The Third Annual “Ride For Ronnie” took place a few weekends ago, on Sunday May 7th, in an effort to raise money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Music fans, musicians, and other celebrity guests gathered to ride in the rally, which was accompanied throughout the day by several concerts and an all-star jam led by Steven Adler. Despite threats of rain, the originally announced lineup for the ride and shows alike all came through as planned (with some additional special guests), and the event succeeded in raising $40,000 for charity toward cancer research with over […]
Projected, a hard rock supergroup consisting of Sevendust guitarist and bassist John Connolly and Vinnie Hornsby, Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Phillips, and Tremonti guitarist Eric “E-ROCK” Friedman, has signed to Rat Pak Records for their second album, Ignite My Insanity. This will be the group’s follow-up to their debut full-length Human, which was self-released back in 2012. Ignite My Insanity will be a huge deluxe double album release packed with 21 tracks worth of new music, and is set to burn up the summer starting on July 21st. On the making of the new record, John Connolly says, “There are four very strong personalities in this band. Everyone has been in the business doing […]
EXIST is a group of musicians out of Maryland that defy many descriptions with their unique touch to Progressive and Technical Death Metal. Their upcoming album is also an upcoming label debut, with Prosthetic Records, as they release So True, So Bound on June 9th. The band recently teamed up with Metal Injection for an exclusive video premiere of the 8-minute long epic track “Fault’s Peaks”, which you can see right here: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/prog-metal-masterminds-exist-unleash-multi-faceted-wizardry-on-faults-peak. Here’s what frontman Max Phelps has to say about the track: “‘Fault’s Peaks’, the album closer, is probably the best overall representation of So True, So Bound and our sound as it includes […]
Progressive Rock/Metal/Fusion band Cosmosquad recently released their first album in almost a decade, by the name of The Morbid Tango. This trio is made up of guitarist Jeff Kollman (who’s played with Glenn Hughes, Mogg/Way, ASIA feat. John Payne, and most recently, the Alan Parsons Live Project), Shane Gaalaas (known for his work in B’z, Diesel Machine, MSG, and with Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, and more) and bassist Kevin Chown (Tarja, Paul Gilbert, Der Elefant, and more). Now, the band has revealed a multi-cam drum playthrough video featuring Shane Gaalaas on the track “Recollection Epilogue”, which you can see right […]
As the release of a new Municipal Waste record approaches, a second video has been released to give a preview of what’s to come. “Amateur Sketch” is the last track we heard from the band, and now they’ve revealed the title track of the album, “Slime and Punishment”. The 360 Visualizer video is available on the Nuclear Blast Records official YouTube Channel, which you can find right here: https://youtu.be/4a-jx_fRk3U. Slime and Punishment is set to be released on Nuclear Blast on June 23rd. Municipal Waste will also be a part of Warped Tour this year. Slime and Punishment is available […]
Death Metallers Broken Hope are “mutilating and assimilating” fans little by little as they continue to release singles off their upcoming “The Thing”-inspired record. “The Carrion Eaters” is the latest, and a video to accompany the savage second single has premiered via Metal Insider: http://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-broken-hope-the-carrion-eaters. Guitarist Jeremy Wagner says of the track, “I’m really proud of ‘The Carrion Eaters.’ It’s super-sick and catchy and rotten to the gore!” The full-length of Mutilated and Assimilated will be released via Century Media Records on June 23rd, and more info can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/brokenhopeofficial/.
Montreal-based Thrashers Mutank are preparing their new Boonsdale Records EP W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T. for a June 16th release. The 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada winners’ EP will be provide a taste of their upcoming full-length once it’s released, and Decibel Magazine has a taste of it all to offer right now, as they’ve teamed up with Mutank for an exclusive single premiere and introductory interview”. You can have a listen to the single “P.O.P.U.L.O.U.S” on Decibel’s website here: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/5/25/track-premiere-introductory-interview-saying-hello-to-mutank.
