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NEWS ITEMS FOR APRIL 2012

ted nugent Ted Nugent "Insulted" As US Military Cancel His Concert

epica Epica Release New Video, 'Storm The Sorrow'

marauder Marauder Sign To Pitch Black Records For Fifth Album

the cult The Cult Reveal 'For The Animals' Video

beermageddon Three More Bands Added To Beermageddon

chapters Five Bands Including Chapters To Play Metal Night At Boston Music Rooms In London

manowar Manowar Release Second Sneak Preview Of Forthcoming New Album

lacuna coil Lacuna Coil Announce 'Dark Legacy' UK Tour For October And European Summer Festivals

steve hackett Steve Hackett To Release Double A Single For Childline

black sabbath Black Sabbath To Play Download Warm Up Show At Birmingham O2

nightwish Nightwish Song Chosen For Official Anthem For Ice Hockey World Championships

the offspring The Offspring Debut New Single 'Days Go By'

dark tranquility Dark Tranquility Sign New Contract With Century Media

gojira Grand Magus Release Title Track Of New Album 'The Hunt'

gojira Gojira To Release Live DVD And CD, 'The Flesh Alive'

cory smoot experiment Metal Blade Records To Release The Cory Smoot Experiment

corrosion of conformity Corrosion Of Conformity Playing Hopscotch Music Fest 2012

the black dahlia murder The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed For Orion Music And More Festival In June

ginger wildheart Ginger Wildheart Album '100%' To Be Released In June

enslaved Enslaved Sign With Nuclear Blast

arch enemy Arch Enemy Release Video For 'Under Black Flags We March'

sailor jerry Sailor Jerry New London Bar Updates Gig Listings

campus Campus Announce New EP, Hevy Slot And Stream New Track

trivium Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Killswitch Engage And More All Confirmed For Trespass America Festival

aerosmith New Aerosmith Album Release Pushed Back To September

slayer Slayer To Perform 'Reign In Blood' At Only UK Show Of 2012

while she sleeps While She Sleeps New Single Info And Tour Dates Announced

dirty youth Rise Up: The Dirty Youth Release New Video

motorhead I AM I Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air Main Stage

pythia Pythia Release Video For 'The Circle' And Reveal New Single Details

marino de silva Guitarist Marino De Silva In Las Vegas Jail Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

malice in wonderland Malice In Wonderland Return With New Album

faith no more Faith No More To Play Hammersmith Apollo In July

ted nugent Ted Nugent Pleads Guilty In Illegal Bear Kill

tenacious d Tenacious D's 'Rize Of The Fenix' Set For Release May 14th

cattle decapitation Cattle Decapitation Premiere 'Kingdom Of Tyrants' Video

clutch Clutch Announce Summer Tour Dates With Prong and Lionize

marionette Marionette To Headline 'Slay The UK' Tour In May: Music Video In The Works

malice Malice To Release 'New Breed Of Godz' Album On May 28th

motorhead Motörhead Announce 2012 UK Tour With Very Special Guests Anthrax

metallica Brazilian Blowout With Band Contracts Breached And Fans Ripped Off

kiss EXCLUSIVE: Kiss To Play London HMV Forum In July

heaven and hell records Heaven And Hell Records Release Free Sampler

don bronco Don Broco Announce New Single And Debut Album

eyes of a traitor Eyes Of A Traitor To Play Ghostfest In Exclusive One-Off UK Appearance

rival sons Rival Sons Announce New European Tour

feed the rhino Feed The Rhino To Release New Album 'The Burning Sons' In July

ancient vvisdom Ancient Vvisdom Release New Video For 'Children Of The Wasteland'

keith moon Olympic Organisers Tried To Book Keith Moon To Perform At The Games

summer breeze More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze

iced earth Iced Earth To Begin Writing New Album This Fall

asia Asia Celebrate 30th Anniversary With World Tour And New Album 'XXX'

metallica Metallica To Play Outside Lands In San Francisco

ronnie montrose First Ever Ronnie Montrose Live DVD Out In May

cannibal corpse Cannibal Corpse's Paul Mazurkiewicz To Guest Judge Heavy MTL BOTB In Montreal

