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NEWS ITEMS FOR JANUARY 2012

metalfest 2012 Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin And More All Confirmed For Metalfest 2012

overkill Overkill Reveal Details And Artwork For New Album

hmv next big thing Basick Records' 'Next Big Thing' With HMV Just A Week Away

anterior Anterior To Split Up After Final London Show In March

revocation Revocation Streaming Brand New Song

circles Deep Purple To Release New Studio Album

circles Circles Release Tour Video And Announce Second Australian Tour

paganfest 2012 Paganfest 2012 Line-Up And Dates Announced. Eluveitie To Headline

metalfest 2012 Thin Lizzy Announce Extra 2012 UK Tour Dates

evanescence Evanescence Release Video For 'My Heart Is Broken'

therapy? Jägermeister Serves Up Local Supports, Glasgow Show Upgraded Due To Phenomenal Demand

the men that will not be blamed for nothing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Announce Second Album And Live Performances

elimination Elimination Announce 'End Of Days' Tour With Triaxis

rory gallagher First Six Rory Gallagher Albums Released For 40th Anniversary

behemoth Decibel Magazine Tour Featuring Behemoth And Watain. Dates Announced

opera diabolicus Opera Diabolicus Album '1614' Released

GWAR GWAR Announce More 'Return Of The World Maggot' Tour Dates

manowar Manowar To Headline Gods Of Metal, Italy On June 21st 2012

jane's addiction Jane's Addiction Release 'Underground' Video

mark reale riot Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies At 57

primal rock rebellion Video For Primal Rock Rebellion (Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman) Online Now

tesseract Legion Of The Damned To Re-Release 'Malevolent Rapture' And Full Of Hate Tour Dates Announced

tesseract Tesseract Reveal Details On New Album And Bamboozle Festival Appearance

bloodstock open air Nile And Mayhem Confirm Exclusive UK Appearances At Bloodstock 2012

soulfly Suidakra Release New Video For 'Balor'

house of commons Live Music Bill Passed In House Of Commons And Set To Become Law

rich robinson Rich Robinson New Album In March, UK Tour In February

red hot chili peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Look Around' Video Released

black sabbath Black Sabbath Move Writing Sessions From LA To Birmingham

mastodon Mastodon Premiere New Video For 'Dry Bone Valley'

the popes The Popes New Album On The Way And UK Tour Announced For March 2012

meat loaf hell in a handbasket Meat Loaf's New Album 'Hell In A Handbasket' Released Worldwide On 13th March

iron maiden en vivo Iron Maiden Release Trailer For New Double Live Album/DVD 'En Vivo!'

steven tyler Steven Tyler Slammed For Rendition Of 'Star Spangled Banner'

soulfly Soulfly Reveal Tracklisting For New Album 'Enslaved'

aborted Aborted New Album Now Streaming Online

sal italiano Anvil Announce Bass Player Glenn Five's Replacement

borknagar urd Borknagar Reveal New Album Artwork And Tracklisting

jettblack Jettblack Heading Out On Road Valient Thor In Europe And UK

cannibal corpse torture Three More Bands Announced For Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air

hawk eyes Hawk Eyes Announce New Album Details And New Track Streaming Now

cannibal corpse torture Cannibal Corpse: Artwork, Tracklisting And First Single From New Studio Album

nazareth Nazareth Announce UK 'Big Dogz' Tour For March 2012

kill devil hill Kill Devil Hill Unveil Debut Album Details. First Track Streaming Now

scott roberts biohazard Biohazard Bassist Scott Roberts Hospitalised On Tour

nightwish Nightwish New Album Hits The Top Thirty In USA

sopa SOPA And PIPA Bills Indefintely Suspended

stuka squadron Stuka Squadron Announce 2012 Tour Dates

megadeth Tony Iommi Has Written Two New Songs Since Cancer Diagnosis

house of commons UK Music Rallies Industry Support For Live Music Bill

fozzy Fozzy Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

anguish through the archdemon's head The Answer Premier New Music Video For 'Nowhere Freeway' Featuring Lynne Jackaman Of St Jude

anguish through the archdemon's head Furyon Sign To Frontiers Records In Worldwide Deal

anguish through the archdemon's head Anguish Premieres the Track 'Lair Of The Gods'

megadeth Metalfest 2012 - Megadeth Confirmed As Headliner

steve hackett Steve Hackett Single Release And February UK Tour Details

rival sons Rival Sons Confirm European Headlining Tour

hammerfall Hammerfall Gets Judas Priest Support In Finland

warbringer Warbringer Ready To Kick Off North American Tour With Iced Earth and Symphony X

