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NEWS ITEMS FOR JANUARY 2012
Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin And More All Confirmed For Metalfest 2012
Overkill Reveal Details And Artwork For New Album
Basick Records' 'Next Big Thing' With HMV Just A Week Away
Anterior To Split Up After Final London Show In March
Revocation Streaming Brand New Song
Deep Purple To Release New Studio Album
Circles Release Tour Video And Announce Second Australian Tour
Paganfest 2012 Line-Up And Dates Announced. Eluveitie To Headline
Thin Lizzy Announce Extra 2012 UK Tour Dates
Evanescence Release Video For 'My Heart Is Broken'
Jägermeister Serves Up Local Supports, Glasgow Show Upgraded Due To Phenomenal Demand
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Announce Second Album And Live Performances
Elimination Announce 'End Of Days' Tour With Triaxis
First Six Rory Gallagher Albums Released For 40th Anniversary
Decibel Magazine Tour Featuring Behemoth And Watain. Dates Announced
Opera Diabolicus Album '1614' Released
GWAR Announce More 'Return Of The World Maggot' Tour Dates
Manowar To Headline Gods Of Metal, Italy On June 21st 2012
Jane's Addiction Release 'Underground' Video
Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies At 57
Video For Primal Rock Rebellion (Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman) Online Now
Legion Of The Damned To Re-Release 'Malevolent Rapture' And Full Of Hate Tour Dates Announced
Tesseract Reveal Details On New Album And Bamboozle Festival Appearance
Nile And Mayhem Confirm Exclusive UK Appearances At Bloodstock 2012
Suidakra Release New Video For 'Balor'
Live Music Bill Passed In House Of Commons And Set To Become Law
Rich Robinson New Album In March, UK Tour In February
Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Look Around' Video Released
Black Sabbath Move Writing Sessions From LA To Birmingham
Mastodon Premiere New Video For 'Dry Bone Valley'
The Popes New Album On The Way And UK Tour Announced For March 2012
Meat Loaf's New Album 'Hell In A Handbasket' Released Worldwide On 13th March
Iron Maiden Release Trailer For New Double Live Album/DVD 'En Vivo!'
Steven Tyler Slammed For Rendition Of 'Star Spangled Banner'
Soulfly Reveal Tracklisting For New Album 'Enslaved'
Aborted New Album Now Streaming Online
Anvil Announce Bass Player Glenn Five's Replacement
Borknagar Reveal New Album Artwork And Tracklisting
Jettblack Heading Out On Road Valient Thor In Europe And UK
Three More Bands Announced For Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air
Hawk Eyes Announce New Album Details And New Track Streaming Now
Cannibal Corpse: Artwork, Tracklisting And First Single From New Studio Album
Nazareth Announce UK 'Big Dogz' Tour For March 2012
Kill Devil Hill Unveil Debut Album Details. First Track Streaming Now
Biohazard Bassist Scott Roberts Hospitalised On Tour
Nightwish New Album Hits The Top Thirty In USA
SOPA And PIPA Bills Indefintely Suspended
Stuka Squadron Announce 2012 Tour Dates
Tony Iommi Has Written Two New Songs Since Cancer Diagnosis
UK Music Rallies Industry Support For Live Music Bill
Fozzy Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records
The Answer Premier New Music Video For 'Nowhere Freeway' Featuring Lynne Jackaman Of St Jude
Furyon Sign To Frontiers Records In Worldwide Deal
Anguish Premieres the Track 'Lair Of The Gods'
Metalfest 2012 - Megadeth Confirmed As Headliner
Steve Hackett Single Release And February UK Tour Details
Rival Sons Confirm European Headlining Tour
Hammerfall Gets Judas Priest Support In Finland
Warbringer Ready To Kick Off North American Tour With Iced Earth and Symphony X
New Meshuggah Album 'Koloss' Out March 26th 2012, Headline UK Tour April 2012
King Diamond Joins Forces With ICM And The Agency Group
Blessed By A Broken Heart Premiere New Video For 'Forever'
Primal Fear Streaming New Song, New Album 'Unbreakable' In Stores January 24th
The Quill Announce Debut US Tour
Prong Announces Initial Tour Dates
King Mob To Release New Single 'Va Vah Voom' On January 16
Attica Rage Confirm New Bassist
Genesis' 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' Live Show Comes To The UK For Four Shows In March
Metallica To Release 'Beyond Magnetic' On CD
BOA – Uniting The Flags Of Metal!
