Monthly Archives February 2017


The previously revealed SLAYER North American summer tour with Lamb Of God and Behemoth has now officially been announced and dates/venues confirmed.

“As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if you miss it!” says Slayer’s Kerry King. “Not very often I get to go on tour where we are all friends to start. That being said, the potential for greatness at these events is mind blowing. I look forward to being a part of it, and hanging with old friends – bands as well as fanatical fans! Let the festivities begin!!”

Here is the schedule:

7/12 Bemidji, MN @ Sanford Center
7/13 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2017 (no Behemoth)
7/15 Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA 2017 Ford Festival Park, (no Behemoth)
7/16 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival
7/18 Columbus, OH ...

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IRON MAIDEN – Add Second Brooklyn Show

The extra date in Brooklyn on July 22nd will be the final chance for IRON MAIDEN fans to witness The Book Of Souls Tour as it’s two year, round-the-world odyssey which began in February 2016 in Florida comes to a close. By which time, the band will have played 117 shows to well over 2 million fans in 36 countries, across six of the seven continents travelling well over 100,000 miles.

Tickets for the North American 26 date June/July second leg of The Books Of Souls Tour went on sale nationally a little over two weeks ago on Friday January 27th and were speedily snapped up by Maiden fans with well over 200,000 tickets being sold across the opening weekend alone...

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REX BROWN – Signs With eOne Music

Former PANTERA/DOWN bassist Rex Brown has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music for the release of his as-yet untitled solo debut. Brown worked on the album with friend Lance Harvill and tracked the lead vocals, rhythm guitars and bass on the outing. Drummer Christopher Williams handled the studio percussion on the effort while producer Caleb Sherman produced the outing. Peter Keyes (Lynyrd Skynyrd) also guests on a few tracks.

Brown said of the outing, which is due later this year:

“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up. I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit. This is just something else I’m doing for fun, man. And musical Freedom...

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HAVOK – Release “Intention To Deceive” Video

With the release of new full-length studio record, “Conformicide,” less than two week away, thrash act HAVOK today premiere a new music video for the track “Intention To Deceive”. Check it out HERE.

Meanwhile, Havok continues to tour extensively throughout North American and is currently on the “World Gone Mad” tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar.

Following that run, the band will participate in a brief West Coast trek (w/Warbringer) before beginning European dates. A comprehensively list of the band’s tour dates in North America and Europe can be viewed below.

“World Gone Mad” US Tour Supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
February 28th – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
March 1st – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
March 3rd – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 4th – Ft...

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IRON REAGAN – Release New Music Video

IRON REAGAN has unleashed a new music video for “A Dying World”, taken from the band’s latest album, “Crossover Ministry”, which is in stores now.

Check out “A Dying World” HERE.

Make sure to catch Iron Reagan live on its North American tour with Power Trip on the following dates

2/28 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (feat. Genocide Pact & Concealed Blade)
3/01 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (feat. Genocide Pact & Concealed Blade)
3/02 New York, NY – The Marlin Room (feat. Concealed Blade & Krimewatch)
3/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall (feat. Concealed Blade & Protester)
3/04 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class (feat. Concealed Blade & Krimewatch)
3/08 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
3/09 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
3/10 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

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SLAYER – Reissuing Albums On Limited Edition White Vinyl

SLAYER are set to release limited edition white vinyl pressings of their early efforts, “Haunting The Chapel”, “Live Undead”, “Show No Mercy” and “Hell Awaits”. 500 copies of each are being pressed with details available HERE.


Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with Repentless, the band’s 11th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, Repentless was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Repentless is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

Three and a half decades into its career, Slayer remains the pr...

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1349 – Signs With Season Of Mist

Norwegian black metal act 1349 have signed with Season of Mist for a new record deal that will see label representation for the band worldwide.

Regarding their signing, the band comments: “We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are exited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist – this time handling the release worldwide.”

1349 are embarking on a headlining Japanese tour which begins on March 10th. The tour sees the band brining their ferocious black metal across Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, before playing in the UK. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The Japanese tour dates see 1349 being supported by Norwegian prog pioneers Arcturus.

3/10 Osaka, Japan @ Fanj Twice w/ Arcturus
3/11 Nagoya, Japan...

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QUIET RIOT – “Road Rage” Album Details Revealed

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of QUIET RIOT’s anticipated new studio album entitled “Road Rage” on April 21, 2017.

Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, “Metal Health.” The band now continues their historic journey in 2017 with founding member and drummer Frankie Banali who, on this new release is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of QUIET RIOT since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been handling his duties since 2004,) together with new vocalist Seann Nicols.

“I’m very excited about the release of ‘Road Rage’ on Frontiers Music Srl which is the first official QUIET RIOT release in eleven...

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W.A.S.P. – 2017 Tour Dates Announced

2017 marks 25 years from the original release of W.A.S.P.’s acclaimed album, The Crimson Idol. Recognized worldwide as the band’s landmark recording, W.A.S.P. will commemorate the release of that historic album by performing it in its entirety: Re-Idolized: The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour.

The tour will feature the complete album, as well as the three missing songs originally intended to be part of those recordings. The show will be done in two parts, with the first being The Crimson Idol, and part two being a collection of greatest hits.

Tour dates:

8 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
9 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
10 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Docks
11 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
14 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
15 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol
16 – Saarbrücken, Ge...

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DINO CAZARES – Working On Solo Album

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares is currently working on a self-titled solo album, as evidenced by the cover art (seen above) which he recently unveiled.

Currently no song titles have been made available, and it’s unclear as to who is on the album with Dino; information regarding a release date has not yet been announced.

With Genexus, Fear Factory forges a new hyper-alloy of sound, extreme and idea. “We wanted to create a new hybrid,” states guitarist and founding songwriter, Dino Cazares. “Something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future. It’s the next evolution of Fear Factory.”

Genexus is the sound of Fear Factory in-extremis...

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