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IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE MORE 2016 TOUR DATES
The tour will open in the USA in late February with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before heading into Central America
PYTHIA ANNOUNCE NEW SINGER AND RETURN TO LIVE ACTION
"It has been far too long since Pythia last played live and we are ready to rock again..."
MEGADETH RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'DYSTOPIA' ON 22ND JANUARY 2016
The brand new track 'Fatal Illusion' is available now ...
DEF LEPPARD UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR 'LET'S GO'
The track is the album opener and first single from the new self-titled album released on October 30th...
WORLD FAMOUS TRIBUTE ACT THE IRON MAIDENS BRING THEIR SHOW TO LONDON IN 2016
The electrifying live shows features favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden's career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more...
DEE SNIDER AND BOB CATLEY WILL BE VOCALISTS ON THE NEW AVANTASIA ALBUM
Bob Catley will also join Avantasia on the European tour starting in March...
CHRIS BRAIDE AND GEOFF DOWNES RELEASE THE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION 'SUBURBAN GHOSTS' IN NOVEMBER
"This is an album about isolation and loneliness in small town suburbia..."
STONEFACE LAUNCH 'SUPERHERO' PROMO VIDEO
The video features a host of local superhero cos-players...
PURSON REVEAL FIRST MUSIC VIDEO/SINGLE FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM
'Electric Landlady', is taken from 'Desire's Magic Theatre' released in spring 2016...
DEMON'S EYE FEAT. DOOGIE WHITE UNVEIL PROMO VIDEO FOR NEW ALBUM 'UNDER THE NEON'
The video contains live and studio footage and interviews with the band...
MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE IN BELARUS
"We'll be coming with a production that will melt faces and will show every Metal fan in Belarus what Metal really is..."
JOE BONAMASSA TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF PLAYING LIVE IN THE UK
"No major artist at the level Joe is would do this for his or her fans. Joe made me a promise he would return, and is a man of his word..."
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT TO RELEASE ZILTOID LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
The release will be available on several formats with extras including an Artbook of 44 pages, bonus footage and a documentary...
RARE GIRLSCHOOL TV DOCUMENTARY UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE
Play At Home features live footage and much more giving an insight into the early 80s Metal scene...
TAX THE HEAT SIGN TO NUCLEAR BLAST AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM
'Fed To The Lions' will be released in early 2016...
PLANET ROCK PRESENTS BLACK STAR RIDERS UK CHRISTMAS SHOWS IN DECEMBER 2015
The two special dates are in addition to the shows with Def Leppard and Whitesnake...
ABSOLVA REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO 'NEVER A GOOD DAY TO DIE'
Another glimpse of the forthcoming album, this time with the title track...
FORMER FLEETWOOD MAC GUITARIST RICK VITO TO TOUR UK WITH RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
"I can't wait. If it goes well, I'll aim to be back for more shows in 2016..."
BLACK STATE HIGHWAY RELEASE SINGLE AND VIDEO ON 5TH OCTOBER
'Lights Of The City' is the third release from the band's debut album...
CARCASS ANNOUNCE 'SURGICAL STEEL - COMPLETE EDITION'
The special edition includes the album plus the enitre 'Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel' EP...
HAMPSTEAD TO HIGHGATE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PUB CRAWL PROMISES TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Beer, ghosts, history and highwaymen sounds like the perfect combination for an unforgettable Halloween experience...
LAST GREAT DREAMERS TO TOUR THE UK WITH CHERIE CURIE IN NOVEMBER
Brit rock dandies Last Great Dreamers boast an irresistible blend of hard-edged power pop hooks and shimmering glam style...
DEMON'S EYE FEAT. DOOGIE WHITE START EUROPEAN TOUR FOLLOWING NEW ALBUM RELEASE 'UNDER THE NEON'
"I can't wait to be back on stage with Demon's Eye. The band is tight, honest, brutal and subtle..."
STONEFACE ANNOUNCE VIDEO LAUNCH PARTY
The premier showing of 'Superhero' takes place in Glasgow on 2nd October...
