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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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band of friends BAND OF FRIENDS ANNOUNCE UK DATES IN APRIL AND MAY
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iron maiden IRON MAIDEN TO RECEIVE O2 SILVER CLEF AWARD
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the darkness THE DARKNESS REVEAL FIRST SINGLE 'OPEN FIRE'
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walls of jericho WALLS OF JERICHO ARE ENTERING THE STUDIO
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beyond forgotton shores DORMANT INFERNO & DIONYSUS ANNOUNCE SPLIT RELEASE 'BEYOND FORGOTTEN SHORES'
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icon I.C.O.N SIGN TO METALBOX RECORDINGS
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soldierfield SOLDIERFIELD RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'THE ONLY WAR'
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serpentine SERPENTINE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM 'CIRCLE OF KNIVES'
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black star riders EUROPE/BLACK STAR RIDERS EXTEND SET TIMES AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH SHOWS
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rival sons RIVAL SONS HAVE RECORDED EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY TRACKS
The limited edition 7" contains two previously unreleased songs...

styx STYX RELEASE 'LIVE AT THE ORLEANS ARENA LAS VEGAS'
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electric wizard ELECTRIC WIZARD CONFIRM FULL SUPPORTING CAST FOR HEADLINE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON
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angra ANGRA'S KIKO LOUREIRO FAVOURED TO JOIN MEGADETH AS NEW GUITARIST
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mike porcaro MIKE PORCARO OF TOTO DEAD AT 59
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joe bonamassa JOE BONAMASSA & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY VINYLS
A chance to get your hands on 180g vinyl pressings from the blues rock giants...

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

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

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

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

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

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Listen to 'Runnin' With The Devil' from this electrifying release...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

david gilmour DAVID GILMOUR ANNOUNCES 2015 SHOWS
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"Recording this album felt so right, we had the right producer and engineer and the sounds just fell out of us..."

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space elevator Y&T ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2015
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space elevator SPACE ELEVATOR ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR
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the night flight orchestra THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM RELEASE
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femme metal FEMME METAL FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE UP
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iron maiden NICKO McBRAIN GIVES IRON MAIDEN UPDATE - NEW ALBUM IS READY BUT ON HOLD
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battle beast FOUNDING MEMBER ANTON KABANEN FORCED OUT OF BATTLE BEAST
"I did not want to leave. The initiative came from the rest of the band, and I am now forced to leave..."

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This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...

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hammerfall HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
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Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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