Rhapsody Of Fire Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates With New Line-Up
The Treatment Announce February UK Shows Plus A Brand New London Date
Snowy Shaw Live Album Artwork And Details Released
Malice Sign Worldwide Deal With SPV/Steamhammer
Stéphan Forté Debut Album Out 28th February In North America
Impaled Existence Release Live Video From Bloodstock 2011
Alice In Chains And Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction Launched
3 Inches Of Blood To Release 'Long Live Heavy Metal' In March
Epica Debuts New Song 'Storm Of Shadow' In Netherlands Show
Malefice Announce Swindon Show And Jägermeister Session With Marcus Hahnemann
Stealing Axion Joins InsideOut Music's Artist Roster
Antlered Man Release Debut Album Details And Offer Free Download
California's First Gray Wolf Since 1928 Named After Rock Band Journey
Borknagar Release Details Of New Album
Skydancer Streaming New Track Online Now
Kobra And The Lotus To Support Judas Priest In London
Pythia Announce London Launch Show
Primal Rock Rebellion Debut Album To Be Released 27th February
Corrosion Of Conformity To Headline At Desertfest
Deadly Circus Fire Reveal Title Of New Album
Metal Musicians Leave Messages Of Support For Tony Iommi After Cancer Diagnosis
Axl Rose: Jury Service Was 'Painless'
Brush Shiels Addresses Skid Row Naming Issues And Posts New Track
Crimson Shadows Announce 'Glory On The Battlefield' Album Launch Show
DesertFest Berlin Confirms Dates In April
Tony Iommi Makes Statement After Cancer Diagnosis
Lita Ford Signs To SPV/Steamhammer, New Album Title Revealed
Judas Priest Epitaph World Tour Only UK Date Of 2012 Announced
Mike Portnoy And Steve Morse's New Band Flying Colors Announce Debut Album
FM Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal With Dark Green/Peermusic
Cory Smoot CD Release/Memorial Show Is Huge Success
First New Van Halen Track Online Now, Plus Footage From Last Week's New York Gig
Deicide Confirm Only 2012 UK Appearance At Bloodstock Open Air
Thunderkraft's Industrial Folk Death Metal Album 'Totentanz' Out On March 12th
Axel Rudi Pell Reveals Cover And Tracklisting For 'Circle Of The Oath'
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Rush, Journey Among Top Grossing North American Tours Of 2011
Shinedown Sign To Roadrunner And Release Video For 'Bully'
Prong Reveal New Album Title
Tony Iommi Is Diagnosed With Cancer Of The Lymphocytes
Rob Halford, Lemmy, Dave Grohl And Many More Huge Names On Board For Dio Tribute Album
Fear Factory Confirmed For Metalfest 2012
Kreator Enter The Studio To Record New Album
A Pale Horse Named Death Announce Line-Up Change On Eve Of European Tour
Kiss And Motley Crue To Tour Together In 2012
Uli Jon Roth Announces Concert Dates
Deep Purple Announce 'Smoke On The Nation' Tour Canada 2012
Howard Jones Makes Statement On His Departure From Killswitch Engage
Blaze Bayley To Be Joined By Guitarist Andrea Neri On Upcoming Tour
Wormrot Arrested In Kuala Lumpur During New Year's Eve Hotel Raid
Michael Schenker Announces 'Temple Of Rock' 2012 UK Tour
Chickenfoot Bring Road Test Tour To The UK Next Week
Eluveitie Release Second Song From Forthcoming New Album
Van Halen Intimate New York Gig Plus More Details On 2012 Plans
Nitrogods Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork For Debut Album
Rebirth Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Complete New Album
Kiss Looking For The Ultimate Rock 'Lady Demon'
Napalm Death Premieres New Song 'Leper Colony'
Pain Of Salvation Announce Ragnar Zolberg As New Guitarist
Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo's Philm Mastering Debut Album
Van Halen Announce New Album Title And Release Date And US Tour Dates
Metallica Post Official 31-Minute Video Of 30th Anniversary Tour
Sodom Confirmed For Metalcamp 2012
Primal Scream Bassist Mani Plays His Final Show With The Band
Hopes Die Last To Release New Album 'Trust No One' On 13 February
Wykked Wytch 'The Ultimate Deception' Released In February
Steven Tyler Performs Beatles Classic With Alice Cooper
Howard Jones Leaves Killswitch Engage
All Shall Perish Forced To Cancel European Tour
