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Metallica to Reissue “Master of Puppets”

Metallica’s iconic Master of Puppets is set for a reissue. The band’s own label, Blackened Records, will be offering a variety of digital and physical forms of the remastered album beginning on November 10th. The release will also feature deluxe and expanded editions that include previously unreleased tracks, videos, and photos, plus instant downloads upon pre-order. James Hetfield shows off everything the Deluxe Master of Puppets reissue has to offer in a special unboxing video, which you can see here. Visit www.metallica.com for more information on the album and Metallica’s upcoming WorldWired European tour dates.

Carnifex and Rings of Saturn Team Up With Whitechapel for “Decade of Defilement” Tour

Whitechapel’s A Decade of Defilement tour has some new additions in the form of two special guests that have been brought on board this week – San Diego Death Metallers Carnifex, and Rings of Saturn, the Bay Area Californians whose brand of technical metal has been dubbed “Aliencore”. Entheos and So This Is Suffering will both hold opening slots, rounding out this large scale North American tour that starts off on November 10th in Atlanta, GA and run through mid-December. Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex says, “Teaming up with our good friends in Whitechapel is always great. We plan on bringing […]

Epica Releases “The Solace System” EP

Epica has officially unleashed their new EP The Solace System. The album features six never-before-heard songs straight from the studio during the recording of their latest full-length, The Holographic Principle. This is far from the only news from Epica this week, as the Symphonic Metallers just premiered an animated music video for their “Immortal Melancholy” track via Billboard, released an unboxing video for The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition! and kicked off The Ultimate Principle tour in Boston last night. For more on all the latest releases, and the full listing of upcoming North American tour dates alongside Lacuna Coil, […]

Bloodstrike to Release Second Full-Length

Bloodstrike are “creeping” out of Denver to reveal a new single by the name of “Creeper”, streaming via their official Bandcamp page here. The track comes from the band’s sophomore Death Metal full-length, Execution of Violence. Produced by Bloodstrike themselves, and recorded by guitarist Jeff Alexis, this follow-up to 2015’s In Death We Rot is set for an October 13th release on Redefining Darkness Records. For more on the upcoming record, Bloodstrike, and the Redefining Darkness label, head to the label’s official Bandcamp page.

Unleash The Archers Play Through “Awakening”

Unleash The Archers premiered their fourth full-length Apex earlier this summer, and now the track “Awakening” has an official playthrough video featuring not just one instrument, but the entire band. You can see it via the official Napalm Records YouTube Channel. This is the third Apex-related clip, as videos for the tracks “Cleanse the Bloodlines” and “The Matriach” have already been released. Unleash The Archers is headed out on an extensive European and UK tour this fall, and all the dates are available at: https://facebook.com/UnleashTheArchers.

Babylon A.D. Release New Video for Upcoming Record “Revelation Highway”

All original members with all new material, Babylon A.D. have recently announced the upcoming release of their latest album. Not too long ago, the band released LIVE@XXV to celebrate their 25th anniversary of recording together. Now, on November 10th, 2017, Revelation Highway will mark the 30th anniversary of Babylon A.D.’s formation with a 10-track release on Frontiers Music Srl. For the first look and an early taste of the high-powered Rock’n’Roll Babylon A.D. has to offer on Revelation Highway, check out the music video for the opening track, “Crash and Burn“. Here’s a statement from frontman Derek Davis on the band’s latest work: “This record […]

Sweet & Lynch Are “Unified” in Lyric Video for “Afterlife”

Sweet & Lynch, the Frontiers-signed band whose name combines that of Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and Lynch Mob/Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch, are on their way to releasing their second album this fall – an 11-track full-length by the name of Unified. This is not the first collaboration for the two, as their debut record Only to Rise hit the shelves and the Billboard charts in 2015, also released on Frontiers Music Srl. Rounding out the group for a second time are bassist James LoMenzo (ex-White Lion, ex-Megadeth, John Fogerty) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, BashFest Founder). The band recently released […]

