Joe Perry," Alice Cooper wrote. "He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care."
VENOM RELEASE VIDEO MESSAGE AHEAD OF BLOODSTOCK PERFORMANCE: FESTIVAL SHAPING UP TO BE THE BEST EVER
Lay down your souls to the Gods Rock and Roll and have a watch of this for an idea of what lies in store for you on Friday 12th August...
VADER REVEAL COVER ARTWORK FOR 'IRON TIMES' EP: NEW RELEASE DATE SET FOR 'THE EMPIRE'
The artwork is created by renowned artist Joe Petagno who is most well known for his work on Motörhead album covers...
ONSLAUGHT, BEHOLDER AND ANIHILATED TOUR PROMISES TO BE A TOUR DE FORCE
"By the time we hit the road in November it will be well over two-and-a-half years since we did the last run and we feel the time is now right..."
TESTAMENT CONFIRM NEW ALBUM TITLE AND REVEAL RELEASE DATE
"It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial..."
GOJIRA HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TRIP AS THEY DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR 'LOW LANDS'
"We jammed to our first songs, started Gojira, and recorded most of our albums there..."
ARW (JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN) ANNOUNCE BAND FOR UPCOMING WORLD TOUR
"I have played with arguably the three greatest bass players ever and I can't wait to play with one of them again!"
MARILLION UNVEIL 'THE NEW KINGS' FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM 'FEAR'
'The New Kings' can also be heard on Marillion's current tour which starts on Monday 11th July in Barcelona...
STATUS QUO'S RICK PARFITT 'AIN'T COMPLAINING' AS HE WORKS TOWARDS FULL HEALTH
"I am now happy to report that his medical team anticipate that Rick will make a full recovery..."
AN AMERICAN WRITER ASKS WHY IT TAKES A BRITISH EX-PAT TO ASK, "WHAT'S GOING ON?" MICHAEL DES BARRES HAS THE ANSWER
This incendiary cover of Marvin Gaye's classic confronts America's issues in an incredibly timely and head-on manner...
FREEDOM CALL RELEASE A NEW METAL HYMN 'HAMMER OF THE GODS', AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW
The trademark bold vocal harmonies remain. The track is taken from forthcoming opus 'Master Of Light'...
STEVEN ADLER JOINS GUNS N' ROSES ON STAGE IN OHIO: FOUR FIFTHS OF 'APPETITE' LINE-UP PLAY TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1990
"On the drums, you might know this guy. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Steven Adler..."
IRON MAIDEN WANT WEST HAM MANAGER SLAVEN BILIČ TO JOIN THEM ON STAGE IN SPLIT
"We have stayed in contact. We saw each other over Christmas and chatted. I know he is one of our big fans."
AC/DC BASSIST CLIFF WILLIAMS TO RETIRE AFTER ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR: "IT'S BEEN SURREAL"
"AC/DC has been... you know, just... I don't know what else I would wanna do. I love the music and I love playing in the band, and I'm all filled up..."
GUNS N' ROSES USE THEIR ILLUSION TO SILENCE THE DOUBTERS WITH US TOUR GOING SO FINE
Axl is clearly in his element on this tour, running across the stage to jump on the monitors mid-song and displaying all the panache of a man completely on top of his game...
STRAY TO ROAM AROUND THE UK ON TOUR INCLUDING A RARE REUNION OF THE ORIGINAL LINE UP
No need to move a mountain as both Stray and Del Bromham's Blues Devils are on their way to a venue near you...
THE AMORETTES ANNOY THE NEIGHBOURS WITH RAUCOUS NEW SINGLE
'Let The Neighbours Call The Cops' was co- written by vocalist Gill Montgomery and Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL WANT YOU SO BAD ON TWO UK DATES IN AUGUST
This is EODM's first visit to the UK since the band were caught up in the terrible events at The Bataclan Theatre in Paris back in November 2015...