THE DWARVES FORGE AN ALLIANCE WITH BLIND GUARDIAN
Rock meets Metal in this new physics-based combat game...
ANTHRAX ANNOUNCE SPECIAL HEADLINING SHOW IN GLASGOW
The gig at the city's Cathouse Rock Club is part of the venue's 25th anniversary celebrations...
DEF LEPPARD TO MAKE SINGAPORE RETURN
Def Leppard will perform at Suntec, Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 601-604 on 24th November 2016 at 8pm...
THUNDER ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY UK ARENA TOUR AND 'ALL YOU CAN EAT' DVD
The sensational return of UK rock legends Thunder, who had a Top 10 UK album earlier this year, continues into 2016...
RAVEN ANNOUNCE OCTOBER UK TOUR
The seminal British Heavy Metal trio have lined up an October UK tour in the wake of a slew of rave reviews of their new studio album 'ExtermiNation'...
MICHAEL MONROE AND HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCE OCTOBER CO-HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR
Hardcore Superstar are pleased to announce they will be co-headlining the tour with Michael Monroe in October 2015...
ERIC CLAPTON 'SLOWHAND AT 70 - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL' IS RELEASED IN NOVEMBER
The landmark release will come in five formats including a Deluxe edition...
GENTLEMANS PISTOLS' BILL STEER TALKS ABOUT JOINING THE BAND
The Carcass guitarist brings us up to speed about his membership...
DAN REED WILL PERFORM ACOUSTIC SET IN LIVERPOOL IN OCTOBER
Sefton Park Palm House is the special setting for this eclectic show...
GLOBAL CHART DOMINATION FOR IRON MAIDEN 'THE BOOK OF SOULS'
Iron Maiden maintain their status as one of the foremost influential rock bands in the world with these astounding results...
BERNIE MARSDEN BEGINS UK TOUR
Bernie will play tracks from his latest release 'Shine' as well as some of his greatest hits...
CIRCLE II CIRCLE LAUNCH FIRST SONG AND VIDEO FROM NEXT ALBUM 'REIGN OF DARKNESS'
"We wanted to pay homage to the past, but we also wanted to create a musical renaissance within our genre that is fresh and energetic..."
SYMPHONY X ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR FOR 2016
Following the release of 'Underworld', the UK has a chance to sample the Prog Metal delights live...
HUNTRESS RELEASE ALBUM PREVIEW CLIP
'Static' is a feast of both flesh and spirituality encompassing timeless Metal elegance...
THE TIRITH RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'TALES FROM THE TOWER' ON SEPTEMBER 30TH
A rare album of real songs performed, interpreted and recorded in the modern progressive idiom...
DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR 30TH OCTOBER 2015
The self-titled album is released before the string of UK Arena Dates, many of which are sold out...
ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL IS READY FOR A FEAST OF MELODIC ROCK IN NOTTINGHAM'S ROCK CITY
The successor to Firefest will be held on 23rd-25th October 2015...
FORMER IRON MAIDEN MEMBERS COMMENT ON 'THE BOOK OF SOULS' PART ONE
Have you ever wondered what former members of the band think of Maiden's latest offering...?
LESLIE WEST TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'SOUNDCHECK' FEATURING BRIAN MAY, JACK BRUCE AND PETER FRAMPTON
The sixteenth solo album from the Mountain guitarist will be available on 4th December...
METAL ALLEGIANCE STREAM VIDEO FOR 'GIFT OF PAIN' FEATURING RANDY BLYTHE
Catch up with the latest offering from the all-star Metal band...
MICHAEL KISKE JOINS AVANTASIA ON 'GHOSTLIGHTS' ALBUM AND TOUR
"Micha will join Avantasia once again to do the old classics, but also some of the new material which sounds really fantastic; as Avantasia-esque as it gets..."
FLYING COLORS TO RELEASE 'SECOND FLIGHT: LIVE AT THE Z7'
The release of the unique event is available on multiple formats and, through technological innovation, with different ways of listening...
WEAPON (UK) ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR OCTOBER
Meanwhile Weapon (UK) are also in the process of setting up a British tour for February and March 2016...