the skull The Skull Recruit Two New Guitarists

axl rose Axl Rose Publishes New Letter Regarding Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

soundgarden Soundgarden's First New Song In Fifteen Years Available As Free Download

veronica freeman benedictum Banshee Replace Benedictum On Warriors Of Metal Bill

high on fire High On Fire New Album 'De Vermis Mysteriis' Out 23rd April

jim marshall Touchstone Giving Away Free Track

fueled by fire Fueled By Fire Exclusive Album Stream And Track By Track Now Online

the treatment The Treatment To Join 'The Tour' With Kiss And Motley Crue

damnation festival Damnation Festival Confirms My Dying Bride

tracer Tracer Release New Single To Coincide With UK Tour

trucker diablo Trucker Diablo Added To SOS Fest And Billing Bikefest And MTV Australia

megadeth Megadeth Announce Very Special One-Off Show At London's Electric Ballroom

ted nugent Ted Nugent Being Investigated By US Secret Service For Threatening President Obama

hornet Marco Mendoza Tickets Competition Winners Announced

hornet Stirring Up A Hornet's Nest

robert plant Robert Plant To Debut New Band At UK Gig

jim marshall Download Festival To Pay Tribute To Jim Marshall

thunder Thunder Add Second Christmas Show In Manchester

kataklysm Spread The Metal Fest Announce Line Up - Kataklysm To Headline

the darkness The Darkness Confirmed As Support To Lady Gaga On 2012 European Tour

artillery Artillery Announce US Tour, Line-Up Change And More

since monroe Since Monroe Giving Away Free Track From Debut Album

ronnie montrose Ronnie Montrose's Death Was Caused By Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

wykked wytch New Dates Added To Wykked Wytch Tour With Soulfly, Incite And Lody Kong

metaltalk.net Phil Kane In Mammoth Album Reviewing Session: Eight New Album Previews Online

counting crows Counting Crows New Album 'Underwater Sunshine' Released Today April 9th

hellfest Final Announcement From Hellfest 2012 On This Year's Line-Up

bury tomorrow Bury Tomorrow Shoot New Video For 'An Honourable Reign'

all else fails All Else Fails Announce 'Hell And High Water' Tour

i am i ZP Theart's With New Band I AM I Release First Track From Forthcoming Debut Album

sailor jerry Sailor Jerry To Open London Bar

axl rose Axl Rose Booed At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

paul rodgers Paul Rodgers Only UK Concert Of 2012 Announced

tankard Tankard Reveal Album Title And Cover Countdown Begins

sabaton Sabaton Streaming English Version Of 'Carolus Rex'

fast eddie clarke Fast Eddie Clarke Interviewed On 6ft Plus

nickelback Nickelback Announce Second London Date At Wembley Arena

gojira Gojira Announce The Title Of Their New Album

children of bodom Children Of Bodom Celebrate 15 Years Of Wasted Youth With Commemorative Compilation 'Holiday At Lake Bodom'

viking skull Viking Skull Announce UK Tour

saint vitus Saint Vitus Premiere New Music Video For 'Let Them Fall'

wormrot New Film 'Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story' Gives All-Access Pass To 60s Detroit Rock Scene

metal blade Metal Blade 30th Anniversary: Band Greeting Video And New Company History Released

fury uk Remaining Fury UK Members To Found New Band In Wake Of Luke Appleton Joining Iced Earth

skindred Skindred Set To Rock Guilfest 2012

we are augustines We Are Augustines Announce Release Of New Single 'Juarez'

luke appleton Luke Appleton Of Fury UK Joins Iced Earth As New Bass Player

gypsy lee pistolero Lee Pistolero Quits The Gypsy Pistoleros On Album Launch Party Day

black sabbath Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Black Keys To Headline Lollapalooza 2012

pendragon Pendragon Preview New DVD/Blu-Ray 'Out Of Order Comes Chaos'

udo celebrator U.D.O. Release 25th Anniversary Compilation 'Celebrator' On May 4th

metaltalk.net World Exclusive: ZP Theart Returns With New Band I AM I: Debut Album And First Gig In May

sabaton Sabaton Streaming Title Track From Forthcoming New Album 'Carolus Rex'