VENOM INC AND DIAMOND HEAD TO HEADLINE METAL BREW FESTIVAL IN BARNET
Beer is priced at Working Man's Club prices and the nearest tube station is High Barnet at the very top of the Northern Line...
SOiL 'SHINE ON' THE UK WITH COMPREHENSIVE TOUR
"We are looking forward to seeing some new places and making some new friends this time around..."
ACID REIGN GET IN FESTIVE MOOD EARLY WITH SPECIAL GIG ANNOUNCEMENT
'Tis the season to Thrash as Acid Reign team up with Shrapnel with far from obnoxious results...
IRON MAIDEN: LEGACY OF THE BEAST MOBILE RPG GAME IS OUT NOW
"We've always wanted to make a quality Maiden mobile game as we think the combination of Eddie and the music is so well suited..."
SIRENIA PART WAYS WITH SINGER AILYN GIMÉNEZ GARCÍA
"Sirenia and Ailyn have decided to part ways for personal reasons. We part ways on good terms and we wish Ailyn the best of luck for her future endeavours..."
STATUS QUO'S RICK PARFITT SEEMS TO BE 'FINE FINE FINE' AS HE IS SPOTTED OUT AND ABOUT
Following the recent health scare a picture has emerged online of him taking a walk in Kingston over the weekend...
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE TO PLAY 'THE POISON' IN FULL FOR THE FIRST EVER TIME
"We promised you something special right? See 'The Poison' played in full for the first time in Manchester! Tickets on sale now here..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
ALTER BRIDGE TO HEADLINE ARENAS ACROSS EUROPE THIS WINTER WITH GOJIRA AND VOLBEAT
This will be their biggest headline tour yet with twenty-four dates across fifteen countries, kicking off on November 4th 2016
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
BAUHAUS FRONTMAN PETER MURPHY TO GUEST WITH THE MISSION ON THEIR 30th ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR
"Peter's appearance will help make these shows the special events that we always wanted and hoped they'd be..."
BONFIRE RE-APPOINT MICHAEL BORMANN AS SINGER AFTER PARTING WAYS WITH DAVID REECE
"These differences are irreconcilable so both parties decide it is best to just part ways. Bonfire wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
THE AMORETTES ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE UK TOUR WITH LOVE ZOMBIES
"We can't wait to tour with the awesome Love Zombies. This co-headline UK jaunt is going to rock. Don't miss it!!!"
LAWYER WHO SUED LED ZEPPELIN IS DAZED AND CONFUSED AFTER BEING SUSPENDED FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS
Malofiy was heated in his attacks on Led Zeppelin, at one point dubbing them "session musicians" who have a habit of "playing other people's music"...
IRON MAIDEN ILLUSTRATOR DESIGNS SHIRT FOR ONE DIRECTION'S ZAYN MALIK, MAIDEN LAUNCH THIRD TROOPER BEER AND HI-ON-MAIDEN TO HEADLINE PICCSTOCK
A full-bodied beer using a blend of chocolate and crystal malts to give "a roasted malt and caramel backbone with hints of liquorice and honey"...
BLOODSTOCK RELEASE DAY TICKETS AND LAUNCH YouTube COMPETITION WITH SOME AMAZING PRIZES
There's a whole host of some of the world's top Metal bands appearing on the bill including Twisted Sister, Mastodon, Slayer, Anthrax, Gojira, Behemoth, Venom and more...
BRUCE DICKINSON TO TAKE PART IN TOP GEAR STYLE CHARITY ROAD TRIP
"The enthusiasm from the group is amazing which will lend itself to making it an unforgettable trip..."
RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR ADDS THE RISING STAGE FEATURING SOME OF THE UK's BEST UP AND COMING BANDS
"Having seen all these bands kick out the jams recently, we can predict with an absolute certainty that the future of UK rock n' roll is secure..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
ANVIL ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Anvil will not only be playing dates in Scotland and Wales but also English towns which rarely see major international artists, such as Huddersfield, Doncaster and Grimsby.