Biohazard Release New Video For 'Reborn' From Forthcoming New Album
Cancer Bats To Play Six London Shows In One Day: Route Is Shape Of Pentagram
Goatwhore Announce North American Tour With Hate Eternal
Wendy Dio: Ronnie Would Have Given Original Black Sabbath Reunion His Blessing
Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman Join FOrces In Primal Rock Rebellion
Guns 'N Roses And Sebastian Bach Tear Up Las Vegas On New Year's Eve
Beholder Announce UK Tour And Album Plans
JuiceheaD 'How To Sail A Sinking Ship' Out Now, UK Tour With Misfits In February
Wolfsbane Release 'Smoke And Red Light' Video
Katatonia Make Announcement Regarding New Album
Lords Of The Trident Release Video For 'Face Of The Enemy'
Pink Floyd To Reunite For 2012 London Olympics
Historic Monsters Of Rock Cruise Nears Sellout; Last Chance To Reserve Cabin
Treasure Trove Of Previously Unheard Thin Lizzy Material To Be Released This Year
Sabaton Reveal New Album Title And Release Party Date
Horrendous Streaming Full New Album Online Now
Jon Oliva's Pain To Play 'Hall Of The Mountain King' At Bang Your Head
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MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK ANNOUNCE JANUARY 2016 UK TOUR
Schenker will perform tracks from 'Spirit On A Mission' plus all the MSG, UFO and Scorpions rock classics...
MANTAS, ABADDON AND DEMOLITION MAN REUNITE TO CREATE VENOM INC: TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
...now there is a second Venom on the circuit...
KAMELOT PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO OF 'INSOMNIA' FROM UPCOMING ALBUM 'HAVEN'
It's time to step into the cinematic, epic and emotionally dynamic world of Haven. Check it out here...
THE DARKNESS LAUNCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'OPEN FIRE'
The Darkness have announced details of the first single from their forthcoming fourth album 'Last Of Our Kind'...
MOTORHEAD CANCEL MONSTERS OF ROCK, BRAZIL PERFORMANCE AS LEMMY TAKES ILL
Lemmy is undergoing tests in hospital and Motorhead's slot was filled by a jam session...
DORO ANNOUNCES UK TOUR THIS NOVEMBER AND LIVE DVD
Internationally renowned rock and Heavy Metal legend Doro Pesch has just announced a run of three UK shows this November...
DUTCH SYMPHONIC METAL STARS EPICA ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH SWISS FOLK METALERS ELUVEITIE
"Both bands bring their unique flavour to Metal and are known as top live acts, so we are certain that every single night is going to be one to remember..."
IGGY POP TO FEATURE ON GUITAR LEGEND HOTEI'S NEW SINGLE
"In creating this song, I knew that it needed a vocalist with a strong personality to fully bring it to life..."
ARMORED SAINT DEBUT 'MESS' FROM 'WIN HANDS DOWN'
"Possibly the heaviest song Armored Saint has ever written..."
CRADLE OF FILTH UNVEIL THE COVER ARTWORK FOR 'HAMMER OF THE WITCHES'
"...themes rife with heady witchcraft, be it persecution, retribution or unfettered spiritual liberation..."
MARK BOCKTING AND RAEMON BLOEM DEPART HEIDEVOLK
Heidevolk, Mark and Reamon have all made statements which you can read in full here...
AC/DC DRUMMER PHIL RUDD PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG POSSESSION AND THREATENING TO KILL CHARGES
Phil remained silent in court except when asked to enter his plea and also refused to answer questions as he left the courthouse...
INGLORIOUS RELEASE VIDEO OF 'FOOL FOR YOUR LOVIN'' AHEAD OF LONDON HIPPODROME SHOWCASE
The video was recorded completely live and recorded and mixed by Steve Rispin at Liscombe Park Studios...
GUITARIST TRISTAN VISSER LEAVES MAJESTY
The split appears to be amicable and without bad blood. Tristan has left to pursue a solo career...
JUDAS PRIEST AND URIAH HEEP MEMBERS IN ALL-STAR METALWORKS JAM AT DAVEY RIMMER'S WEDDING
Other guests included all the members of Uriah Heep plus numerous faces from the London scene...
GUITARIST DANI EVANS LEAVES ALESTORM
"I hold nothing but respect for the guys and there is no bad blood between us..."
OZZY OSBOURNE HITS BACK AT BILL WARD: "BE HONEST WITH BLACK SABBATH FANS"
"Deep down inside you knew you weren't capable of doing the album and a 16 month tour..."