meshuggah New Meshuggah Album 'Koloss' Out March 26th 2012, Headline UK Tour April 2012

king diamond King Diamond Joins Forces With ICM And The Agency Group

blessed by a broken heart Blessed By A Broken Heart Premiere New Video For 'Forever'

primal fear Primal Fear Streaming New Song, New Album 'Unbreakable' In Stores January 24th

the quill The Quill Announce Debut US Tour

prong Prong Announces Initial Tour Dates

king mob King Mob To Release New Single 'Va Vah Voom' On January 16

attica rage Attica Rage Confirm New Bassist

lamb lies down on broadway Genesis' 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' Live Show Comes To The UK For Four Shows In March

metallica Metallica To Release 'Beyond Magnetic' On CD

antlered man BOA – Uniting The Flags Of Metal!

malefice Rhapsody Of Fire Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates With New Line-Up

malefice The Treatment Announce February UK Shows Plus A Brand New London Date

impaled existence Snowy Shaw Live Album Artwork And Details Released

impaled existence Malice Sign Worldwide Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

stephan forte Stéphan Forté Debut Album Out 28th February In North America

impaled existence Impaled Existence Release Live Video From Bloodstock 2011

alice in chains Alice In Chains And Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction Launched

3 inches of blood 3 Inches Of Blood To Release 'Long Live Heavy Metal' In March

epica Epica Debuts New Song 'Storm Of Shadow' In Netherlands Show

malefice Malefice Announce Swindon Show And Jägermeister Session With Marcus Hahnemann

stealing axion Stealing Axion Joins InsideOut Music's Artist Roster

antlered man Antlered Man Release Debut Album Details And Offer Free Download

journey California's First Gray Wolf Since 1928 Named After Rock Band Journey

borknagar Borknagar Release Details Of New Album

skydancer Skydancer Streaming New Track Online Now

kobra paige Kobra And The Lotus To Support Judas Priest In London

pythia Pythia Announce London Launch Show

primal rock rebellion Primal Rock Rebellion Debut Album To Be Released 27th February

corrosion of conformity Corrosion Of Conformity To Headline At Desertfest

deadly circus fire Deadly Circus Fire Reveal Title Of New Album

tony iommi Metal Musicians Leave Messages Of Support For Tony Iommi After Cancer Diagnosis

axl rose Axl Rose: Jury Service Was 'Painless'

skid row Brush Shiels Addresses Skid Row Naming Issues And Posts New Track

crimson shadows Crimson Shadows Announce 'Glory On The Battlefield' Album Launch Show

desertfest DesertFest Berlin Confirms Dates In April

tony iommi Tony Iommi Makes Statement After Cancer Diagnosis

lita ford Lita Ford Signs To SPV/Steamhammer, New Album Title Revealed

judas priest Judas Priest Epitaph World Tour Only UK Date Of 2012 Announced

flying colors Mike Portnoy And Steve Morse's New Band Flying Colors Announce Debut Album

fm FM Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal With Dark Green/Peermusic

cory smoot Cory Smoot CD Release/Memorial Show Is Huge Success

van halen First New Van Halen Track Online Now, Plus Footage From Last Week's New York Gig

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Deicide Confirm Only 2012 UK Appearance At Bloodstock Open Air

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Thunderkraft's Industrial Folk Death Metal Album 'Totentanz' Out On March 12th

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Axel Rudi Pell Reveals Cover And Tracklisting For 'Circle Of The Oath'

def leppard Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Rush, Journey Among Top Grossing North American Tours Of 2011

shinedown Shinedown Sign To Roadrunner And Release Video For 'Bully'

prong carved into stone Prong Reveal New Album Title

kiss Tony Iommi Is Diagnosed With Cancer Of The Lymphocytes

dio Rob Halford, Lemmy, Dave Grohl And Many More Huge Names On Board For Dio Tribute Album

fear factory Fear Factory Confirmed For Metalfest 2012

kiss Kreator Enter The Studio To Record New Album

kiss A Pale Horse Named Death Announce Line-Up Change On Eve Of European Tour

kiss Kiss And Motley Crue To Tour Together In 2012

uli jon roth Uli Jon Roth Announces Concert Dates

deep purple Deep Purple Announce 'Smoke On The Nation' Tour Canada 2012

killswitch engage Howard Jones Makes Statement On His Departure From Killswitch Engage