fatality Fatality Premiere 'Monstrous' Music Video

hell Hell Announce Two UK Shows With Primordial

the new jacobin club The New Jacobin Club Announce Western Canadian Tour And New EP 'Left Behind'

empires of eden Empires Of Eden Unleash 'Channelling The Infinite' Featuring UDO, Rob Rock, Steve Grimett And Many More

green day Green Day To Induct Guns N' Roses Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

phil lynott The Philip Lynott Exhibition Comes To London

wolfsbane Wolfsbane Confirm October UK Tour

grand magus Grand Magus Introduce New Drummer

all else fails All Else Fails Premiere New Music Video 'Obsidian Walls' On Puregrain TV

def-con-one Def-Con-One Sign Deal With SCarlet Records

jim marshall Jim Marshall, Inventor Of Heavy Metal, Passes Away Aged 88

joe bonamassa Joe Bonamassa To Release New Album 'Driving Towards The Daylight' In May

jack bruce Spectrum Road Featuring Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid And More To Release Debut Album In June

mortad Mortad Announce UK Dates

serj tankian Serj Tankian Putting Finishing Touches On Third Studio Album

tankard Tankard Release Third Studio Trailer And Announce Cover Countdown

wormrot Wormrot Confirmed For Extreme Metal Fest In Germany, Switzerland And Austria

tesseract Tesseract New EP 'Perspective' Coming Soon

scar symmetry Scar Symmetry Announce Their Return To The UK

matteo bizarri Matteo Bizzarri Of Voodoo Highway Plays For The Ritchie Blackmore Protege Shred Off 2012

wolf Wolf Talk Metal On Episode Two Of Zaragon TV

kobra and the lotus Download Add Another Thirteen Bands To The Bill

dragonforce Dragonforce Announce UK And Ireland Leg Of Mammoth World Tour

driver Driver, Featuring Roy Z And Rob Rock, To Release Masterpiece Album On May 25th

armand crump Slayer Guitarist: "The World Lost A Great Man Yesterday"

warriors of metal Warriors Of Metal Fest Releases Double CD 2012 Compilation

bury tomorrow Bury Tomorrow Sign With Nuclear Blast Records: 'The Union Of Crowns' Out In July

lemmy motorhead Lemmy Furious With Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame For Losing Valuable Ace Of Spades Jacket

tangerine dream Tangerine Dream To Perform One-Off London Show In June

takida Swedish Superstars Takida To Release Debut UK Single

anathema Anathema Unveil New Track For Free Download

thunder Thunder Announce Christmas Show 2012

chris robinson brotherhood The Chris Robinson Brotherhood To Release Debut Studio Album

thijs van leer Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Focus, Wishbone Ash To Play Crystal Palace Garden Party

gypsy pistoleros Gypsy Pistoleros To Play London's St Moritz Club

ashes you leave Ashes You Leave Streaming New Song 'Summers End'

sabaton Sabaton Announce New Line-Up

beermageddon Beermageddon Announce Larger Capacity Venue And Extra Day

napalm death Napalm Death: 'From Enslavement To Obliteration' Full Dynamic Range Edition Out Now

deadly circus fire Deadly Circus Fire Announce Showcase London Gig




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van halen VAN HALEN SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD BLVD FOR SPECIAL JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE
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status quo STATUS QUO TO ROCK ROCHESTER CASTLE FOR A RECORD FIFTH TIME
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moonspell MOONSPELL FORCED TO MOVE LONDON SHOW ONE DAY TO APRIL 3rd 2015
Due to scheduling postponing it until a later date isn't possible. All tickets for the original date are still valid...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
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whitesnake BREAKING NEWS: DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
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doro DORO CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO AND ANNOUNCES HUGE EUROPEAN TOUR
"This is amazing and a dream coming true. I think that we might also play my hymn 'All We Are'."...

wasp W.A.S.P. SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE THIS AUGUST
Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal icons W.A.S.P...

evil scarecrow EVIL SCARECROW SET OFF FOR 'ROAD TO DOWNLOAD' TOUR
Grab the chance to catch the Nottingham maestros of Metal around the UK before their appearance at Download...