Hammerfall Announce 2018 North American Run

Early 2017 saw the arrival of Hammerfall in North America, returning for the first time in quite a long while for a tour alongside Delain. Now, it’s already guaranteed that the US and Canada will get to see the Swedish Heavy Metallers again in the not-too-far-off future, as an extensive run of dates has been set for 2018. Hammerfall hold the headline slot, but taking the ride along with them as special guests will be the classic thrashers Flotsam & Jetsam. The band has expressed their excitement on the upcoming tour, and here’s a bit of what they have to […]

The Haunted Releases “Strength In Numbers”

The Haunted’s latest record is their ninth studio full-length, and Strength In Numbers is officially out on Century Media Records today. Produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir), the album’s first single “Brute Force” was released in music video form a few months back, and can be found on the label’s official YouTube channel here. The Swedish thrashers also have another video, for the track “Spark” and the most recent of clips is for the track “Preachers Of Death”. The Haunted is headed out on a European tour at the end of the month, with further dates for the fall […]

Overkill to Hit the Road on Metal Alliance Tour

The Metal Alliance tour is almost ready to take off, with East Coast thrash legends Overkill at the helm. Kicking off on September 8th, this set of US dates will cover plenty of ground over 20 stops through the month of September. Overkill’s latest record, The Grinding Wheel came out on Nuclear Blast earlier this year, and NJ’s legends are still going strong in support of it. Speaking of support, joining Overkill on the road will be the “sludgy” Southerners Crowbar, along with another set of thrashers in the form of Havok, Black Fast, and Invidia. Show info and tickets […]

Earthless Signs to Nuclear Blast

Earthless is a Hard Rock band out of San Diego who’s been releasing classic-inspired psychedelic and mainly instrumental records since 2005. Now, they’ve officially signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment, with a brand-new album at the stage of completion. Recorded at Rancho de la Luna with Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), the fourth full-length from Earthless is set for an early 2018 release, with more details to be revealed in the near future. Meanwhile, the trio will head out on a West Coast headlining run soon, with further dates in October. All the details at: https://www.facebook.com/earthlessrips/

Mordatorium Unleashes New Album

Chicago Metallers Mordatorium have just released a new record, consisting of original material in the vein of the classic Death Metal that inspires them. Formed in 2007, Mordatorium has been through some changes over the course of their past releases, but locked in a new lineup late last year in light of Obsessed With Death. The full album is available for purchase, downloads, and streaming at: https://mordatorium.bandcamp.com/album/obsessed-with-death. More info on the band can be found in the same place, as well as on their official Facebook page: https://facebook.com/Mordatorium/.

Third Annual Bowl for Ronnie Officially Announced

For the third year in a row, the season approaches for the rock ’n’ roll celebrity charity event known as Bowl for Ronnie. Taking place in Studio City, California, the bowling party’s proceeds benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. The event will feature teams of rockers, metallers, and on-air personalities, including a team led by Eddie Trunk, who is not only the official host of the event, but the first place winner in last year’s Bowl for Ronnie competition. Celebrity guests include Tom Morello, John 5 (both returning from last year’s winning team), Steven Adler, […]

The New Roses Unveil Single and Track-By-Track

The New Roses are bringing an old-school rockin’ style to their modern-day hard rock out of Germany as they approach the official street date of their new Napalm Records release. On August 25th, The New Roses will take One More For The Road, but they’ve already given a glance into what they have to offer through their latest single, “Dancing On A Razorblade”. The official audio is currently streaming on Napalm’s Official YouTube Channel here. A track-by-track look into the further details and the meaning behind the album will be revealed in a series of episodes, also on the Napalm […]

Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons Announce Recording and Tour

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – the Nuclear Blast-signees consisting of former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his three sons, plus a vocalist who doesn’t share the last name of Campbell – are on their way to releasing their debut full-length as of this week. They’ve just entered the studio to begin recording the album this week, and there’s not too many details to reveal just yet in these early stages, but according to Phil Campbell, “We have spent the last few days at the legendary Rockfield studios in Wales, soaking up the atmosphere and getting inspired! We hope […]