blaze bayley Blaze Bayley To Be Joined By Guitarist Andrea Neri On Upcoming Tour

wormrot Wormrot Arrested In Kuala Lumpur During New Year's Eve Hotel Raid

michael schenker Michael Schenker Announces 'Temple Of Rock' 2012 UK Tour

chickenfoot Chickenfoot Bring Road Test Tour To The UK Next Week

eluveitie Eluveitie Release Second Song From Forthcoming New Album

van halen Van Halen Intimate New York Gig Plus More Details On 2012 Plans

nitrogods Nitrogods Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork For Debut Album

rebirth Rebirth Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Complete New Album

kiss Kiss Looking For The Ultimate Rock 'Lady Demon'

napalm death Napalm Death Premieres New Song 'Leper Colony'

ragnar zolberg Pain Of Salvation Announce Ragnar Zolberg As New Guitarist

philm Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo's Philm Mastering Debut Album

van halen Van Halen Announce New Album Title And Release Date And US Tour Dates

metallica Metallica Post Official 31-Minute Video Of 30th Anniversary Tour

sodom Sodom Confirmed For Metalcamp 2012

primal scream Primal Scream Bassist Mani Plays His Final Show With The Band

hopes die last Hopes Die Last To Release New Album 'Trust No One' On 13 February

wykked wytch Wykked Wytch 'The Ultimate Deception' Released In February

steven tyler alice cooper Steven Tyler Performs Beatles Classic With Alice Cooper

cancer bats Howard Jones Leaves Killswitch Engage

cancer bats All Shall Perish Forced To Cancel European Tour

biohazard Biohazard Release New Video For 'Reborn' From Forthcoming New Album

cancer bats Cancer Bats To Play Six London Shows In One Day: Route Is Shape Of Pentagram

goatwhore Goatwhore Announce North American Tour With Hate Eternal

black sabbath Wendy Dio: Ronnie Would Have Given Original Black Sabbath Reunion His Blessing

primal rock rebellion Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman Join FOrces In Primal Rock Rebellion

axel rose Guns 'N Roses And Sebastian Bach Tear Up Las Vegas On New Year's Eve

beholder Beholder Announce UK Tour And Album Plans

juicehead JuiceheaD 'How To Sail A Sinking Ship' Out Now, UK Tour With Misfits In February

wolfsbane save the world Wolfsbane Release 'Smoke And Red Light' Video

katatonia Katatonia Make Announcement Regarding New Album

lords of the trident Lords Of The Trident Release Video For 'Face Of The Enemy'

pink floyd Pink Floyd To Reunite For 2012 London Olympics

monsters of rock cruise Historic Monsters Of Rock Cruise Nears Sellout; Last Chance To Reserve Cabin

phil lynott Treasure Trove Of Previously Unheard Thin Lizzy Material To Be Released This Year

sabaton Sabaton Reveal New Album Title And Release Party Date

horrendous Horrendous Streaming Full New Album Online Now

amon amarth Jon Oliva's Pain To Play 'Hall Of The Mountain King' At Bang Your Head

the sweet The Sweet Giving Away Free Live Album


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metallica BREAKING NEWS: NEW METALLICA VIDEO FOR 'MOTH INTO FLAME' IS HERE
Metallica's brand new official video for 'Moth Into Flame' from their forthcoming new album, 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' has just dropped...

jack bruce AN EVENING FOR JACK BRUCE GUESTS ANNOUNCED
'Very special guests' are still to be announced and we're speculating on whether or not Eric Clapton may be one of them...

titanfest TITANFEST CONFIRMS FINAL LINE-UP FOR 2016
"Hell is honoured to be included in the stellar line-up for this year's Titanfest and we look forward to laying waste to London...

freddie mercury ACM'S FREDDIE MERCURY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED
"Freddie wrote and recorded so much material at our studio and we really feel his legacy lives on whenever we hear his Fazioli grand piano..."

cat stevens METALLICA HARDWIRE CENTRAL PARK WITH CAT STEVENS
"Because this world is big enough to share and for it to go round..."

la guns BREAKING NEWS: LA GUNS, WITH TRACII AND PHIL, UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"The only time we really bitch at each other is when we're in a band together, or when we're not in a band together..."

geoff tate BREAKING NEWS: GEOFF TATE IS GONNA GET CLOSE TO YOU ON UK/EUROPEAN ACOUSTIC TOUR
The tour across Europe will see Geoff performing a very special night of story telling and acoustic songs spanning his thirty-five year career...

