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Saturday, April 27, 2013

METAL REVOLUTION Tonight In New York With Special Guest Alex Skolnick from TESTAMENT!

Tonight, ESCAPE will write history at "Metal Revolution" (presented by Horns Up Rocks and Unblock The Rock) at Tobacco Road in New York City, as they become the first Cuban based band to ever perform in New York City! In celebration of this awesome achievement the band will be joined by legendary guitar player Alex Skolnick of TESTAMENT. Joining ESCAPE will be their Cuban brothers from FIREHAZE as well as SHITKILL, DEATH IMMORTAL, SIXTH RENAISSANCE and DARK MATTER.

Skolnick will join ESCAPE to perform their Metal anthem “Cuba Rebelión" (rebellious Cuba). "It's been an honor and a thrill to help raise awareness of the thriving Cuban Metal scene, of which ESCAPE is a shining example. I’m looking forward to jamming with this ultra­heavy, musically sophisticated band in person and hope for an eventual dismantling of the long outdated economic and artistic blockade between our countries,” said Skolnick.

“None of us can believe ESCAPE is in New York City,” said Alejandro Padron, drummer and musical director for Escape.

Horns Up Rocks decided to join forces with UBTR to host Escape at Tobacco Road. "For Horns Up Rocks it is vital to keep underground music alive and breathing. This can only be done thanks to bands like ESCAPE, a band willing to cross all borders for the love of their music, and most importantly their culture,” explained our founder Jö Schüftan.

This historic show will take place tonight at Tobacco Road and is only $12 (21+ with ID), RSVP HERE!


Friday, April 26, 2013

HYPOCRISY Forced To Miss Upcoming North American Tour - Details Available!

HYPOCRISY have been forced to sit out the upcoming North American tour this May due to reasons beyond their control. The band members had received their visa approvals and everything was going as scheduled, until the embassy let them know that the earliest they could pick up their visas, get them stamped and so on, wasn't until late June at the earliest. A regular procedure that would normally take just a few days to sort, takes much longer at the moment due to that current workload Homeland Security is experiencing.

"As we were getting ready to go get our visas stamped and ready for the tour we were informed that the earliest we could go initially was sometime in July", explains guitarist/vocalist Peter Tägtgren. "We then immediately continued to call them, got the label to help with some letters, and put our lawyer to work etc. The best that got us was an appointment in late June. This is a HUGE blow to us, to our fans and everyone who has supported HYPOCRISY in North America. Sometimes there are battles you can’t win, and this is one of them. We will be back, I can promise that!"

The trek was also initially set to feature Brazilian brothers in Death KRISIUN, Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED, and technical-melodic-Death-masters ARSIS,as well as AUTUMN’S END and STARKILL on select shows. The tour will continue as previously scheduled at this time minus HYPOCRISY and ABORTED.


4/30/13  Café611 – Frederick, MD


5/01/13 TheGramercy – New York, NY *
5/02/13 Palace – Stafford, CT *
5/03/13 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC *
5/04/13  WreckRoom – Toronto, ON *
5/05/13  TheFoundry – Cleveland, OH *
5/06/13 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
5/07/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN *
5/08/13  TheZoo – Winnipeg, MB *
5/09/13  TheExchange – Regina, SK *
5/10/13  PawnShop – Edmonton, AB *
5/11/13 Republik – Calgary, AB *
5/12/13 Branding Iron Pub – Armstrong, BC (ARSIS and STARKILL only)
5/13/13  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC *
5/14/13 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA **
5/15/13  Branx – Portland, OR   
5/16/13  Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA **
5/17/13  TheVex – Los Angeles, CA **
5/18/13 Joe’s Grotto – Tempe, AZ **
5/20/13 Trees – Dallas, TX **
5/21/13 Korova – San Antonio, TX **



5/22/13 Chameleon Room - Oklahoma City, OK
5/23/13  TheRiot Room - Kansas City, MO
5/25/13 Headliners Middle Room - Toledo, OH
5/26/13 Smith's Downtown - Mishawaka, IN
5/27/13 Broadway Joe's - Buffalo, NY
5/28/13  TheSmiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
5/29/13 Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY
5/30/13  TheMasquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/01/13  Scion Rock Fest – Memphis, TN

Related Links:
HYPOCRISY's Official Site
HYPOCRISY on Facebook
HYPOCRISY on Nuclear Blast

Philip "The Kid" Anselmo Offers Advice For Artists On The Rise!