KISS ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR FOR MAY/JUNE 2015
"Prepare yourself for the greatest show on earth as Kiss are coming to OWN Europe..."
BILL WARD POSTS LONG STATEMENT ON HIS FEELINGS ABOUT BLACK SABBATH CONTINUING WITHOUT HIM
"The continuing misguided information about me has established a necessity on my part to confront these issues..."
ORIGINS OF IRON: AN ALBUM FULL OF EX-IRON MAIDEN MEMBERS AND THEIR MUSIC
After the success of the highly rated encyclopaedic book, 'Outside Iron Maiden' the author and organisers hatched a plan...
GRAHAM PARKER AND THE RUMOUR TO RELEASE 'MYSTERY GLUE' ON MAY 18th AND ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
'Mystery Glue' is a real return to form for this seminal British songwriter and powerhouse band...
MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK TO HEADLINE GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL 2016
Other acts already confirmed are Wishbone Ash featuring Andy Powell plus two of the finest bands to ever come out of Dunfermline...
AEROSMITH BLUE ARMY TOUR 2015 SUMMER TREK TO KICK OFF JUNE 13th
Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, Aerosmith will return to the road June 13th...
ACCEPT ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST AND DRUMMER AND POST NEW VIDEO CLIP
Looking back on 2014, it was the best year in the band's career so far...
BERNIE TORME ANNOUNCES 'BLACKHEART' NEW ALBUM AND TOUR SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2015
"We did a storming little UK tour end of last year following the release of the 'Flowers & Dirt' album and I really caught the bug to play live again..."
BEHEMOTH RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'MESSE NOIR' WITH PRODUCER ZEV DEANS
The combination of visual and auditory elements could not be more ideal...
CONAN ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR IN JUNE
""As we gear up to record the follow up to 'Blood Eagle', we welcome you to join us on our only run of UK shows in 2015..."
MUSKEL ROCK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL HEADLINERS
Let Them Eat Metal On Metal because there's Thunder On The Tundra at this year's Muskel Rock Festival in Sweden...
THE ZOMBIES TO PLAY THE UNION CHAPEL MAY 1st
Brit legends The Zombies, fresh back from a triumphant SXSW, announce an intimate UK gig ahead of their brand new studio album...
PRIMUS ANNOUNCE 'AN EVENING WITH PRIMUS' JUNE UK DATES
Primus are set to return to the UK for the first time since 2012 for three special shows...
BABYMETAL TO FINALLY RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IN UK VIA earMUSIC
Babymetal are a divisive phenomena in the Metal world today...
AC/DC OPEN ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR WITH SURPRISE SETLIST INCLUSIONS: WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS
The Rock Or Bust world tour resumes on April 17th during Coachella's second weekend before the band hit Europe in May...
SIX FEET UNDER ALL SET TO RELEASE THEIR ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM 'CRYPT OF THE DEVIL'
The band's eleventh studio recording boasts ten murderous slabs of audio repugnance...
METAL BLADE TO RE-ISSUE GWAR's 'AMERICA MUST BE DESTROYED'
'America Must Be Destroyed' is definitely their "heaviest" album. The hardest vocals, and the hardest music...
TONY IOMMI POSTS POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE AFTER BLACK SABBATH PULL OUT OF OZZFEST
Sabbath have given no reason for their decision to pull out and Tony posted the following message just after 6.30 this evening...
TWISTED SISTER ANNOUNCE AJ PERO TRIBUTE CONCERT, FAREWELL TOUR AND AJ'S REPLACEMENT
"Dee Snider and the boys made the decision last month to call it quits - just one week before drummer AJ Pero died from a heart attack."
PATTI RUSSO ALL SET FOR APRIL/MAY UK DATES
Patti Russo made her name as Meat Loaf's female lead vocalist between 1993 and 2013 and tonight she sets out on a set of April and May UK dates...
MARTIN WALKYIER GOES SKYCLAD ANNOUNCED AS BEERMAGEDDON SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER
"Once again we will witness Skyclad in it's true glory, as intended from conception, the Skyclad that impacted Metal like no incarnation since..."
IRON MAIDEN CATALOGUE NOW MASTERED FOR ITUNES
"I honestly feel that there is a massive improvement in the quality of these classic albums..."
