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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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led zeppelin 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."

ripper owens 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."

meat loaf 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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."

aerosmith 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...

yes 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 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."

frontiers metal festival 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...

status quo 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...

ritchie blackmores rainbow 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...

meat loaf 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 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...

status quo 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 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...

meat loaf 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...

black sabbath BLACK SABBATH LAST EVER UK TOUR: TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE 9.00am FRIDAY
We've been seeing reports all week that the dates are sold out but this is absolutely not the case...

deep purple 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..."

metaltalk t shirts 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...

status quo 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...

maiden 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 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!"

lounge kittens 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..."

john otway 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 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 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 kobi fahri 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 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 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 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 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 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...

motorhead saxon 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 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!"

download festival EXCLUSIVE: BLAZE BAYLEY GUESTS WITH DISTURBED AT DOWNLOAD AS NIGHTWISH SHINE AT THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
"Bloody hell, you should see what you look like from here. Like the Battle of Agincourt with more blood and more booze."

download festival 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."

download festival AMON AMARTH BLITZ THE LEMMY STAGE AT DOWNLOAD AS ORGANISERS WORK HARD TO CLEAR TRAFFIC CHAOS
"We've opened up additional entrances to South Car Park. We’re working as fast as we can to get you off the roads."

download festival GHOST PULL OUT OF DOWNLOAD AT THE LAST MINUTE
It's still raining valkyries and hellhounds at Download and Derbyshire Police are warning of a severe traffic build up in the area which will cause serious delays...

eric clapton 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..."

megadeth EXCLUSIVE: NIKKI SIXX JOINS MEGADETH FOR 'ANARCHY IN THE UK' AS TRIPLE H IS PRESENTED WITH FIRST 'SPIRIT OF LEMMY' AWARD
"The real fact is I can feel Lemmy here right now, sitting in that big, dark cloud over there, drinking Jack and Coke probably..."

iron maiden EXCLUSIVE: IRON MAIDEN LAND AT EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT FOR SUNDAY'S DOWNLOAD HEADLINE APPEARANCE
Weather and wind conditions prevented the aircraft from flying directly over the festival site..

motorhead EXCLUSIVE: MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE TAKES PLACE AT DOWNLOAD IN POURING RAIN
Our reporting team have described the sound as: "Brutal. As though the band are here in the flesh, really playing. Everyone has raised a horned salute."

motorhead 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 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...

aerosmith AEROSMITH FRONTMAN STEVEN TYLER REVEALS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 'WE'RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE'
American fans can experience live versions of the new tracks, in addition to signature hits throughout the limited-run, 19-city solo tour...

fields of nephilim 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...

ben ash acm 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 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 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 DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
Dark Funeral will go on the road with their label comrades Krisiun and Deserted Fear...

bloodstock 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...

wakrat 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 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..."

stone free STONE FREE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL SCHEDULE AND FURTHER ADDITIONS TO THE BILL
Wilko Johnson headlines the Indigo at The O2 on Sunday, with many more additions to a full and varied programme...

wolf hoffman 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 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 powerwolf 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!"

rock am ring 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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..."

bad company 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."

saxon 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!"

dead daisies 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."

wildfire festival 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 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 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 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 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 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...

tax the heat TAX THE HEAT ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK TOUR DATES INCLUDING AS GUESTS TO TERRORVISION
'Fed To The Lions' shows a band bursting with creativity and energy - previous singles 'Some Sympathy', 'Highway Home' and 'Fed To The Lions' sit alongside future classics...

sinsaedum 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..."

manowar BREAKING NEWS: MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FINAL BATTLE: NEXT TOUR WILL BE THE FAREWELL TOUR
"We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!"

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK CONFIRM MORE BANDS
Bloodstock festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park...

jared james nichols JARED JAMES NICHOLS' NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE NOW - LISTEN HERE
"We're really excited about the brand new kick-ass single," says Jared. "I'm positive it'll kick-start the shows into high gear."

moonsorrow FINNISH PAGAN METALLERS MOONSORROW OFFICIALLY ENDORSE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BAND'S HISTORY
Fans from as far apart as the US, Hungary and the UK took part in writing an unofficial biography of the band...

the dead daisies BREAKING NEWS: THE DEAD DAISIES NEW ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE' UNLEASHED 5th AUGUST
"The record is a straight up rock n' roll record. Very raw and punchy. We didn't do lots of overdubbing of the guitars which I loved..."

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