If there is a man in Heavy Music that has seen it all, done it all, tasted it all... that man is Philip H. Anselmo from PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, etc. He recently sat down with FUSE and offered great advice for upcoming musicians!

So to sum up what Anselmo said above, follow all or at least some of the following steps in order to succeed:

- Rip off 20 to 30 bands whose music you identify with in order to find an original sound.
- Play as many gigs as you can in order to master your craft and connect with the audience.
- Gig for nearly nothing in return in order to pay your dues.
- Connect with your fans via the Internet.

Here are DOWN's upcoming tour dates:
- May.23.2013: Birmingham, AL, Zydeco
- May.24.2013: Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theater
- May.25.2013: Baltimore, MD, Sonar/Maryland Deathfest
- May.27.2013: August, GA, Sky City
- May.28.2013: Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
- May.30.2013: Broussard, LA, The Station
- May.31.2013: New
Orleans, LA, House of Blues
- June.14.2013: Donnington, UK, Download Festival
- June.15.2013: Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell
- June.16.2013: Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki, Finland, Provinssirock
- June.18.2013: Moscow, Russia, Moscow Arena
- June.20.2013: Jaworzno, Poland, Metalfest Poland
- June.21.2013: St. Goarshausen, Germany, Metalfest Germany
- June.22.2013: Clisson, France, Hellfest
- June.24.2013: Ljubljana, Slovenia, Kino Soska
- June.25.2013: Zagreb, Croatia, Culture Factory
- June.27.2013: Tisza Kemping, Tokaj-Rakamaz, Rakamaz, Hungary, Borsodi Hegyalja Fesztival
- July.1.2013: Athens, Greece, Rock Gods
HERE is an extensive gallery of DOWN's recent concert in New York City!

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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BLACK SABBATH North American Tour Poster!

Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, BLACK SABBATH have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek.

Be the first to get information about the new Black Sabbath album: http://bitly.com/BlackSabbathMailingList.

Related links:

Ozzy's official site
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website

Tarja Turunen: 3rd Solo Album, Future In NIGHTWISH & Being A Musician Mother!

Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli, or simply Tarja, possesses one of the most unique voices in all of music. You obviously know her for the amazing work she did with NIGHTWISH, the band that decided to fire her via a letter (yes a letter), which obviously reflect the communication problems that the band is famous for.

While this obviously pissed Tarja off, today she sees it as a blessing in disguise. Following her departure from NIGHTWISH, she began her solo career and has never looked back. 2013 is smiling at Tarja, who became a mother last year, and has completed the recording sessions for her third solo studio album. Instead of us telling you about the progress of the album, we decided to give Tarja a call and get an update directly from. She also talks about IF there are any chances of her reuniting with NIGHTWISH. Here is her update:

Related links:

Tarja's official site
Tarja's Facebook page
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Gil Sharone: STOLEN BABIES, Chi Cheng from DEFTONES, TDEP, PUSCIFER, Music Career & Technique!

Gil Sharone from the STOLEN BABIES is one of the top drummer in Heavy Music today. If you have had the chance to see him perform with his band STOLEN BABIES or with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, or with PUSCIFER, or even with SUM 44, you know that Gil plays with a lot of heart. His precise technique is widely known and through the clinics that he oftens organizes, he has been able to pass the torch to young upcoming drummers.

STOLEN BABIES are currently on tour with SEVENDUST, COAL CHAMBER and LACUNA COIL, in what is by far one of the best tour packages of 2013.

Prior to his bands performance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City on April 17, Gil sat down with us to talk about this great tour and how STOLEN BABIES are catching a break following their hiatus. We also chatted with him about his musical career, jamming with his brother Rani, and about the recent passing of Chi Cheng from the DEFTONES (RIP). Without further due, here is our interview with Gil Sharone!

STOLEN BABIES with COAL CHAMBER, Sevendust and Lacuna Coil (remaining tour dates):

4/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom**
4/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**
4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom**

Related links:
Stolen Babies' official site

SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2013: Tons Of Dates Unveiled

Recently, the organizers of the SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR, the most extreme Metal fest of the Summer, revealed the lineup for the 2013 musical destruction!

Headlining the event will be THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, who will be joined by ANIMALS AS LEADERS, PERIPHERY, NORMA JEAN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE OCEAN, REVOCATION, and AEON. Additionally, two more bands will be announced soon!