dan reed BREAKING NEWS: DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCE 2017 UK TOUR
"After twenty-five years we were able to gravitate back to the passion we discovered playing together all those years ago, and battle once more!"

paco ventura UK EXCLUSIVE: KISS, EUROPE, RAINBOW STARS AND MORE FEATURE ON 'PACO VENTURA BLACK MOON'. LISTEN HERE
It's a powerful album with songs in English and Spanish and will appeal to lovers of Whitesnake, Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen...

berserker LITHUANIAN VIKINGS BERSERKER TO UNDERTAKE FIRST UK TOUR
This band deserves support so get your drinking horns out and go enjoy. You'll be glad you did...

hrh metal HRH METAL IS HERE: TWENTY QUID TO SEE SODOM, RAGING SPEEDHORN, EVILE, LAWNMOWER DETH AND MANY MORE
"It's the tenth year of HRH and it's time we gave all fans old and new something to celebrate it with..."

as i lay dying AS I LAY DYING SINGER TIM LAMBESIS FILES $35MILLION LAWSUIT OVER STEROID MAN-BOOBS
"The terror I felt at this moment of confirmed maturation has left me traumatized indefinitely..."

lynyrd skynyrd LYNYRD SKYNYRD FANS TAKE IT ON FAITH WITH NEW GARY ROSSINGTON ALBUM
"Even some of the Skynyrd band would say to us 'Hey, go do something — the fans want to hear it', so we finally we thought, 'Well, let's just do it.'"

stone hroken STONE BROKEN WILL WAIT FOR YOU WITH NEW SINGLE
The fourth single to be taken from their acclaimed debut album, 'All The Time', this is sure to be THE power ballad for 2016...

the who THE WHO TO PERFORM 'TOMMY' ACOUSTIC AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
This special concert will be the first time the full band have performed Pete Townshend's classic rock opera since 1989...

anna murphy WAS BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN BOOK OF SOULS UK TOUR DATES RIGHT HERE
"Although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas..."

anna murphy UK EXCLUSIVE: CELLAR DARLING ARE BORN - EX-ELUVEITIE MEMBERS TAKE THE CHALLENGE - FIRST SONGS HERE, FIRST LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED
"We have fallen. We have screamed. We have battled. We found strength. We will overcome."

ac dc UK EXCLUSIVE: ANGUS YOUNG CONFIRMS AC/DC WILL CONTINUE WITH AXL AND NEW BASS PLAYER
"Axl and Angus are also rumored to want to record new AC/DC material following Guns N' Roses' 'Not In This Lifetime' world tour..."

lords of the land SCOTLAND'S LORDS OF THE LAND FESTIVAL BILL UNVEILED
Dubbed 'Scotland's biggest festival of filth, loud noise and destruction', the organisers have once again dug deep...

cliff williams CLIFF WILLIAMS PLAYS HIS FINAL GIG WITH AC/DC AND WHO WE THINK COULD REPLACE HIM
"I couldn't have asked for anything more - being with the people I'm with and have been, being in this situation with this band, playing this music."

ultimate jam night NOW WE CAN ALL WATCH ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT DUE TO BROADCAST DEAL WITH ZINNA TV
"Our goal is giving music lovers a chance to experience something fresh on the live music scene."

suicidal tendencies SUICIDAL TENDENCIES NEW ALBUM ‘WORLD GONE MAD’ IS OUT SEPTEMBER 30th
"I think it's very typical and very traditional Suicidal Tendencies. It's that unforgettable style. It's Mike Muir."

gojira GOJIRA DEBUT NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE SHOOTING STAR'
'Magma' took the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart this summer making them the first French band to hold the #1 spot in the chart's nine year existence...

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES PREMIERES 'HEAVY', FIRST VIDEO FROM 'RESONATE'
'Resonate' is already a contender for Album of the Year and features Glenn's live solo band members...

prophets of rage PROPHETS OF RAGE RELEASE THEIR VERY FIRST VIDEO: 'THE PARTY'S OVER' EP OUT NOW
"An elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit..."

iggy pop IGGY POP: 'POST POP DEPRESSION: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL' ON THE WAY
The Telegraph said: "I have been going to gigs for a very long time and that was one of the best I have ever seen."

hawklords HAWKLORDS UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE: GIRLSCHOOL'S KIM McAULIFFE GUESTS ON NEW ALBUM
"Exploring the themes of sex, death, art, time and identity. It's above and beyond a normal rock album!"

