SLAYER – New North American Tour Dates

SLAYER has added another round of North American touring to their final world tour. Dates for “Leg Five: North America” will also feature Lamb of GodAmon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse, with confirmed dates as follows:

5/2 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
5/3 Albuqueque, NM I@ sleta Amphitheater
5/5 El Paso, TX @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
5/7 McAllen, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
5/8 Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/10 Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/11 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky in West Palm Beach
5/13 Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/14 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
5/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theate...

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DARKWATER – New Album Announced

For Fans Of Dream Theater…

The Swedish melodic progressive metal band DARKWATER will release their new album “Human” on March 1st in Europe and North America via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. “Human” won’t leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date...

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ARCH ENEMY – Debut New Music Video

ARCH ENEMY has unleashed a new music video for “Reason to Believe,” a track from their latest album, Will to Power. A limited edition “Reason to Believe” 7″ single was released today via Century Media Records. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus. 

Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy...

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DIMEBAG – 14 Years Gone… But Never Forgotten

Today marks a tragic day in the history of Heavy Metal music. Legendary PANTERA guitarist, Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Arlington, Texas, was shot dead on the stage on the eve of Dec 8, 2004 by a crazed gunman while jamming with his new band project called DAMAGEPLAN

My independent death investigation for Dimebag in 2018 has uncovered more strange details and alarming facts, stemming from a lawsuit filed by the family of the slain guitar hero against the owner of the club where he was shot to death while performing for fans at a concert back in 2004.

According to this 2007 report via KNAC and The Columbus Dispatch:

“The estate of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, the Damageplan/ex-Pantera guitarist who died in a 2004 shooting at Alrosa Villa, reached a settlement in its wrongful-...

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Finnish metal veterans CHILDREN OF BODOM have unveiled the first new song from their upcoming album, Hexed, which is slated for a March 8 release through Nuclear Blast Records. A music video (directed by Yka Jarvinen) for the single “Under Grass and Clover” can be viewed above.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments, “‘Under Grass and Clover’ is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favorite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right.”

Fully 20 years into the tough, heroic grind that represents the lifeblood of extreme musicians, Finland metal scientists Children of...

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CARNIFEX – Streaming New EP

CARNIFEX‘s four-track EP titled Bury Me In Blasphemy, arrived today via Nuclear Blast Records. Along with the title track, the four-song EP features covers of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Head Like a Hole” and Slipknot‘s “The Heretic Anthem,” along with a GosT remix of Carnifex’s NiN cover.

A video for the title track surfaced today HERE.

For more than 25 years, Death Metal has been the most maniacal and vicious form of rock. Covering the obscene and praising the perverse, extreme Death Metal still reigns as the driving force that continues to devour all other forms of hard rock...

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INCITE – Debut New Music Video

A music video for the title track to INCITE’s forthcoming new album “Built To Destroy” has made its online debut. 

Built To Destroy” will meet a January 25th release on minus HEAD Records.

Now close to 15-years into a career where everything was earned and nothing was taken for granted, INCITE bridges the gap between multiple crowds across various metal sub-genres. As renegade disciples of trailblazing architects like Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, and Machine Head, INCITE raise the torch for trend-killing and hipster-smashing metal. INCITE is as much a part of the fabric of the style championed by Lamb Of God as the surge of newer bands like Power Trip...

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GENE SIMMONS – Mom Passes Away

Legendary KISS bassist, Gene Simmons, announced that his mother, Flora, passed away recently. 

“I lost my Mother. My mentor. My moral compass. And I am heartbroken.

My Mother, Flora Klein passed away at 93 years of age. No illness. No pain. She simply quietly, went to…”

Read the full online post HERE.

Best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of hard rock supergroup, KISS, Simmons was actually born Chaim Witz in August 1949 in Haifa, Israel, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Flóra “Florence” (Klein or Kovács) and Feri Yechiel Witz. He moved to New York as a young child...

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ARCH ENEMY – Tease New Music Video

This Friday, December 07th, will see the release of not only a new 7″ for ARCH ENEMY‘s track “Reason To Believe“, but also the debut of a music video for it. A trailer for the latter can be seen HERE. The band’s cover of Tears For Fears‘ “Shout” will appear on the b-side of the aforementioned 7″. Meanwhile, a new covers album from the band titled “Covered In Blood” will be out on January 18th.

Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy...

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FEAR FACTORY – Completes New Album

Industrial death metal legends FEAR FACTORY have completed a new album which will arrive in 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The news comes via vocalist Burton C. Bell, who had the following to say amid a recent interview with

“Fear Factory has a record done. It’s delivered to the label. We’re just waiting for some legal technicalities [to be resolved]. And the record will be out next year.”

With Genexus, Fear Factory forged 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.”


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