LIFE OF AGONY ANNOUNCE RETURN TO UK
"We cannot express just how excited the whole band is to see all of our friends again this March for three special nights..."
GLORYHAMMER PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'RISE OF THE CHAOS WIZARDS'
The track rewrites history and future alike and raises the Astral Hammer to smash the evil Chaos Wizards...
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES
"White Bear is a real step on for us sonically and artistically. Playing so many shows together over the last 3 years allowed us to develop a really clear idea of where we wanted to go with our next record..."
IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF 2016 WORLD TOUR
As previously announced, this tour will be the most ambitious tour ever undertaken by any band in the whole of history...
RICKY WARWICK ANNOUNCES TWO SOLO ALBUMS AND TOUR
Ricky's side project from Back Star Riders follows a productive bout of songwriting and includes a quality array of guests...
GHOST REVEAL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'FROM THE PINNACLE TO THE PIT'
The track is from 'Meliora' and is released in advance of the UK headline tour...
MANOWAR ADD MORE DATES TO GODS AND KINGS WORLD TOUR 2016
"If you think the Kings Of Metal tour was massive, just imagine what is going to happen when we join forces with the earth-cracking Gods Of War!..."
FIRST DATES OF ROCK MEETS CLASSIC UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
We are pleased to announce that Rock Meets Classic UK will be touring England, Scotland and Wales in Autumn 2016...
STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE TRIO OF CLASSIC DELUXE EDITION ALBUMS
Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded two CD versions of a trio of classic albums...
RITCHIE BLACKMORE LINES UP EXCITING NEW SINGER FOR ROCK COMEBACK
"I'm doing it for the fans, for nostalgia, and the singer I found is very exciting..."
GRAVE DIGGER RELEASE ONLINE STREAM FOR NEW TRACK 'STAND UP AND ROCK'
After three decades of making Heavy Metal history, Grave Digger are still one of the very best German bands...
FINSTERFORST UNVEIL DETAILS OF UPCOMING RELEASE
"We want to inform you that we do not intend to sit on our lazy asses and do nothing creative..."
FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED CONCERT FILM OUT OCTOBER 30th 2015
A Frank Zappa show goes way beyond a mere concert - it is an experience... a flight of improvisation, musicianship, and cerebral cynicism...
RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR BLACK SABBATH'S FINAL WORLD TOUR
The scheduled dates will take the band all across the USA and Canada, with more dates due to be announced soon...
EAGLE ROCK TO RELEASE 'THE RITCHIE BLACKMORE STORY' ON DVD
In this documentary film, Blackmore has granted fans extraordinary access, resulting in a truly revealing, in-depth look into his life and career...
BATTLE BEAST ANNOUNCE MIGHTY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER EUROPEAN TOUR
This European Tour also includes a headline show at London's Borderline on 7th December...
LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUNCE DOUBLE LIVE DVD/BLU-RAY
Recorded earlier this year, this release captures the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd performing their first two studio albums...
VINTAGE TROUBLE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR FOR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Vintage Trouble's performance at Glastonbury was filmed by the BBC and can be watched here...
TIGERTAILZ ANNOUNCE 21st CENTURY BMF TOUR 2015/16
Tigertailz are pleased to annouce more live shows for 2015 and full UK headline tour for April 2016...
HORDES OF BELIAL 6 ANNOUNCE LINE-UP
The annual Hordes Of Belial event takes place at its original home, Beat Generator in Dundee city centre on Saturday 26th
MOTORHEAD LAUNCH NEW RANGE OF SEX TOYS
"One of the songs on our debut album was called 'Vibrator' so we had to have our own one day, right?"
MOTORHEAD MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO LIVE DUTIES
And in other Motornews, the band have launched a new range of sex toys...
SKILTRON ABOUT TO EMBARK ON FIRST EVER UK TOUR
The bagpipes of war will be sounding at eleven dates across the UK including the Warhorns Festival in Selby, Yorkshire with Finsterforst and Skyclad...