Today (April 26), the initial list of tour dates has been unveiled:

7/19-San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
7/20-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/21-Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/24-Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
7/26-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/27-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/29-Orlando, FL @ House of Blues (w/o Cattle Decapitation)
7/30-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/31-Knoxville, TN @ Old City Courtyard
8/01-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/02-Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
8/03-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (w/o Norma Jean)
8/04-Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
8/07-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
8/08-Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
8/09-Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/10-Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
8/11-Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
8/12-Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
8/13-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/14-Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
8/16-Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre


Related links:
Summer Slaughter Tour on Facebook

GHOST B.C. Unleash Killer Box Set & It Includes Sex Toys For All You Freaks!

GHOST B.C. recently released their second studio album entitled 'Infestissumam' via Loma Vista Recordings (NEW record label founded by Tom Whalley in partnership with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group).

In celebration of the release of '
Infestissumam', the band has unleashed the Ghost Phallos Mortuus Ritual Box Set (pictured above) and it includes some freaky sex toys! Check em' out:

All of GHOST's tour dates can be seen here!

Related links:
Secular Haze

KVELERTAK Premiere Music Video For "Kvelertak"!

Below is the NEW KVELERTAK video for the track "Kvelertak" courtesy of KERRANG.

The video was directed by Stian Andersen, who came along for a couple of shows on the bands recent release tour of Europe. The shows that are featured here are from London, Cologne, Paris and the epic final show in Oslo.

Click to watch the video for "Kvelertak"

recently released their Roadrunner Records debut album 'Meir' worldwide!
The band is currently partaking on a major North American headlining tour. The spring trek celebrates the the release of 'Meir'. Full agenda HERE!

Members of the band recently took over Roadrunner Records in New York City for a fully loaded press day. Luckily, we were able to kidnap Erlend Hjelvik and Vidir Landa to discuss 'Meir' and how Norwegian culture influenced the bands musical direction. We also discussed the bands NEW music video for "Bruane Brenn" (watch it HERE). Watch this exclusive interview right here, right now!

Related links:
KVELERTAK's official site

KYNG Back On Track Following The Near Fatal Accident Of Their Bassist

In early February it was announced HERE that LA's power trio KYNG were forced to pull out from CLUTCH's "Earth Rocker North American tour". KYNG had to be replaced by Scorpion Child since their bassist Tony Castaneda was involved in a very serious car accident. Thankfully, the KYNG boys are back in action as you can see on the picture on the right (uploaded by Tony a few minutes ago).

Not only are they back on the road with THE SWORD (tour dates below), but they have also completed the recording sessions for the follow up of the critically acclaimed 'Trampled Sun' with producer Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Sound City), and Andrew Alekel on the helm. The sessions took place in Los Angeles, CA at an undisclosed location. Additionally, the band has announced that they will be part of these years Bonnaroo Music Festival!

Here are some images of the recording sessions, courtesy of KYNG:

KYNG on tour with THE SWORD (remaining tour dates):
- 4/26:  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
- 4/27:  Savannah, GA @ The Jinx Nightclub
- 4/28:  Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
- 4/29:  Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

Other KYNG tour dates:

- 5/2: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom

- 5/4: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Related links:
Kyng's Official Site

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release First Single Out Of 'Halo Of Blood'

CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Halo Of Blood', the bands eighth studio album, will be released on June 11th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Artwork was created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his classic COB album covers for 'Follow the Reaper' (2001), 'Hate Crew Deathroll' (2003), and 'Are You Dead Yet?' (2005).

Here is the first single out of COB's upcoming record! Entitled "Transference", you can now purchase the song via iTunes HERE!

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded 'Halo Of Blood' at Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the 'Hatebreeder' (1999), 'Follow the Reaper' (2001), and 'Hate Crew Deathroll' (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth) oversaw production on both vocals and keyboards. The album was mixed at Finland’s famed Finnvox Studios.

Track listing for COB’s Halo Of Blood is:

     01 - Waste Of Skin
     02 - Halo Of Blood
     03 - Scream For Silence
     04 - Transference
     05 - Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
     06 - The Days Are Numbered
     07 - Dead Man's Hand On You
     08 - Damage Beyond Repair
     09 - All Twisted
     10 - One Bottle and a Knee Deep