amon amarth AMON AMARTH PREMIERE 'RAISE YOUR HORNS' VIDEO FEATURING MANY SPECIAL GUESTS
Special guests include Biff and Paul from Saxon, Behemoth's Nergal, Rob Flynn of Machine Head, Doro, Jessie Leach, Zakk Wylde and many more...

thunder THUNDER MARCH 2017 UK TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"If we’re not playing the city/town where you live that's because we tried, but it wasn't available in the time frame. We did not do it on purpose."

pythia PYTHIA BASS PLAYER MARK HARRINGTON REPLACED BY ASH PORTER
"No drama, no problems, no fall outs etc, just simply a case that over time people's circumstances and situations can change...

the shockwaves EXCLUSIVE: NYC ROCKERS THE SHOCKWAVES DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'LIES' ON MetalTalk
The Shockwaves spent the summer in the studio hammering out new songs which will be released as a series of singles over the next few months...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT FORCED TO CANCEL LONDON GIG
""Is this good business? Is this how we and the other bands on the bill should be treated and how our fans should be treated?"

def con one DEF CON ONE RELEASE FREE DOWNLOAD OF SEX PISTOLS 'ANARCHY IN THE UK'
"The crowds went absolutely crazy for it and quite a few people have suggested we should record it and release it..."

nightwish NIGHTWISH SINGER FLOOR JANSEN IS FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT
Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of 'Meliora', their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album...

eluveitie WAS BREAKING NEWS: ELUVEITIE CONFIRM NEW ALBUM DETAILS AND NEW ACOUSTIC SHOWS
"We're looking forward to 'Evocation II'! The concept of the album sticks in our head already for years and it has matured a lot..."

ghost GHOST ANNOUNCE SURPRISE NEW EP AND NEW VIDEO, AVAILABLE HERE NOW
Additionally, today Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of 'Meliora', their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album...

status quo BREAKING NEWS: RICK PARFITT DIED FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AND MAY HAVE PERFORMED HIS LAST QUO GIG
"He is far from being fit enough to undertake the rigours of Quo's touring schedule..."

black sabbath BLACK SABBATH TO RELEASE 'THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION': RE-MASTERED SET AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH WITH CRUCIFOLD VINYL TO FOLLOW
Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track offering features many classic songs..

the answer THE ANSWER REVEAL NEW SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
The album is a hugely varied body of work encompassing elements of their Celtic background as well as their renowned trademark guitar attack...

sonic syndicate SONIC SYNDICATE ARE REBORN: NEW ALBUM 'CONFESSIONS' ON THE WAY
Aware that the band's 'new start' may cause a lot of listeners to raise their eyebrows the band do not fear the changes nor the future...

john otway OTWAY GOES WHERE NO BAND HAS BEEN IN OVER QUARTER OF A CENTURY
He's the first artist to record on the Caribbean island since The Rolling Stones made 'Steel Wheels' there in 1989...

out came the wolves OUT CAME THE WOLVES REVEAL DETAILS OF DEBUT ALBUM 'STRANGE FATE'
"This album is the culmination of our endless hard work and we couldn't be more excited to finally reach this turning point..."

kiss EXCLUSIVE KISS 'GODS OF THUNDER' DOCUMENTARY SET FOR 2017 RELEASE
As well as unseen footage of the band, the documentary was said to feature new interviews...

korn KORN AND LIMP BIZKIT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR DECEMBER
Korn are return to the UK in December for an arena tour in support of their hotly anticipated, twelfth studio album...

santana SANTANA IV: 'LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS' ON THE WAY
This release captures the long anticipated reunion of the classic and much-heralded line-up of Santana...

second relation EXCLUSIVE SECOND RELATION DEBUT VIDEO FOR 'COUNTLESS DAMAGES' ON MetalTalk
"The motion picture for the second single ‘Countless Damages’ is a schematic translation of the lyrics..."

queen UK EXCLUSIVE QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT BRING A KIND OF MAGIC TO ISRAEL
Brian May and Roger Taylor each sang a song in Freddie's memory, and concert clips featuring the legendary frontman were prominent throughout...

phil campbell PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO RELEASE DEBUT EP ON MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are about to fly a mighty Welsh rock'n'roll flag in your direction...

jack bruce AN EVENING FOR JACK BRUCE WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS CONFIRMED
"We will be taking a walk through the major aspects of Jack's career, from the early days through to Cream and beyond..."

veil of delusions VEIL OF DELUSIONS ANNOUNCE UK DATES
The band have played numerous shows across Europe, including appearances at the Amsterdam Metalfest 2016 and the FemMe Battle...

leonard haze LEONARD HAZE, FORMER Y&T DRUMMER, PASSES AWAY
"Kelly said that although his health had recently declined, they felt he had a few years left, so this is unexpected..."

scorpions SCORPIONS APPOINT MOTÖRHEAD DRUMMER MIKKEY DEE AS PERMANENT MEMBER
"The Scorpions fans have been most welcoming and its been great to meet all the crazy wonderful Motörheadbangers along the way..."