JOHNNY SOLINGER LEAVES SKID ROW; REPLACEMENT NAMED ALREADY
"We had a lot of great times together and created a lot of great music. We wish him nothing but the best."
SOS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SIX MORE BANDS
Skarlett Riot, The Raven Age, 13 Stars, Heartbreak Remedy, Liz Owen & Charlotte Hackett are added to the loaded bill this July...
GINGER WILDHEART ANNOUNCES "SONGS & WORDS TOUR" APRIL/MAY 2015
"This is a tale of redemption, self discovery and, ultimately, battling the odds and winning on my own terms..."
LAST GREAT DREAMERS HEAD OUT ON UK TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWENTY YEARS
"It's great to be back. Both Marc and I have had a long break from performing music and the handful of dates we did last year were a reminder of what we've been missing..."
TOSELAND ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN APRIL 2015 & NEW VIDEO
The official video for 'Hearts And Bones', from the band's new EP is released in advance of the 15 date headline tour...
ANGRA GUITARIST KIKO LOUREIRO JOINS MEGADETH
He will be Megadeth's tenth guitarist in the band's thirty year history and he replaces the departed Chris Broderick...
CANADA'S ODIUM ISSUE STUDIO UPDATE AND OFFER FREE SONG DOWNLOAD
As the album comes together in the studio, Odium have no plans to slow down on the live performance front...
VIDESCAPE IS THE NEW WAY FOR MUSICIANS TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM VIDEOS AND AUDIO
VidEscape is perhaps not a site many musicians and bands are familiar with but all that could change in the coming months...
VAN HALEN SHUT DOWN HOLLYWOOD BLVD FOR SPECIAL JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE
The band performed a forty five minute set to fans who were given free tickets to attend the outdoor event...
STATUS QUO TO ROCK ROCHESTER CASTLE FOR A RECORD FIFTH TIME
The Quo will perform at the picturesque Norman castle grounds on Wednesday July 15th with support from Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel...
SKARLETT RIOT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
Dubbed the 'We Will Rise' Tour to promote their new EP, 'We Are The Brave', the band will be joined on the trek by The Raven Age...
DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE/BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER UK TOUR
Tickets go on sale at 10.00am on 1st April from Live Nation UK with pre-sale and VIP ticketing information coming soon...
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'."...
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 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 ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
Celebrate the music of Rory Gallagher delivered by the men who helped define it...
IRON MAIDEN ISSUE BRUCE DICKINSON HEALTH UPDATE AS NEW PHOTOS OF BRUCE EMERGE
Things are looking very positive concerning the Bruce Dickinson cancer situation...
IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
The iconic band have won the Outstanding Contribution To UK Music category...
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 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...
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 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 ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
The band will start work shortly on their first full length album since 2008...
DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
India's Transcending Obscurity label produces a Doom Metal double...
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 RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
The video is from the latest acclaimed release 'Catharsis'...
SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
The new studio album contains ten brand new songs from the melodic rock quintet...
RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...
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 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...
MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
The rock world was shook again on Sunday morning, March 15th 2015...
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...
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..."
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..."
WARBEAST'S BRUCE CORBITT ISSUES UPDATE FOLLOWING HIS HEART SCARE
Bruce has been undergoing tests and has an important message to share...
ENTER SHIKARI ANNOUNCE INTIMATE DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM-UP SHOW
Catch the band at Bristol in June before their slot headlining Download's second stage...
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...
MEDIEVAL FOLK ROCKERS SERPENTYNE UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'VALKYRIES'
Over the last few years their live show has become quite the spectacle...
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..."
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 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 ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
The dates will coincide with the release of his as yet untitled fourth solo studio album...
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...
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 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 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' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'THE ALCHEMIST'
The remarkable track is from the upcoming album 'Salem's Wounds'...
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...
MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR SOS FESTIVAL
SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively...
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..."
THUNDER ANNOUNCE 'RESURRECTION DAY' AS A SINGLE RELEASE
The new single from 'Wonder Days' celebrates the recovery of guitarist Ben Matthews after serious illness...
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 ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
Following their strong live debut last year, the band return for a select handful of dates...
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
'Skyline Whispers', the latest from the Swedish rockers, lands in June...
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'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...
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..."
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..."
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 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...
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...
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 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 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 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....
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 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 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!..."
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...
IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...
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...
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..."
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 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...
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...
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 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 RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...
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 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 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 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 RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...
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 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...
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...
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...
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...
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 RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...
SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...
SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...
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 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..."
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 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 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 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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