To support 'Halo Of Blood', CHILDREN OF BODOM will be one of the featured acts on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  COB will perform alongside Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and others across the United States.  Launching on June 29th in San Bernardino, California, the 5-week trek will run through August 4th in Dallas, Texas.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour dates for 2013 are as follows:
- 06/29/13: San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA
- 06/30/13: Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA
- 07/02/13: Idaho Center Amphitheater in Nampa, ID
- 07/03/13: White River Amphitheater in Auburn, WA
- 07/05/13: Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
- 07/06/13: Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, NM
- 07/07/13: Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Englewood, CO
- 07/10/13: Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto, ON– CANADA
- 07/12/13: First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- 07/13/13: Susquehana Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- 07/14/13: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- 07/16/13: Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- 07/17/13: Bangor Waterfront in Bangor, ME
- 07/19/13: Toyota Pavilion in Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- 07/20/13: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- 07/21/13: The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- 07/23/13: PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
- 07/24/13: Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- 07/26/13: Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- 07/27/13: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL
- 07/28/13: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, MI
- 07/30/13: Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA
- 07/31/13: 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater in Tampa, FL
- 08/02/13: Tower Amphitheater in Austin, TX
- 08/03/13: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- 08/04/13: Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX

CHILDREN OF BODOM, and AMON AMARTH have announced that they will be bringing the U.S. headbangers a few Mayhem Fest off dates. This off dates will feature the following artists (lineup varies from city to city as mentioned below):


- 7/9: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (w/ Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, Battlecross & Huntress)
- 7/29: Louisville, KY @ Expo 5 (w/ Behemoth, Emmure, Job For A Cowboy, Huntress & Battlecross)
- 8/5: Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheater (w/ Rob Zombie & Machine Head)
- 8/7: St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s (w/ Battlecross & Huntress)
- 8/8: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works (w/ Huntress & Battlecross)-
- 8/9: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s (w/ Battlecross & Huntress)

Related links:
Children Of Bodom

DARK TRANQUILITY Release NEW Single "The Science Of Noise"

The guardians of the Gothenburg Sound, DARK TRANQUILLITY, released their first album 20 years ago and are still one of the most exciting bands in Melodic Death Metal. The Swedes are ready to release 'Construct' (their 10th album) on May 27th via Century Media Records. Today the band is premiering the first single out of 'Construct'. Entitled "The Science Of Noise", this song contains the most lethal noise your ears will encounter today. Crank it below!

Tracklisting for 'Construct':

1. For Broken Words
2. The Science Of Noise
3. Uniformity
4. The Silence In Between
5. Apathetic
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming

Related links:
Dark Tranquility 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

THE WINERY DOGS Reveal Japanese Tour Poster!

THE WINERY DOGS is a NEW project featuring Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) and Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON)! Talk about a super group!

Here is the track listing for the groups debut album, set to be released in Japan on May 15th. The rest of the world will have to wait.

1 Elevate
2 Desire
3 We Are One
4 I'm No Angel
5 The Other Side
6 You Saved Me
7 Not Hopeless
8 One More Time
9 Damaged
10 Six Feet Deeper
11 Criminal
12 The Dying
13 Regret

Earlier this week, THE WINERY DOGS premiered their music video for their NEW song "Elevate" HERE!

Related links:
The Winery Dogs on Facebook

Cam Pipes from 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has great advice for Upcoming Artists!

Cam Pipes from 3 INCHES OF BLOOD recently shared his top 5 tips for being on the road with Digitaltourbus.com. Here a few of those very useful tips:

- The most important thing for touring is being in a band with people you can tolerate to be around. You might have the most amazing musician on a given instrument, but if they are an asshole then your touring life is going to be hell. 99% of touring happens off stage so you need to be able to hang out with like-minded people. If you’ve never toured before, try doing something small like a week or two. You may have done tons of shows in your hometown but nothing will test your band’s limits like the dynamics of touring.

- Know your place and be respectful. On tour there is a pecking order. Obey the headliner’s techs and stage manager. Do not eat any catering until you get the ok from the headliner’s tour manager. Do not go into the other bands dressing rooms without permission and under no circumstances do you take ANYTHING on their rider without prior consent. Bands above you got there for a reason, either because they caught a break and got some fast tracked success or they did it the old fashioned way and slugged it out building their fan base over time. Either way, they draw more people than you and you need to recognize that. The less greenhorn tendencies you show the better impressions you will leave on other bands and their crew and that will result in getting other tour opportunities in the future.

Read the rest of this his tips HERE!

Don't forget to catch 3 INCHES OF BLOOD on the road with GOATWHORE!