MOTORHEAD TOUR TO CONTINUE TONIGHT AS LEMMY RECOVERS FROM LUNG INFECTION
Good news from the Motorhead camp at last...!!
THRESHOLD ANNOUNCE LONDON SHOW AT O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY JANUARY 2016
Threshold will perform their latest studio album, the acclaimed 'For The Journey' in its entirety...
AUTOPSY OFFERS UP A DOUBLE DOSE OF DEPRAVITY, DOOM AND DEATH THIS NOVEMBER
The US death Metal maestros are set to return with a double-bill of unbridled horror...
JOE BONAMASSA ISSUES 'TROUBLE TOWN' VIDEO TAKEN FROM 'LIVE AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL'
The live concert will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and 180 gram 2LP vinyl with free MP3 download code...
FM ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR FOR 2015/2016
Eleven countries and twenty seven dates for the mighty FM...
BLACK STONE CHERRY RELEASE LIVE DVD FILMED IN BIRMINGHAM, UK
The release showcases the band's long-standing love affair with their British audience...
BLACK SABBATH ANNOUNCE 'THE END' WITH FINAL TOUR DATES
North America, Australia and New Zealand dates already declared with more to follow...
ARTHUR BROWN PRESENTS THE WORLD'S FIRST PERFORMANCE OF "BRAIN MUSIC" ON SEPTEMBER 12TH
Arthur Brown, the innovator and pioneer, presents 'Psychosonic', another astonishing first with the marriage of brain waves and technology...
STONEWIRE ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2015
A welcome return to the road for StoneWire - gutsy passionate blues rock at its best...
FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR DESERTFEST LONDON 2016
Electric Wizard will headline, with Elder, Conan and more...
GUITAR LEGEND BERNIE TORMÉ RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'BLACKHEART' ON 2nd OCTOBER AND ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
"We will be doing some new stuff, but also plenty of the old classic tracks from Gillan and other parts of my nefarious past..."
THERION CONFIRM NEW SINGER BEFORE THEIR NEXT APPEARANCE AT THE FEMME METAL FESTIVAL IN THE NETHERLANDS
The Swedish symphonic Metallers welcome Chiara Malvestiti to the line up...
ABSOLVA REVEAL FIRST VIDEO FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
The mighty Absolva have revealed 'No One Escapes' as the first video and song from the forthcoming 'Never A Good Day To Die' album...
EDGAR WINTER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
"Are Y'all ready for The Monster?" Edgar Winter hits European shores including a UK date in December...
GHOST ANNOUNCE UK LEG OF EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
Prepare for the full Ghost experience with tickets available from 4th September...
IRON MAIDEN RELEASE VIDEO GAME BASED ON 'SPEED OF LIGHT'
This is your chance to control Eddie Donkey Kong style...
HEAVY METAL KIDS ANNOUNCE GARY HOLTON TRIBUTE GIG
The show marks the 30th anniversary of Gary's death. He passed away at the age of 33 due to his excessive rock 'n roll lifestyle...
THE SWORD TO COMMENCE UK TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
The tour is in support of their fifth album 'High Country'...
GENTLEMANS PISTOLS ANNOUNCE LONDON SHOW AT THE UNDERWORLD
"We hope you can dust off the Monday blues and join us for a debauched evening of wine, whiskey and song..."
WOLF ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH ENFORCER
"This package is so much Metal that everyone coming to the shows will have a hard time passing airport security and metal detectors for a foreseeable future..."
JARED JAMES NICHOLS TO RELEASE 'HIGHWAYMAN' EP
The EP features the new single 'We're An American Band'...
MICHAEL MONROE REVEALS 'BLACKOUT STATES' ARTWORK + CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
"It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock n' roll record - strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés..."
TURBOWOLF ANNOUNCE UK, EUROPE & US TOUR DATES
"Seeing all your wonderful faces, staring into those expectant eyes, and giving you all exactly what you're looking for, and maybe a little bit more..."
MIKE SHINODA'S FORT MINOR TO PLAY FIRST LONDON SHOW IN 10 YEARS
Shinoda will fit in these special one man shows around Linkin Park's European tour...
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