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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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runnning wild BREAKING NEWS: RUNNING WILD SAIL AGAIN ON 26th AUGUST WITH 'RAPID FORAY'
"For me this track has all the qualities of a real stadium anthem. Listening to it gives me goose bumps every time."

jeff lynne NO 'BIRMINGHAM BLUES' FOR JEFF LYNNE AS HE COLLECTS LORD MAYOR AND SILVER CLEF AWARDS
"The Lord Mayor's Awards recognise outstanding achievements and exceptional service to the city and the people of Birmingham."

absolva BREAKING NEWS: ABSOLVA UNLEASH 'HARSH REALITY' AND ANNOUNCE 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We're absolutely stoked about these shows which we'll hit with maximum Absolva force..."

purple records DEEP PURPLE'S RECORD LABEL, PURPLE RECORDS, IS RESURRECTED: SILVERHEAD FT. MICHAEL DES BARRES CATALOGUE RE-RELEASED
The label was home to debut solo releases from Jon Lord, Roger Glover, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, as well as early releases from Yvonne Elliman and Ronnie James Dio...

rolling stones ROLLING STONES 'ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE II' LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY RODNEY MATTHEWS NOW AVAILABLE
"It did trouble him at the time, but he took it no further and as Rodney himself told us: "It would take a brave man to sue the Stones!"

elo BREAKING NEWS: JEFF LYNNE'S ELO ANNOUNCE HUGE GIG AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
Sunday's Glastonbury performance was another triumph to add to the list of successes Jeff has notched up in this, the fifth decade of his career...

brian johnson BRIAN JOHNSON TO HOST 'THE PRODUCERS' ON PLANET ROCK
Each week Johnno will take you on a journey to meet a different iconic producer with huge names all set to feature...

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD DAY IN LONDON: MORE DETAILS CONFIRMED AND IT'S NOW FREE ENTRY
The event has the full blessing from Motörhead and their official fan club but spaces are limited to just 250 people and you do need to book your place and you can do that here...

sabaton SABATON UNVEIL FIRST ALBUM TRAILER FOR 'THE LAST STAND'
The Last Stand is now available to pre-order on Limited edition Double Gatefold coloured vinyl...

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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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 WAS 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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