3 INCHES OF BLOOD and GOATWHORE Co-headline tour:

- 04/25: Fredericton, NB @ Lava Vodka Bar
- 04/26: Moncton, NB @ OC Nightclubv
- 04/27: Halifax, NS @ Michael's

3 INCHES OF BLOOD and Goatwhore with Revocation and Ramming Speed:

- 04/28: Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
- 04/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
- 04/30: Burlington, VT @ Nectar's
- 05/01: Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum
- 05/02: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
- 05/03: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
- 05/04: Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class*
*no Revocation

Related links:
3 Inches Of Blood on MySpace
3 Inches Of Blood on Facebook

Meet the Zakk Wylde "Berzerker Burger" - Images Available!

On your favorite holiday (4/20), BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's leader Zakk Wylde was present at Grill 'Em All for the launch of his very own "Berzerker Burger"!

Described as
a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili, all packed in a
bun branded with a Black Label Society skull (of course).

"Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal. We thought, 'What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!' TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk." -
Matt Chernus, co-owner of Grill 'Em All.

According to Metal Hammer, Grill ‘Em All specially commissioned two branding irons with the BLS skull; one for use in the restaurant, and the other, signed by Zakk in a commemorative wooden box, will be auctioned off soon, with the proceeds going to The One Fund—the charity established to assist the families affected by the recent tragedies in Boston (http://onefundboston.org).

Grill 'Em All's restaurant located at 19 E Main Street in Alhambra, California.

Photos by: Metal Hammer

Related links:
Black Label Society
Zakk Wylde
Grill Em' All

ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer has a message for the fans; NEW Album Title Revealed!

"Horns Up brothers and sisters!

"I just wanted to write to you on behalf of myself, and the band, to say thank you for the amazing growth that has been taking place on the Official Iced Earth Facebook Page. We have reached 300,000 likes in a very short time and there appears to be no end in sight.
Since we have this special occasion, I thought I might share some exclusive news with you guys, right here, straight from the source:

"The new ICED EARTH studio album is expected to have an October 2013 release date. It will be titled 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' and we are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process. Below are some of the song titles that will appear on the album.

"I expect this album will be something very special!

"Stay tuned to this page for breaking news about ICED EARTH’s mega-packed schedule and coming tour dates. You will hear it here first!

"Thanks again for your continued support of the band! We love you guys!

"Take care,"

- Jon Schaffer

1) Plagues of Babylon
2) Democide
3) Among The Living Dead
4) The Resistance
5) If I Could See You
6) Peacemaker
7) Cthulhu
8) Parasite

Iced Earth just released their Live In Ancient Kourion DVD/Blu-ray, filmed last year in Cyprus. Following the completion of 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON', ICED EARTH will demolishing Europe!

Iced Earth European tour 2014

09 Jan: GER Saarbrücken Garage
10 Jan: NED Hengelo Metropol
11 Jan: BEL Antwerp Trix
12 Jan: GBR Birmingham O2 Academy
13 Jan: IRE Dublin Button Factory

14 Jan: GBR London O2 Academy Islington
15 Jan: FRA Paris Le Trabendo
17 Jan: ESP Madrid Sala Caracol
19 Jan: ESP Valencia Rock City
20 Jan: ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2
22 Jan: SWI Pratteln Z7
23 Jan: ITA Romagnano Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena
24 Jan: SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska
25 Jan: CRO Zagreb Pogon Jedinstvo
26 Jan: BIH Sarajevo Club Sloga
28 Jan: ROM Bucarest Juke Box
29 Jan: TUR Istanbul Kucukciftlik Park
31 Jan: GRE Athens Gagarin 205
01 Feb: GRE Thessaloniki Principal Club
02 Feb: BUL Sofia Mixtape 5
04 Feb: SER Belgrade Dom Omladine
05 Feb: HUN Budapest Club 202
07 Feb: GER Nürnberg Rockfabrik
08 Feb: TCH Zlin Masters Of Rock
09 Feb: GER München Backstage Werk
11 Feb: GER Berlin Astra
12 Feb: GER Köln Essigfabrik
13 Feb: GER Bochum Zeche
14 Feb: GER Osnabrück Rosenhof
15 Feb: GER Hamburg Markthalle
16 Feb: DEN Copenhagen Vega
18 Feb: SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
19 Feb: SWE Stockholm Debaser Medis
22 Feb: ISR Tel Aviv Reading 3

Related links:
Iced Earth
Century Media Records

The future of C.O.C. seems very bright; band on tour with DANZIG!

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will perform at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona tomorrow night as part of their trek with Danzig which began on April 17. The short tour allows the trio a momentary break from work on the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled album. The dates with Danzig follow the band’s recent festival appearance in Santiago, Chile; the band playing The Metal Fest alongside Down, Twisted Sister, Devin Townsend Project and others.