IT'S TIME TO GET 'DOWN DOWN' TO BUTLINS AS SECOND STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION IS ANNOUNCED
The weekend will feature live music from ex-Quo drummer John Coghlan and his band with long time friend of the band, Jackie Lynton also scheduled to appear...
TOSELAND ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR
Toseland hit the road in September and October 2016, following dates with Deep Purple in July...
VAN ZANT OFFICIALLY RELEASE THE ONLY RECORDING FROM THEIR ONE TOUR TOGETHER
The brothers of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant explore their country roots on this special recording...
EQUILIBRIUM REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG 'PREY'
"The songs on 'Armageddon' have become quite diverse. Every song sounds different. As a first foretaste we chose the dark track 'Prey'. Have fun with it!"
ANTIMATTER + KARI RUESLÅTTEN COMBINE FOR A CO-HEADLINING ACOUSTIC SHOW IN LONDON IN SEPTEMBER
This is the only UK date and a chance to hear two striking voices on the same bill...
KANSAS TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SIXTEEN YEARS; 'THE PRELUDE IMPLICIT' OUT SEPTEMBER 23rd
"Recording 'The Prelude Implicit' was an incredible experience and I couldn't be happier with the results..."
KING OF THE NORTH PREMIERE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO ON MetalTalk
"It takes KOTN into new territory and has some of the heaviest parts on a KOTN song ever. It's rock, it's prog, it's a new genre, we call it Prock!"
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
RUNNING WILD SAIL AGAIN ON 26th AUGUST WITH 'RAPID FORAY'
"For me this track has all the qualities of a real stadium anthem. Listening to it gives me goose bumps every time."
NO 'BIRMINGHAM BLUES' FOR JEFF LYNNE AS HE COLLECTS LORD MAYOR AND SILVER CLEF AWARDS
"The Lord Mayor's Awards recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional service to the city and the people of Birmingham."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
ABSOLVA UNLEASH 'HARSH REALITY' AND ANNOUNCE 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We're absolutely stoked about these shows which we'll hit with maximum Absolva force..."
DEEP PURPLE'S RECORD LABEL, PURPLE RECORDS, IS RESURRECTED: SILVERHEAD FT. MICHAEL DES BARRES CATALOGUE RE-RELEASED
The label was home to debut solo releases from Jon Lord, Roger Glover, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, as well as early releases from Yvonne Elliman and Ronnie James Dio...
ROLLING STONES 'ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE II' LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY RODNEY MATTHEWS NOW AVAILABLE
"It did trouble him at the time, but he took it no further and as Rodney himself told us: "It would take a brave man to sue the Stones!"
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO ANNOUNCE HUGE GIG AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
Sunday's Glastonbury performance was another triumph to add to the list of successes Jeff has notched up in this, the fifth decade of his career...
BRIAN JOHNSON TO HOST 'THE PRODUCERS' ON PLANET ROCK
Each week Johnno will take you on a journey to meet a different iconic producer with huge names all set to feature...
MOTÖRHEAD DAY IN LONDON: MORE DETAILS CONFIRMED AND IT'S NOW FREE ENTRY
The event has the full blessing from Motörhead and their official fan club but spaces are limited to just 250 people and you do need to book your place and you can do that here...
SABATON UNVEIL FIRST ALBUM TRAILER FOR 'THE LAST STAND'
The Last Stand is now available to pre-order on Limited edition Double Gatefold coloured vinyl...
LED ZEPPELIN CLEARED OF STEALING RIFF FOR 'STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'
"I can't actually recall Spirit or anyone playing there with the passing of time. I don't have a recollection of almost anyone I've hung out with."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
RIPPER OWENS REFUSED UK ENTRY FOR FRIDAY'S WILDFIRE PERFORMANCE
"Although we are trying everything we are able, we have little hope of changing the minds of such a powerful UK agency."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN GO ALL THE WAY WITH NEW ALBUM: LISTEN TO THE FIRST EPIC TRACK HERE
Screw politics - it never made a positive difference but these two did!!