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD ADD A SECOND NIGHT AT LONDON’S O2 ARENA
Tickets for all dates of what will be the band's first UK tour for three years are on sale here...

vixen VIXEN ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL AND BERNIE MARSDEN IS READY AND WILLING TOO
"Vixen will be a class addition - they are on fire at the moment, so it's a nice wee exclusive to add to the line-up..."

deep purple RITCHIE BLACKMORE: IAN GILLAN IS SICK AND DEEP PURPLE SHOULD GIVE IT A REST
"I'm deteriorating very fast, as we all are. All my friends are passing away. Some of my enemies are passing away too..."

europe EUROPE ANNOUNCE TAX THE HEAT, DARE AND THE ELECTRIC BOYS AS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR SUPPORT
"They are one of the young new bands out there that are keeping the rock business exciting and vibrant..."

napalm death NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCE 2017 IRISH DATES
Napalm Death’s acclaimed fifteenth album release 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release...

london tattoo convention STAGE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR ORANGE GOBLIN, RAGING SPEEDHORN AND ALL LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION LIVE ACTS
The 12th London Tattoo Convention takes place over the weekend of September 23rd to 25th at Tobacco Dock, London E1W...

neal morse band THE NEAL MORSE BAND NEW ALBUM OUT 11th NOVEMBER: WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES ARE HERE
"Someone had suggested to me that I do a concept album based on this book, but I kind of forgot about it. Then when I began writing new songs last December..."

glenn hughes GLENN HUGHES NEW STUDIO ALBUM IS ABOUT TO 'RESONATE': UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE HERE
Now, finally, his first solo album in over eight years will see the light of day...

judas priest EXCLUSIVE JUDAS PRIEST HELL BENT FOR BLOODSTOCK 2017?
When this will be officially announced is anyone's guess but what we do know is that festival organisers are working hard right now to secure next year's headliners...

the skids THE SKIDS HEAD BACK INTO THE VALLEY WITH 2017 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
One of the gigs on the 40th anniversary tour will be a hometown performance at Dunfermline's Glen Pavilion...

possessed POSSESSED ANNOUNCE GLASGOW/LONDON DATES
The current line-up have been working together since 2013 and despite playing festival shows in Europe in 2014, this tour includes their first ever Scottish live date...

the skids SCOTS ROCKERS MASON HILL WIN HIGHWAY TO HELL
"So many good bands played over the weekend and we're really proud to be part of it!"

slayer SLAYER: AND THEN THERE WERE THREE...
"Slayer is notorious for letting the artist be the artist, the producer be the producer, and the director be the director, etc..."

guns n roses ac dc "STOP BEING SO SELFISH!" GUNS N' ROSES AND AC/DC CRITICS BLASTED PLUS LOTS MORE NEWS FROM BOTH CAMPS
"Grow up and stop complaining. This is also about Angus and his mates, have some respect for them."

metallica METALLICA ANNOUNCE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
"It's on!!! As we put the finishing touches to the album, we're also getting ready to hit the road for the first of many headlining shows around the world."

scorpions MIKKEY DEE GIVES IT BACK TO YOU AS SCORPIONS HONOUR MOTÖRHEAD WITH 'OVERKILL' PERFORMANCE
The Germans are to be commended for choosing a Motörhead song that isn't 'Ace Of Spades'.

lee kerslake LEE KERSLAKE URIAH HEEP ROCK PARTY POSTPONED DUE TO HEALTH SCARE
"It is with regret that Lee Kerslake's health has deteriorated at this time and therefore we will have to postpone..."

bristol deathfest NEW UK DEATH METAL FESTIVAL UNVEILS MONSTROUS LINE-UP
"It's been too long of a time and we are super stoked to see all you sick fucks again at Bristol Deathfest!!!"

pink floyd PINK FLOYD RELEASE NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'UMMAGUMMA' HIGHLIGHT AS V&A EXHIBITION IS LAUNCHED
The new video features additional guitars and vocals from David Gilmour and piano from Richard Wright...