Vocalist/bassist Mike Dean comments, "We took time out from writing and recording to play Chile for the first time. We had a blast hanging out with Down. Of course Pepper [Keenan] played a couple of songs with us and I got to listen to Jimmy Bower and Pat Bruders sing Eagles songs for the entire flight back to the states. We picked up some rented gear in Los Angeles and drove through the desert to start the Danzig tour in Las Vegas. Things have been rolling since then and it has been really good travels. Denver and Albuquerque were particularly awesome. Austin was great too."

The band’s current set includes a mix of NEW and old songs, including “Deliverance,” “Priest Brains,” “Strong Medicine Too Late,” “Holier,” “Mad World,” “Hungry Child,” “Technocracy,” plus “Psychic Vampire,” “Your Tomorrow,” and “The Moneychangers” from their 2012 self-titled album. It merely taps the creative output of the legacy band that originally formed in 1982.

On the conclusion of the tour, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, consisting of guitarist Woody Weatherman, drummer Reed Mullin, with Dean, will return to the rehearsal room to pick up on the remaining songwriting and album work before hitting the recording studio. Dean confirms, “We have a lot of lyric writing to refine but a lot of solid musical arrangements in place. We plan to begin basic tracking for half the songs as soon as we return to North Carolina.”

Continuing he notes, “During the recording of the Megalodon EP (Scion A/V 2012), we settled into a good style of collaboration with our long-time producer John Custer. The band, and myself in particular, get our hands dirty in creating the recording and this next round will be a continuation of that method. We actually can’t wait to get back to work on the new songs.”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY is a confirmed performer at the upcoming Scion Rock Fest slated for June 1st. This year’s fest will include 32 artists performing at four separate venues around downtown Memphis. Entry to the event is free but interested parties must RSVP to obtain tickets. Visit http://www.scionav.com/rock for further details. You can follow the fest via Twitter at #scionrockfest. The band will also perform at Gwar’s 4th Annual BBQ slated for August 17th at Hadad’s Water Park in Richmond, Virginia.

Related links:
COC's Official Site
COC on Facebook
Candlelight Records

Ask Corey Taylor Anything Right Now!

Corey Taylor is not the original vocalist of SLIPKNOT, his original band is actually STONE SOUR. Speaking of STONE SOUR, the second part of 'House Of Gold & Bones' is available now via Roadrunner Records.

At this very moment, Taylor is answering fan questions at the following link:


LISTEN to the NEW Stone Sour record HERE!

THE REVOLVER ROAD TO THE GOLDEN GODS TOUR Featuring STONE SOUR w/ In This Moment & Hell or Highwater except*:

- Apr 27: Jacksonville Metro Park at Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville*
- May 2: Club Nokia at Los Angeles, CA* – Revolver Golden Gods Awards
- May 4: Quail Run Park at Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD Ufiesta*
- May 16: Peoria Civic Center at  Peoria, IL - 105.7 The X Spring Fling*
- May 18: Crew Stadium at Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range 2013* 

Related links:
Stone Sour's Official Site
Stone Sour on Facebook
Stone Sour on MySpace

BLACK SABBATH Announce Full Blown North American Tour - Full Agenda Available!

Following the overwhelming response to the initial announcement of just four tour dates, BLACK SABBATH have now confirmed a full 20-city North American trek. Launching July 25 in Houston, TX, the tour will include shows in Philadelphia, Boston, Tinley Park (Chicago), San Francisco and other major markets, along with the previously announced stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 3 at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. A full list of cities and on sale dates for the dates is below. Beginning today, fans can click here or visit http://bit.ly/Sabbath_RSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, May 2. VIP Packages are also available at VIPNation.com.

BLACK SABBATH--OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI and GEEZER BUTLER-- will be previewing music from their forthcoming '13'. On the NEW album, due out June 11, the band that defined Heavy Metal picks up immediately where they left off with eight sprawling songs (five of them are over eight minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ trailblazing work in the '70s. Songs such as “End of the Beginning,” “Loner,” “Dear Father” and “Age of Reason” reinforce '13'’s testament to the enduring relevance of BLACK SABBATH's long-running reign.  Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), '13' will be released on Vertigo (worldwide) and Vertigo/Republic in the U.S.