band of friends BAND OF FRIENDS ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
Celebrate the music of Rory Gallagher delivered by the men who helped define it...

bruce dickinson IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...

van halen VAN HALEN ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, LIVE TV APPEARANCES AND LIVE AND STUDIO ALBUM RELEASES
Van Halen will make their first major TV performances since David Lee Roth rejoined the group in 2006 on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ellen shows...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...

the darkness THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
The single and the forthcoming album 'Last Of Our Kind' promise an explosion of rock following the band's break ...

thunder THUNDER APPEAR ON WEEKEND WOGAN BBC RADIO SHOW
Thunder's new album 'Wonder Days' went straight into the Top Ten of the UK album charts and they have just completed a highly successful UK tour...

aj pero BANDMATES AND STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO TWISTED SISTER AND ADRENALINE MOB DRUMMER AJ PERO
Pero was on tour with Adrenaline Mob when members of that band were unable to rouse him on their bus on Friday morning...

red dragon cartel RED DRAGON CARTEL NAME MICHAEL THOMAS BECK IN LEAD VOCALIST CHANGE UP
Darren James Smith is out, and a new era begins. The saga continues...

walls of jericho WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...

beyond forgotton shores DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...

icon I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
With a follow up album to 'New Born Lie' on the way and an extensive touring schedule, 2015 sees I.C.O.N in full flow...

soldierfield SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...

serpentine SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...

black star riders EUROPE/BLACK STAR RIDERS EXTEND SET TIMES AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH SHOWS
The show has been so well received and due to fan requests, both bands will play longer sets at the two upcoming London shows...

rival sons RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...

styx STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
The definitive live show is available on DVD, CD, Blu-ray and digital formats...

electric wizard ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
The Cosmic Dead, Purson and Moss are added to the May 15th bill...

angra ANGRA'S KIKO LOUREIRO FAVOURED TO JOIN MEGADETH AS NEW GUITARIST
Kiko has left a Twitter trail of tweets that would seem to confirm this...

mike porcaro MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...

joe bonamassa JOE BONAMASSA & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY VINYLS
A chance to get your hands on 180g vinyl pressings from the blues rock giants...

lancer cover SWEDISH METAL ACT LANCER RETURN WITH 'SECOND STORM'
Another helping of European power Metal is served up on April 12th...

sick of it all SICK OF IT ALL LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'GET BRONX'
"This video serves to show people across the world that as gritty and unpretentious as hardcore music is, it still translates to the big stage and doesn't need a tiny, intimate atmosphere to work..."

dan reed DAN REED RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'TRANSMISSION' ON 30TH MARCH
Dan will tour the UK in March and April 2015 with Danny Vaughn...

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT LAUNCHES 'THE WHEEL'S TURNING' LYRIC VIDEO
"In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, 'The Wheel's Turning' has a fun and nostalgic vibe..."

corbitt WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...

van halen cover VAN HALEN TO RELEASE DEFINITIVE LIVE ALBUM 'TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT'
Listen to 'Runnin' With The Devil' from this electrifying release...

starz FRONTIERS ANNOUNCE STARZ SIGNING ON EVE OF UK APPEARANCE
American hard rockers Starz will appear live in Europe at the HRH Festival in Wales on March 13th...

enter shikari ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...

billy idol BILLY IDOL TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'SAVE ME NOW'
Idol will tour the UK and Europe in the summer of 2015 ...

bruce corbitt WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT SUFFERS HEART SCARE
Fans of Rigor Mortis and Warbeast were shocked yesterday to read a Facebook update from lead singer Bruce Corbitt...

tony iommi TONY IOMMI, NAPALM DEATH AND LAMB OF GOD APPEAL TO INDONESIAN PRESIDENT FOR BALI NINE DUO CLEMENCY
All artists are hopeful that their words will be persuasive and encourage President Widodo to grant clemency...

serpentyne MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...

tank TANK REVEAL ALBUM ARTWORK FOR 'VALLEY OF TEARS'
"He's injected so much new energy and inspiration into the band since joining us in 2013..."

tragedy TRAGEDY - THE HEAVY METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND BEYOND RELEASE UK TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE
Tragedy hit the UK for another fun filled tour starting on March 11th...

