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Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in Michael Schenker Fest’s April 2020 UK dates as he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. The former Rainbow frontnan is currently touring Europe with Alcatraz. Michael Schenker Fest’s second studio album, ‘Revelation’, was released this month through …

Metallica frontman James Hetfield has re-entered rehab to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The band have consequently postponed their previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour was scheduled to begin in Perth, Australia, on October 17th and end on November 2nd in Auckland, New Zealand. …

………”Before Arcturus there was Mortem”…………. Mortem were originally formed by Marius Vold and Steinar Sverd Johnsen back in 1989, one of the first Black Metal bands to emerge onto the newly forming scene in Norway, releasing the rare, highly coveted and brutal ‘Slow Death’ demo on cassette, with Euronymous and …

Retribution Alive and Promixity Bookings bring a blistering set of bands to the Black Heart in Camden. Melodic Death Metal crew Bloodshot Dawn return to headline one of London’s finest venues. Modern Kent Death Metallers Infected Dawn, Canadian prog Metallers Becomes Atral and London heavies Tyrannos support. Advance tickets are …

Swiss extreme Metal amalgamators Voice Of Ruin return with their third full length, ‘Acheron’, aptly named after one of the five rivers that ran through Hades in Greek mythology, sitting once again “Between tragic reality and fiction”, as they “draw their lyrical inspiration from both the darkest episodes of history …

Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down will headline Download Festival 2020. Nine more bands have also been announced today and they are: Deftones Korn The Offspring Disturbed Gojira Alestorm Black Veil Brides Daughtry Of Mice And Men Of course, many, many more bands will be announced for Download …

Saxon have been forced to postpone all their remaining 2019 shows as frontman Biff Byford has been diagnosed with a heart condition that requires immediate surgery. His post-op recovery period will last into 2020. Biff says: “As everyone knows now, we are going to have to reschedule some of the …

Larry Wallis, the first Motörhead guitarist, has passed away aged 70. Wallis joined the fledgling Motörhead in May 1975 while still a member of the Pink Fairies with Lemmy and Lucas Fox. Fox left the band in September 1975 and was replaced by Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor. He played on …

Shy vocalist Tony Mills has passed away aged 57 after a battle with cancer. Tony’s wife Linda made the following statement earlier today. “It is with a shattered heart that I announce the passing of my loving husband and best friend Tony Mills. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer …
KK DOWNING, LES BINKS AND TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS TO PERFORM FULL-LENGTH SET OF JUDAS PRIEST CLASSICS

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will embark upon a European solo tour in November, including a very special one-off show at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on Sunday 3rd November. The night will include a full band set from Ellefson’s Sleeping Giants band, followed by a full-length set of Judas Priest …