DATE                    CITY                     VENUE

+Thu- Jul 25          Houston, TX          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

+Sat-Jul 27           Austin, TX             Frank Erwin Center

<Mon-Jul 29          Tampa, FL             Live Nation Amphitheatre

+Wed-Jul 31          W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

~Fri-Aug 02          Bristow, VA           Jiffy Lube Live

*Sun-Aug 04        Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center

+Tue-Aug 06        Detroit, MI            DTE Energy Music Theatre

+Thu-Aug 08        Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun Arena

+Sat-Aug 10         Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center

^Mon-Aug 12        Boston, MA           Comcast Center

*Wed-Aug 14        Toronto, ON          Air Canada Centre

+Fri Aug 16           Tinley Park, IL       First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

+Sun-Aug 18        Indianapolis, IN       Klipsch Music Center

+Thu-Aug 22        Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena

*Sat-Aug 24        Seattle, WA           Gorge Amphitheatre

+Mon-Aug 26        San Francisco, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

+Wed-Aug 28       Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

+Fri-Aug 30          Phoenix, AZ           US Airways Center

+Sun-Sep 01        Las Vegas, NV       MGM Grand Garden Arena

*Tue-Sep 03        Los Angeles, CA     Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10
<On sale, Saturday, May 11
>On sale TBD

Upcoming BLACK SABBATH tour dates:

- Apr 25: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
- Apr 27: Sydney All Phones Arena, Australia
- Apr 28: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 1: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
- May 4: Perth Arena, Australia
- May 12: Ozzfest, Tokyo Makahari Messe, Japan

Nov. 20 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
Nov. 22 - Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 24 - Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 26 - Forum, Denmark, Copenhagen
Nov. 28 - Ziggo Dome, Holland, Amsterdam
Nov. 30 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Dec. 02 - Bercy, Paris, France
Dec. 05 - Fiera Arena, Milan, Italy
Dec. 07 - 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 10 - 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec. 12 - Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec. 14 - Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec. 16 - Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 - Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec. 20 - LG Arena, Birmingham, UK 

Be the first to get information about the new Black Sabbath album: http://bitly.com/BlackSabbathMailingList.

Related links:
Ozzy's official site
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website

MEGADETH release High Def version of "Super Collider"

MEGADETH NEW studio album entitled 'Super Collider'
will be released on June 4th via Universal Music Group with Mustaine's NEW label, Tradecraft. The recording sessions took place at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California. 'Super Collider' is the follow up to 2011's 'THIRT3EN' (available now via Roadrunner Records). The bands 14th studio album is being produced by Johnny K and the band.

The band loves their fans, so they decided to give all of you a taste of their NEW album 'Super Collider' in high definition!

In case you missed this, MEGADETH will be touring with IRON MAIDEN later this year. These historic concerts will begin with a first-ever visit (for MAIDEN) to Raleigh, NC, for the opening show on September 3rd at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion followed by taking Metal back to country music capital Nashville, TN where Maiden haven’t played in over twenty years, at the Bridgestone Arena on September 5th. There will also be shows in Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center on September 7th, St Louis, MO, Verizon Wireless on September 8th and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on September 12th, all of which Maiden last visited way back in 2000 on the Brave New World Tour. Plus a return to Austin, TX for a show at the 360 Amphitheater on September 10th.

As reported recently, MEGADETH will be part of "The Battle Of San Bernardino"! This very special event will take place on Friday, September 13, at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. "The Battle Of San Bernardino" will feature very special appearances by Iron Maiden, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton. This will be a big, loud and exciting day out for Metal fans in Southern California.

Stay tuned for more MEGADETH news! 

Related links:

Megadeth's Official Site
Megadeth on Facebook
Megadeth on Twitter

ALICE IN CHAINS Are NOT Splitting Up; US Tour Begins Tonight!

As you probably know by now, ALICE IN CHAINS' fifth studio album entitled 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here' will be released on May 14. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineered by Paul Figueroa.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jerry Cantrell reassured fans that the band is not breaking up following the release of their highly anticipated NEW album. During an interview with Fuse TV (see below), Cantrell said that he looks at every NEW record "like it's your last" and that he could "rest happily with this being the last record, if that's what it was". Following the interview, the usual onslaught of ridiculous "is this the end of ALICE" headlines surfaced all over the internet. Cantrell has cleared the air, telling Billboard. "What I said was, I approach every record as if it were my last, trying to make it the best record it can be. That's what I meant".

Although there are fans who are not interested in hearing anything by this version of ALICE IN CHAINS, Cantrell said, "I don't do this for what people tell me I should do with my life, or my band. I do what I want to do and what my band wants to do. And we continue to do that".