mike portnoy MIKE PORTNOY IN MEGA "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM" MOMENT AFTER HAVING TO WAIT AT HOSPITAL
However well intended, the post comes across as though he is expecting to jump the queue due to his "status"...

armored saint ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS SUMMER
"There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special..."

david gilmour DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...

peter gabriel PETER GABRIEL TO RELEASE 'PLAY' DVD ON 18th MAY
This fantastic DVD release features 23 original promotional videos and offers great value for money with a running time of over 2½ hours...

graveltones THE GRAVELTONES WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LOVE LIES DYING' IN MAY 2015
"Recording this album felt so right, we had the right producer and engineer and the sounds just fell out of us..."

status quo STATUS QUO TO RELEASE TRIUMPHANT FIRST ACOUSTIC GIG 'AQUOSTIC! LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE'
This sensational recording features the new pared-back side of Quo, as revealed on 2014's 'Aquostic! (Stripped Bare)'...

von hertzen VON HERTZEN BROTHERS GET INTO 'TROUBLE' IN NEW VIDEO
"This song is about the chains. The heaviness we carry. The constant struggle we face. It's a song about the enemy we all have inside of us..."

karyn crisis KARYN CRISIS' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN GIVE BRUCE DICKINSON CANCER UPDATE
Bruce is expected to make a full recovery and Rod expects to be able to provide another update after an MRI scan, probably in late May...

sos festival MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...

helloween HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FOR MAY, 'MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT'
"We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the 'classical Helloween' elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other..."

michael schenker album MICHAEL SCHENKER RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'LIVE AND LET LIVE'
'Spirit On A Mission', the explosive and celebratory album of all new material is released on March 23rd...

thunder THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...

joe strummer movie NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE GIG AND LONDON PREMIERE OF 'JOE STRUMMER ON THE RUN'
The film premieres at Koko on 25th March with more special guests including Norman Watt-Roy announced today...

space elevator Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
Still rocking on and as ready as ever, Y&T return to Europe this autumn, with special festival dates in July...

space elevator SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band return for a select handful of dates...

the night flight orchestra THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...

femme metal FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
Lacuna Coil and Therion wil headline the international line-up for the October event in Eindhoven...

dimebag darrell DIMEBAG DARRELL'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY FORMER NUCLEAR HELLFROST VOCALIST REECE EBER
Inevitably, Nuclear Hellfrost's social media pages were bombarded by understandably angry and outraged Pantera fans...

iron maiden NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
"Bruce is in great hands back home in England, not only with his family, but his oncologists and all the people that are working with him..."

battle beast FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."

jethro tull IAN ANDERSON CELEBRATES JETHRO TULL WITH NEW SHOW - UK DATES ANNOUNCED
Ian Anderson has announced six dates of a 2015 UK tour, titled 'Jethro Tull - The Rock Opera'...

fm FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...

ian paice IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...

hrh 9 UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...

hackett stolt STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."

hammerfall HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."

krokus KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...

wildfire festival WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....

the darkness BREAKING NEWS: THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....

jim cregan JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."

hang the bastard HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."

aaron keylock 17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...

danko jones DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...

bruce dickinson BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...

rock goddess ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...

nigel glockler BREAKING NEWS: SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."

scorpions SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...

carl palmer CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...

geilo MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...

quireboys THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...

rick springfield RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9th MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."

turbowolf TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."

arch enemy ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...

toto TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...

motley crue EXCLUSIVE: MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...

music for nations LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...

satyricon SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."

absolva ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...

tytan TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...

rival sons RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...

the answer HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."

the answer THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."

dead kennedys DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...

carl sentance BREAKING NEWS: CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...

rockingham firefest BREAKING NEWS: ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...

sven dirkschneider U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."

pentagram PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...

uriah heep URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...

godsmack GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...

heidevolk HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...

quo convention FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...

queensryche THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...

queensryche QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...

dir en grey dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...

unleashed SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...

status quo BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...

monument MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...

Shattered sun LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."

nightwish NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."

quireboys THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...

killit KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...

state villains STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...

chris slade BREAKING NEWS: CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...

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