british lion A MESSAGE FROM STEVE HARRIS AS BRITISH LION EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ARE ANNOUNCED
"We'll be looking to record some more shows on this tour to add to the recordings we already have for an upcoming live album..."

lords of bvlack LORDS OF BLACK FEATURING RAINBOW SINGER RONNIE ROMERO ARE HERE IN DECEMBER
Kicking off at the Underworld in London, the tour includes dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Stoke, Swansea and Grimsby...

quartz QUARTZ FINALLY SET THE TIME FOR NEW ALBUM
"'Fear No Evil' is a straight Heavy Metal rock album, delivered with enthusiasm,” says Quartz guitarist Mick Hopkins.

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE RELEASE NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF UK TOUR: WATCH IT HERE
Special guests on the tour include Danish rockers Volbeat, French progressive Metallers Gojira and up-and-comers, Like A Storm...

purson PURSON ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
The band will also make bill-topping appearances at Norwich Sound + Vision Festival and the Brain Freeze Festival...

black star riders WAS BREAKING NEWS: BLACK STAR RIDERS UK TOUR DATES FOR MARCH 2017 ARE HERE
Black Star Riders will release their new album, 'Heavy Fire', in early 2017 and will be hitting the road in support of this in March...

pink floyd THE PINK FLOYD EXHIBITION: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS AT THE V&A IS UNPRECEDENTED AND INNOVATIVE
The Exhibition offers a unique insight into a group of world-class musicians who have always defied artistic boundaries...

ac dc phil rudd UK EXCLUSIVE: AC/DC'S PHIL RUDD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK BUT IS NOW READY TO ROCK AGAIN. BUT NOT WITH AXL
"I sneaked out to the shop to get some cigarettes, then I realised I had no car, so I walked home to get the Ferrari, and drove back to the hospital..."

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK 2017 IS GO! DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE HERE NOW
This price will not be available for long so grab your now before they sell out...

clutch CLUTCH DECEMBER UK HEADLINE DATES ARE HERE
A sure fire way to brighten up your holiday season, Clutch will be bringing the festive cheer to four UK cities...

sos festival SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST NINE BANDS FOR ITS' 10TH EDITION IN 2017
"It's great for us that another Manchester band has the kudos to headline, just as Absolva did us proud on our Friday in 2016..."

tyr TÝR EUROPEAN TOUR UNDER THREAT OVER WHALE CONTROVERSY
Animal rights sympathisers, supporters and activists are in overdrive over this one with some pretty nasty comments being directed towards Heri and the band...

fm FM ANNOUNCE 'INDISCREET 30' NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR DATES
"We have been asked many times if we would consider re-recording some of these tracks using today's modern technology..."

red hot chili peppers WAS BREAKING NEWS: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE FIRST UK TOUR FOR FIVE YEARS
This exciting run kicks off with two nights at London's O2 on 5th and 6th December and takes in dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD IMMORTALISED IN WEST HOLLYWOOD AS THE IRON MAIDENS HEAD STAR-STUDDED ULTIMATE JAM
"I think it looks a lot like him. It's a compelling image. I think it will offer some closure. I think Lemmy is finally home."

korn KORN UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR 'INSANE': DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
'Insane' appears on Korn's latest and twelfth studio album 'The Serenity Of Suffering' which you can pre-order here...

status quo STATUS QUO REVEAL ARTWORK AND TRACKLISTING FOR 'AQUOSTIC II - THAT'S A FACT!'
This is the sound of a band living in the present, embracing the future, whilst cherishing their past...

bruce dickinson EXCLUSIVE: SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO FEATURING BRUCE DICKINSON SCOOPS SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
The audience surveyed rated the film 4.98 out of a total of 5.00 while Al Jazeera awarded it the Best Documentary out of twenty two entrants...

wakrat WATCH RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE'S TIM COMMERFORD START NEW NATION IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE ON VIDEO HERE
"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda..."

led zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN GIVE YOU AN INSIDE LOOK AT 'THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS' SUPER DELUXE
Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans...

saxon SAXON PRESENT A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD
"This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too. Bring it on - I think we'll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn."

journey toto JOURNEY AND TOTO LIVE SPECTACULARS ON THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER
"When I first listened back, the thought omnipresent in my mind was simply, 'That's that raw, sizzling energy we had in high school!'"

titanfest SKYCLAD, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON AND MORE ANNOUNCED FOR TITANFEST
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.