Beginning tonight, Alice In Chains will be playing a number of headline tour and festival dates. Complete date and venue information are listed below. For information on where to purchase tickets, head to www.aliceinchains.com/tour.

Apr 25 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Apr 26 - Tampa, FL - WXTB Rockfest
Apr 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome To Rockville
Apr 30 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
May 1 - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
May 4 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 5 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
May 7 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Event Center
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 10 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo
May 12 - St. Louis, MO - KPNT Pointfest
May 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Lyons Fairgrounds
May 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 21 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
May 22 - Evansville, IN - Aiken Theatre
May 24 - Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 25 - Pryor, Oklahoma - Rocklahoma
Jun 15 - Donington Park, England - Download Festival
Sep 19 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio

The bands first single out of their upcoming NEW record is called "Hollow" and is now available via iTunes at this link: 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hollow-single/id586393217 Watch the music video for "Hollow" HERE!

Related links: 
Alice In Chains' Official Site

JUDAS PRIEST's 'Epitaph' to be Screened at very special Cinema Events!

Judas Priest's 'Epitaph' concert in London is a full blown production, which is a celebration of the bands 40th anniversary! The concert movie was directed by Brickwall's Alex Walker and sound engineered by Richard Kayvan and Tom Allom, the mastermind behind countless seminal Metal records. "Getting to work with a band that was among the very first I actually bought albums of as a kid was just amazing", said director Alex Walker.

"Epitaph" will be shown at two very special cinema events — one in New York at the Clearview Chelsea on May 14 and the other at London's Forum in Kentish Town on May 15. It will then be released in cinemas on May 16 across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Central America, with many more to follow. Fans will have a limited opportunity to re-live the excitement of the final show of the band's last-ever world tour, which was filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo London in May 2012.

"The 'Epitaph' world tour came to an exciting conclusion at the renowned Hammersmith Odeon (now known as the Apollo) in London. Knowing our fans around the planet recognize that venue for many legendary metal moments, and of course with JUDAS PRIEST being a British metal band it was the perfect gig for us to film and record. Big thanks as always to you our metal family of fans — so start banging your heads one more time with us as we scream together 'The PRIEST is back!'" - JUDAS PRIEST

Here is the trailer for 'Epitaph':

'Epitaph' track listing:

01. Battle Hymn (L)
02. Rapid Fire (F)
03. Metal Gods (F)
04. Heading Out To The Highway (G)
05. Judas Rising (M)
06. Starbreaker (C)
07. Victim Of Changes (B)
08. Never Satisfied (A)
09. Diamonds And Rust (C)
10. Prophecy (N)
11. Night Crawler (L)
12. Turbo Lover (J)
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D)
14. The Sentinel (I)
15. Blood Red Skies (K)
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E)
17. Breaking The Law (F)
18. Painkiller (L)
19. The Hellion (H)
20. Electric Eye (H)
21. Hell Bent For Leather (E)
22. You've Got Another Thing Coming (H)
23. Living After Midnight (F)

Album index:

A - from "Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)
B - from "Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)
C - from "Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)
D - from "Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)
E - from "Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)
F - from "British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)
G - from "Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)
H - from "Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)
I - from "Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)
J - from "Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)
K - from "Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)
L - from "Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)
M - from "Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)
N - from "Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)

The band recently posted the following message regarding their future plans:

"The guys are working in the studio on their NEW album - and all is going is really well!"

Priest's NEW album will mark the recording and songwriting debut of the band's NEW guitarist, Richie Faulkner, who replaced co-founder K.K. Downing in 2011.
Related links:

Judas Priest's official site

1 week until history is written at the 5th anniversary of the Golden Gods Awards!

One week from today, America’s only Hard Rock and Heavy Metal award show will be taking over downtown Los Angeles! The fifth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place Thursday, May 2nd at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. Once again, the event will be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages. Additionally, AXSTV will be broadcasting the entire event!

May 2 will also be declared “Golden Gods Day” in the City of Los Angeles, with Councilwoman Jan Perry opening the show with an official proclamation.

In case you missed this, Danzig will take the stage at this year’s show with fellow Misfit legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein for a very special live Misfits set. The highly anticipated performance joins previously announced live sets by Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, Stone Sour, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Halestorm. As always, the 2013 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will feature one-of-a-kind surprise collaborations that honor the past, present and future of heavy music.

The biggest Heavy Music awards show in all of the America's will be hosted by Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho.

Related links:
Revolver's Official Site