Ever wanted to get your hands on some reissued and digitally remastered Carnivore and Crimson Glory? Well, thanks to Metalville Records, now you can. On June 2nd, the label will begin to reissue physical CD editions of classics from the Roadrunner Records archives, and they’re starting it all off with these prolific 80’s metal bands. Carnivore by Carnivore and Transcendence by Crimson Glory will be the first two to start off the series. The reissue of Carnivore’s self-titled will also feature three demo tracks from the Peter Steele fronted band from 1986. Crimson Glory’s self-titled and Carnivore’s Retaliation are next […]
Vader is on the road as they kick off a North American tour at Maryland Deathfest tonight. The Strike of the Empire 21-date trek also features Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin, and Micawber. From East to West and back again, Vader will be touring in support of The Empire, their release from Nuclear Blast last year which followed up the Polish Death Metallers’ 2014 Tibi Et Igni, both of which are available on the band’s webstore. Full listings of tour dates and more info can be found at the band’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vader.
Cavalera Conspiracy is back, with new music from the Sepultura legends Max and Igor Cavalera in the form of a fourth album. The yet-to-be-titled record is set for a Fall 2017 Napalm Records release, and the making-of will be documented by Horns Up Rocks along the way in a series called “The Conspiracy Diaries”. The first one has already been revealed, with a teaser and greetings from the studio from the Cavalera brothers: https://youtu.be/34NK3AdtWiI. Further details and future episodes will be on the way via: http://www.cavaleraconspiracy.net/.
Warbringer recently kicked off a North American tour on the West Coast with a California date, continuing their ongoing touring cycle ever since the Woe To The Vanquished March 31st Napalm Records release. As direct support to Destruction alongside Jungle Rot, they’ve got a few more weeks to go, wrapping it up on June 11th in their home base, Los Angeles. May 26 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre May 27 – Kansas City, MO – Aftershock May 28 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s May 29 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s May 30 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club May […]
Progressive Metal band SikTh’s upcoming record The Future In Whose Eyes? will be premiering on Millennium Night through Peaceville Records next week, with a release date of June 2nd set. One of the full-length’s tracks, “Cracks of Light”, features special guest vocals from Periphery’s frontman Spencer Sotelo, and SikTh has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to bring fans an exclusive interview clip with Spencer and SikTh’s Mikee Goodman. The two give a small sneak peek into the track, showing some of their in-studio work, and discuss how the whole collaboration came about, all in a brief two-minute video. You can […]
In 1992, W.A.S.P. unleashed a concept album by the name of The Crimson Idol, telling the rise-and-fall story of a rock star. Plans to take this fictional story to the big screen were in place, and hundreds of hours of film were shot at the time to carry out the movie plans. Though there was enough footage made for a 50-minute film, it was never released. Now, 25 years after the release The Crimson Idol, Napalm Records has announced the upcoming release of Re-Idolized, a 25th Anniversary edition of the iconic album accompanied by the original The Crimson Idol movie on DVD and Blu-Ray […]
You’d be hard pressed to find many bands that identify as a “nomadic folk metal” group, but it’s a title that Tengger Cavalry seems to have invented and claimed for themselves. The recent M-Theory Audio signees have their new record Die On My Ride coming up in just a few weeks, and two singles have been revealed so far, ahead of the June 2nd release. While the title track and “Ashley” both showcase different musical sides of the band, “Cursed” reveals yet another side. The official premiere is available to stream via Metal Hammer: http://teamrock.com/news/2017-05-17/mongolian-folk-metallers-tengger-cavalry-release-video-for-cursed. Here’s Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G’s […]
Former Hanoi Rocks frontman and renowned rock’n’roll solo artist Michael Monroe has a new release on the way, and it’s a big one – spanning 30 years worth of music, The Best will be the first official collection of Michael Monroe’s solo music career. There are countless bands who cite Hanoi Rocks as an influence, and Michael Monroe’s shown his talents over many forms of music and media, sharing stages with icons and making a lasting impression on the rock world. The Best will showcase prime tracks from the years 1987-2017. According to Monroe, “This album is a great representation of […]