geoff tate GEOFF TATE'S OPERATION MINDCRIME UNVEIL TWO NEW TRACKS
"With the key finally in his possession, "H" has everything he needs to finally launch his long awaited project called The New Reality. Or does he..."

big country BIG COUNTRY HEADING OUT ON 'THE SEER' 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Big Country will be performing 'The Seer' in its entirety when tbey hit the road for a 24-date UK tour starting on September 14th...

metallica UK EXCLUSIVE: METALLICA RELEASE 'HARDWIRED' - NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
"Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there via MetalTalk...

manowar WAS BREAKING NEWS: MANOWAR TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE FINAL BATTLE WORLD TOUR
The Kings Of Metal are abdicating and our very last Call To Arms is coming...

opeth OPETH DETAIL WEMBLEY ARENA SHOW
"We'll only play this set list three times on the whole world tour so if you miss it, you'll have missed it..."

tank UPDATED: TANK RELEASE DIGITAL DELUXE VERSIONS OF 'WAR MACHINE' AND 'WAR NATION'
"Doogies vocals were exactly suited to this period of Tank and we're extremely proud of what we created in these two albums."

pete way PETE WAY LEAVES HOSPITAL AFTER HEART ATTACK
"Pete Way and I would like to thank you all for your messages, kind thoughts and prayers..."

vader WAS BREAKING NEWS: VADER ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER LONDON GIG
Vader will be touring in support of their recently announced new studio album 'The Empire' which is due for release this autumn...

dead daisies THE DEAD DAISIES RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'JOIN TOGETHER' AS 'MAKE SOME NOISE' CRASHES INTO WORLDWIDE CHARTS
"We want to thank all of our fans and friends around the world for the amazing support of our new record 'Make Some Noise'!"

bloodstock POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT AT BLOODSTOCK
"Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch and are asking people to share this appeal..."

guns n roses EXCLUSIVE: GUNS N' ROSES DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY WITH AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE DATES CONFIRMED
Other possibles for the remaining two headline slots are Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Metallica...

roger dean URIAH HEEP, BUDGIE AND ATOMIC ROOSTER ARTISTS WORK TO BE IMMORTALISED ON STAMPS
Roger Dean has designed over 100 album covers for artists including Yes, Asia, London Symphony Orchestra, Nightwing, It Bites and Snafu.

evil scarecrow WAS BREAKING NEWS: EVIL SCARECROW ANNOUNCE 'ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANADO' TOUR
"We'll be bringing our biggest, silliest show yet along with some brand new, probably never heard before, music 'genius'..."

blaze bayley BLAZE BAYLEY TO BE FEATURED IN MULTI-PART CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
"I'm excited to be returning to Canada and I look forward to meeting my fans, with the opportunity for them to be a part of the documentary."

last in line LAST IN LINE ADDED TO WINTER STORM LINE-UP
Winter Storm, the festival that will take place over the weekend of 25th and 26th November in Troon, South Ayrshire, have already announced an exciting line-up...

tony iommi GREAT NEWS FROM TONY IOMMI: CANCER IS IN REMISSION
"The chemotherapy and the follow-up treatment appear to have done the trick — but I'm aware that it could come back one day."

suicide silence SUICIDE SILENCE ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 2016 UK TOUR
"Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town! Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours..."

ac dc AC/DC IN FULL FLIGHT: QUALITY LIMITED EDITION BOOK IS A MUST FOR COLLECTORS
All of the photographs have been carefully processed and digitally restored to optimise reproduction quality.

ozzy osbourne BOB DAISLEY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OZZY OSBOURNE, WHO RESPONDS
"We would have hoped that after 36 years that Mr Daisley would have lost his unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr Osbourne's success."

70 tons of metal 70000 TONS OF METAL: SIXTY BANDS, BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE AND MUCH MORE
Heavy Metal bands from around the globe playing concerts on four different stages...

lamb of god WAS BREAKING NEWS: LAMB OF GOD REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'EMBERS': MARK MORTON HAS SOME DEEPLY PERSONAL WORDS
"Nearly a decade after 'Walk With Me In Hell' it was happening yet again. Art was imitating life..."

iron maiden WAS BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN RELEASE "THANK YOU" VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Now it's break time for Iron Maiden but they will be back for a full scale UK Tour in 2017...

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF RELEASES SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM WITH JIM STEINMAN - LISTEN HERE
"Now psychologist and psychiatrists all over America are giving it to their patients..."

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