TWISTED SISTER FEATURE IN FIRST METAL MELTDOWN, A NEW SERIES OF CONCERT DVDs ABOUT TO LAUNCH
"This performance captured herein just two months after AJ's death really was about our way to help memorialize the great AJ Pero..."
RICHIE RAMONE ANNOUNCES UK AND IRELAND TOUR FOR LATE 2016
"Richie saved the band as far as I'm concerned. He's the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band."
TESLA TO RELEASE 'MECHANICAL RESONANCE, LIVE!' AS SUMMER TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD KICKS OFF
"Making this new live album of 'Mechanical Resonance' was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla..."
INGLORIOUS "HIGH AS A KITE" AS SECOND ALBUM GETS UNDERWAY AND DEAD DAISIES AND STEEL PANTHER TOUR DATES APPROACH
"No feeling or buzz I have ever had in my life will compete with that immense feeling of pride and happiness..."
AIRBOURNE ARE 'BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL' WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM AND HEADLINE TOUR OF AMERICA AND EUROPEAN DATES WITH VOLBEAT
These latest tour dates will only add to their reputation for incendiary live performances – maximum energy, maximum entertainment...
URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF ALBUMS AND NEW 2016 TOUR DATES
"This time we really let our hair down, if you like! We decided that there would be no restrictions whatsoever."
KISS CAPTURE FULL LIVE EXPERIENCE WITH AUGUST RELEASE OF 'KISS ROCKS VEGAS'
"KaBOOM! We blew up the Joint at The Hard Rock in Vegas like never before. We are very proud of this and know that you will be blown away as well."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR
Stand by for social media to go into overdrive and keep checking MetalTalk as we'll have more news on this when there is some...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN REUNITE TO FORM ARW: UK TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
"I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago. It's going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels."
MARILLION REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR NEW ALBUM AND IT'S GOT A VERY NAUGHTY TITLE
"We don't know how many more albums we'll make, or how long we'll live. Everything has to be the best it can be."
PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH, VANDEN PLAS, LORDS OF BLACK AND MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL
The bill is made up of seven international and Italian based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive Metal genres...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
STATUS QUO GUITARIST RICK PARFITT AIRLIFTED HOME FROM TURKEY
Quo made the decision to carry on with their commitments last week and performed at the Rock On Windermere charity show on Saturday...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW RISES IN LORELEY - SET LIST SPOILERS
After 21 years Ritchie Blackmore returns from medieval times to astound Loreley at Monsters Of Rock...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
MEAT LOAF "RESPONSIVE AND WELL" AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE LAST NIGHT
"He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery..."
FOO FIGHTERS SUING BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANIES OVER CANCELLED GIGS
Central to Foo Fighters' complaint is that three of those 53 shows were intended to be "make-up shows" for fans...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC II - ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD' PLUS HUGE BBC HYDE PARK SHOW
Status Quo have announced the release of a second acoustic album following the success of the original 'Aquostic' release in August 2014...
MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN REUNITE: NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER
At around the same time that Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton, Canada last night, it was announced that the new album is recorded and ready for release...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
MEAT LOAF COLLAPSES ON STAGE IN CANADA
Meat, real name Marvin Lee Aday, is 68-years-old and is one of the most successful recording artists of all time...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
DEEP PURPLE DRUMMER IAN PAICE SUFFERS A STROKE IN SWEDEN; MISSES PURPLE GIGS FOR THE FIRST SINCE SINCE 1968 FORMATION
"To all the people who were expecting to see Deep Purple in Sweden and Denmark this week I would like to let you know the reason the shows were not possible..."
THIS SUMMER'S MOST SIGNIFICANT METAL FASHION ITEMS ARE HERE
The great news is that now, after many, many requests, we finally have MetalTalk t-shirts available for you...
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
RICK PARFITT OF STATUS QUO SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AFTER TURKEY GIG
Rick is being treated in a hospital in Turkey and whilst his condition is serious, he has already demanded his customary cup of tea with two sugars and a sweetener...
IRON MAIDEN PART COMPANY WITH ED FORCE ONE: SEE BRUCE SAY "GOODBYE" ON VIDEO HERE
"I'll miss the big bird but the show must go on and it certainly will."
GRAVE DIGGER ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We'll present a huge and intensive Metal package live on tour, as well as on our album. 36 years of Grave Digger – Metal is alive. Forever!"
THE LOUNGE KITTENS RELEASE THEIR VERSION OF AC/DC's 'DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP'
"The album doesn't come out till September and frankly, we're bored of keeping it all a secret. So we thought right, time to make some more videos..."
OTWAY IN THE PARK: JOHN OTWAY JOINS LINE-UP OF CHICHESTER'S PRIORY PARK FESTIVAL
John Otway's addition to the bill confirms this eclectic new festival's place as a must-go-to-event...
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY THAILAND FOR THE FIRST TIME
This is part of Queen's Asia tour which also includes two shows in Tokyo, the show at the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore and three more Asian cities which will be announced shortly...
HRH PROG 5 ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS
Atomic Rooster reform and join Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash, John Lees BJH, Pendragon, IQ and more at HRH Prog 5...
ORPHANED LAND'S KOBI FAHRI REVEALS SIDE PROJECT CONCEPT ALBUM 'KNA’AN' & EUROPEAN TOURING PLANS
Orphaned Land celebrate their 25th anniversary with a tour that includes Russian-Chinese and Middle Eastern Metal...
AS LIONS GEARING UP FOR FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH USA TOUR
The London five-piece will be bringing their explosive live show on a huge US arena jaunt alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Sixx:A.M during October and November...
BITCHES SIN TO RELEASE BOTH VERSIONS OF 'INVADERS' AS ONE PACKAGE, 'ULTIMATE INVADERS'
The original ten track album went on to become a NWOBHM classic, so much so that back in their own country GI Records also released another version of it in 1988...
PARADISE LOST SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years and now, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"
HEART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JULY - METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE
"James just took the song on, and what he added was perfect with a bite and a rock accent."
CRUCIFIED BARBARA SADLY CALL IT A DAY
The Swedish rockers earned themselves a healthy reputation for providing ballsy rocking live shows and have toured with such legends as Motörhead, Clutch and Girlschool...
SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT METAL HAMMER'S GOLDEN GODS AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Lemmy, creator and leader of Motörhead, was paid tribute to in fine style tonight by comrades whose respect he had unconditionally earned...
AMON AMARTH VIKING CRUSADE TO TOUR UK AND IRELAND THIS AUTUMN WITH TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ON THE BILL
"We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can 'Raise Your Horns' together with us to glory!"
IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER NICKO McBRAIN: "BRUCE DICKINSON IS MY HERO"
"I mean, just listen to the performance of 'Death Or Glory'. You know, that's just a little bit of what he gives in these live shows. And we're all having such a great time."
ERIC CLAPTON SUFFERING FROM INCURABLE DAMAGE TO HIS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND IS STRUGGLING TO PLAY GUITAR
"I've had quite a lot of pain over the last year. And I've had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old..."
MOTÖRHEAD DAY TO BE CELEBRATED IN LONDON IN JULY
"20th July has been chosen as it was their first date at the Roundhouse in 1975, hence the venue in Camden..."
SABATON RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LOST BATTALION', FIRST SINGLE FROM 'THE LAST STAND'
'The Lost Battalion' is the name given to nine companies of the United States' 77th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918...
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM REVISIT 'ELIZIUM' AT THE SUMMER SOLSTICE SHOW
Fields Of The Nephilim revisit their most iconic album for the first time since its release...
CARCASS'S BEN ASH JOINS ACM LONDON'S TEACHING FACULTY
The Academy of Contemporary Music is extremely excited to bring its unique brand of education to London...
EXODUS ANNOUNCED FOR 'BATTLE OF THE BAYS' UK SHOWS WITH OBITUARY
"We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!! Look out Europe you've been warned..."
TWILIGHT FORCE TO RELEASE 'HEROES OF MIGHTY MAGIC' ON AUGUST 26th
"While we are still staying true to the essence of Power Metal, the songs, sounds and magic adventures have all evolved from the once drake hatchling into a colossal arcane arch-dragon..."
DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
Dark Funeral will go on the road with their label comrades Krisiun and Deserted Fear...
BLOODSTOCK'S FIRST M2TM FINALS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The bill for the August spectacular is starting to fill up as quality fresh blood joins the line up from the Metal 2 The Masses finals...
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BASSIST SIGNS WAKRAT TO EARACHE RECORDS
"We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back! Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored..."
ALTER BRIDGE SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS
"We are very excited to see what the future brings and look forward to reconnecting with our fans in 2016..."
WOLF HOFFMANN RELEASES 'SCHERZO' – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY'
"I have always incorporated classical music in my songwriting with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."
BARB WIRE DOLLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DESPERATE' OUT ON 22nd JULY 2016
The album is released via Motörhead Music. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing...
EPICA AND POWERWOLF ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR: LONDON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
"I really can't wait to be back on the road again and to see the music, the energy and our lovely fans become one. Until then!"
BLACK SABBATH ROCK AM RING PERFORMANCE CANCELLED AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKES
Festival organizers vowed to resume the open-air event but local authorities revoked their license in the interests of fan safety...
QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT AT ROCK IN RIO, LISBON: PROFESSIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE ONLINE HERE
"There's never going to be another and I'm not replacing him. That's not what I'm doing..."
AC/DC GO DOWN A STORM AS THEY STRAT THEIR STUFF IN LONDON
"Axl was amazing! His voice was incredible and he commanded the stage; plus they came on fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled!"
IRON MAIDEN RELEASE OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR 'DEATH OR GLORY'
"He came over before we started recording and we wrote 'Speed Of Light' and 'Death Or Glory'."
ALESTORM SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH NAPALM RECORDS... IN RUM
"Unfortunately we only had white rum left (all the good stuff had already been drunk), so our signatures are invisible. We'll leave that one to the lawyers to sort out."
AC/DC ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED US TOUR DATES
"This band has got a ton of energy and you're going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon..."
RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
"We can't wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests..."
JOHNNY ROTTEN: "I WAS BANNED FROM THE BBC FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST JIMMY SAVILE SEX CRIMES."
"If you said anything you'd be off playlists, but that didn't bother me as I was doing a good job of that independently..."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE THE SWAN SONG UK TOUR WITH THREE ORIGINAL MEMBERS
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It's always a pleasure to play in the UK."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
SAXON ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL
"I think this line-up is unique, you don't wanna miss it. Looking forward to battering some halls... Welcome to the Metal church!"
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE APPEARANCE AND DEBUT US HEADLINE GIG
"We have had some amazing bands perform at Planet Rockstock over the years and the Dead Daisies are right up there with the best of them."
WAS BREAKING NEWS:
WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE HORRORFLY STAGE
"For those that often think we don't do heavy, the latest additions should change that perception..."
SABATON AND ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF 'THE LAST TOUR'
"'The Last Tour' will be the biggest and best tour of Sabaton ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE FINAL BATTLE FAREWELL TOUR
The tour promises to be monstrous in terms of both number of dates and production and the first nine dates will be in Germany beginning on Novermber 24th 2017...
PINK FLOYD POSTAGE STAMPS UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE FIFTY YEARS OF THE BAND
The stamps are available to pre-order on the Post Office website and will be physically available in 8,000 UK post offices...
THE TUBES ANNOUNCE 'MONDO PULP' UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER
"I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world..."
FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE INTIMATE BLOODSTOCK WARM-UP SHOW IN BRIGHTON
This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival...
JOEY JORDISON AND DRAGONFORCE'S FRED LECLERCQ REVEAL NEW BAND, SINSAENUM
"Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death Metal songs..."
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